Shopping for clothes is one of the many things that can ruin your budget instantly. This is specifically true when you have three or more kids who need new clothes every now and then. Here are some tricks I observe when buying my kids some clothes.
Start at Low-End Retailers. People with money to spare usually have a lot of good clothes which they sell after a single use. They also change as many clothes as they can every season. Moreover, they don’t care about selling them in low prices just to have enough closet space for their new clothes. You can find such clothes in yard sales, thrift stores and consignment shops. Clothes available in these places come in broken sizes. So, you’re most likely to bring home five clothes or less during your first trip. It’s still a good catch specifically if you’re able to buy them at 75% less than its original price.
Choose quality clothes. Quality clothes definitely cost more but you can use them over and over for a long time. Branded clothes are made of quality materials which makes them look good even after you’ve washed them a hundred times already. If you want to check whether you’re able to save more money from buying quality clothes, divide the cost of your branded shirt or jeans with the number of times you’ve used them.
Shop for opposite seasons. Retailers who want to get rid of all their summer clothing items will definitely put their merchandise on sale during winter. Apart from saving a lot of money, this allows you to save time preparing for your summer outfit.