If you shop frequently at a store, get to know one or two of the salespeople (or even talk to the manager). “Most stores have a sale cycleask when it is,” says Constance White. And ask what new wallet-friendly merchandise they carry. For example, you may be a Spanx devoteeespecially when it comes to slinky holiday dressesbut can’t necessarily afford to buy multiple pieces. “The people who make Spanx now make a less expensive line called Assets,” says Galia Gichon. “Same product for less!”
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