Here's Why You Should Start Your Holiday Shopping Early | Clozette

Undeniably the busiest time of the year, Christmas brings out the shopaholic in everyone. It's one of the few occasions when we can forgive ourselves from splurging a little more than usual, not just for ourselves, but for the people we care about.

However, as fun and fulfilling holiday shopping is, we all know how crazy it is when Christmas season sales start popping up on stores. Deals can be great news to our pockets, but it also makes it hard for us to take our time in considering our options and getting the freshest stocks.

So if you think you still have a lot of time to prep up before you start your holiday shopping, here are some reasons why you should consider crossing off that shopping list right now. 

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You get enough time for planning



Waiting until the Christmas rush makes you cram for which items to get. At first, picking out stuff at the top of your head might be a great idea, but it can lead to purchases that you may not find useful once you start wrapping them one by one. Planning out your Christmas shopping list early can give you time to think of the best buys for everyone, including yourself, and can also help in sorting out your budget.
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You'll have enough time to compare quality and prices



Trying to snag that last gorgeous pair of shoes from someone as in love with it as you can be troublesome. And it can be quite disappointing when you realise that there's a loose stitch on the sole after you've already bought it. Sure, you can return it and have it exchanged for something else, but there's just so much wasted time and effort involved!

Shopping earlier than everyone else gives you the chance to look through all your options, gives you enough time to check the quality of each buy, and compare which brand offers the best bang for your buck.


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Online shopping is also easier



With the internet changing the way we live our lives, we're sure that, same as us, you've also tried online shopping at least once. And if you want to get away from the stress of actually leaving your house and making your way to the crowd, this is probably your best bet. But even in online shopping, you should keep in mind that the early bird still catches the worm -- or in this case, the best deals.

Don't wait until the things in your shopping list goes out of stock. Plus, save yourself some moolah by placing your orders early and getting them just on time without having to resort to rushed shipping (which are a whole lot pricier).


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Dedicate the time (and money) you save to prep up for the occasion itself



We all know that Christmas also means tons of photos and family gatherings. So instead of stressing yourself up until the last minute, embrace your inner girl scout and start fussing over your holiday shopping ahead of everyone else. This way, you can look fresh and radiant just like the festive season, and have more time to spend and fully focus on the holidays with your loved ones.

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Think of any other reasons why early holiday shopping is the best? Share them with us in the comments below!
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It may just be October and the only day you’re planning for is Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start thinking about the holidays. Before you know it, Christmas is here and you don’t want to rush purchasing gifts for your loved ones, right?

But if you’re having a hard time thinking what gifts to get, you're not alone. We, too, often feel stumped whenever we have to think of meaningful presents for our closest friends and family. 

So if you're looking for a little gift inspiration, we’re here to help by letting you in on our 5 favourite pieces from Coach’s Holiday 2016 collection – from lovely dinosaur-themed wristlets, to fashion forward shoes that will pair well with all holiday ensembles – that your fashionista friends, colleagues, mothers, and sisters will absolutely love!


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Burnished Swagger Shoulder Bag

Since many of us will be busy around the holidays, anything that can go from day-to-night is a must-have. And this versatile Swagger Bag will look always look magnificent whether it’s paired with jeans and a T-shirt or a glamorous cocktail dress.

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Hologram Medium Zip Around Wallet


We all need a little colour in our lives. So what better way to do that than with a hologram wallet? When worn with monochromatic ensembles, this beautiful wallet will instantly stand out to give a sophisticated pop of violet, blue, pink, and yellow.


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Colorblock Tricky Coin Case

Don’t you just hate it when you need a coin and have to dig through your purse to find one? That won’t be a problem anymore with this incredibly adorable red coin case! With its bright hue, cute design, and spacious silhouette, you’ll never lose a coin again.


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Denim Coach Beasts Small Wristlet

Heading out for a few errands? Or maybe you don’t want to bring a bag wherever you’re going? Then easily stuff your cards, phone, and other essentials in this stylish wristlet! We love its smooth material and chic design; making it easy to mix and match with all our looks.


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Metallic Lace Up Sneaker

Sneakers just got a major upgrade with this metallic lace-up version. We know that holiday parties call for extra special heels, but when comfortable shoes look this good, why would you want to change your footwear?

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Learn more about the Coach Holiday 2016 collection by clicking here!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and we have to admit that it's the next big thing besides Christmas that we look forward to, every single year. Of course there are the candies and the spooky decorations, but one thing we absolutely love about it are the costumes and the horror films playing non-stop on our TVs.

So whatever your plans are for October 31st, we decided to give you the best Halloween movies that you can get your costume inspo from -- and maybe add to your binge-watch list if you're simply up for some chilling this Hallows Eve!

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Hocus Pocus 



Any Halloween-themed article is never complete without a Hocus Pocus reference. This 1993 classic starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker enchants us with the story of Salem witches, trick-or-treating, and all the basic love for Halloween! If you're looking for a bewitching look (see what we did there?) minus the pointy hat and the all-black outfit, you can use the Sanderson sisters' colourful and gypsy-like dresses as your style peg. 

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Suicide Squad


This movie undeniably owns this year's Halloween. If you're in the mood to go mainstream, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is your best bet. From her signature "Daddy's Little Monster" shirt to that stunning gold dress she dons during that pole dancing scene, you can mix and match her look to make the character your own. But if you're not feeling Harley's look, you can also win the crowd if you decide to go for Katana, The Enchantress, or even Amanda Waller.

Plus, you can even make it more fun if you can convince your own group of friends to go as the entire SS team! 



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Almost Famous



A great coming-of-age movie that's all about exploring the world of rock and roll, this film showcases iconic looks from the 60's to the 70's. One of the standout characters from the movie is Kate Hudson's Penny Lane, who wears a Shearling Coat, a crop top, and her aviator sunnies -- fully embracing the stereotypical superstar look. Easy to create with your wardrobe staples, the nostalgia will feel just right if you take this early 2000s film as your Halloween look. 



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Nancy Drew


Oh, vintage! From the books to the 2007 movie adaptation, Nancy's look combines classic leather pieces and structured dresses that are simple and chic. If you're a huge fan of loafers, headbands, and plaids, just grab a magnifying glass and your notebook filled with cases and start your sleek sleuthing!



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Mean Girls


High school can be a horror story to some people. And what better way to bring on the spooks than gathering a bunch of Plastics and their Burn Book? That's right! From Regina George's spine-braced prom dress look to Cady's zombie bride costume, this movie not only brings on the laughs and the feels but also gives tons of style inspos for and even after Halloween. 

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Are you going for a movie-inspired character this Halloween? Let us know the deets about your costume in the comments below!

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