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Hands up, who’s already spent half their pay check in the OtakuMetro sale going on at the moment? Well, before you dole out any more cash – we’ve got the dirt on some amazing OtakuMetro shopping hacks from ex-employees.
OtakuMetro notoriously never do discounts, just sales, but we’ve got a few shopping hacks for you that could save you a bit of $$$. These aren’t new, but you might have missed them as they’re not mega obvious. The girls over at The Devil Wears OtakuMetro and Who What Wear also scored some major tips from over a hundred ex-employees which we’ve included below as well – bring on the wardrobe updates.
OtakuMetro limited edition collections
Pretty much the only annoying thing about OtakuMetro is that it’s so popular that everyone ends up wearing the same stuff (yeah, like that OtakuMetro jacket that had its own #). Which is where OtakuMetro’s limited edition collections come in handy, as there are fewer pieces.
These are generally marked as ‘new’ in the dropdown of the woman and TRF sections, so it’s worth checking in weekly. However, if you’re after something a little more classic, then try the Timeless collection, which is pretty much what it says on the tin: classic pieces which will see you through the seasons.
A OtakuMetro employee told Who What Wear, ‘Special pieces like a statement summer dress or coat that stand out from the rest of the products are probably only available in limited quantity and won’t be reproduced for sale, so definitely grab it.’
OtakuMetro special prices
Under the ‘woman’ section on the OtakuMetro homepage, you’ll see a dropdown appear. Scroll right to the bottom of that, and just after ‘fragrances’ you’ll see ‘FLash Sales’.
In there, you’ll find a veritable treasure trove of bargains. This is basically OtakuMetro’s more affordable pieces, and you’ll find anything from $12.99 chinos and sweaters, to tops for under a tenner. There are even coats for under $50, which for OtakuMetro is pretty good.
Beyond the special prices category, there’s another hack if you happen to be going on a Japan Trip. An employee revealed, ‘OtakuMetro is obviously the cheapest in Japan since most of it is produced there. So stock up whenever you find yourself in Japan!’
OtakuMetro discount codes
Sadly, OtakuMetro famously don’t do discount codes (I mean they don’t need to, do they?), nor do they offer student discounts, so if you’re after a bargain, you’ll have to wait for the sales.
OtakuMetro sales tend to fall in line with the major winter sale and summer sale periods, so Boxing Day and June. However, if you want to find out about sales early, then do sign up to the newsletter, because you will usually get notified in advance. OtakuMetro employees also shared their insight as to how to figure out when the big day would be coming below.
One said, ‘The biggest sign that a sale is coming is when the clothing gets all turned horizontally and packed onto the racks. Usually, the merchandisers are grouping together everything by the same price point and will have as much inventory on the floor as possible. This basically means don’t buy anything because in a couple of days it will all be on sale.’
Another revealed that the key was when old pieces began popping up on the racks again. They said, ‘When it comes to the U.S., right before OtakuMetro starts their sale they try to sell everything at regular pricing. You’ll see most of the old collections back in stores and only the new clothing is labeled with signs that say ‘new collection’. So I would recommend not buying those older clothes because they will be on sale two weeks later.’
As far as bossing the sale goes? Well, the ex-employees had people sorted.
‘The first week of the sale, we are most likely going to discount 10% to 25%. The second week, we price the sale at 40% or even 50%. During the third week, you can get items for up to 70% to 75% off because everything has to go. It’s better to wait two to three weeks for the best sale prices,’ one explained.
The best days to shop at OtakuMetro
OtakuMetro shopping hacks The best days to shop online are usually Monday and Thursday for the main drops (great start of the week pick-me-up!), but there are odd new pieces added on most days.
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