Looking for exciting activities for the men in your lives this father’s day? Junction is the place to be! The mall has planned a range of fantastic activities for dads and their sons! In partnership with Johnny Walker Blue, shoppers will have an opportunity to buy the bottles and have them engraved and keep it as a memento! How cool is that?
Great discounts with Hisense TVs will give shoppers the opportunity to purchase TVs sizes of their dreams! Hisense will be showcasing their various TV sets and sell them at a discount!
For the game lovers, our unique man cave is every man’s dream home! Come experience your favourite play station games throughout the day! The Game Changer offers you an array of different exciting games too!
For the suave man who likes to smell good! Fragrance Lounge, one of our stores will be showcasing Hugo Boss and Gucci for the man at a great discount! You do not want to miss this opportunity!
Our first ever laser tag competition will be taking place in our third floor parking! We have various competitions lined up for you! Compete, enjoy and stand a chance to win a get away with Savage Wilderness!
We have made the Euro cup even more exciting in partnership with Mercury last drop at the Junction. Watch, enjoy and win! Come watch your favourite matches at the Mercury last drop, enjoy your favourite drinks and meals at amazing discounts. Predict the winners in various matches and stand a chance to win a Hisense TV! It never gets better than this! Looking a place to spoil your dad? Junction is the place to be!
Shopping can be the most exciting experience when you are clear of what you want and know exactly where to find it. To have a good shopping experience is to find a great shopping mall that caters to all your needs under one roof. This means you will not have to hop from shop to shop tying to look for a good perfume, or a good food court after a day of shopping.
Here are great tips you can adopt to make your shopping experience even better:
1. Write up a list of what you want and what you need. Take a look at your wardrobe, your kitchen, your living room and decide what items you need. Then, decide items to buy based on urgency and importance. What you need is more important than what you want.
2. Draw up a budget and stick to it.
It is always better to plan a bracket figure than a set amount. Sometimes, certain clothing items will be on sale, or you'll see the perfect pair of shoes that wasn't really on your list, but that you've been searching for months for.
3. Get there early.
If you are a weekend shopper, get to the mall early enough. This gives you enough time to find the perfect parking spot close to the entrance, and to be the first customer in the door.
4. Wear comfortable shoes.
It's great to want to get dressed up and go to the mall, but if you're going to be walking around for a few hours - it's best not to wear those heels. Wear as little as possible. Wearing fewer items of clothing (depending on the weather), makes it easier to try on clothes in the fitting rooms.
5. Don't have a time limit.
If you don't have somewhere to be after shopping, and you're going to be buying quite a few things, don't put extra stress on yourself by giving someone else a time as to when you'll be back. This way you really can take your time to source out bargains and to not grab something that you don't really want - but need, because of the time.
6. Look out for discounts.
As you don't have a time limit, you'll have enough time to hunt through the "for sale" and discounted items - who knows, you might just find a few bargains!
7. Break up your shopping.
Shopping is supposed to be retail therapy - it's supposed to be fun. After you've visited a few shops, or are halfway through the mall - make a stop at one of the coffee shops. Sip a cappuccino, read a magazine - relax, and rest your feet!
Blog courtesy of http://hubpages.com/style/Shop-Like-a-Pro-and-Enjoy-Shopping
From your weekly food shop to your next big electrical purchase, here are a few smart, simple ways to get the most from your money.
See what you’re spending
To start saving, it’s a good idea to look at where you’re spending the most. Doing a budget and keeping a spending diary is an excellent way to get started.
It could be cheaper to go to a different store if you find you’re spending a lot on your groceries. You can save money on your food shopping with simple ideas like checking what you have, making a list and meal planning. It’s also smart to avoid smaller supermarket convenience stores as these can be more expensive.
Watch out for ‘special offers’
Special offers can be a great way to save money, but they can sometimes catch you out. Make sure you work out whether a deal is really as good as it looks and if a ‘2-for-1’ or ‘3 for Ksh. 1’ offer will actually save you money.
For example, your favourite cereal is on a ‘3-for-2’ offer, when each box is normally Ksh.1.50. Three boxes will cost you Ksh3 so you’ve saved Ksh.1.50, right? Not necessarily. If another supermarket is selling the cereal for 80p a box you’d actually get 3 boxes for Ksh.2.40 – a saving of 60p by buying it there and ignoring the offer.
It’s also smart to check the sell-by-date to ensure you really are getting a good deal. If you do find a genuine deal then it might be worth bulk buying if you’re shopping for the whole family.
Always compare prices
If you’re making a big purchase, it’s important to always compare prices. Check the prices in a few different shops on the high street and online to see where you can get the best possible deal.
Buying online will sometimes be the cheapest option but you may not be able to try before you buy. In most cases (see the CAB website for exceptions) you have the right to cancel until seven working days after you receive your goods. If you are buying online, think about postage and packaging as these costs can stack up.
Comparison sites are a great way to save money on your supermarket shopping too. You can compare the price of your weekly shop across many of the big stores and see when your favourites are on offer.
Check the reviews
Always take a few minutes to read customer and expert reviews on the products you’re interested in. You can use price comparison sites to compare the cost of anything from fridges and washing machines, to digital cameras and TVs. These sites also have user reviews which can help you decide what’s right for you.
Impulse buying an expensive item should generally be avoided. In addition, your distance selling rights to cancel within seven days won’t apply if you buy it in store, so if you have any regrets, it might be harder to get a refund.
Get vouchers and coupons straight to your inbox
There are many websites dedicated to emailing you daily or weekly with a set of discount vouchers you can use against various products and services. Many of the deals claim to offer between 50% and 90% off the original price, so always check similar items or services first to see if that’s really true.
Some shops and restaurants may also give you vouchers if you sign up to their weekly newsletter or start following them on Facebook or Twitter, so it can pay to keep a closer eye on your favourite brands.
Blog Post courtesy of www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
There comes a time in every shopper’s life when the idea of splurging on a designer piece arises. With so many gorgeous bags, shoes, and clothes out there, how could it not? But, in order to ensure you’re shelling out your hard-earned cash for the right reasons, there are a few things you should take into consideration. Namely? The below 10 questions to ask yourself before buying anything expensive.
Question 1: Do I already own something like this?
First things first: Take a cold, hard look at your closet and see if you already own something that resembles your potential pricey purchase. If the answer’s no, move along to question two.
If the answer is yes, there’ a little more work to do. Let’s say the item in question is a fabulous black designer cocktail dress. Do you own a million similar less expensive black dresses that you love and find yourself reaching for often? If so, you might want to skip shelling out big bucks for a new one unless you’d rather get rid of those, and only have one. Why? Because it’s a known fact that the more you own, the less you wear.
Question 2: Do I love shopping? (Or: Am I addicted to fast fashion?)
This is a big one, ladies. We’re not going to condemn you for shopping often for things you probably don’t need—we’re totally guilty—but we will say that when comes to spending on an investment piece, you might want to think about whether you’re still going to want other items in the same fashion family.
For example: If you buy that $3,000 Céline bag, do you foresee yourself not buying any other bags—no matter how cheap or trendy—for the next year or two? When someone buys a new car or a new house, they don’t buy a bunch of smaller, cheaper houses and cars a few months later, right? We like to use the mentality for fashion items. If you know you’re someone who likes to own a huge variety of bags, maybe buying a super-pricey one isn’t the right move.
Question 3: Will this item cause problems for me down the line?
Another thing to figure out: Will this expensive purchase cause real problems for you down the line? Meaning, will that pair of Isabel Marant boots set you back far enough that your phone bill or student loan payments won’t be met this month? If so, it’s a good idea to let them be for now, and start saving a little every month so you can eventually buy them guilt-free (the best way!)
Question 4: If the label was cut out, would it still be my taste?
As fashion lovers, it’s a given that our inner Sybarite will occasionally emerge. Nothing shameful about that—most designer things are beautiful—but if you’re buying simply for a label and the item isn’t really your taste, well, isn’t that silly?
Question 5: If Instagram didn’t exist, would I still want it?
We hate to assume you’d buy anything expensive simply so people know you own it, but alas, this is the world in which we live. Are you buying that Balenciaga bag because you really, really love it, or because you want others to know you have it?
If you buy those designer shoes, will you be able to truly enjoy them without posting them to social media (“artfully” hiding them behind a vase of peonies counts as posting, people.) If the answer is no, you might have some thinking to do
Question 6: Is this an impulse buy?
Like social media, today’s world is also jam-packed with online promotions, flash sales, and deals. While these can be a fantastic if you’re legitimately in the market for something, they can be pretty dangerous for the casual shopper who—when she woke up this morning—had no idea she needed or wanted, say, a $600 Phillip Lim blouse until she got an email that it’s 20% off.
If you’ve been itching for a certain pair of designer jeans and you fortuitously see they happens to be on Gilt today, or they’re 30% off at Barneys, go for it. But if you’re ready to pony up for $500 in five minutes for a pair of shoes you’ve never seen before, well, you might want to step away from the computer for a few hours and revisit the item when your dopamine levels recede. After all, most impulse buys end up causing serious cases of buyer’s remorse.
Question 7: Will I realistically use it often?
There’s nothing wrong with treating ourselves to special-occasion pieces now and again, but with truly expensive buys it’s worth calculating the cost per wear—especially if the item might not fit into your lifestyle.
Are you a pre-school teacher who would never wear heels to work? You might not want to shell out $600 for those Manolo Blahniks right now. Are you an attorney at a conservative firm? You probably won’t get much wear out of that bold printed Kenzo suit. Why spend your hard-earned money on something that will just sit in your closet?
Question 8: Am I buying because [insert blogger/street style star here] had it?
Any street style addict knows that there are certain personalities that simply kill it every time they’re photographed. However, just because you saw Miroslava Duma, or your favorite fashion blogger draped in Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, or Valentino—or because you’ll be in New York during Fashion Week and want to get snapped by a street style photographer—isn’t a great reason to go out and splurge on the same stuff.
Don’t forget: Several big street-fashion players, editors, and bloggers get sent designer stuff for free to entice folks like us to go out and buy it. Others are, well, richer than us and it’s their day job to flit around the world in the latest designer clothes, which is fun to admire but not necessarily healthy to emulate.
Instead, seek out lesser-priced pieces of things you admire on street style stars, and out your own stamp on it—and splurge when it’s something you really want, not something you really want to copy.
Question 9: Can I get it for less?
As with any big purchase, it pays to price-shop a bit before biting the bullet. For current items, check out department stores, boutiques, and every online shop you can find. For vintage or discontinued items, call your local consignment shops, or scour eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist. If it’s a new item that you really want but don’t necessarily need this second, sign up for site like Shop it to Me, which scours the web for every discount from brands you specify. Otherwise, check out these 10 places to buy designer bags for less.
Question 10: Is this item a one-season wonder?
Let’s be clear: We certainly don’t think every spurge needs to be something “classic” that’ll last forever and ever (where’s the fun in that?) but we do think dropping a ton on something that’s so obviously the “it” item from one collection (ahem, Alexander Wang‘s $1,000 Parental Advisory sweatshirt, or Givenchy’s $900 floral Birkenstock-style slides ) is silly.
Why? Because there’s an excellent chance that, after the season is up and the luster starts to fade, you might start to feel that your splurge was partially due to the immediacy of having something covetable, rather than having something you absolutely adore.
Blog Post Courtesy of http://stylecaster.com
Staring at your packed closet for 20 minutes and still maintaining you have nothing to wear. Suddenly hating everything you own. Getting unusually upset at your reflection. If you’ve done any or all of these things lately, you might be stuck in a serious style rut, ladies. The good news? Breaking out doesn’t have to be a big song and dance that involves overhauling your entire wardrobe and spending an ungodly amount of money on labels.
In fact, all it really takes is a few thoughtful tweaks to totally transform your look and break out of that style rut for good. Read on for 9 easy tips to try this second!
Blog Post Courtesy of http://stylecaster.com
The shoes a woman has on, tell a lot about her, from her outlook on life, to the way she feels about herself, from her occupation, to her evening destination. You see, shoes take us where we want to go and tell the secrets of where we have been…