This week’s poll is about your seasonal shopping preference. Do you prefer to shop at the start or at the end of a retail season? Note that there are only two official retail seasons, Spring and Fall, each of which lasts about six months.  

I prefer to shop early in the season because that’s when I’m most excited about the new collections. Items look fresh and I want them right away. Most of my own seasonal refresh is done during the first half of the season because that’s when fashion buyers tend to stock stores with “cherries”.

Although prices are considerably reduced at the end of the season, pickings are slim and sizes are scarce. I’m also usually bored with what’s on offer at the end of the season. I’m already looking forward to the next season’s range. 

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Start or Team End of Season Shopper? For the purposes of this poll, mid-season shoppers fall into Team Start of the Season Shopper. Remember, no batting for both sides.