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TRACYDUKA's Photo TRACYDUKA Posts: 951
8/30/13 9:41 A

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At this current time, it's very hard for me to find clothes that fit in our local thrift stores. I'm pretty large, but Woman Within or Roaman's generally has good sales and I can find a few things there that I like and can save a bunch on.

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8/29/13 11:20 A

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I love thrift stores. Goodwill stores in the Milwaukee area are generally well-kept and the selection is usually good.

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7/25/13 6:57 A

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Great info. I'll check it out.

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7/25/13 1:23 A

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I'm a fan of clearance racks and coupons. Macy's and Herberger's are my favorites.

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7/23/13 11:51 A

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Try Jessica London, Woman Within and Blair they are all online
www.jessicalondon.com
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www.blair.com
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7/23/13 10:44 A

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Ross (Tuesday is discount day for seniors), Burlington Coat Factory. Please note you must try on clothing. You'll see Lane Bryant (full cut) and some others' that s not full cut. Those 2x's and 3x's are not the same size for full cut companies. These clothing are out of circulation or sized incorrectly. The quality is good. Avoid dry clean only.

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6/30/13 11:20 P

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I've had GREAT luck at Kohl's -- everything's always on sale, and I got a whole bunch of t-shirts for the summer for around $7 apiece. They are still holding strong and are my go-to summer apparel. YAY! :)

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5/15/13 9:53 P

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I get pants at Goodwill or St Vincent De Paul. it is genarelly a pretty good deal. i only had bad luck once. The previous owner was a smoker and i did not notice it untill after i wore them for a few hours. but it was only 6.99 for the pants, and they were fine once i used febreeze and washed them.

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5/1/13 5:13 P

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I have good luck in our area Goodwill stores as well.

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4/30/13 12:27 A

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i check sales. i have several goodwills that i check as well. i find the variety is pretty good. i generally dont like most stores in the mall items tend to be low quality and stylish for body types that are not mine.

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4/24/13 8:00 P

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I've even donated nice unworn clothes to Goodwin. Two business suits that I used for a total of one interview for instance. One suit still had the tags attached.

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4/24/13 7:44 P

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I agree the best value for money on a tight budget is to go thrift store shopping. Sometimes it's worth driving to a better neighborhood too. My suburb is pretty good, but I scored the fabled Burberry trench for $25 by driving one suburb over last year. Those coats genuinely are well made.

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4/20/13 10:26 A

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I agree over all with suggestions except the word cheap. You pay for what you get. If you pay say $7 for a blouse but it only get 3-4 wears out of it & it has to be replace you are actually wasting money. Plus the cut, color or fit can be undermine. Surprisingly some thrift shops can reap the benefits of high quality plus clothes but they go fast.

One of my favorite places is a consignment shop called On the Other Hand. I've gotten really good pieces for as much as 75% off! A side benefit is I could put things IN for sale if something no longer fit or I don't want either getting my money back or using as a store credit. There clothes range from 0-34!

There's a website that you can get promo codes up to 50% off items to make things more affordable. www.retailmenot.com

Edited by: LYDIASPURPLE at: 4/20/2013 (10:31)
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CHRISTYBTHEPOET's Photo CHRISTYBTHEPOET Posts: 116
4/16/13 1:17 P

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i shop thrift stores, yard sales, etc. especially when i know i am losing weight and will only be able to wear it for a little while. one of our local thrift stores has a "bag day" where you fill a 13 gal. trash bag with what will fit in it for 6 or 7 bucks



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4/16/13 11:19 A

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I am a very cheap woman lol ask my husband I HATE to spend money. The best place I have found is Goodwill for me. I can get 3 to 4 times the amount of cloths at the same price. We also have a large family with a baby, an 8 young, and a teenage girl. We spend alot on clothes so the cheaper the better and there I can find stuff for all the kids makes it easier for time too. Momma has to work so time is always a cruncher. Hope this helps.

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LIZZIE-BELLE1 Posts: 362
4/7/13 2:23 P

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There are a lot of really good sites on-line for us. I do most of my shopping on line, there is no problem with returns and there is usually a larger selection of sizes and styles on-line.

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4/5/13 9:49 A

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Believe it or not, I can find some very nice, inexpensive clothes at our local Goodwill stores. Our local stores do a very good job and checking over the items to make sure they are in good shape, and most are still in style.

We also have some nice consignment stores within about a half hour drive. I've gotten some very nice business suits there for less than $30 each.

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3/22/13 8:36 A

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I live in a really small town and have to do almost all of my shopping online, either that or drive 90 miles to go to anything except Walmart. I'd suggest doing a Google Search for "Plus Size Fashion" and browse. Look for places that offer free shipping. Most places will let you exchange for a different size if you need to since you can't try it on before buying.

If you're looking for exercise clothes or something just to bum around the house in you might check thrift stores. I go to the one run by the local senior center because the money goes to a good cause and I'm really short. I guess there must be a lot of large, short, old ladies out there because I usually can find something that fits. Things like jeans for $3.00 are just a good buy in my opinion.

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3/18/13 10:20 A

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I always used to shop at Lane Bryant because of the sizes but I have actually found some cute items at Wal Mart and JC Penney. It is hard to find cute clothes that fit comfortably that are reasonably priced for any size. My daughter is tiny and she has the same problems I do with shopping. Everything is either super expensive or really cheap quality. Good luck!

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3/17/13 5:24 P

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I like making it big-but they are pricy. Like 70 for a pair of pants.

Website called one stop plus is more reasonable, like in the $30-$40 range for most items.

The clothes are super nice and modern.

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3/17/13 4:12 P

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I am trying to update my wardrobe. I haven't bought clothing in close to 10 years. I went to the mall and browsed in every clothing store I could find. What a shock! Not only were the prices sky high but the selection for someone my size was incredibly small. EIther it was filmy, gauzy, creepy feeling. OR it had cleavage to my navel. OR it was long, down to almost my knees. I just could not find anything I liked that fit, that I could afford. The lowest price shirt I could find was $29.99, the highest was over $70------FOR A SINGLE SHIRT! I am in the market for long-sleeve, button to the top (Not half way down the shirt), made of easy care material, and hits near the hips (Not mid/lower thigh!) Where do you folks shop and what price range? THanks!

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