Win at shopping with tips from stylist David Zyla

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Emmy award-winning stylist David Zyla joined Good Morning Arizona this morning to show viewers how they can all win at shopping.

Zyla explained that studies have shown that when entering a store, people tend to go to the right side first. Many items are chosen for purchase early on, when people are still excited to be in the store and not yet tired. Therefore the newest — and most expensive — merchandise is almost always placed in the right side of a store or department entrance

Zyla also said to check out the boy's department when looking for basics like knits and t-shirts.

Tuesday is the best day of the week to shop online and save. It is the day when most sites post sales and new items. For brink-and-mortar stores, Friday is the most popular day for a sale, as are the months of May and January when stores switch to fall and spring fashions.

Zyla just released his book, “How to Win at Shopping,” which reveals 297 secrets to saving time, money and frustration at your favorite stores. His coauthor Eila Mell is also a coauthor with Heidi Klum of Project Runway, and writes and consults for The New York Times, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post and Elle Canada.

Check out these tips from Zyla and Mell, and keep an eye out for more pointers in “How to Win at Shopping”:

  • Always go up a size to appear slimmer.
  • Spend less on t-shirts, blazers, and knits by shopping the boys' department.
  • Always sit down when trying on clothing.
  • Treat your in-store shopping trip like a business meeting.
  • A smart purchase is something you can wear multiple ways.
  • Three-quarter sleeves are flattering on all body types.
  • Never buy something just because it's the "It" item of the season.
  • Never pass on a piece because you haven't heard of the brand.
  • Beware of jeans with too much stretch.
  • Never feel pressured to buy.