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Best stores to shop for fashionably stylish brands at an affordable price!

Updated on November 30, 2012

I love to shop, what girl doesn’t? But one thing I DON’T like to do is waste a lot of money on clothes, when they shouldn’t have to be so expensive. I also have quite expensive taste at times, so I go to a list of stores that have better prices than your average store. When I have time I shop, I go to a few of these different stores listed below and get great bargains. I get complements all the time on my wardrobe and it makes me feel good to know I didn’t spend so much on everything I own. Also, the good thing about all the stores I will be mentioning is that both men and women can find what they need, so you can shop for the whole family if need be!

TjMaxx, a store most of us are familiar with...
TjMaxx, a store most of us are familiar with... | Source

TjMaxx, Marshalls

Shopping at these stores may take a lot of time, because you really have to look through racks and racks to find something sometimes, but it can be well worth the trouble if it’s helping you save a lot of money in the end. You can find all sorts of name brands at these stores for half the price or less. The sales racks have items for as low as a couple of dollars! You can’t go wrong! Plus, there is a single store credit card for all 3 of these shops, and you get points, which leads to gift cards. If you shop at these stores regularly, have good credit and can keep up with the payments, I’d suggest getting the store credit card. It’s worth it if your getting rewarded for what you’re buying anyway.

Century 21

I love this department store. It’s huge. It has anything and everything and for a lesser price than the original price that you would buy the item for at a regular store. It’s kind of like TJ Maxx and Marshalls except it’s bigger, has a larger variety and has better design name brands. My favorite designer is the ‘Religion’ brand (not to be mistaken for ‘True Religion’) and just a shirt from this brand is about 100 dollars or more but at Century 21 it’s about 50 dollars. I was actually wearing one of these shirts at a club once, and a girl stopped me and told me she had the same shirt and she bought it for a bout 150 dollars, but I got mine for 60. Boy that made me happy, haha.

Nordstrom Rack

This department store sells what Nordstrom sells, but for a cheaper price! It’s great and of course the clothes are good quality! If you ever want to buy designer items that you would normally buy at Nordstrom, go to this store and you can’t go wrong!

Burlington Coat Factory

I don’t recall ever shopping here but I will try it out in the near future. I’ve heard that it does have quality items for good prices and I’ve checked it out on the Internet and it seems legit.


If this store exists near you, you should definitely try it out! I hadn’t been there in a while and I visited a store recently and my goodness the selection they had! They recently added a ton of brand names such a Seven7 jeans and Bebe, I was so excited to see this! There is a great selection for men, I recently bought my boyfriend a bathing suit for 9 dollars and it was Polo. Not bad. They didn’t have many brand names before, but now they do!

Wearing Express Clothes in this Pic!  Haha
Wearing Express Clothes in this Pic! Haha | Source

Wal-Mart, Target, K-mart, Kohl’s

You probably shop at these stores already, but if not they are all great. To me they are all the same because I don’t need to shop at these types of stores that often, but when I do, I find so much! You can find everything for a good price from mirrors to clothes to bedspreads to anything! I love to shop at these stores for little accessories for my room such as curtains, bedspreads, organizers and such.

Annie Sez, Loehmann’s, Daffy’s

These stores have exceptionally high quality clothes that are discounted from the original price. Just like I said above, it may be annoying to be looking for racks and racks of clothes but you can find very nice things if you take the time to look!

Forever 21, H&M, Wet Seal, Charlotte Russe

These stores are very trendy and very cheap. I would rather shop at a few of the other stores I mentioned than at these stores only because the quality of the clothes are probably better, not to shoot down these stores or anything. It’s just that a lot of the time the quality of these clothes is very cheaply made and they will not last long. But it’s up to you where you shop; there are definitely some nice clothes at these stores!

Thrift Shops

Believe it or not, you can find a lot at thrift shops. What is one person’s trash could be another’s treasure. You never know. I’ve purchased expensive purses and other items for only a couple of dollars at thrift stores. There is one specifically in Manhattan that is called A Second Chance, you can look it up online and you’ll find it. It’s wonderful and they have an Ebay store as well that you can check out. They ALWAYS have nice things, you really can’t go wrong and if you’re near Manhattan, NY ever you should check it out!

I hope this list helps you find all the designer items you are looking for plus more! I love to shop at all these stores, and it is the smart way to shop for fashion, hope you’ll love them too! :D


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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 4 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thank you tirelesstraveler!! You just reminded me, I haven't gone to century 21 in ages! Lol

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      We are missing Century 21 and Pay Half in Ca. Totally like your taste in discount stores.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      @Dolores Wow, that's amazing that you still have the coat! I'm not sure if these stores are everywhere in the US but I would assume so! Good luck finding them, hope you do! :)

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      Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Great tips for saving money on clothing! A few of these, I've never heard of, maybe not in my area, but I will look. I bought a coat almost 40 years ago at Loehmanns, a real classic. I still have it and it still looks good.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thanks shiningirisheyes

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Fine list including a few of my favorites.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Nice, I will be checking your hub out, fpherj48. It's funny right outside my office there is a thrift shop so I sometimes look and always end up buying something. I can't help it! Thanks for the +++!! :)

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      EuroNinila...You are my kind of sensible woman!! I appreciate your list of places to shop for the budget-minded. As a life-long penny pincher (and proud of it) I recognize most of these stores and have shopped at them as well.

      I really like to browse Thrift Shops! You never know what treasures you may find. I wrote a hub about this type of "2nd time around" (Consignment ) store! UP+++

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thank you alocsin, these stores are typical but I know a lot of people that run to expensive stores to go shopping when all these other AMAZING stores exist that you can great deals. Thanks for the votes!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This is quite a helpful list especially in these economical days. Voting this Up and Useful.