Shopping Tips from Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is one of the richest women in the world, but she is a very savvy shopper. She asks herself questions like “how would this go with what I have?” She thinks twice about buying anything and avoids getting caught up in the shopping excitement. You know you have been a smart shopper if you bring home a purchase and there is no guilt or buyer’s remorse.

Although Oprah Winfrey can purchase anything she wants, there are her tips and tricks that will help you be a savvy shopper, look trendy and stay within your budget.

Shop Around

A sale price is not always the best price. A deal may not be a real deal if you can find it cheaper somewhere else. Shop around, tweet your friends for their recommendations. Take it easy when you see something that is attention grabbing

Read sale ads very carefully

There may be some that say “quantities limited”, which means they only have one in each size.

Travel Costs

Take travel costs and time commitments into consideration. If bargain is across the city, you may not be getting a deal when you add in time and gas. Find a boutique near you and shop there.

Price Matching

Look for price matching policies. There are some merchants who will match or beat a competitor’ price. They may only do it one time, but that one time may be all you want right now.

Shopping Tips from Oprah Winfrey

Online Shopping

One of the best deals you can find might just be online shopping. Shop online and compare prices for fashions you want. Do keep shipping costs and delivery times in mind when you are purchasing online.

Read Ads Carefully

Buyers beware when an ad says buy one, get one free or free gift with purchase. If you don’t really want or need the item, it is not a deal. Good advice for any type of shopping trip.

Sales Adjustments

Ask about sale adjustments. There are many times when a buyer goes into a store for an item and the item goes on sale the next week. Some stores will refund you part of what you paid. Just try it the next time you purchase something that goes on sale shortly.

Take along a Friend

Don’t forget your Facebook friends when you are ready to go shopping. Ask them what they think would look awesome on you and what they would recommend. “Like” different shops; they will send you coupons and bargain tips.

Mix and Match

Purchase items that will enliven your wardrobe. Avoid purchasing something just because it looks good. Mix and match what you already have.


One of Oprah’s tips that every woman should take to heart is your bag. A structured bag gives your outfit instant fashion. Try purchasing a bag in a bold color or one in gray; this year’s color.

Don’t match jewelry

Mix gold and silver. It really is all right. You didn’t need to match all your jewelry. Just let the metals fall where they may.


Add a belt to your outfit. A jeweled belt makes everything elegant. Take your look to the next level by wearing a unique belt.

Oprah looks good because she is a savvy shopper. The wisdom she passes on to you is logical and just good common sense. In today’s world where “anything goes”, look your best by following the basic rules; and not spending more than you can afford.

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