123 Zara Employees Told Us How to Save Money When Shopping the Brand

Meet Lauren, Who What Wear's fashion editor and co-founder of The Devils Wear Zara. Lauren is so obsessed with Zara that we started calling her The Zara Scout. Now she's turning the nickname into a franchise so she can regularly share her insider knowledge of the brand, including all her hacks, secrets, and must-haves with you.

Amid the crazy time that is the Zara seasonal sale, there is a lot to sift through. With never-ending pages of marked-down products to scroll through, it seems nearly impossible to create organization among the chaos and panic this sale instills. While I was personally shopping the much-anticipated sale, I thought to myself, Am I saving the most money possible while adding dozens of items to my cart? Will these pieces be further reduced? Overall, I was curious to know the best ways to save money while shopping at Zara, sale or no sale. Although I consider myself a Zara expert, this was an investigation that needed to be outsourced.

So, who did I turn to for the insider secrets on saving the most money while shopping the brand? Zara employees, of course. Thanks to the trusty followers of The Devils Wear Zara, I got more than enough intel on the best ways to spare a buck at the fast-fashion retailer. I put out a blast on our Instagram Stories for anyone who has ever worked at Zara to DM us so we could pick their brains, and much to our surprise, over 123 people responded… 123! After reading all the messages thoroughly, I'd learned so much that I couldn't not share the tips and tricks with you.

Below, I chose the quotes that stood out to me the most and were repeated the most from both former and current Zara employees. Here, prepare to learn all the ins and outs of shopping not only the sale but the brand in general, including which pieces you should never splurge on, which day sale markdowns happen, and ways to score the pieces you've been eyeing most. Ready for the top-secret information on how to get the most without spending the most at Zara, according to Zara employees?

The plaid pants you'll want to wear every day. 
Spice up an all-black outfit with this tiger belt.
For all those parties you have to go to this season. 
Yes, this look is perfect. 
Not your average bag, that's for sure. 
We have major heart-eyes for this one. 
An updated version of the dad sneaker trend.
Zara is currently styling this coat with everything, and we are here for it. 
This handle is everything. 
A silky situation you absolutely need. 
Protect your little head from the rain with this stunner. 
The pop of neon your wardrobe needs. 
If an $18 midi skirt doesn't make you smile, we don't know what will. 
Your jeans and party dresses alike will get good use out of these shoes. 
Cozy doesn't even begin to cut it. 

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