7 Thrifty Tips to Remember when Shopping for Clothes ...


7 Thrifty Tips to Remember when Shopping for Clothes ...
7 Thrifty Tips to Remember when Shopping for Clothes ...

With spring and summer comes the desire to buy a new wardrobe, so if you’re heading out the door to go shopping, you’re gonna need these thrifty tips for shopping for clothes! Clothes shopping can be expensive, but if you know a few tricks, you can find steals and deals that will drive all your girlfriends insane with jealousy! Read on to learn what my tips for shopping for clothes are!

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Have a Set Budget

One of my top tips for shopping for clothes is to have a set budget before you go shopping. Know exactly how much you can afford to spend, and determine to stick with it! If you don’t have extra money, don’t go shopping! It helps to take cash only.


Hit up Sale Racks First

When you first walk into a store, all those racks of cute outfits and designer looks catch your eye right away! My advice is to walk right past the first racks. Head to the back, where nearly every store has several sales racks. You can find rock-solid prices on really cute clothing-perhaps even clothing that you wistfully longed for from the front of the store only a few months ago!


Know Where to Shop

I absolutely love shopping at outlet stores! You find brand new stuff for nearly half the price you would pay elsewhere. Other places to consider are consignment stores, thrift stores, garage sales, or swap meets. And don’t forget to check your favorite stores occasionally for sales!


Learn to Sew

You don’t have to be a wizard at the sewing machine to get by with the basics! It’s very helpful to know how to hem. Then you can buy skirts, jeans, dresses, or even shorts that are too long and hem them up. Many people pass up a good deal on these items because they are the wrong length.


Always Try on

Have you ever bought something, and gotten home only to realize that the garment doesn’t fit you right? Then you are out money and time. Not a good combination in my book! So I always try garments on before purchasing. The only exception is when it’s something you have bought before and you just want a few more in different colors, or if you know you can exchange easily without a hassle or going out of your way.


Save Your Receipts

Never toss out a receipt for an item until you are sure you are going to keep it. Sometimes, you get a garment home and decide you just don’t like it or need it. Or maybe it doesn’t go with the shoes you thought it would match. Whatever the reason, having your receipt ensures an easy and smooth return and your money back!


Go with Your Gut

Impulse buying is a huge downfall for me. I have to take a moment and really consider whether I need something or not. If you’re debating over whether or not you need something, you probably don’t need it. It helps to go shopping with a specific item or two in mind that you are looking for, like new jeans or a pair of sunnies.

These are my tips for shopping for clothes the thrifty way, but what are yours? We all have our own methods and ways to save money, so I’d love to hear your tricks to savea dollar! Please comment below, and thanks for reading!

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Outlets are great, but remember, some outlets aren't like an over-supply thing, they may be selling clothes that was specifically made for the outlet, so not as high quality, or sewn off kilter, etc

skirt is so adorable !

I've never understood not trying things on. It's more of a hassle to take things back if you find out they don't fit at home. Just get it over with at the store! Then if it doesn't fit, you may find something else even more awesome in the same trip!

Love this article. If you have a Plato's Closet, check it out. I'm in a college town and ours always has gently used but still in-style clothing, shoes and bags. I've started going there before the regular stores or outlets. Also check your local private schools' fundraisers. Ours has an annual rummage sale with high end, barely (never?) used clothes, housewares and sports equipment.

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