10 ways to save money on clothes buying
Buying clothes can be expensive. Most people spend over $1000 a year on clothes buying. Good news is there are several ways to cut down on your clothes buying bill and still look fabulous. Below are 10 ways you can save money on clothes.
- Shop at thrift stores. The best bargains on clothing can be found at the thrift stores. Going to a thrift store can seem like going on a scavenger hunt. If you don't mind doing a little digging, you can find good clothes for a great price.
- Stay away from the mall. Most of the clothing stores at the mall are very expensive. To save money try to avoid doing your clothes shopping at the mall.
- Ask for a discount on stained clothes. If you go to a store and you see a stain or something that can be removed easily, see if the store will give you a discount on the item.
- Shop at discount stores. Discount stores like Walmart, Ross, and Target offer inexpensive clothing. The inventory for these stores change all the time.
- Shop out of season. You can save money if you shop out of season. You're basically shopping for what's about to happen instead of what is currently happening. You can save money if you buy a winter coat in July and a bathing suit in January.
- Keep track of sales. Several department stores have big annual and semi-annual sales. These sales normally occur when shopping is at a low point in the year. You can also use a coupon app like Coupon Sherpa to look for sales in your area.
- Don't buy expensive workout clothes. It doesn't matter if you're working out in a $55 shirt from REI or a $10 shirt from Kohl's you're going to get the same workout so why spend more money.
- Only buy clothing you need. If you don't need expensive items of clothing then just don't buy them. When purchasing clothes don’t shop for the life you will have; shop for the life you have now.
- Shop online. Shopping online can save you a ton of money on clothing. There are several sites that provide great deals on nice looking clothing. Unfortunately, when you buy online, you can’t try things on before you purchase it so be very careful. Depending on where you buy clothes online, you may have to wait up to 6 weeks to receive the clothing.
- Sell clothes you no longer wear. Go through your clothes every year to see what clothes you no longer wear. You can sell your clothes online or drop your clothes off at a consignment store.