How To Buy Hot Lingerie on a Budget
Not all lingerie has to be made from pure gold...
Everyone likes to look nice and feel good in lingerie, but sometimes the cost of it is prohibitive. The really good stuff is really quite expensive, and the really cheap stuff is enough to make you break out in a rash just looking at it. So what is a lover of lingerie to do? Why, simply use your wiles to get the best value.
Wash With Care
One way to save money is to simply buy the cheaper lingerie and take very good care of it. If you hand wash it, it will extend its life, prevent the pilling, elastic breakage and other problems that plague cheaper lingerie. Hand washing it can become something of a zen experience in which you bond more closely with your lingerie, and that can never be a bad thing.
Obviously, buying on sale is the best way to buy lingerie. It's obvious, but if I don't put it here then it's as if it never occurred to me and the list would be incomplete.
Buy In Bulk
If you find several items you like, or one item you like in several different colors, buying in bulk to take advantage of a discount is not a bad thing. As I'll be expounding on later in this piece, lingerie brands discontinue items with all the aplomb of a four year old with a new Barbie doll, so there is a very good chance that you won't be able to find the same style in a year, or even next time you come to the store.
This is a case of doing what I preach, not what I practice. Joining up for endless rewards programs can be tedious, but if you regularly buy several items of lingerie every year, you might want to consider joining any rewards clubs available. Benefits usually range from discounted items, to special members only nights and sales.
End of Lines
As many lingerie aficionados know, lingerie lines don't last forever. Oftentimes they finish within a single season. The reason for this is a little beyond my grasp, as it prevents people from being able to buy the same brassiere they loved when they bought it last year, but there must be some method to their madness, and there is certainly an upside for those looking for lingerie on the cheap. End of line items will usually be made available for a significantly discounted price. You don't need to go down to your local lingerie store to find these items either, online lingerie retailers also have end of line sales, and they are perhaps the best place to get good quality lingerie at rock bottom prices.
Do you have any tips for buying lingerie without spending a fortune? Share them below! (Schemes involving kidnapping and blackmail are generally frowned upon.)