Trying to live a more inexpensive lifestyle, I have been on a quest to find great deals on my wardrobe. Being a teacher, I have a dress code to follow too, no jeans.
- Clearance racks. I personally love the clearance at Kohl’s and New York and Company. Kids can be hard to shop for on clearance racks, because you never know what size they will be the next year! I guess that is half the fun.
- Goodwill and thrift shops. I have heard many people touting their magnificent finds, especially in bigger cities. I, personally, can never find any pants there, because I wear tall sizes. There must not be too many tall women who donate their clothes. This is something on my list to check out more. I also know that the kids clothing gets picked over really quickly.
- Hand me downs. For adults and children, hand me downs can be a real source of free clothing. My favorite sweater right now belonged to my sister in law, who passed it to my mother in law, who passed it to me almost brand new! This can go two ways. If you have a nice sweater or shirt that you just don’t like how it fits, you can pass it along to a friend or family member. I lived in hand me downs as a young girl. One of my mom’s friends had a daughter several years older, and I always looked forward to that bag of clothes.
- Garage Sales. I have to admit that my mom loves garage sales, but I hate them. She can find a diamond in the rough, but all I see is 80’s clothes and kids items. I do know I will use yard sales a source of kids clothing when I have them, because kids grow so fast!
How do you find deals on clothes? Did I miss any great places? What is the best deal you have found lately?