How to save money on clothes

If you like to have new outfits, you don't need to sacrifice your desires because of a tight budget. There are ways to reduce costs when buying clothes.

Declutter your wardrobe

When a new season starts, it’s a good time to review all your clothes, accessories and shoes. If there are any that you didn’t use last year, it's probably time to put them on sale. You have to consider that they have to be in good condition and laundry cleaned. There are lots of online platforms where you can post your clothes and make some extra money for their sales. 

Swap with friends

If you've got friends that have similar clothing sizes, you can propose them to swap clothes with you. That would be a win-win scenario for both of you if neither one has enough money to renew their wardrobes with new items. You can also borrow some outfits for special occasions, like a party or a job interview.

Go to thrift stores

These stores sell new and second-hand clothes, and you may find really good deals there. Many even offer weekly specials or regular sales. Check on your area if there’s one nearby and if you've never gone inside, now it's the perfect time to do it!

Clearance sales

You can look at the clearance sales in your favorite stores. There are often at the back in signaled racks, or in clothes-baskets. If you're an online shopper, you can also look for them on the brands’ pages. Clearance items have great discounts, don’t miss any of them!

Discount stores

Stores like Ross and Marshalls have lots of interesting prices on clothes, as they sell overstock and slightly imperfect pieces from other retailers. You can try them on to check if they suit you, and then check that they’re in good shape. If you're looking for some classic outfit, like a plain sweater or a hoodie, you can go to the men's and the kid's section, which are usually less expensive than women's.

Outlet malls

You need some time to spare in order to go to an outlet mall, as you'll have to walk a lot and check many stores to find what you need. The main upside is that you can find many brands in one place, each with great deals to take advantage of. Check the labels to see if the clothes need special care like dry-clean-only. Try to pick only the machine-washables clothes and save money in advance.

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