At this time of year, you’d be forgiven for not wanting to enter another shop for the rest of your life.
However, the dedicated shopaholics and bargain-hunters out there are no doubt only just warming up in preparation for the sales.
If your appetite for shopping remains undimmed, then the good news is if you plan WHEN you go to certain outlets and stores you could get a significant advantage over other shoppers.
Who What Wear has released a guide detailing the best time to shop at your favourite stores either in person or online, revealing what day of the week they each do a restock.
We’re all ears…
Primark may well be an Aladdin’s cave of gorgeous bargains and amazing Disney merchandise, but five minutes in a store on Saturday afternoon can age you fifty years.
While Primark may always seem busy and crowded, there are two times of day when you can swoop in and find it organised and relatively empty.
Former employee Ella Mai told Cosmopolitan the best time to shop is first thing in the morning or an hour before closing when the shop floor will be in its most calm and tidy state.
Most of the main retailers tend to get their big delivery each Monday, and Zara is no different, meaning that’s the best time to go in store.
However, if you’re more of an online shopper, then be aware – the latest pieces don’t hit the website until Tuesday morning.
Good old Toppers restocks items four times a week.
But if you’re after the cream of the crop, then the biggest drops are on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
Much like Zara, Mango gets its big delivery on a Monday.
Again, though, if you’re wanting the advantage over other shoppers, you should aim to shop on the first Monday of every month which is when its biggest delivery hits the stores.