As far as shopping hacks go, this one might be our favourite yet. Why? Well it involves one of our fave high street stores, Zara, and means we can ALL save some serious money when it comes to putting together brand new outfits.
Refinery29 were the first ones to discover the hack. After scrolling through the retailer’s website, they spotted that the store has a secret sale section on their website.
You can find it under the ‘woman’ and ‘man’ section of the site and it’s listed as ‘special prices’. Just follow the red arrow in the photo, below.
Currently there are over 500 different products in the section and nearly everything is under £50. Ahhhhh so many choices!
As die-hard shopaholics, you can tell that we’re over the moon about the discovery. So much so that we obvs had to hunt out a few of our fave buys to show you all….
This cute crop top is only £15.99.
As for these flatform boots, they’re only £14.99.
OMG… this ribbed tee might be the biggest save at £5.99.
Also can we all just take a moment to appreciate this dress. It’s only £12.99.
WHAT. A. BARGAIN.
Naturally, we had to investigate the section a little more to see whether you actually save as much money as you think using it.
After all, the items above may be dirt cheap, but could you put together a brand new outfit using it without breaking the bank? We decided to find out.
So, the rules for our little experiment were simple.
We gave ourselves £100 spending money. It might sound like a lot but it’s actually pretty hard to get a head-to-toe outfit for that price – especially when you include shoes and accessories.
The outfit had to be for a festival and needed to include a top, bottom, jacket, pair of shoes and a bag. That’s five different things!
Could we do it?
YES, WE COULD!
It was actually surprisingly easy to build a whole outfit for £100 using Zara’s special prices section. We snapped up a pair of shorts for £9.99, a summery gingham top for £19.99 and equally sassy pair of sandals for £19.99.
The bag we picked up was also £19.99 – it’s big enough to carry around all the bits and bobs you need at a festival (a camera, water, sunscreen – the list goes on and on) and a denim jacket for £25.99.
That’s £95.95 for FIVE ITEMS! Win.
Will you be using Zara’s secret sale section? Let us know in the comments below.