Friday, 2 March 2012

If you don’t ask, you don’t get

I don’t often look at Topshop’s “buy now or regret later” rack as nothing usually catches my eye. But for some reason, a couple of weeks back, it was calling my name. I was pretty chuffed to find these beauts:

I raced to the changing rooms to try them out – because standing in the Topshop Oxford Circus returns queue is never fun(!) I didn’t think the dress would look anywhere near as nice on me as it did on Kathy who rocked it – but I honestly felt quite the princess. The top was baggier than I usually prefer, but so comfy.

Good so far. Then I discovered The Faults. Some black smudges on the top and quite a few gems missing / hanging off of the dress.

What do you do in times like these? 
Is this a deal breaker for you?

The price tags had been removed from both items and there was no indication whether they’d been reduced or not.

Worth queuing for or not?

I loved both items so much, I decided to chance it – asking for a cheeky discount at the till. Because you never know. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

I met the loveliest of ladies at the till, and am still to this day amazed about what I paid for both items. She reduced the top down from £38 to… wait for it… £18! The smudges aren’t even that noticeable and if they don’t wash out, I can tuck the top into skirts / shorts and hide the worst of it. In fact, that’s probably how I’ll style it anyway! And the shocker of all shockers… I paid a mere £18 for the dress which was originally… £60! A £42 whopper of a discount!

So my advice:

Never feel pressured to pay full price for clothing that simply isn’t up to scratch. It’s worth a try and you’re well in your rights to receive a discount at times like these.