Sure, I enjoy stuffing my car trunk with bags of fabulous finds on occasions. But finding fabulous finds without breaking the bank brings greater pleasure. Let's face it, it's a new economy and many are looking for creative, cost saving ways to spend less while scoring more. That's why I thrift. I make. I retail (in that order...lol). Here are 5 tips to help you score fabulous finds and build that fabulous wardrobe at a fraction of the cost.
1. Shop Off Season - Some of the best deals you can ever score happens when you scourer the racks at your favorite stores off season. This means shopping for summer clothes in the winter. Applying this basic shopping principle can save you anywhere from 50-75% off the original price. The downside to this is that your options may be no easy pickings. Often times, these racks would have been rummaged through before you would have had you chance. Calling your favorite stores to find out when they do their off season markdowns could help you get first dibs.
2.Consider Thrifting - Thrifting or consignment shopping is part of my fashion shopping routine. I find great pleasure in scouring the consignment universe for fabulous vintage and designer items at exceptional steals. If the concept of finding amazig fabulous finds on a budget soothes your soul as well as your wallet; then thrift or consignment boutique shopping is certainly for you. While thrifting isn't for everyone, if you have patience and are willing to leave any preconceived notions behind----you can walk away with fabulous fashion finds. Online consignment boutiques like Thredup.com, Therealreal.com, Poshmark.com, Liketwice.com and Threadflip.com have amazing deals and inventory.