Camille Styles

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How to Shop Like a Pro Online

March 9th, 2016

A few weeks ago I found myself at the mall, bouncing from one store to the next, skimming the racks for something new and exciting to add to my wardrobe, when it hit me: I don’t know how to shop in person anymore. Is it just me, or has the shift into online shopping been so profound, that we literally don’t know how to shop any other way? I started thinking about all the clothes I’d purchased in the last couple years, and realized that 90% of them were delivered to my front door. That’s crazy, right?

Suffice it to say, all that time spent online has made me quite the savvy internet shopper, if I do say so myself. I take pride in the skills I’ve developed in recent years and the deals I’ve scored as a result, so much so that I’ve been wanting to write a blog post on the subject for a while. With the help of our friends at Sudo, we finally had the perfect opportunity: click through for my seven tips for shopping like a pro online…

*Oh! And for our fellow Austinites, come hang out with me at the Sudo House on Tuesday March 15th from 3 – 5pm! They’re taking over Trinity Hall and will have drinks, charging stations, entertainment, massage chairs, express mani’s, and more. Best of all, they’re inviting locals to skip the waitlist and download the Sudo app instantly… sweet! 

*photography by Kate LeSueur

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  1. Karin says:

    Great Gallery and very useful with new tips/ideas…news you can use!

  2. Heidi says:

    Can you share the details on that desk and drawer combination?

    • Chanel Dror says:

      Hi Heidi – the crazy desk belonged to my fiancé’s parents, and the metal drawers are HELMER from Ikea (but without the casters attached so that they fit under the desk.

  3. Great advice. I have gotten some huge deals by calling customer service and expressing my dissatisfaction about the product. In one case I received two chairs that weren’t as good of quality as I had expected. I called to initiate a return and they ended up letting me keep the chairs and giving me a full refund!

  4. Julie M says:

    I use Ebates and MyPoints faithfully when I shop online! I have gotten almost $200 in cash back directly deposited to my PayPal account and over $75 in gift cards from MyPoints. I even used Ebates to buy my textbooks cheaper than the school bookstore and with cash back on top of it giving me an even bigger discount! Awesome!

  5. Olivia says:

    Love these tips! I use a site called Shoptagr to create a wishlist of items that I’m not ready to purchase. You can save items in your size/color (from most websites – not all) and then they send you an email when it goes on sale or comes back in stock – it’s so helpful!

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