invitation – The Clothing Show tips and draw
Two weeks ago I announced I had three pairs of tickets to give away to The Clothing Show. I asked readers to give first-time TCS-goer Isabel some shopping tips for a chance to win. First I’d like to share some of my favourite tips – scroll down to the bottom of the post to see who won.
Adrienne‘s tips –
- Barter! you’d be surprised the deals you could get, especially in the last few hours. You should treat the clothing show like a fun competitive sport. Most vendors are there to clear things out. I’ve always been surprised by the lack of bartering.
- Don’t be shy of going into booths and talking to the vendors! The Clothing Show is a friendly place, and the designers love to meet their customers in person, and get feedback on their work!
Diana’s tips –
- Bring a digital camera, so that you can snap a photo of yourself in an outfit and instantly see how it looks, because most of the time there are no mirrors.
- Every once and a while, you will find some crazy unique piece that has no place in your everyday wardrobe. If it fits and it’s a good price, just buy it. I have some very unique 50’s prom dresses and 60’s Audrey Hepburn cocktail frocks that look fab at weddings…or thematic costume parties!
Fiona’s tips –
- Get there early on the first day. Most of the unique items or best deals are gone quickly. (ex. I bought a pair of real R&R jeans for $20 in the first 10min there – it was their last pair!)
- Bring cash and have a budget.
- If you like it, buy it, it’s likely not going to be there when you come back.
Andie’s tips –
- Layer – wear leggings and a tank as a base – faster and easier to try things on
Eliana’s tips –
- go on the clothing show website and visit the websites of the different designer and make a list of the ones you really like.
- bring a lot of empty cloth bags to help the environment
Thanks everyone for all the great tips – you can read more here. I randomly drew three comments, and the winners are Andie, Antoine and Fiona. They each win a pair of tickets that they can pick up at the event.