Last updated on Nov 4th, 2015 at 09:15 am

Although it can be a huge hassle fighting with the crowd when a major sale is on, there are a few tips to bear in mind when you can get carried away by the vast reductions in price:

Only buy something you really love and need, but invest in that unusual piece of magic you have not been able to afford before. (I remember buying a real pashmina on a sale â?? the bliss! I still love it!) If it doesnâ??t fit in the shop, it wonâ??t suddenly fit at home!

Try not to be tempted to buy something that is in a colour you donâ??t like just because it is 50% off. Take a good and scrupulously honest friend with you who will keep you on the level when madness strikes. Remember that most sales goods are not returnable, so you are stuck with them. Wear flat reinforced shoes, to fend off the rush of sharp, hungry stilettos! You go, girl!

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