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Discount Fashion Sales and Deals for Women

Updated on February 2, 2017
Shopping for Bargains
Shopping for Bargains

If you know where to look, you can improve your wardrobe, without spending a lot of money. They're all sorts of vintage shops and out of the way stores where you can find attractive, clothing without paying a fortune. If you are thrifty and don't mind targeted shopping, then you are the right candidate for this type of venture.

Make a list of what garment you are looking for, what colors and how much you want to spend. A budget will help keep you on track so you don’t get home and wonder where all your money went. Shopping for less is a process and you don’t have to find everything you need in one day.

Pace yourself, by putting together one or two outfits a week. Before you know it, you will have a great new wardrobe and be the envy of all your friends.

Dress yourself Skinny

Dress Better for Less
Dress Better for Less

Where to Start

First, you will want to start with what you already have in your closet. How does it look and does it fit are the two questions you want to ask yourself?

If it doesn’t look good on you, doesn’t fit or has been in your closet for more than a year, and you have not been worn it, give it away.

Think of it this way; whatever you give away in your closet makes room from something new that you can wear. Do not get stuck in the frame of mind, “I am going to get back down to my High School weight?”

Give away clothes that don't fit and look for something similar that looks great on you’re the way you are. Now you are ready to start looking for new clothes.

Buy Out of Season

I remember my Mother taking us to Macy's and Bloomingdale's end of season sales. The end of a shopping season is a good time to find beautiful clothing for 40 - 70% off!

If it is the End of Winter, the stores are trying to get rid of their inventory, to make room from for their Spring line. Of course, this same goes for Summer and every other season.

You have to be able to think ahead and be patient, knowing that you will not be able to wear the clothes you wear until next year.

Consignment Store
Consignment Store

Consignment Shops

A consignment shop is a place that receives an item to sell for the original owner of that item. The consignment store gets a portion of the revenue for their efforts. Consignment stores usually have a better class of clothing as they don't items that they cannot make a decent profit.

Consignment shops are a wonderful place to find quality or designer clothes at a bargain. Look for labels and quality items when shopping and you may luck out and get a special outfit for a fraction of the price.

How to Dress to Look Thinner, is a site where you can find anything you could possible want. It is also a place to find designer clothes at a discount. Go to the site and look for anything from designer, dresses, and shoes to designer sunglasses and purses. You can bid on a piece or if you don't want to risk losing it, purchase it for the, "buy now" price.

Thrift Stores

Believe it or not, you can find some great clothes at a thrift store. The key to finding bargains at thrift stores is to know what to look for. Look for the label for brand names or a label that is partially cut out.

Many times thrift stores are required to cut a designer label before it is placed for sale. So the lack of a label can be a good indication that it is a designer garment. So if you are looking forward to dressing better for less, don't forget the thrift stores.

Women's Fashion
Women's Fashion

Discount Stores

Discount stores, like Marshalls's and Birlington Coat Factory, are other places you may want to look when adding to your wardrobe.

They buy overstock from the manufacturers and pass on the savings to the consumer. The discount online store would also fall into this group of discount stores.

So, I hope these tips help you find a wardrobe of you love, without spending a fortune. Happy Shopping!


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      Theresa Ford 5 years ago from RPB, Florida

      I love this post, because i am not big on shopping, but i love to look good without spending a fortune. I have use all of these sources to shop, so I completely agree with you on this hub post. Ilove it! I have even taught my fashionistic 15 year old the art of bargain shopping.

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      Barbara 6 years ago from Queens

      I saw some of the most gorgeous pieces of clothing in a consignment shop in Baltimore, MD. Some items still had the tags on it...never worn...and some designer items for $300.00 and being sold for $29.99. Great Hub!

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      Rachelle Williams 6 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      Another idea to complement your image on a budget is to pair your cost buster clothing with Avon's cosmetics.

      While I am not a makeup type of girl, my sister's swear by the quality of Avon, their prices are dirt cheap, and you can have someone hand deliver your cosmetics instead of you having to go out to purchase them.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Krista thank for stopping by!

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      KristaMcDonald 7 years ago

      I love the end of season sales! Great tips, thank you!