#MondayMotivation: the best time to do all your winter shopping is in fact now

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I’m not sure if we’re over the worst parts of winter just yet, but what I am sure of is that the days are slowly getting longer and the temperatures are gradually increasing. It does though appear that some parts of the country have jumped right into spring already judging by this past weekend’s temperatures. 

Still having any doubts about winter ending anytime soon? Perhaps a few end of season sales will convince you that spring is not too far off.

If you’ve spent some time in stores this past week or are subscribed to any fashion newsletters, you’ll know by now that the middle to the end of July is the most ideal time to score on all the winter fashion that you may have wanted but couldn’t really afford at the beginning of the season.

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We all know how pricey quality winter clothing can be and that’s why it’s best to save the bulk of your shopping pennies for the very last days of the winter fashion calendar. It’s usually at this time that the boots you’ve always wanted as well as the worthy knits and coats that have outlasted the rest are marked down sometimes more than 75% of their original price.

So, if you know your budget was a little stretched this winter, perhaps you can use this next pay day as an opportunity to cash in on some deals for next year's winter looks.

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Here’s a list of places to visit this payday in celebration of the best winter offers and the fact that spring is coming!

1. Woolworths: Their annual 50% quality sale is on for selected fashion, homeware and beauty.

Shop winter boots: 

Sporty metallic chelsea boots.

Were: R650 Now: R390

Tassel block heel suede ankle boots

Were: R990 Now: R600

2. Superbalist: Shop from R99 and save up to 60% on selected fashion.

3. Spree: There’s a chance to save up to 75% on some of your winter faves.

Basic oversized coat multi-colour

Was: R549 Now: R368

4. MRP: Take R50 off classic trench coats and puffers.

Faux suede trench coat

Was: R329,99 Now: R279,99

5. Poetry: Shop for a variety of dresses you can also wear in winter

Poetry pascale tunic dress

Was: R799 Now: R599

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