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Friday, November 30, 2007

Frugal Friday - Finding Affordable Clothing

Finding affordable clothing on a limited budget can be tricky. Its especially difficult to find CUTE clothing on a budget - but in recent years, I've been introduced to a method that does just that. Cute clothes for less! The answer is in Thrift Stores and Consignment Shops. Thrift Stores and Consignment Shops are an excellent resource for any savvy, frugal-minded person. They are generally are filled to the brim with excellent bargains, especially when it comes to clothes.

Of course bargain is in the eye of the beholder. Two years ago, I found a gorgeous pair of high heels at a local consignment shop for $30. To me, this was a great deal - the shoes originally came from BeBe, a super trendy, high end clothing store that I had always avoided like the plague due to the "cha-ching" involved. So when I found a pair of cute shoes that I could afford. that came from there, I jumped on it! But, if I were faced with the same situation now, I'd be forced to relunctantly pass.

You can still find GREAT deals at these shops though. Not too long ago I found a pair brand new Express Khaki Cords for only $10. They had never been washed, and the original price was around $60. And check out this adorable outfit Debbie J. found at a thrift store for 50 cents:

What a Bargain!

So try the thrifts and the consignment shops next time you go shopping. You might be pleasantly surprised at the quality of the garments and, of course, the price!

UPDATE: Debbie J. posted a similar topic today with a better picture of the above outfit, click to check it out!


Debbie J. said...

I wish I had access to these kind of deals when my children were babies!!! Those bear feet are so cute!!!

Western Warmth said...

That outfit is so sweet. And I love the picture of your hubby and goose in the corner. I always love the pictures of my hubby with our babies--something so precious about it.