In the Philippines, summer normally happens near the start of the second quarter and ends sometime near the start of the third quarter of the year. At this time of the year, people often flock to the beach to get some form of respite from work through vacations and outings.Another place that gets a surge in visitors and foot traffic during this time would be the outlet mall.
It goes without saying that summer is also the time when people go shopping to buy clothes and other items that they need to either go to the beach or just adapt to a warmer weather. Of course, if you’re looking to save money or want to make sure that you’re making the right purchase, things can get confusing. This is especially true in the summer when there’s a lot of sales promos going on and social media boasts about the latest trends.
Needless to say, following some of these trends might compromise your finances if left unchecked. Here are a couple of tips you can follow to help you shop for the summer in an outlet mall.
Audit All Your Stuff
In general, you’d want to keep tabs of your belongings. When it comes to summer and in preparation for vacation and outings, these belongings can range from clothes and beach attires, to appliances and swim equipment.
When you do your audit, you get an idea of what items need to be replaced and which ones can still be useful. More or less, this allows you to make more rational choices when shopping since you know which items don’t need to be replaced and which ones you need replacement for.
A perfect example would be if you need to throw out clothes that no longer fit you. Are those pants too big or small for your waist? Has the crop top grown too loose or tight? Should you get another pair of beach flip flops or is the current one you have still functional? These are questions you need to ask yourself when conducting a summer sale audit.
Consider Why You’re Shopping For Summer
As mentioned earlier, there are a myriad of things to do in the summer. Regardless whether you’re a student who’s on your summer vacation or an adult who wants a little rest and relaxation on the beach or some other relevant destination, you’ll always find something to do to get out of the mundane.
In this regard (and after conducting a thorough audit of your belongings), consider what you’re doing for the summer and if you actually need to go shopping. More often than not, you’ll need to go to the outlet mall to buy items that are related to your chosen summer activities. If you’re going to the beach, you’ll need swimwear, equipment like swim goggles and trunks and any other items that are relevant to your reason for the season.
You also need to make sure that you’re not just following the trends because you want to. Consider which ones make practical and financial sense when looking at what’s hot and what’s not in the summer season. For example, obviously a trending jacket would not be used too much during the summer. You can make an exemption for fashionable flip flops because they’re widely used in the Philippines regardless of the season. While it’s true that following trends and your fashion style usually depend on the kind of personality you have, it helps if you think about sustainability and financial wellness when making purchases.
Once you have an idea of what you need, cross-check it with your audit list and ask the same questions.Not only will you be able to save money, you’ll also be able to save up on potential space in your home.
Make A List
The next step you need to take is making a shopping list. Not only does it help you keep track of the items you need to get, it also helps ground you to your purpose of visiting the outlet mall and avoiding unnecessary purchases.
With the pandemic winding down comes a surge of people flocking to the malls. This means that, while it’s safe to assume that a majority of the population is vaccinated, there’s still a risk whenever you go out. So if you are going out shopping, you need to make sure that you get everything you can at a given amount of time.
If it should help, categorize your list by their type and priority. It makes sense to start searching for clothes and beach equipment first. This is because they’re non-perishable and you might not know when these items get sold out. Of course, have food and drink put in the last of the list because some of them might be perishable.
The trick of course to having a list is making sure that you follow it. If you feel like there’s a certain item that you need to get, go back to your summer “why”. If you feel like it’s essential, then by all means purchase it. If you think you can live without it, then you can choose to move to the next items on your list.
Shop In An AWESOME Outlet Mall
While it’s true that summer sales happen across the country, they don’t occur as frequently as they do in Paseo Outlets. Housing over 100 major brands that range from clothing, shoes, bags, furniture and even make-up, Paseo Outlets is the nation’s first and biggest retail destination for shoppers looking for value. So if you’re looking for a place to shop for summer items and beach wear, Paseo Outlets is the place for you.
Of course, if you’re looking towards just hanging out with friends and/ or family, Paseo Outlets’ al fresco setting and sprawling wide development allows you to enjoy your summer vacation. It also holds regular events like Go Kart at Paseo where children and children-at-heart can rent pedal karts at Plaza Regina from 4PM to 8PM and the Kiddie Football at Paseo event that happens thrice a week for children from 3 to 6 years old at Althea Park.
If you want more information regarding Paseo Outlets, feel free to visit this page: https://www.paseooutlets.com.ph/. For updates, you can follow the Paseo Outlets Facebook and Instagram Pages: https://www.facebook.com/paseooutletsgreenfieldcity/ and https://www.instagram.com/paseooutlets/. You can also join its official Viber Community.