Stretching a dollar is the number one concern when most of us go shopping these days. Most of us are spending less on clothing than we used to because of uncertain economic times in which even the most confident consumer worries about their livelihood. Spending less doesn’t have to mean getting by on less however. There are still ways to get great clothes even with more money going to increased gas and food prices. The smart shopper always finds a way to make it work and hitting clearance racks in a great way to get ahead in clothing. Here are two ways to snag great clothes at lower prices.
1.) clearance racks- The first place you should check when your go to your favorite department in the clearance racks. Let’s face it, the sale items that are prominently on display are not going anywhere before you leave the store. The clothing is being advertised because the store is well stocked up on those items. Items on the clearance rack however could be gone by the time you leave the store so it’s important to jump on it early. As an example, I recently went to Timberland in search of a 2 for $20 t-shirt sale that the store continuously runs. Before selecting shirts from that sale, I looked at the clearance rack and discovered four similar shirts for just $5 each. The quality is the same but the items were older. Since all I was looking for was quality t-shirts, I was very happy to get twice the shirts for the same price.
2.) thrift stores- If you don’t mind second hand clothes, thrift stores can be a great way to add to your wardrobe. Indeed, a lot of name brand clothes are available for just a fraction of original sale price. On top of that, they already have that worn in look that has become so popular these days. Since it isn’t cool to wear anything that looks new anymore, why not just go with the flow on some used clothes and save some money in the process?