10 ways to save money on clothes

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Shopping for clothes can be a strain on ones budget especially when you feel you need to keep adding to that wardrobe.

Well, here are a few suggestions on how you can trim costs especially if clothes shopping is a priority on your must-do list each month.

10 ways to save money on clothes

10 ways to save money on clothes


1. Buy separates that can be mixed and matched to create various looks.

2. Shop off season to get the best prices on brand apparel. And scour through those clearance racks to clinch a steal.

3. Remind yourself to only buy an item if it’s on sale. If you can pair that purchase with a coupon, all the better!

4. Shop consignment stores and thrift stores for a good deal.

5. Make garage sale hopping on the weekend a serious activity. You never know what you will find on those garage sale racks/tables.

6. Shop with cash only. It hurts more to hand over those bills versus a quick swipe with your card!

7. Opt to shop online ensuring you shop via a cash-back site and use online coupon codes while on the retailer’s site.

8.  Shop designer brands at factory outlet stores and wholesale stores especially when they have end of season sales and clearance sales.

9. Join a swap group with friends and swap clothes with like sized buddies.

10. Download coupon apps on your phone/iPad
to ensure you don’t need to hunt for those coupons or lose saving a few precious bucks while checking out.

One free coupon app and savings tool you could download on your Android phone or download to your iPad is Savor.

Savor - Coupons   Deals - Android Apps on Google PlayIf you opt to log into your Savor account via your Facebook account, your activity on Facebook will help determine the deals and offers that appear on your Savor feed.

Isn’t it neat to have a customized, curated coupon catalog highlighting your shopping preferences? And yes, you can change what appears by tailor-making your feed via your settings.

With the app you can even bookmark offers, shop via one retailer, pause that shopping trip , shop elsewhere and then continue from where you stopped on your prior trip.

Women's Apparel Online Coupons, Free Promo Codes   Sales   Savor

Do you have any tips on how to save money while shopping for clothes?

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  1. 1

    I only buy if I have a coupon, it is on sale or clearance. I also hate buying bras, what a crock with how much they charge.

  2. 2

    Those are great tips!

    I’ve shopped through Zulily quite a bit lately and I really like the deals I’ve been getting! I paid $5 for a pair of Phineas & Ferb shoes for J!

  3. 4

    I buy pants in primary colors. Then I get a little more creative with tops – so they can go with any pair of pants/leggings and not be committed to one outfit.

  4. 6

    Great tips! I’m always looking for a way to save a few bucks.

  5. 7

    I love mixing and matching. I do it with all the members of our family. When something gets worn out, it’s easier to replace, too.

  6. 8

    I shop at thrift shops for my kids, but not for myself. They ruin them or outgrow them so fast.

    • 9

      I have found some great brand new looking kids’ clothes at thrift stores before. Then my kids have to go and ruin them immediately!

  7. 10

    For the kids we will buy something that is on sale that is one or two sizes too big because they’ll eventually grow into it. Can’t pass up a great sale!

  8. 11

    These are great tips. Buying mix and match separates is really important and, especially for kids, consignment is key!

  9. 12

    Great tips. I love thrift, consignment and resale shops. Also shops like TJMaxx.

  10. 14

    Great tips. We do a lot of facebook groups for buying clothes and shoes for kids.

  11. 15

    We always check consignment shops and thrift stores first. Especially for my 3 year old. Your tips will sure help with my teenager!

  12. 16

    I miss the days of borrowing from friends. These days our tastes and sizes are so different

  13. 17

    We only buy clothes when they are on sale. I also layer tanks and shirts when it is cool outside yet not too cold for a sweater. This way I get more use out of my summer clothing.

  14. 18

    I always buy clothes off season. Being on the absolute razor sharp edge of fashion is not worth the price of in-season clothes. I also love to mix and match. I try to make sure the majority of my clothing works well together.

  15. 19

    I am trying to transition right now to using cash only. It’s so hard, but I am already making such a difference in my credit card debt! I can’t wait to cut those bad boys up! (Metaphorically… I mean, I don’t think I could ever actually cut them up. lol)

  16. 20

    Yup. I almost always shop like this, I hat e to overpay. Of course there have been times recently when we needed the clothes for the next day so that is a different story!

  17. 21

    I love finding ways to save on clothes. I always shop at thrift stores when I can, I have found some real steals doing that!

  18. 22

    The Savor app sounds really great. I would have to be careful to only use it when I really need something. I think it could get me into trouble. lol

  19. 23

    I find that when I carry cash, I tend to save a bit more than when I use the credit card. You are right, we are a bit more reluctant to hand over cash than we are to swipe the CC.

  20. 24

    My little guy is having one growth spurt after another, so I love ways to save. It’s crazy how much clothing he goes through.

  21. 25

    These are some great tips on how to save money when buying clothes! Buying with cash is a great one and downloading coupons is a must! :)

  22. 26

    I love thrift store and consignment shopping. Saves a ton of money. Especially for back to school

  23. 27

    These are great tips! I often shop thrift stores first then move onto sales. It saves a lot of money.

  24. 28

    We have a couple resale shops out here that only sell name brand clothing and are geared more towards the teens. That’s where we get our clothes. My hubby got a $200 pair of jeans for $19 last year. I think it’s great that my kids can go to school wearing everything name brand and in style – but at a fraction of the cost.

  25. 29

    I apply these rules for my kids back to school shopping too! So far, all pieces have been under $5 max!

  26. 30

    I love outlet shopping, though Hubby claims I end up spending more because I find so much I like. HA… We did a swap for the kids clothes, years back and it was really helpful. Sometimes you can find some gems at consignment shops, as well.

  27. 31

    I just head to the clearance rack! I never look at full price.

  28. 32

    Great tips… I always check the clearance rack and always use coupons and never ever pay full price for an item.. I rather wait a few weeks and then buy it when it’s cheaoer

  29. 33

    These are great tips! I love when I get the $10 off a $10 purchase coupons from JC Penney, or when Kohl’s is offering Kohl’s cash. I also like to shop online using coupons and promo codes, paired with a site like ebates where I can get cash back on my purchasing, plus shipping to the store for free! It saves a lot of money!

  30. 35

    Great tips! My neighbor just gave me some clothes that her daughter outgrew. I will gladly take items like that to helps us save on clothes!

    • 36

      I wish I had friends with daughters older than mine. Most of Dottie’s stuff with go to my close friend’s daughter, till they moved. :(

  31. 37

    Clearance racks, hand me downs and thrift stores is how my kids have clothes. We have been so blessed!~

  32. 38

    These are great tips! I always try to shop when there are sales, coupons or I get specific CC points.

  33. 39

    These are great tips. I am sure there are plenty out there that would love these! Consignment shopping is a great way to save money but it is fun too!

  34. 40

    Love checking out the end of season clearance. There are so many great deals when you watch the sales and frequently check the clearance.

  35. 41

    Great tips right in time for back to school! I always find that by heading to the back of the store, I find the best deals.

  36. 42

    Great tips! I try to save on clothes anytime I can.

  37. 43

    These are some great ways to save money on clothes. My favorite is going to the thrift store – I can always find pretty good clothes for great prices.

  38. 44

    Great list. Funny I always head to the clearance and sale racks. But I would have to add, don’t buy it just because its on sale.. make sure it fits and or looks good too. I have been guilty of buying something and saying.. but its on sale. Then I never wear it because it never fit right…

  39. 46

    These are really great tips. I am always looking for a good way to save on clothes.

  40. 47

    I’ve switched over to shopping online almost exclusively now. I love how I can instantly compare prices between sites and get the best deal (without having to drive all over town!)

  41. 49
    Angela S says:

    Fabulous tips! I found a couple of new consignment shops recently and am so glad I did.

  42. 50

    Those are some great tip to save money on clothes. And I love coupons!!

  43. 51

    I shop at the same places that I know when they usually mark down their items or have sales. Target, Kohls, Children’s Place and TJ Maxx are a few of my faves!

  44. 52

    I agree with the cash tip! I only shop with cash!

  45. 53

    These are great tips! We love to shop consignment!

  46. 54

    Great tips! I rarely buy myself clothes so having these tips will really come in handy!

  47. 55

    I love apps that help save money. I have 3 girls, so I am always looking for great ways to save on clothing purchases.

  48. 56

    I always shop the clearance racks. I can always find a little hidden gem in there :)

  49. 58

    These are great tips, I don’t really have any tips, I usually always buy what’s on clearance, I hate paying full price. I look at sales but then never think they are good deals.

  50. 59

    Great Tips! I Love saving money on clothes because I have a shopping problem. Totally agree on buying separates.

  51. 60

    The factory outlet stores in Atlanta were so reasonable that when I came across the ones in my state (that are not, I was so surprsied). I do love to come across a good deal.

  52. 61

    I love the shop with cash only tip! Speaking of clothes I need to go get some new ones!!

  53. 62

    These are great tips for saving money on clothes. I rarely pay full retail for clothes between consignment shopping, thrift shopping and hand me downs from friends.

  54. 63

    Great tips! I refuse to ever pay full price for clothing. Clearance is my best friend!

  55. 65

    Great tips! I’ll definitely keep these in mind next time I want to add to my wardrobe.

  56. 66

    Great tips! I have been wanting to check out some thrift stores around me.

  57. 67

    Great ideas! I rarely buy anything full price.

  58. 68

    All great ideas! I try to buy in the off season but here lately I haven’t been as good about that. It seems like I get so busy I just don’t make it to the stores before the off season clothes are picked through.

  59. 69

    I love shopping at thrift stores! Good to have some other ideas for saving money on clothes, thanks.

  60. 70

    The CASH ONLY tip is very helpful! It is harder to count it out. Swiping is just too easy!