Ok, so I know my method may not be for everyone. In fact, when I was younger, I wasn’t so eager to hunt for bargains or pick up items at yard sales and thrift stores. But you know what, I get compliments on my clothing literally everyday so I must be doing something right! And being very aware of germs and such, as I am…I am cautious of what I buy, and where, and of course everything in washed well before ever worn. And yes, I do buy clothing new sometimes, just not very often because you’ll find once you pay very little for beautiful items, it is then hard to pay full retail prices for things ever again lol. Plus, right now I am just focusing on my own clothing finds, but I will also get into how I dress my son in name brand and super cute outfits for less too! So, stay tuned for more blog posts covering that!
So, where do I go most for cute stuff? Well, in my area, there are a few places I like to visit regularly. Most people will have a Good Will or Salvation Army near them. Both are great places to find cute items! In fact, one huge bonus to going to these places verses your local mall, is that you can find more unique pieces that not everyone around you will be wearing. The Good Will near me has amazing deals on Sunday’s, where certain items are as little as 49 cents! The Salvation Army in my area has half off deals every Wednesday. I can not even tell you how many cute dresses, jeans, tops, etc. that I can find for super cheap! And I swear, some people will buy something new, wear it maybe once or twice, and donate it. I seriously have no problem with some girl buying a new Victoria’s Secret “PINK” hoodie, for probably $50 dollars, wearing it once, then I pick it up for let’s say three bucks. I love that savings! Seems stupid to pay more than fifteen times as much for the same item. I’d rather spend the money I can save, on doing things with my son!
Another good example of a consignment store that you might want to check out is Plato’s Closet. They have clothes, shoes, and purses. Even some jewelry. They are always running deals and specials where you can score extra amazing deals! I have found some very cute clothes from the Plato’s Closet near me!
Now for stores. Yes, I sure do love going to retails stores too! And, even if you only want to buy directly from a store rack, don’t worry, you too can find great deals on clothing! Usually, stores will have a clearance rack and if you know when to go, you can find amazing deals! Towards the end of each season, stores will start to mark down seasonal items to make room for the next shipment. Now, just because they are seasonal, doesn’t always mean if you buy it, it will have to sit in your closet until next year. Often times things that are “seasonal” can still be worn into other times of the year. Even if you just have to add a little sweater or jacket over something. I once bought a cute dress from Kohl’s that was normally $50, for $7.99. I wear it in the spring, summer and fall. I am very tall, so pants and especially jeans are something I am very likely to buy from a store, because I need them in long. But knowing how and where to shop, I bought one of my favorite jeans for $10., which I am fine paying that much for brand new jeans. So, even when I buy new, I pay much less than most people because I hate to pay more, when I could PAY LESS! :)
I hope you enjoyed these tips and the glimpse of my wardrobe! If I see good responses on this topic, I will continue to cover it more! Now, get out there and shop!