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How to Shop the Sales

David Jones ambassador and radio personality Emma Freedman at the David Jones Clearance sales.

It’s half-way through the year and that means two things: winter is definitely here (in the southern hemisphere) and it’s sale time.

When it’s cold out, there’s nothing like shopping up a storm indoors, especially when there’s heavy discounts to be had. And the David Jones Clearance Sale has the kind of discounts that make shopping a competitive sport. It can be a little overwhelming, so here’s 5 simple tips to help you navigate the sales.

1) Dress for easy access

This means dress comfortably and appropriately. Wear close-fitting clothes that you can easily take off or layer things over, and avoid wearing layers as changing in and out of clothes becomes a pain. Don’t forget to wear good supportive undergarments in nude or black so you get the best idea of how something will fit and look.

2) Plan out your path

Know what brands and departments are on which floor; this will help you save time especially if you have a full outfit in mind. Determine if you’re starting from the bottom up, or vice versa, to avoid going back and forth, or up and down floor levels. Save your energy for shopping in-store, not on the way there. Find your nearest David Jones store. 

3) Know your game plan

If you’re after classic or basic pieces, shop the sales first. “Most classic pieces, like a black tailored jacket, always sell first,” our personal shoppers on the floor told us. But consider buying that statement piece you’ve always had your eye on. Clearance sales are the time to do this; the cost per wear may be higher but it’ll be worth it as you’ll have an eye-catching piece that will make your outfit stand out. Our David Jones Personal Shopping team can also help you shop the sales, book an appointment now.

4) Buy for that special occasion

Smart shoppers are early shoppers. Your friend’s wedding may not be until later in the year, or maybe you’re already planning your Spring Racing outfit; shop the sales now to get a great deal on designer pieces. After all, a great dress is a great dress, no matter the trend or season.

5) Shop online

The best way to avoid crowds during the sale period? Stay in your pyjamas and shop online. With options like Easy Returns, and Delivery Choices like Click and Collect, Same Day and Saturday Deliveries now available at David Jones, it’s even easier to get your shopping fix instantly. Shop the David Jones Clearance Sale online.


Want more?
Shop our Clearance Sale Edit: Top 10 Winter Buys.