Shopping for fall doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are many ways to be exceptionally frugal without compromising style. Vine Vera details a few of the ways you can save on fashions for fall without breaking the bank.
Shopping around for fall sales is the best way to get new clothes for less. If you sign up to your favorite stores’ e-mail lists, they will send you weekly (sometimes daily) messages, informing you of their upcoming sales and sales events. Sometimes, if you have a credit card with that particular store, you will be privy to sales that others don’t know about, and aren’t even invited to. Usually, these types of sales happen after hours. Sometimes, these stores will even throw in incentives like extra points on your card to use for rewards at a later time. Talk about a sweet deal!
Thrift stores have a wealth of incredible and rare finds that you can get for bottom dollar. Sometimes, if it’s a small chain thrift store, the owners will even throw in incentives of their own. Thrift store shopping is a hobby for some, where they see how much they can find and buy for such little money. Many of the options available are not owned by anyone else, so it will help you to develop a look all your own and be unique.
Shop for Autumn in Summer
Buying scarves, hats, gloves, and sweaters might not be at the top of your to-do list during the heat of the summer, but summertime can provide you with extreme discounts in terms of buying the things you need for the fall. Many stores begin laying out fall looks at the end of summer, and so shopping for them during this time tends to offer you the best deals, even on brand new merchandise.
Yard sales tend to offer extreme discount prices on some fantastic finds, if you look around well enough. With a bit of luck, you can find some great autumn looks for less. Many people hosting the yard sales are simply looking to get rid of things they don’t need, and are willing to take next to nothing for clothing. Look in your local newspaper for yard sale ads, as well as Craigslist’s Community section for Yard Sale and Garage Sale listings in your area.
Shopping online on sites such as eBay and Amazon are great ways to get styles you love for far less than department store and boutique prices. Sometimes, you can find brand new items and other times, you will see used but in great condition items. There is so much to choose from on these sites. Don’t get sucked into placing more of a bid than you are realistically willing to spend on used clothing. Just keep things simple and you will have a new autumn look in a pinch without overspending!
It’s so much fun to shop for autumn. What are your favorite frugal shopping tips?