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3 Reasons you NEED to shop abroad
Here’s why you should be buying all your clothes/ items abroad:
We travel A LOT… at least in my opinion. No complaining here, I love it! But I’d be lying if I said it came without struggles…
One of the biggest challenges for me is deciding which items are the most important ones to pack into our luggage.
During the first couple years of our marriage, I quickly learned the benefit of packing neutral colored items…Clothing that could easily be mixed and matched for a plethora of outfit combos. But, I still had a hard time getting everything to fit. And now with two kiddos, I find the challenge even harder.
So I thought long and hard and realized that I don’t particularly dress fancy every day. If I can be real honest here, you can pretty much find me wearing the same outfit 3 days in a row! #helloyogapants
So, did I really need the number of clothes I was carrying? Do you? And for my kiddos? Did they really need THAT MANY outfits? Now, I know what you’re thinking…kids really do NEED that many clothes LOL. BUT, I know that, gratefully, I will have a washer available.
Now then, I really can pack less, and I bet you can too. If you’re anything like me and don’t need that many outfits, could you then- pack just 3-5 outfits and purchase things as you need them? I don’t know about you, but one of the first things we do, when arriving at another country is finding a shopping center.
Malls are filled with tons of great info on neighboring areas including recreational activities and so on. I also always find a store within my innate *frugalistic* (I just made that word up haha) budget. So if there ever came a pressing need where you don’t have the proper attire, you can go ahead and shop. But, what if you actually wind up NOT needing any more clothing?! You’ve just saved so much space and weight in your luggage!
Your welcome. LOL
I love that most of the time; our pieces are unique and hardly ever do we bump into someone with the same exact items!
And so, here’s why you should pack less & shop abroad / overseas:
Fashion: OK maybe I’m just a tad bit bias but I love the styles of clothing in Europe…They’re so
fetch GREAT! Period. LOL
Prices: I’ve found that the prices are comparable with what I’d pay in the states in most cases with a few exceptions. [Since now the value of the euro is close to dollars] However, if you find yourself in the UK, manage well since, the pound is stronger than dollars (always double-check this because it fluctuates). ps. a quick & easy way to measure the value of your currency to another- go check the price of a Snickers bar!
Exclusivity: What I love most is that there are so many stores unique to each country and its loads of fun exploring them! What I also enjoy is finding some of the same store brands but with different styles, you just won’t find in the U.S.!