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The Ultimate Street Shopping Hacks | Shopping Guide & Tips

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They say shopping is the best therapy.
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All our favourite, vibrant and air conditioned malls
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may have a big role to hold this tag high.
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But for some of us girls, shopping isn’t at it’s prettiest best
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until till we’ve hit the streets!
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So here we are,
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making sure your next street shopping spree is completely fail-proof.
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Avoid Buying Lace, Satin and other fancy fabrics
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because when created at a low cost, the fabrics
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used in the garments are compromised on,
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and it’s very visible in fabrics like lace, satin
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and georgette.
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Stick to more low-cost fabrics like, cotton and jersey.
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Stay away from sequins and overly embellished outfits.
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There’s a reason why these outfits are sold for a fraction of a price,
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the quality and finish is compromised on
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& embellishments like sequins & beads tend to make this very evident.
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When buying metal jewellery, make sure the hardware like the chains, locks and clasps
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look like they’re of a good standard.
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Any rhinestones, or embellishments should be set in claws,
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not just stuck in place.
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That doesn’t look nice, and you’re at a higher risk of losing individual pieces
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as opposed to if they’re set in claws.
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While buying shoes, one major giveaway of a cheap looking shoe
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is its shape from the front.
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When the section from the base of the toes
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to the tip of the toes is too long,
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the shoe looks like it hasn’t been designed well,
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and makes it look a little tacky.
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So beware of the long toes!
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If you’re buying leather goods, like a bag or a belt,
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the finish is super important.
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This includes again, the hardware and the stitching.
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As far as the hardware is concerned,
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be sure not to buy something that has very thin and
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flimsy clasps, chains or links.
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Thicker, more sturdy looking hardware,
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will always make the item look more polished,
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besides the fact that it’ll also last you longer.
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When we talk about the stitching, we mean
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the kind of thread used on the exterior to stitch the bag.
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White thread on a coloured bag is a big NO-NO.
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Another thing to look out for is dye-sealed edges.
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A bag that has this will always look
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much nicer than a bag that doesn’t.
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It’s a glue sort of thing used to cover all the raw edges of the bag,
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and prevent any kind of fraying.
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Pay attention to the kind of buttons & closures used.
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I’m sure you’ve seen someone wearing a beautiful shirt that has really plasticy,
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cheap looking buttons that strip the shirt of all it’s charm.
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Now, if you find something really pretty,
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with a sad set of buttons or a dowdy zip,
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you can always have it changed.
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But if you’re someone that’s not going to go through all that effort,
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then make sure you look for buttons and closures that don’t disappoint you,
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because those can really make or break your ensemble.
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Hope these tips help you find those shoes you’ve been trying to find since a while,
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or that top you’ve been eyeing on
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or even save you a few bucks!
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Until next time, stay tuned & stay Glamrs!

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