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Last Updated on October 31, 2019 by Ellen Christian
Being able to save money on winter clothes means that I can get more bang for my fashion budget. I love buying new clothes and accessories but I need to watch what I’m spending on my clothes each year. My goal is to add high-quality clothing to my closet that will really last rather than just buy things that are on sale whether I need them or not.
Save Money on Winter Clothes
There are a number of ways to save money on winter clothes. These are a few that work for me and my family. You will need to experiment to find out which ones are best for your family. Keep in mind that different things will work for children who will outgrow their clothing quickly than for adults who will not.
Thrift and Consignment Stores
Be picky but it is definitely possible to find fantastic deals at thrift stores if you know what to look for. Find the thrift stores in wealthier towns near you. One of my favorite thrift stores has a rack of the higher end brands like Fendi and Michael Kors. That is the first place I check when I visit because these brands tend to last much longer than discount store brands.
I trained my kids from an early age to look for the red clearance signs on racks in their favorite stores and check there first. Thankfully, that lesson stuck with them and they continue to do it to this day. Looking for clearance racks even in more upscale stores like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales will let you save money on winter clothes from brands you may not be able to afford otherwise.
Buy Off Season
Don’t buy winter clothes right before winter starts. Buy them at the end of the season for next year. You’ll save lots that way. You may not necessarily know what you need that far in advance. However, stocking up on essentials like gloves, white dress shirts or winter tights will ensure you have replacements when you need them.
Earn Cash Back
Earn cash back when you shop your favorite sites online by using a site like eBates. Find coupon codes and more all in one place. I also use iBotta to earn money back on purchases. You can also shop through sites my MyPoints to earn points back that you can convert into gift cards.
Shop Daily Deal Sites
Daily deal sites like Zulily can save money on winter clothes. They typically offer one or two rock bottom deals per day. Sign up for their alerts to get them before they are gone.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.