Whenever I talk about fashion here on MichellePhan.com, I try to share a wide range of prices. Everyone has a different financial sitch, not to mention there are certain things that simply aren’t worth the money, no matter how much you have. Besides, who doesn’t love a good deal? Luckily, there are a lot of ways to get the look you want regardless of wallet size, thanks in part to the good ol’ world wide web! See what I mean:
From thrift stores to local resale boutiques, buying secondhand has never been easier. Though some shops can still get pricey, this can be surprisingly fruitful in the fashion department. So many people discard good quality and designer duds after one (or zero) use – their loss is your gain! Spend a day driving around your local neighborhoods scouting shops, or check the latest reviews on Yelp to save time.
Take to the WWW
Head to the internet for thrifty prices without the rummaging. Have you guys heard of sites like Twice and ThredUp? They’re perfect for those who love online shopping, but need to save a few bucks. Plus, after shopping at resale sites you know exactly what to do with your unwanted clothes – make that money back!
Mark Your Calendar
Keep track of the *big* sales at your favorite stores. For example, if you can hold off until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in the summer or Black Friday deals, you’ll get the most bang for your buck buying new. An added bonus – department stores rotate their stock so often that you can regularly browse the clearance racks. If you chat with a store associate, you can likely find out which days of the week new items are added and get your first pick of those deals.
It may seem backwards to shell out money for a simple white t-shirt as opposed to a nice party dress, but think about it – what’s going to require near daily use? By doing a little cost-benefit analysis of purchases (divide the price of the item by how many uses you intend to get out of it), you’ll quickly see what’s worth the money and what isn’t.
Got any $$ saving secrets when it comes to fashion? Fill me in!
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