It's that time of year. The biannual Net-A-Porter sale! Navigating a major sale like Net-A-Porter's can be overwhelming, and sadly your wishlist will start to sell out before you even finish browsing the shoe section. But after years of shopping this sale, I've learned a few strategic shopping methods that help me find exactly what I'm looking for.
No. 1 — search by designer
I always sort by designer. I begin by opening tabs of my favorite designers like Khaite, Totême, Protagonist, Maison Margiela, etc. Rather than feeling overwhelmed, this immediately narrows down my search to 10-20 items at a time, and then I know exactly what is on sale. This is my favorite and most-efficient shopping method.
No. 2 — search by categories
I also like to open tabs for my favorite items — denim, shoes and outerwear. I find these three categories sell out the quickest, and are usually the most discounted at 40-50% off. You can never have too many jeans, shoes or jackets, right? Lastly, I know my size in (most) denim, shoes and coats so this makes it even easier by limiting my search by size.
No. 3 — search for specific items
My last method is to search for specific colors, fabrics or one-off items that I have been wanting or needing. Example: are you looking for a navy cashmere knit? That Altuzzarra pearl headband as seen on the runway? Jennifer Fisher gold hoops? Black satin mules? Easy.
Good luck and happy shopping!