That is why I shop at thrift stores or yard sales (weather permitting ;).
One thing that I have learned when shopping at thrift stores is to ask when they have sales, if any. For example, we have a thrift store here on post, and the prices are very reasonable. Although, the thrift store tends to have bag sales a couple times of year. I make an effort to attend those because the charge is $5 (I believe or maybe $8) and it is whatever you can fit in the brown bag. Last time I went I was able to pick up two pairs of jeans for my son, an almost brand new fleece Columbia jacket for my daughter, a couple short sleeve shirts for each of them, a couple of long sleeve shirts for each of them, and a Columbia hoodie for myself. A deal it was!
Another thrift store I go to is called Value Village. I like to go there every so often because there are days where certain tags are 50 percent off. On Monday for Presidents Day they had a great sale of 50 percent off all clothing and housewares. I was planning on hitting the sale but when I drove by, the parking lot was packed, and I decided that the crowd was not worth it (plus we had just arrived home from a short road trip). For Christmas, I was able to buy a very cute dress for my daughter for $6 and my son a pair of black dress pants for $1!
***The $6 dress & $1 pants!***
Do you shop at thrift stores? Does your thrift store have any good sales or deals?
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