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How to Save Money on Fashions While Having Fun Doing it

By: Joshua Unseth-- 2010-03-26 5:00 am --

For some reason, many of us tend to overspend on clothing. Perhaps it's because we tend to associate our clothes with status, confidence, even luxury.

Thankfully, there are ways to look good and be comfortable without breaking the bank. There’s nothing like finding a skirt, a pair of slacks or a designer T-shirt for much less than their original full retail prices. It’s even better when you can find these items in places that make a day out shopping lots of fun!

If you’d like to have fun finding fashions for less, there are many options to choose from. Here are some suggestions that can help you find great clothes for much less than what department stores charge.

Check out your local thrift store.
Thrift stores are experiencing a cultural re-awaking because people are starting to notice that they can find lots of great deals on clothes and other things. As a result, many thrift stores around the country are re-inventing their images to make them more friendly and inviting places to visit.

This is good news for fashion-conscious consumers because they can find great deals on clothes from the Gap, and other top brands while also having fun browsing through merchandise in a fun atmosphere. In fact, many consumers have found such great deals on fashions at thrift stores that they have stopped shopping at department stores for clothes!

However, you can still shop at department stores and save big.
It's lots of fun to shop at department stores to find deals on fashions because if you plan ahead, you can almost find great deals on clothes that you can actually use.

The best way to plan ahead is to wait to buy fashions until there is weaker demand for them. This can help you save a lot of money on fashions because retailers need to make room for new inventory that's in higher demand.

A great example of doing this is waiting to purchase swimwear until wintertime. Many fashion-conscious consumers do this because they can usually purchase top name-brand swimsuits for 1/2 or even 1/3 of their original retail prices.

Finally, don't forget to also check your local clothing stores for great deals on fashions.
Local clothing stores are lots of fun to visit because they each have a unique personality that makes it easy to spend the day looking over their stuff. They can also offer consumers lower prices on fashions because they often have lower overhead costs than national retailers. This makes them a great place to find hard-to-find fashions for much less than what a department or specialty store would charge.

As a result, it's possible to find great deals on fashions while also supporting their local economies! What more could a shopper want?