If you're like me and the shops are always closed by the time you leave your office then I'm sure feel shopping-deprived once in a while. It's even worse when payday or the first day of sale period falls in the middle of the week. It takes a lifetime for the weekend to come and when it does, all the good stuff are already gone! Eventually, you end up spending more than you planned because you were indiscriminately picking up stuff just so you won't go home empty-handed.
Sound familiar? Then, I'd like to share some tips that could help tide you over a dry (shopping) spell until the next weekend or trip to the mall:
1. Go window-shopping: Even if all the stores are closed, you can always check
the window displays on your way home. See something you like? Get it the next day- before work if your shift starts late, or make a run for it on your lunch break,If you want it badly enough you'll have the energy to do so.
2. Check out what's open: It's not BCBG but browsing convenience store shelves is still good for burning up stored energy and a quick fix for shopaholics. You're likely to find some novelty items or something.
My friends from work and I often go to this Korean grocery/convenience store after work for ice cream bars and canned coffee drinks and I kind of lost it my first time there. I hoarded generic mask sheets and cute nail polish. They're still around my house someplace. I'll show them to you one of these days. ^^
Also, if you're lucky, you might stumble upon a night market from time to time.
3. Buy something online. It's just as fun (if not more) than buying at the store. Sites like bluefly.com lets you browse all the best brands and latest styles at the same time, compare prices in order to get the best deals, and find items that have been out-of-stock at your favorite physical stores. Best of all, they're open for business 24/7 so take as much time to think as you need (all 30 seconds of it) before purchasing those super cute BCBG shoes!
* images from bluefly.com