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How to Find Cheap Baby Clothes
Baby clothes can be very expensive! Given that babies grow so quickly, they rarely wear any clothing often enough to wear it out. In fact, most baby clothes are only worn a few times before the babies outgrow them. When the clothes are tossed aside, they usually still look brand new. So, why pay full price for baby clothes?
Cheap baby clothes are easy to find if you know where to look. Here are some tips for where and how to find inexpensive baby clothes.
Local Cheap Shops
There are many stores that sell new and gently used baby clothes for very low prices. Many large department stores such as Wal-Mart, Meijer,and Target drastically reduce prices at the end of each season. It's possible to find a packet of onesies or a pretty dress for less than one dollar! Also watch for coupons or "baby sales", which occur about once every quarter, in which prices of baby clothes are reduced even further.
For gently used baby clothes (which is pretty much all baby clothes!), look at resale and consignment shops for great deals. Stores like Once Upon a Child specialize in gently used baby and children's clothes, and their items are generally priced at less than half of the retail price of the item. They also don't accept anything in less than excellent condition, so you can trust that their items are worth every penny!
Also consider shopping at thrift stores, such as Goodwill and Salvation Army retail outlets. While baby clothes at thrift stores can be considerably cheaper than department or resale shops, they can also be of lesser quality. Check items thoroughly for stains and tears before buying. There are still many great deals to be had at thrift stores - often for less than fifty cents for an item.
Finding Baby Clothes at Garage Sales
Garage and yard sales are excellent locations to find cheap baby clothes. As when shopping at thrift stores, be sure to inspect the items thoroughly before buying, to make sure they are in good condition.
To find a garage sale that will have baby clothes, pay close attention to how the sale is advertised. Look for words like "family", "kids", "moving sale", etc.. Also, find neighborhood sales and church sales that are likely to have kids just outgrowing the baby stages. You want to find places with kids just older than yours, so you can buy what they have just outgrown.
Great Online Sites for Cheap Baby Clothes
Finding Cheap Baby Clothes Online
There are many places to find cheap baby clothes online. For example, sites such as eBay have many listings for inexpensive baby clothes, often less than half of retail price. Amazon also has cheap clothes, and their clearance site has even more options. See our list of additional online sites to find inexpensive baby clothes.
Maximize Your Savings
Many stores offer opportunities to save even more. Sign up for mailing and email lists for your favorite stores (department stores, thrift stores, and resale shops all have them). You can get special coupons and discounts, and even learn about sales in advance.
Become a fan of these stores on Facebook and a follower on Twitter. You will learn about special flash sales and other short term or quick sales.
Double up with coupons! Save your store coupons for sale and clearance items at department stores for maximum savings.
Never pay retail for baby clothes when there are so many inexpensive options. Happy shopping!