How to Shop The Supply Chain Shortage

If you’ve been planning to shop for holiday gifts, winter accessories, or updated pieces for your wardrobe – This is the year you MUST have a game plan. Unlike any year before, there is literally no time for indecision, especially when shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. You may have already noticed that the landscape of shopping is VERY tricky this year.

Stores have limited stock due to import and shipping delays, fringe sizes are selling out fast due to lesser quantity in stock, and a majority of in-stock styles only cater to a casual lifestyle. Holiday pieces just dropped in store, but anything seasonal won’t be replenished. The next big drop of clothes will likely be in February, which will all be spring clothing. Do NOT wait for sales – there won’t be anything left!

How to Hack Online Shopping & In-Store Shopping 2021-2022

  • If you see something that fits and you like it, BUY IT NOW. If you see something you like online, make sure it’s returnable and buy it in MULTIPLE SIZES on the forefront. Simply return the pieces that don’t fit so your correct size does not sell out!
  • If you’re shopping stores in person, start with a shopping list. Do NOT walk into stores not knowing what you want to buy! Having a concise list will help you stay on track and keep your shopping experience from becoming overwhelming.
  • Hit the department stores FIRST and boutiques SECOND. Department stores always have more variety in stock. If your size isn’t out on the floor, you can track a sales person down to see if it’s in store or able to be shipped to you. If it isn’t available, take a photo of the item (including brand name, tags, shoe sole, etc.) to see if it’s being sold online elsewhere.
    • If you can’t find it online either, Meg can help, she has relationships with stores where she is often able to find the stock for you.

The Most Wanted List That You Can Buy From Right Now

If you are struggling to find relevant pieces to pop newness into your wardrobe, we’ve compiled a list of still-in-stock favorites that you can purchase! These are our top workhorse pieces of 2021 that you can wear over and over again throughout the season. (Meg has seen these versatile picks on a lot of body shapes and they always look AWESOME!)

Shop Drop Shoulder Coats

A drop shoulder coat is layerable, and works for both an at-home and return-to-work wardrobe!
We love flexible pieces like these that toe the line between casual and elevated.

Double breasted teddy coat
Hazelnut Teddy Coat

Shop Ankle Boots

Second-skin ankle boots in a classic color you can wear over and over again.
Stuart Weitzman continues to impress!!!

The ACCORDION Sock Bootie

Shop The Perfect 2021 Sweater

Cozy and comes in great petite sizes – check out this modern funnel neck pullover sweater!

Boiled Funnel Neck Pullover

Shop To-The-Knee Boots

On-trend and classic at the same time. We love these beautiful leather boots!

Nappa Knee Boot

Shop The Best Silk Shirt

Looks STUNNING in person! Great piece to have on hand for returning to the office.

Vince Slim Fitted Blouse

Shop Classic Black Pants

A flattering pant that serves as a fresh basic for your closet!

Stitch Front Seam Ponte Legging

Shop The Double-Duty Accessory

We can’t get enough of Alighieri’s easy-wear jewelry that goes with just about everything!
For more of our favorite pieces, check out our latest jewelry blog post here!

Alighieri Chain Link Pendant Necklace

Shop The Quintessential Holiday Shoe

This beautiful heel will get you through the holidays!! Pair with a little black dress, blouse & trousers, etc.

Dallinza Holiday Pump

So there you have it! Supply chain shortage shopping is difficult to navigate, but totally possible to conquer for those who plan accordingly. To optimize your shopping success and keep your shopping list stress-free and focused, Meg can help!

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