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Shopping At Zara

Zara

Floral Embroidered Shirt

Elizabeth and James

Blair Sunglasses

Simon Miller

Bonsai 20 Nubuck Bucket Bag

Frame Denim

Le Skinny De Jeanne

Madewell

Violet Crisscross Sandals

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Shopping At Zara

Going into Zara can be an exercise in the sport of shopping.

If you’ve ever walked into a Zara, then you know how overwhelming it can be.  For me it’s a bit of a hit or miss experience – however, I did find this lovely top there recently.  It’s taken many years of visiting their stores to be able to find and buy pieces that I know I will actually wear and enjoy when I bring them home.

The first thing to note when visiting Zara, is that they have a tendency to design pieces that look surprisingly (cough cough) like designer pieces.  AVOID THOSE.  It’s disrespectful to the designer who originally created it and is never quite the same as the original.  The best pieces at Zara are the ones of their own design, especially when they feel like they could be part of a collection.  Also remember that the best pieces in the store are always at the front, when you first walk in – so spend the most time there.  And if you’re on the fence about something, try it on because I’ve had some surprising results.

Remember how I said it’s hit or miss?  Well for every 5 times I walk into the store, I may only walk out with a purchase 2 of those times.  I rarely walk out with a major haul, more like a piece here and there.  The trick is to go in often.  Zara’s corporate operation is pretty incredible, and they have managed to streamline their process so much that merchandise in the store turns over fast.  If you really want to find some incredible pieces, you need to show face at least once a week.  To be honest, because I go so often I know the layout of the store, which lines I like the best and I’m able to get in and out in under 10 minutes if I find nothing.

It might feel like a lot of effort, but the results can be worth it.  It might take some time and patience, but the truth is that I find some great pieces that are at fantastic price points.

Zara Floral Embroidered Shirt
Frame Le Skinny de Jeanne Ripped Denim
Simon Miller 20 Nubuck Bonsai Bucket Bag
Madewell Violet Crisscross Sandals
Elizabeth and James Blair Sunglasses

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