You don’t have to have a fluid wardrobe budget to be a sharp dresser. As the old saying goes, money can’t buy taste; therefore, it is more important that you know where to find great deals than it is that you have an unlimited supply of money with which to buy your threads. If you fancy yourself a smart dresser, but find that purchasing new clothes is not exactly at the top of your budget priority list, then check out these pointers for how to find the best deals on women’s clothing.
Discount stores. Chain retailers like TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls are chock-full of fashionable choices that won’t break the bank. As a matter of fact, it is possible to find clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories for a mere fraction of the manufacturer’s retail cost when you shop at these discount stores.
Online deals. The Internet is a rich resource when it comes to finding clothing deals. If you know exactly what you are looking for, then auction sites like eBay will let you bid what you are willing to pay for new or gently used pieces. Group discount sites like Hautelook, Gilt Groupe, and Rue La La will send notices of their clothing closeouts directly to your inbox just for registering with them. Another great clothing resource is Goodwill.com, where you can find a wide array of new and used, high-quality clothing for a mere fraction of the retail price.
Clothing exchange stores. Clean out your closet and take everything that you no longer wear, want, or need to a clothing exchange store like Plato’s Closet. There, you can get dollar-value credit for your trade-ins, which you can then use to purchase new-to-you clothing from the store.
Outlet stores. Most clothing manufacturers sell their out of season lines through outlet stores. These outlet stores may be found in plazas, or even in shopping malls, and are a great source for quality name-brand clothing on the cheap.
Department store sales. First off, make it a point to always browse through sales flyers before trashing them. You never know what you might find, and where. Also, any time you find a must-have piece in a department store, ask the salesperson when that piece will next go on sale. Chances are you can hold off on the purchase until a later date, when you can get the same thing for a whole lot less.
Dressing well does not have to come at the sacrifice of your financial well being. Find the balance by making smart shopping decisions. Keep these options in mind when looking for deals on women’s clothing.
About the Author: Zelda Shellhorn is always on the lookout for fashion deals. She’s known for shopping at mid-range and high-end stores and is always looking for New York & Co coupon codes, coupons, and deals for her favorite venues.