Like to dress in cute clothes but don’t want to pay a high price tag for them? Here are some of my favorite ways to get great deals on clothes…
As I talked about in this post, I’ve changed how I approach fashion and clothes in the past two years. I’ve surprised myself and discovered that I really enjoy cute clothes, cute shoes, jewelry, dressing up almost every day, and having more variety in my wardrobe. But I’m still very committed to keeping a simple wardrobe and not spending an arm and a leg on clothes.
On my Facebook Live videos people are constantly commenting on my clothes and asking where I got an item. So I thought it was high time I put together a post of my current favorite places to find great deals on clothes:
I get a lot of my clothes on thredUP and it’s my very favorite used clothing site to shop from. (I got the jeans shown above brand-new for just $8.99!)
One of my favorite ways to shop thredUP is to search for deals on high-quality brands I already know that I love and adore but would never pay full price for. You can often find name brand items that are in like-new condition (or even new with tags!) — at great prices!
I love that they have a HUGE selection and that you can really drill down to very specific searches — you can refine your search in great detail if you choose: what colors of clothes you want, what brands you want, and what price range. This allows you to really find exactly what types of things you are looking for.
Plus, if an item doesn’t fit you, you can log into your account within 14 days from when it’s delivered to say that you want to return it. You can then print a postage paid shipping label and return slip. Read my full review of ThredUp here.
If you watch my Facebook Live videos, you know that I’m sort of an Amazon freak — especially when it comes to shirts/tops. I may need an intervention. And I may be the only person on the planet who thinks that Amazon is the best place to buy clothes from.
But I don’t care. Not one bit.
I’ll fly my freak flag and wave it loud and proud. Because y’all, AMAZON. ‘Nuff said. 😉
Here are a few shirts I’ve loved this fall/winter that I got from Amazon:
- PinUpArt Women’s Color Block Long Sleeve Sweatshirt
- V-Neck Knit Pleated Tunic
- MBJ Drape Top With Side Shirring
- Long Sleeve Tunic Top
- Derek Heart Flannel Shirt
And here’s a post I wrote with some of my faves for spring/summer: My 3 Favorite Summer Shirts from Amazon
If something doesn’t fit, most Amazon clothes purchases can be returned for free, but you have to read the details because different sellers are different. I also look at the reviews of the shirts, too. Because Amazon reviews are a goldmine of helpful information!
What I’ve found works best is to find a few brands that I love and then buy multiple colors of that same item once I know that I love it (because I might be branching some, but I’m still boring enough to have multiple colors of the same shirt. Hey, if I like it a lot and it fits really well, it’s so much easier to just have the same shirt in different colors!!)
Amazon’s search feature is not set up well to find exactly what you are looking for, so you might have to do some poking around. I usually poke around a bit and then, when I find an item I like, I look at the “Customers Who Purchased This Also Purchased” section halfway down the page. This tool often turns up some great finds that are in similar styles to what I love.
Zulily is an online daily deal site that has lots of sales on ladies’ clothing. They offer sales on brands and high-quality items often. They especially seem to have great deals on shoes and workout clothes. Most of their sales last for 3-4 days.
My favorite sales are when they have a huge clearance on workout clothes. I’ve gotten sports bras for just a few dollars each, workout tanks for just a few dollars each, name-brand running shoes for half price, high-quality workout shorts and leggings for around $10 a piece, and really high quality leggings for less than $10!
One important thing to note: They do not ship right away and it usually takes 2-4 weeks for you to get your order. They occasionally offer free shipping, but it’s usually $7.95, so I wait until they have a great workout sale or clearance sale and stock-up.
Other than these four places, the only other places I’ve bought clothes from in the last year (as far as I can remember) are from Stitch Fix and my shoe-shopping experience at the mall. Over the last few years, I’ve gotten a few high-quality items from Stitch Fix, as well, just using credit I’ve gotten from my Completely Honest Review post.
I have mixed feelings on Stitch Fix because the prices are high and it’s sort of a risk you take to sign up for a fix. But I have gotten a few items each year that I’ve loved and I’ve not spent anything out of pocket on it because their referral program is so generous, but I think it’s one of those things that can be hit and miss — and it can work great for some people and not work at all for others. Read my Completely Honest Review of Stitch Fix here.
5 Other Places to Get Great Deals on Clothes
Your Closet — Don’t run out and get something new because “you have nothing to wear” without first checking your closet. There might be a dozen items in there you’ve not worn for awhile just because you forgot about them! Save yourself a trip to the store plus the money for new clothes by making sure you’re wearing what you already own!
Thrift Stores — Thrift stores are a gold mine of deals, if you have the patience to dig and look. Approach it like a treasure hunt, have strict guidelines for what you are looking for, and make sure
Swap Meets with Friends — Get your group of girlfriends together and have everyone bring what they no longer love, need, fit into, or wear and swap out clothes. This is a fun way to freshen up your closet — for free!
Cents of Style — They offer GREAT sales a few times per month (as you probably know if you follow along here!). Never pay full-price from their site, but definitely sign up for their email list to be notified of their sales. I especially love their t-shirts and their leggings.
TJ Maxx — I’ve found lots of great deals at TJ Maxx over the years. You never know quite what you’ll find, but it’s a great place to find deals on basics like camis, socks, scarves, and workout clothes.
Target — Target often releases great coupons through their cartwheel app that can be paired with items from the Clearance Racks. This can make for great deals!