The Zara shopping hacks you never knew about (including a secret new section)

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Hands up who always gets a little treat at Zara to celebrate payday? Well, have we got a surprise in store for you (high street pun totally intended).

Zara 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, so here goes.

Zara limited edition collections

Pretty much the only annoying thing about Zara is that it’s so popular that everyone ends up wearing the same stuff (yeah, like that Zara jacket that had its own feed). Which is where Zara’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.

zara hacks

Today, to celebrate the newly refurbished Oxford Street store (Zara, 215-219 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2LG), Zara has launched a TRF art capsule, which is street style heaven. Think vinyl ankle boots, deconstructed denim and edgy checks.

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.

Zara special prices

Under the ‘woman’ section on the Zara homepage, you’ll see a dropdown appear. Scroll right to the bottom of that, and just after ‘fragrances’ you’ll see ‘special prices’.

In there, you’ll find a veritable treasure trove of bargains. This is basically Zara’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 Zara is pretty good.

Zara most popular pieces

Zara recently added a new section to the site called ‘Trending Now’, which essentially tells you what everyone else is buying right now, so you won’t have to wait to see a dress on a blogger to find out what’s hot right now.

Zara discount codes

Sadly, Zara 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.

Zara sales

Zara 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.

The best days to shop at Zara

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.

Zara free delivery

The cheapest way to get your Zara order delivered is to get it sent direct to a store of your choice, for free. But if you’re spending over £50 (which let’s be honest, is pretty easy to do at Zara), then it’s free anyway.

Zara home hack

This tip doesn’t actually involve the main site, but Zara home. Did you know that as well as homeware, it sells some amazing loungewear too? It’s not all cheap but there are some great pieces like trousers and tunics for under £30.

Zara sizing

If you can’t stand shopping in store but worry that if you shop online it won’t fit, rest assured. Zara just made shopping easier by introducing a new online sizing tool, which lets you input all your measurements so it can tell you which size to shop which product in. Genius.

Now excuse us while we do a bit of shopping…

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