5 Tips For Saving Money When Shopping For Clothes

Whether young or old, we all like to look our best and shopping for clothes, shoes and accessories is one of life’s little pleasures for many. However, with people cutting their cloth (sorry for the pun!) according to their means at the moment, buying new clothes can sometimes feel like a luxury we can ill afford. That doesn’t mean that buying clothes has to be something we no longer do as there are many ways to enjoy new trends and fashion without breaking the bank.

1. A great way to gain a new look for free is to hold a “swishing” party with your friends. Everyone brings an item or two (or more) they no longer want, maybe some shoes, a belt, a dress or a bag and then “swishes” or swaps them for another item. It’s a good idea to settle on how many items you will all bring as it is unfortunate if one friend brings a huge bag full and another brings one item! For the price of a few nibbles and drinks, you and your friends can get themselves a whole new look for free and also have an inexpensive fun evening trying on new outfits!

2. Shopping at charity/thrift shops and boot sales can uncover a whole new load of fashion treasures for mere pennies. The last thing people want to do when holding a boot sale is take all their items home with them, so there are many bargains to be had. I recently picked up a new suit from Mexx, complete with tags, for £1! The seller bought it on impulse and was just happy to get rid of it. Charity shops can also give you a great new look for less. My sister was looking for a winter coat recently but at £50 on the High Street, they were out of her reach. A trip to her local charity shop uncovered a great cream wool coat for less than £7! And her purchase also raised cash for a local good cause.

3. If you are lucky enough to have a local market, you will probably find traders who sell clothes and accessories for a fraction of the cost of those sold by the large retailers. These stalls are great for picking up items such as scarves, fashion jewellery and bags which can update your look. Our local market sells scarves and pashminas for a fiver for two, which can instantly transform an outfit.

4. If you are talented with a needle or own a sewing machine, why not consider making or customising your own clothes rather than buying new? With fashion gurus such as Gok Wan showing you how to transform an outfit for a few pounds, it is something which can be done at home with little outlay. A packet of dye and some string can transform a t shirt into a tie dye marvel. Or a few fabric flowers sewn on can update a dress or skirt instantly. If you are more serious, patterns and fabric can be found at most charity or craft/sewing shops.

5. A way of making fashion affordable is to consider a catalogue. A favourite of many women in 1970’s/1980’s, catalogues are now a very popular way to update your look and spread the cost. Many stars such as Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby have their own fashion lines in catalogues. Many catalogues also offer an incentive such as 10% off your first order if you purchase. Obviously only consider a catalogue if you are able to pay it off each month.

Hopefully these tips will show that fashion can remain affordable and give you a few new ideas when next considering a new outfit!

How to Save Money Shopping for Clothes

Do you love to shop for new clothes? Do you go on shopping sprees and begin to notice that your bank account is shrinking while the amount of clothes in your closet is piling up? If your shopping habits are starting to cause a financial problem in your life then it is time to start doing something about it. Here are some tips to help you save money while you are out shopping for clothes.

-Tip #1: Be bold and ask for a discount. When you get up to the register ask the sales person if they will give you a discount. This won’t always work, but sometimes it does. So what’s the harm in asking?

-Tip #2: Wait for it to go on sale. If an item has been in the store for a month or more, the retailer will start to lower the price so he can get rid of it. Be patient and wait until an item has been in the store for about six weeks and you will almost always pay a lower price for it. Also, ask the salesperson when the next sale is coming up. They will usually give you a little bit of a heads up and some might even give you the sales discount right then.

-Tip #3: Stock up on seasonal clothing at the end of the season. Most stores have huge end of the season sales. So you can stock up at the end of the summer on new clothes for next summer. You will save a lot of money shopping this way.

-Tip #4: Take care of the clothes you have now. If something says “dry clean only” then only get it cleaned at the dry cleaners. Take good care of your clothes and you won’t feel the need to replace them every few months.

-Tip #5: Don’t be afraid of recycled clothing. Thrift shops are a great place to find good clothes for a small price. You will have to dig a little deeper to find the clothes you like, but you’ll definitely save money. Also swapping clothes with your friends or taking their leftover clothes they no longer want will save you a ton of money. You can still have nice clothes and not pay the heavy price for them.

Shopping for clothes does not have to suck all of the money out of your bank account. Be a smart shopper. Look for deals. Ask for discounts. Shop at thrift stores. Take care of the clothes you already have. There are a lot of ways to save some money and still enjoy a fun shopping spree.

Shop For Clothes Online

One of the most tedious chores is shopping for clothes, especially for back to school or during the holidays. This can be a time-consuming and expensive endeavor. One solution is to shop for clothes online. There are many retailers that offer discount prices on name brand clothes for the entire family. Rather than going from store to store to find clothing for each member of the family, online shopping allows you to find everything you need for your family from the comfort of your home. Shopping for clothes for the entire family, for any occasion, can be stress-free and gives you an opportunity to stay within your budgets while meeting the needs of your entire family.
 
When you shop for clothes online, you eliminate the hassle of loading everyone in the car, fighting traffic to get to the stores, and then fighting crowds and standing in long lines. Shopping for clothes is often a very stressful and exhausting experience. Shopping online eliminates the stress and hassle of shopping for your family. Whether you are shopping for clothes for a special occasion or for everyday clothes, you can find everything you need online. Rather than getting dressed and dealing with crowded stores, you can purchase your family’s clothing from the comfort of your favorite armchair.
 
One of the biggest budget breakers is clothing. When you have a large family to shop for, it is even more difficult to stay within budget. If you shop for clothes online, you can stay within your budget by taking advantage of the discount prices on name brand clothing for men, women, and children. Your friends and family will think you took a secret shopping trip to the finest stores when they see your clothes! They don’t have to know that you got the best prices available without leaving home.

If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of shopping for clothing for your family, maybe it’s time for you to try to shop for clothes online. Everything you need for a full wardrobe can be found right at the tips of your fingers, and delivered right to your door. Online shopping makes shopping for clothes a pleasant and convenient experience for the entire family. And, with the money you save, you can even extend your wardrobe. Dress in style without going broke by taking advantage of the deals that can be found when you shop for clothes online.