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So, I love buying clothes! Like most women, it’s probably one of my favorite things to go shopping for. But on the other hand, I also love saving money; who doesn’t? So of course, whenever I can, I try to save money on clothes. Makes sense, right?
Today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite ways to save money on clothes, and even one way that you can get clothes for absolutely free! That sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? Alright, here we go!
9 Ways to Save Money on Clothes + 1 Way to Get Free Clothes:
1.) Buy used clothing.
One of the easiest and most obvious ways to save money on clothes is to buy used clothing. Check out your local thrift stores and garage sales. I’ve found never-been-worn clothes (with tags) for just a couple of dollars at thrift stores. You can also find great deals on used clothes on eBay, although you should be more careful when using eBay.
2.) Shop clearance racks.
Next time you go to your favorite clothing store, head to the clearance racks. That’s where I honestly buy most of my clothes – #noshame – because you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something cute. Most of the time it’s out-of-season clothes, but there’s nothing wrong with that, just save them for next year!
3.) Don’t buy low-quality clothes.
Don’t buy clothes that are cheaply made. Trust me; I’ve made this mistake so many times with shoes! They just hurt my feet and basically fell apart. Clothes are no different – you’ll have to replace them so often that you’ll end up wasting money and spending more than you would’ve if you just bought something high-quality. Remember, there’s a difference between low prices and low quality.
4.) Buy clothes that suit you.
Don’t buy clothes if you don’t love the way it looks or love the way it fits you. If you don’t love it, you probably won’t ever wear it and you might as well have just thrown the money you spend on it into the garbage. So don’t buy on impulse – make sure that you’re positive that you want the item first!
5.) Have a clothing swap party.
This is something that I used to do with my friends in high school. You just gather up a group friends and everyone brings clothes that they don’t want anymore and you all, well… swap. You can read more about how to host a clothing swap here.
6.) Use daily deal sites for clothing.
Shop on daily deal sites like (my personal favorite) Zulily. You can find some pretty amazing deals. Just a couple of weeks ago, I bought 2 bras for $11 – and they’re great quality! You can use sites like that to score a lot of clothes for a really good price.
7.) Re-purpose what ya got.
You could always just makeover the clothes you already have to give yourself some new items without spending a dime. You don’t even have to know how to sew to do this either! Click here to see 40 no-sew clothing re-fashioning how-tos.
8.) Use coupons.
Another (maybe obvious) way to save money on clothes is to use coupons. RetailMeNot always has pretty awesome coupons that can save you a lot of money on buying clothes! Whenever I’m buying anything online, I always check that site first to see if there’s a coupon – and it’s saved me a lot of money.
9.) Use survey sites.
You can always use survey sites like Swagbucks to earn gift cards for stores like Old Navy, Target, TJ Maxx, Gap, and more. There are so many quick ways to earn money on Swagbucks, plus the points add up fast! You can even earn Swagbucks by literally doing nothing (read more about that in this post here.) 😉
You might like: My 5 Favorite Survey Sites That Pay
Now, lemme tell ya ’bout Schoola.
You may have heard of Schoola before. If not, it’s basically this website where you can buy gently used designer clothes for reeeeally good prices. And all of the profits go to help schools – which is awesome! Well, if you sign up for Schoola using this link right here, you get $10 free to use on the site. Plus, every person that you refer gets $10 to spend, and you get another $10. Pretty sweet, huh?
Here are some of the clothes I’ve gotten for free from Schoola (they’re cuter than they look in the pictures, haha!). I have more jeans and sweaters, but they’re packed away for winter. 😀