Virtually everyone wants to look like a million dollars. Yet, for better or for worse, there are very few of us who are fortunate enough to be able to spend that kind of money in order to do so. Therefore, we have to rely on finding our favorite clothing brands at a discounted price.
This actually isn’t too bad of a thing so long as you know where to go to do it. If you’re someone who loves to save money, but when it comes to clothes shopping, you don’t know all of the “tricks of the trade” when it comes to getting cute clothes at a lesser price, here are five ways that will make you a “more for less” shopping expert in no time:
Be an “off season” shopper. You know how when people travel, they can get plane and cruise tickets for less when it’s “off season”? This rule basically applies to clothes shopping as well. Things tend to be more expensive during the time when everyone is shopping for them, so if you want a bathing suit for next summer, get it this year in the early fall; if you want a winter coat, February and early March are great times to find one at a really low price.
Get on a store’s email list. Most stores extend certain exclusive discounts to customers who signed up to be on their mailing list. The cool thing about this option is that it doesn’t take up a lot of time to fill out the form and you don’t have to get one of their store credit cards in order to stay abreast of their upcoming sales and special coupons.
Use promo codes. If you’re someone who likes to shop online for your favorite clothing brands, promotional codes (also known as promo codes) are basically like electronic coupons. Websites including RetailMeNot.com, Barganist.com and Sidepon.com all have a large list of clothing stores that offer percentages off, free shipping and sometimes even 2-for-1 deals. So, say that one of your favorite shops is New York and Company. All you have to do is go to the Sidepon.com New York and Company page and scroll through the list of discounts that they have. It’s definitely worth your time.
Shop at outlets. Many brand name stores have outlets under the same name. Basically, when a shop either has too much of an item, the item is out of season or there are some small imperfections within them, the shop will ship them to their own outlet store or an outlet mall so that those items can be sold at a lesser price. Online, a store that basically thrives off of the same mindset is Overstock.com. You can definitely find some designer clothing there at some really fantastic prices (with free shipping included!).
Go thrift store shopping. You might not think it, but you can get some pretty high-end clothes at a thrift store so long as you’re willing to be patient enough to sort through the racks. This is because a thrift store is simply a place where people donate clothes that they don’t want or need anymore. People can’t wear their designer jeans forever, right? Thrift store shopping definitely brings a whole new meaning to “patience pays off”.