Shopping for charms is a process. Everyday I quickly visit my favorite places to shop online to see if any new charms have been released or have reduced in price. Within the year, I have become a very savvy shopper when it comes to charms. A lot of the charms I purchase are at the price I wanted to pay for and charms worth buying. I will admit I have purchased charms that are not impressive and I have regretted buying them. This guide will hopefully help all Juicy Couture Charm Collectors.
3 Stages to Buying Juicy Couture Charms
1) Do I have to have it now?
The extreme shopper in me wants to declare I want every charm I see. Yet, I take a step back and think, “Do I have to have it now and pay full retail?” A lot depends on quality and if the charm is special. The quality of the charm and the price point greatly depends whether or not I will purchase the charm at full retail. If the charm is pave, colorful, intricate, or has a special meaning, it is a high quality charm. Juicy Couture usually prices their higher quality at the $58 or the $62 mark. If it is a must-have, it’s a go with the purchase!
2) I don’t have to have it now; can I wait for a cheaper price?
If the charm did not completely “WOW” me, I ask myself, “Would I want this charm if it were cheaper?” Those charms are usually cute but of lesser quality or overpriced charms. Lesser quality charms usually go on sale. I have purchased charms before they went on sale and shot myself in the foot. Now, if I want it but don’t need it, it can wait.
3) This charm is now very cheap; do I still want this charm?
This question is deemed for charms of lesser quality and on sale. If I passed the charm up after stages 1 and 2, and the sale price still hasn’t tempted me to purchase, I answered the question, “No.”
Holiday Juicy Couture Charms deserve it’s own special category. A lot of the holiday charms are detailed, special, and great to wear for the upcoming season. But you must ask yourself, “Do I need it now or can it wait until next year?” Holiday charms will go on sale sooner or later, if you can wait to wear the charm for another year, definitely buy after the holiday has passed. If not, purchase and get as much wear as you can become the holiday comes!
Rare charms are Juicy Couture charms that are not in production anymore and in high demand, and mostly sold on eBay. They are charms you passed up and suddenly decided you need that charm in your collection. Decide how much you are willing to spend on a rare charm because it will be above the full retail value.