Secret Shopping Tip- ShopStyle (How I Saved $500 On My Dress For My Son’s Wedding)

Hello, Darlings!

Many of you know I love a good sale.  I am always looking at getting the best price.  Now with the internet, the shopper is in control. This year I was able to save over $500 on my Mother of the Groom dress.  How did I do it? Let me introduce you to my secret shopping tip, a website I found this year, ShopStyle. When you create an account and log in, you have access to thousands of products from many brands and retailers.  Think of it as an online mall.  You can browse by clothing type, brands, price, retailer.  Once you find something you like, you can click the link and go directly to the store and purchase it or do what I like to do…. set up alerts.  When you set up alerts, ShopStyle will send you a message when this item goes on sale.  Oh, by the way, it is not just clothing. ShopStyle has stores such as Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Crate and Barrel, Cost Plus World Market just to name a few.  Major clothing retailer includes Nordstrom, Dillards, Zappos, Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, Saks, Neiman Marcus and much more.

Take A Look At ShopStyle


You can shop by brand, stores, color, price, sales, condition (some pre owned stores)

Save money using Shopestyle

I have found that it works best when you know brands that work well for your body or have a “favorite” brand

save money using shopstyle

Compare retailers or shop from your favorite store.

Select a category such as dresses and can narrow that category to by just evening dresses.

Shop by color

use shopstyle to save money

Find deals by sales, deals, and % off

save money using shopstyleSearch for more information about the product, like the product, or set alert for when the product goes on sale

My favorite is shopping for shoes!  Find the style and brand you like and wait for them to go on sale.

I saved $300 on the Stuart Weitzman shoes I got for the wedding. This especially works well if you have a particular brand that fits you well and you like, or a special occasion shoe.

use shopstyle to save money on shoes




Now setup alerts and now wait for the sales.

When you decide to buy you are taken directly to the retailer’s site. When your item goes on sale you will get an email notifying you.  ShopStyle does not know if you have additional coupons or promo codes. So adding those can add up to more savings. Sounds like winning to me! You can set up alerts for brands you like and it will notify you when pieces in that particular collection go on sale.

How best to use ShopStyle

The best way to use ShopStyle is to know brands you like and wear, or shop for a particular item like I did with the dress for the wedding.  You are basically allowing the retailers to fight over your consumer dollars.  It is also a one-stop shopping to help find stores that have your size. Now, not everyone will score big like I did with my dress for the wedding, but all the dresses I got were on sale.

Next Big TIP……… 2-day shipping (once it leaves the retailer) FREE shipping and FREE returns.  

Sign up for ShopRunner

shoprunner for free shipping and free returns


ShopRunner is a membership fee-based service that offers unlimited free 2-day shipping and free return shipping. American Express® Card members can sign up for complimentary ShopRunner membership as a benefit of their eligible card. Without an American Express Card, the yearly fee is $79, similar to Amazon.  You can try it for FREE for 30 days to see if you will get the benefits from it.  ShopRunner will also send you emails with sales and deals from retailers they partner with. Some of the major retailers include Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Ann Taylor, NYDJ, Kate Spade, Brooks Brothers, and much more. 

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Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

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