10 genius Zara shopping hacks you need to know now

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Like you, dear reader, we’re bonafide Zara addicts here at Inside Source; always on the lookout for the next sale, trick or hack to satisfy our fast-fashion lust. We’ve already revealed a couple of genius money-saving hacks at Zara and now we’ve found even more, guaranteed to drive us online and in-store before we can say ‘add to basket’.

From the best days of the week to shop to snap up the best buys, and knowing when their iconic sales start before they start, these tips will take your Zara shopping game to the next level.

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Shop when they drop

Sunday and Thursday = the new Saturday. Not content with weekly updates, Who What Wear reports that Zara drops new pieces every Sunday and Thursday. But take note accessory addicts: shoe and handbag deliveries happen on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Seen it online? Find it in store

Received a last-minute party invite or (more likely) forgotten date night tonight? Zara’s ‘Find In Store’ feature allows you to check a product’s availability in the store closest to you. Simply add the postcode and it’ll tell you whether it’s in stock and provide contact details for the store.

Know when every sale starts

Sign up for their newsletter. Signing up allows you to keep track of sale start dates (yes, really!) and new arrivals without having to go in store and ask, or harass them on social media, which we definitely don’t do. Nope…

Shop like an editor

What do Vogue UK editors buy in bulk from Zara? According to Who What Wear, their plain T-shirts! Beloved for their flattering cuts and comfy, pure cotton composition, they’re the perfect wear-with-everything, seasonless staple. Who would have thought, Vogue-approved fashion from only £4.99? Sold.

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Try in-store ordering

We’ve all experienced the frustration; seeing something online you love, going to your nearest Zara to snap it up and finding it’s not there. Introducing: Zara in-store ordering. Simply find a member of staff, show them the item you’d like to buy, and they can order it for you, from the shop floor, for pick up in 2-3 days time.

Flagship stores hold key collections

Want to stay ahead of the fashion curve? Head to Zara’s flagship stores, says a Zara insider. The Bond Street and Park House locations on Oxford Street in London stock the newest and most fashion-forward pieces of every collection. You’ll be a street style star in no time.

Skip straight to what’s hot

If you only want to see trend-led pieces, head straight to the ‘Trending now’ section on Zara’s website. Right now you can shop everything from folk-inspired dresses (a big trend for autumn/winter 2017) to velvet ballerina shoes and ruffled blouses.

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Shop loungewear…at Zara Home

We all know Zara create some of the most cheap-yet-chic homeware on the high street, but did you know they sell gorgeous loungewear as well? From sweet lace nightgowns to stylish linen shirt dresses and even cotton kimonos, it’s all you’ll want to wear come movie night.

Time your trips

According to an anonymous Zara employee, the best time to shop in Zara is before lunch, around 12pm. As soon as 1pm hits, the floor, fitting rooms and tills are swamped with busy lunchtime shoppers.

Look out for leather

One of the many reasons why we love Zara? Great quality at a great price, and the perfect example of this is their real leather bags, jackets and shoes. They aren’t much more expensive than their faux leather pieces, but the leather lasts so much longer.

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