Shopping for clothes is fun again. Am I right or am I wrong? With the loosening of restrictions and the possibility of holidays on the cards we all have something to look forward to.

Over the last year you might have shopped to ‘save for best’ or more likely to have more casual wear. It’s much more enjoyable to shop for something when there is an opportunity to wear it on the horizon.

You Might Find There Is Less Choice

One thing I have noticed is that some retailers are carrying less inventory. Which means you are more likely to find what you are looking for if you shop around or even explore second-hand or vintage options. In early 2020 retailers were not prepared for the pandemic.  In 2021 retailers (whether online or bricks and mortar) are rightly more circumspect.

Perhaps you have been saving money over the last year and plan to treat yourself to some new clothes.  By overhauling your wardrobe the good news is that you should be able to find deals even if the choice is not as wide as it was last year. So, shopping for clothes is fun again even if the choice is somewhat narrower.

A Shout Out To Local Businesses

Here, I am going to give a shout out to local businesses.  In many ways they have been hit hardest by the pandemic. And not just those on your high street.  Quite how so many shops have weathered the storm is beyond me. It is telling that in Scotland about 15% of retail spaces are vacant. So, while you may have managed to save, spend wisely and locally if possible even if you are buying luxury dresses. Of course, you still might not be able to try clothes on in store so look for local online businesses too, like A Good Frock.

While some restrictions on overseas travel are likely to remain for the foreseeable, staycations are likely to be very popular. The good news is that you can still have fun shopping for clothes  for a stay at home holiday.