Four Shopping Tips From a Model

I’m a model and I’ve been modeling for a long time, ever since 2003 actually when I first heart of a talent services company called One Source Talent. I got started with mostly small modeling jobs, but eventually moved my way up and started doing high fashion and runway work.

Now I’m mostly involved in high-end fashion promotion, but I have a confession… I’m a shopping addict!

I am not one of those people who spends hundreds of dollars on a shirt, though. I’ve
gotten quite good at finding great deals on clothing and accessories.

Today I’m going to share some of my tips with you, check them out below:

1. Resale shops are a goldmine – In this industry I’ve met my fair share of the stereotypical rich girl. The girl who spends hundreds of dollars on a shirt, wears it one or two times and then gets rid of it. I’m not too proud to wear used clothes, so guess what I do? I go to resale shops in upscale neighborhoods! That rich girl who spent $200 on a sweat just donated it to a thrift store and now I can get it for $25.

2. Create a promotion email account – I have an email address that I use just for shopping. What I noticed is that when I used 1 email address, I would ignore the sales and promotions. So now I have a special email account set up just for promotions. I go to my favorite clothing store’s websites and sign up for email notifications. Then, whenever I feel like shopping, I log into my shopping email account and I look at the promotional emails I have gotten recently, print out the coupons, and head to the store.

3. Get a job at your favorite store – When I first moved to New York to start modeling, I needed to find a part time job. While all of the girls my age were getting jobs at bars and restaraunts, I found myself a sales job at a local boutique. I didn’t make a ton of money, but I got huge discounts on clothes, and when clothes were going out of season they practically gave them to my for free. Even if you get just a part time job at a clothing store, it’s a great way to get a big discount on your favorite brands.

4. Trade clothes – Join some online fashion forums and trade clothes with other people. Pretty much every fashion forum has a section where you can post pictures of your clothes, find other people who post pictures of their clothes, and agree to trade with somebody who wears the same size as you.

These tips have saved me a ton of money and helped me build up an impressive wardrobe over the years. I hope it helps you do the same. Enjoy!