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Thrifty thinking about clothes shopping

Monday, March 17, 2014

ThinkingThrifty thinking about clothes shopping

I love saving money while still looking great. Especially with grand kids who grow in and of clothes is a practical way to shop.
1. Make friends with your local used clothing shop owner.
2. Visit one a month, and make it known what items you are looking for.
3. Visit the shop even when you need nothing. Sometimes you find the nicest items when least expected!
4. Buy your accessories at the thrift shop. Jewelry, sweaters, jackets and boots to compliment a nice outfit for cheap is great!

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GRAMMYEAC 3/17/2014 11:39PM

    Thank goodness for thrift shops and garage sales, especially for clothes for the grandkids!

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MJ7DM33 3/17/2014 9:24PM


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MSLZZY 3/17/2014 5:03PM


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JSTETSER 3/17/2014 11:02AM

    Good will is my favorite shop for me.
In our little town of Hillsboro, NH, upside Daisies is the best Children's thrift store. I support them whenever I can by buying the accessories for Baby Lina's dresses.

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LINDAKAY228 3/17/2014 10:44AM

    And save the extra money for the things you really want to do! I love bargains and second hand clothes if they look good. My son like to spend a lot on clothes. I would rather spend my money on hiking or nature preserves or traveling cheaply or other things I want to do than to spend a fortune on clothes

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1CRAZYDOG 3/17/2014 10:16AM

    LOVE my trips to Good Will and St. Vincent DePaul. LOVE being able to both donate AND buy.

HUGS and a Happy St. Paddy's Day emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 3/17/2014 10:00AM


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FALLENSHORT2013 3/17/2014 9:54AM

  My daughter grew up loving thrift shops. She abhorred the current fashions and colors and chose to wear her own style. I was so proud of her!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon m

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DEBBYFROMMT 3/17/2014 9:35AM

    LOVE the pic! My oldest DD could put an entire outfit together at the local thrift shop. She always had a good eye for bargains!

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NUTRON3 3/17/2014 9:24AM

    thanks for sharing!

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DOTTIEJANE1 3/17/2014 9:12AM

    Good will and several garage sale put on by churches

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PHEBESS 3/17/2014 8:50AM

    I buy scarves and jewelry when travelling - inexpensive mementos of where we've been! Plus they always fit in my luggage!

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SANDRALEET 3/17/2014 8:18AM

    I all so shop in good clothes stores when have good sales lost longer and look like new longer

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SWEETNEEY 3/17/2014 7:45AM


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GOLFGMA 3/17/2014 7:40AM

    Thrifty is the way to go! Happy St. Pats day! emoticon

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IOEINC 3/17/2014 7:34AM

    I love Goodwill!! When I reached my weight goal I went shopping and bought lots of new pants and summer shirts. All really nice things and some even with the tags still on!! Pretty much the only place I shop. Funny story about Goodwill. A few years ago hubby and I were in Phoenix for hubby's work. We were his co-worker and co-worker's wife. While the husbands went to work, co-worker's wife and I were going into Phoenix to sightsee. First though we were going to the visitor's center. At one traffic light with lots of shopping centers at the corners, we both spied a Goodwill store and at the same time both of us shouted Goodwill!! The Goodwill store was on the left and we were in the right hand lane. Co-worker's wife was driving so she turned right and came back up at the light and we spent the morning shopping in Goodwill. Goodwill...Good times!!

Happy St. Pat's Day!!!

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JOANIE69 3/17/2014 7:30AM

    Amen to all of that! Our local 'Frenchys' gives a fashion show yearly now, in conjunction with the local school. They model the clothes, give us a nice lunch, and get money for their school trip each year. The people all love it, the kids love to model, and the local store also benefits. It is awesome what you can glean at these stores for pennies on the dollar of original cost!

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    If I had children/grand children I would go exclusively to yard/garage sales. The quality of the clothing is superior to what is being offered in the stores at a fraction of the cost. Even over the for profit thrift stores.

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NASFKAB 3/17/2014 5:54AM

  lovely tips

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