Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 16:10
For some, shopping is just a necessity, while for others it is a hobby—a time to indulge in a little “retail therapy.”
Shopping can be a blast to fill up your closet with new duds…well, at least until you look at your bank account and realize that you may have racked up a good chunk of change just on buying clothes.
But, you don’t have to go into shock every time you go on a shopping spree. No, there are ways to save money while adding to your wardrobe.
Follow these helpful tips and you will be well on your way to huge savings during your next shopping trip.
B-line for the clearance section. Just because you want to spend less on clothes, does not mean that you have to buy clothes that are of poorer quality. Many, if not most, clothing stores have a designated space in their store for clearance items. Before venturing out into the full-priced areas of the store, head straight back to the clearance section and see what you might find there first.
Buy second-hand. You know what they say: “One man’s trash, is another man’s treasure.” Consignment stores are full of great clothing finds. Most consignment stores usually only take gently used clothing and accessories, so a lot of what you will see at these shops are like-new.
Give your closet a facelift. It can be fun to get new clothes, but more often than not, our closets get overlooked. Go through your clothes and see how you can re-invent your wardrobe. You might be surprised at how many outfits you can put together and refashion to fit your fashion wants and desires.
Invest. It can be tempting to always buy clothing on sale at already reasonably priced stores. However, sometimes it is better to invest in a few signature pieces that are of excellent quality, even if they are a bit more costly. Because, if you wear these pieces, such as boots or outerwear, frequently you are going to want them to last longer and not wear out as quickly.