Let’s face it, if clothes were given away free of charge or cost pennies across the board, we’d all look great 365 days a year! But they don’t, quite to the contrary in fact they are often horrendously expensive and a huge drain on whatever money we might or might not have.
This is why it is especially important in today’s economic climate to do anything and everything in your power to save money where possible when it comes to buying your clothes. And the good news is there are plenty of ways and means to do this – most of which are easy as pie and won’t take much of your valuable time.
Here’s a look at just a few money-saving tips for buying clothes:
Tip number one might come across as a bit of a strange idea, but it really does have the potential to save you a fortune. There are plenty of wholesale clothing retailers across the UK that offer hugely cheap prices with the one proviso being that you buy in bulk. This doesn’t have to mean a truckload however, so say for example you’re in need of a refresh of your standard T-Shirt collect, you could buy ten from a wholesaler for the price you’d pay for three in a store. It’s always worth a look and the savings can be massive.
Another great tip is to finally cave in to the pressure of the sales folk and sign up to as many of those loyalty cards and mailing lists as you can. Those on these lists – particular those from clothing stores – are almost always sent details of exclusive special offers and given discounts just for being members, without having to pay to sign up. You might get some spam or phone calls along the way, but the savings make it worth while.
If you haven’t already got yourself into the habit of looking online for coupon codes and the like, it’s really time you got started. At any moment in time there are literally tens of thousands of coupons and codes online that you can either take with you to a store or use at an online store to take home some massive discounts. These are the kinds of special offers that aren’t offered on a silver platter to anyone – you have to go online and get them for yourself, which takes seconds and can save you a fortune.
And finally, never forget that we’re currently living in a time when it’s just painfully fashionable to rock the worn, faded and vintage look. As such, rather than throwing out what you already have there’s nothing to stop you giving it a new lease of life as something new. Patch it up or rip it up and make it into something else entirely – it won’t cost you a penny and your reward is something 100% unique. And if you’re the kind that needs a bit of inspiration here and there, just take a few templates or ideas from the web and you’ll be well away!
By Lisa Morton
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