Just because money is tight doesn't mean that your wardrobe has to suffer. No matter where you live, you can find fashion bargains if you take the time to look. Here are some suggestions to keep your wardrobe current and your wallet happy.
Check out thrift stores. Thrift stores are a great place to shop for fashion bargains. If you've never tried one, get over your thrift store phobia and go! You will pay only a few dollars for great used clothing. And if you're lucky enough to go to a thrift store when they're having a sale, the fashion bargains will be even better! Support your local community and help the environment by looking for fashion finds at used clothing stores.
Sign up for store reminders. If you have a favorite clothing store, you can often sign up to be on their preferred customer calling list. Whenever they have a sale, they'll call you a few days in advance to let you know about it. You'll never have to miss out on another fashion bargain sale again. Plus, being on the calling list will save you the countless trips to the mall each week to check out the stores for possible deals. Now you'll always know when there are fashion bargains to be had.
Opt for email newsletters. Another great way to remain aware of all the fashion sales going on at your favorite stores is to sign up for the store flyers and newsletters. Each week, you'll receive the latest fashion bargains for all your favorite stores in your inbox. Browse for the best deals and get to the sales early for the best bargains.
Throw a clothing swap with your friends. You can update your wardrobe without breaking the bank by finding fashion bargains in your girlfriend's closet. Consider throwing a clothing swap at your house. Invite your best buds over for drinks and appetizers, and tell them to bring any clothes they don't wear anymore. You can then trade, purchase or give away your unwanted clothes in exchange for some new-to-you fashion bargains. Plus, you'll spend a great night with your girls without spending a fortune.
Visit discount clothing stores. If you are a stickler for name brands, you probably spend more on clothing than you need to. Often, you can find your favorite name brands on sale for a fraction of the original price at discount clothing stores. Visit Ross or T.J Maxx and see what labels they've got this week. You'll definitely be surprised at the fashion bargains you find when you consider alternatives to your classy, expensive fashion boutiques.