Retail Math: The Splurge vs. The Save, Part I

In honor of a true style icon, Lilly Pulitzer- R.I.P. Photo by Slim Aarons.

“When to splurge and when to save?” is most certainly one of the biggest questions on a customer’s mind, given the variety of options available. As a sales associate at a specialty boutique, retail math has become apart of my professional skills set. But as a customer, I have become increasingly more aware of an item’s respective wholesale (the price at which a store purchases a garment) and mark-up values.

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