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Like most people, as I’ve gotten older my taste in clothing has gradually changed. And with that I’ve found my tastes getting more expensive. As you get older I definitely think you start veering towards more expensive pieces that will last rather than throwaway fashion from places like Primark. Don’t get me wrong, I still love to shop at Primark but I tend to pick up a few bit and bobs rather than replacing my entire wardrobe.
This post is all about how to save money when buying clothes at Fat Face.
One of the places my friends and I love to shop is Fat Face. However, the prices can seem eye-wateringly expensive, especially if we’ve just come from browsing places like Primark and Peacocks. That said, the look and feel of the clothes tells you everything you need to about their quality and it’s far better to have a few expensive pieces of clothing that will last than lots and lots that won’t.
The money saver in me still dies a little bit whenever I’m buying clothes at FatFace though. The clothes might not seem expensive to some but I always find it so hard to justify spending that kind of money on myself, no matter how good quality the item may be.
So I’ve put my money saving head on (let’s be honest it’s there 95% of the time anyway) and come up with as many ways as possible to save money on clothes at Fat Face. It turns out there are actually a heck of a lot of ways to save money at Fat Face aside from the obvious sale shopping a couple of times a year.
Save Money On Clothes at Fat Face – Shopping In store
Find An Outlet Store
Outlet stores are great when it comes to saving money. Fat Face has outlet stores at Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre and Gloucester Quays which is great if you live near one of these or are making a special trip for some bargain hunting. I’m actually really disappointed there’s not one at Clarks Village which is an outlet near to where I live.
Take a Look In TK Maxx
I was recently browsing in TK Maxx Barnstaple when I came across the lovely Fat Face jumper pictured below. It was a bargain at just £12.99- usually Fat Face jumpers tend to be around the £40 mark. The jumper is probably from last years collection, or possibly even the year before but when I’m getting a quality jumper for that price I really don’t mind. The closest jumper I could find in this years collection was this Freya jumper.
As usual with TK Maxx you’ll need to do some serious rummaging – this was mixed in with all the other jumpers on the rail so I feel like I had a pretty lucky find.
Do Some Charity Shop Raiding
One of the great things about looking around charity shops is you can find some fantastic branded products at hugely discounted prices. Often clothes in charity shops have hardly been worn or are even brand new with tags. Last year I spotted a beautiful cream and red FatFace jumper in a local charity shop and I snapped it up for the bargain price of £6. Although it didn’t have tags it honestly felt like it was brand new or had only been worn once or twice as it was in such good condition.
Fat Face offer a military discount of 10% to members of the U.K armed forces. All you need to do is present your military I.D at the checkout. Unfortunately the discount cannot be used at outlet stores, on any sale items or in conjunction with any other offers in store or to purchase gift cards.
The Fat Face Foundation/Charity Shop
If you’re lucky enough to live in Havant, the home of Fat Face’s head office in the U.K you’re in for treat as they have just opened a dedicated Fat Face charity shop. It sells leftover outlet stock and all the profits go to charities and local community projects. If you’d like more details, see their Facebook post all about the store opening.
Save Money On Clothes at Fat Face – Shopping Online
Student Discount & Military Discount online
Fat Face offer students an online discount of 10%. To use the discount students will need to verify their status as a student through student beans.com and then follow the instructions from there. As far as I’m aware they will then be given a code to use at checkout.
Fat faceFoffer a military discount for online purchases too. To use the discount online, you will need to go through www.defencediscountservice.co.uk. and follow the instructions.
Sign up to the Fat Face Newsletter
Signing up to the newsletter via the Fat Face website will get you 15% off your next online order or in store purchase but cannot be used on sale items, gift vouchers or at Fat Face concessions such as stores inside a John Lewis store. It also has to be used within 30 days of receiving it so make sure you’ve found something you want to buy before signing up! If you’re a big fan of Fat Face anyway then being signed up to the newsletter will be a great way to hear about the latest offers, discounts and sales so is definitely worth doing.
Buy Via A Cashback Site
As with any purchase, it’s always worth seeing if you can get some cashback on your purchases. Personally I prefer Top Cashback and if you not already a member you can sign up using this link. While cashback is never guaranteed and can’t always be used in conjunction with certain discount codes, it’s still worth doing, especially if you’re planning on making a large purchase.
At the time of writing I took a look at the current cashback offers on Top Cashback (11/10/18)
Follow Fat Face on Facebook
If you’re a big Fat Face fan (and if you’re reading this then I’m assuming your are!) then it’s probably worth giving them a follow on Facebook. While they mostly post pictures of full prices items there are also details of offers, work with their charity foundation and competitions to win Fat Face vouchers.
While we’re talking about Facebook it’s worth mentioning there are also a load of Facebook Groups specifically for the buying and selling of Fat Face clothing – Find the full list on Facebook here.
Shop at John Lewis
As mentioned above, Fat Face stores aren’t the only place to buy their clothes, they often have concessions in department stores such as John Lewis. Therefore if you’re trying to hunt down some Fat Face bargains don’t forget to take a look at the John Lewis website
Amazon Outlet Store
There also seems to be a main Fat Face Shop section on Amazon where the prices are more akin to what you’d usually expect to pay. However, as you’ll be ordering through Amazon you can use Prime for delivery which may help avoid having to pay the delivery charges on the Fat Face website (delivery is usually £2.95 but free on orders over £60 and free to collect from your nearest store.)
Save on Clothes at Fat Face by using eBay
If you love a second hand bargain then you’re probably fairly au fait with how eBay works. However, their recent television advertising campaign is all about the fact eBay actually offers new products as well as used items. A quick search threw up this lovely Denim Shirt which is brand without tags for just £15 a whopping £25 discount!
Look for Fat Face Voucher Codes
A quick Google brought up a myriad.of voucher codes for Fat Face, although most would only be applicable if you were spending a large amount such as £75-£100. The ones I found at the time of writing were on Voucher Cloud and were for £10 off £75 and £25 off £100. Sometimes these savings are directly on the Fat Face website, other times you’ll need to do a quick search to see if there is anything available.