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Where do you buy YOUR clothes?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by eMd, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. eMd

    eMd Earning My Ears

    Jul 5, 2009
    I'm 26, single, and no kids.
    I have a wedding to attend in Orlando at the end of October, and if I am going to be flying/or driving down for a Wedding, I may as well plan myself a vacation. But I need to do it on the cheap.

    I've signed up for Quickrewards, I read this board religiously for all different tips and tricks for budgeting/saving money. But I'd like to have a nice amount of spending money, and get to my goal amount saved well before October. To do that I need to stick to a tight budget.

    I've searched the boards and can't find anything on good deals/places to buy adult clothing. I find a ton of stuff on kids/baby clothing. But where do you buy YOUR clothes for the best prices?
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  3. englishteacha

    englishteacha <font color=magenta>I've just gotten crazier over

    Apr 2, 2006
    I buy many of my clothes secondhand. We have a couple awesome thrift stores near us. I also find things at Kohls.com, and Walmart for basics.
  4. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
    I get a lot of my clothes from outlets. If you shop their sales you can get really cheap clothing. My average right now is ~20% of the original list price. :thumbsup2

    My top three are:
    -Nordstrom Rack (really cute shoes)
    -Gap Outlet
    -Off 5th (Saks Fifth Avenue)
  5. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

    Oct 29, 2006
    Most often, Goodwill. What retail puchases I make are on massive clearance; most recently, Eddie Bauer shirts in several colors for $6 each.
  6. jjiillee

    jjiillee Mouseketeer

    May 5, 2010
    Tj Maxx, Marshall's and Ross. I don't like to pay full price for anything. I can get nice brand names things for half the price of a department store or mall store.
  7. bababear_50

    bababear_50 DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2007
    I'm in Canada but

    Walmart for basics like bras-underwear,socks,and t-shirts.
    We do have a new Target and Marshalls store that just opened
    so I might also check these ones out for basics.

    Goodwill , Salvation Army, and second hand shops for sweaters,jackets,

    Sears , dress pants (just under 5 feet tall -- so I need petite size).
    also due to eczema on my legs they have to be 100% cotton.

    Hugs Mel
  8. aimeekdg

    aimeekdg Earning My Ears

    Mar 25, 2013
    JC Penney actually has some pretty awesome deals on clothing! My boyfriend and I got a whole new wardrobe because they had jeans for $17 & shirts for $5! :woohoo: Good Will is cool also- they have awesome belts, purses, boots! Good luck! :goodvibes
  9. rachel09985

    rachel09985 DIS Veteran

    Jun 6, 2009
    I have no idea if you are a man or woman and I have no idea what is considered cheap for you.

    But, I do know that I am a 27 year old female with no kids as well and I go to Loft to buy nice clothes that are age appropriate. I have learned to wait for their 40% off sales so everything I buy there is 40% off! They have nice clothes that range from casual to dressy. I love their sweaters and dresses.

    That is my place I go to for deals. Also, Gap has a great sale rack. I have also bought a nice pair of jeans at the LOFT outlet.
  10. gillenkl

    gillenkl DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2006
    Walmart - buy basic items and mix with what you have. I just bought some basic pull on dresses & will add some scarves and jewelry.
  11. MrsDrewsky

    MrsDrewsky DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    TJ Maxx and Marshalls mostly.

    I would also look into ebay or a consignment store. We have a consignment store here that is managed by the junior league, and I always manage to find really nice dresses for special occasions there.
  12. eMd

    eMd Earning My Ears

    Jul 5, 2009
    I'm a woman as well. I've never even thought if Loft.

    The prices if TJ Marx, Marshall's and Kphls are reasonable to me. But I get severe anxiety in those three stores for some reason
  13. heartsy77

    heartsy77 Working on my 9th trip!

    Dec 7, 2004
    For myself, DH DD ( teens), and DS 6 Kohls is my go to!
  14. Epcotmgm

    Epcotmgm Earning My Ears

    Mar 22, 2013
    Same age and I like the gap, loft, banana republic and department stores like dillards. Budget wise, just wait for a sale. If you want cheap, I guess thrifts stores and search for things at Marshall's and places like that. I don't know what prices you are okay with. Buy things you will wear for a long time and check for quality, easy to care fabrics.
  15. Elleshoodat

    Elleshoodat DIS Veteran

    Nov 27, 2010
    I get anxiety in department stores and discount stores, too, but I'm OK clothes and shoe shopping in Target... :confused3

    I'm a few years older than you, but LOFT and the LOFT outlet are my go-tos. I also like the J.Crew and Banana Republic outlets and Old Navy.
  16. NeverlandClub23

    NeverlandClub23 DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2005
    I buy most of my clothes from Ebay (Ann Taylor mostly) and thrift stores. I'm 31, married, with no kids, but I don't buy clothes very often. Maybe 1-2 pairs of jeans a year, a handful of tank tops and cardigans/sweaters, and a couple sundresses. I still wear some of the clothes I bought when I was 18-20. I think if you stick with classics and well-made brands you don't have to clothes shop very often.
  17. secretpantssam

    secretpantssam DIS Veteran

    Jul 15, 2008
    I also do a lot of my clothes shopping at thrift stores or Kohls.
  18. chicagodisneyfan

    chicagodisneyfan Peace

    Sep 25, 2000
    Talbots - get great deals
    Lafayette 148 - for work clothes
  19. eliza61

    eliza61 http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/images

    Jun 2, 2003
    Lands end

    My family and I must be pretty rough on clothes because every thing I buy at lower end stores, I've never been satisfied with the quality. Generally I shop end of season like early this month these stores had killer sales on winter fashions easy 70% off, everyone got new columbia snow jackets for $27 bucks.
  20. Jill in Chicago

    Jill in Chicago DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2007
    I like the Chico's brand Traveler's Knits. The tops might be too old looking for you, but the bottoms might work. They are a drapey non clingy knit that wear like iron, and look so flattering. Keep in mind I am not a fan of the current style of close fit pants with the lower waist lines. So if you like that, then Chico's will not be for you. I wear these with dressy shoes with a heel, not flats. I have the solid colors.

    I buy my tops mostly at T.J. Maxx. I wear a lot of long cardigans with the longer drape in the front than the back. I also find lots of traditional button front sweaters at T.J. Maxx. Again, these looks might be too old for you.

    I think jewelry is a huge part of outfits. I like Charming Charlie's and Nordstrom clearance. Fun jewelry and scarves really add to the outfit.

    I am plus sized so I have also found cute stuff at Nordstrom. I have a couple of shorter sweater dresses from there that i got off the clearance rack. So I would suggest Nordstroms. And a second to JCP. Cute stuff there!
  21. karice2

    karice2 DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2010
    This must be me. I don't do well with clothes from lower end stores. I do Talbots, Nordstrom's and Macy's.

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