Tip One: Mother Swap
Most moms are familiar with other mothers who have children about the same age or who are a few years older or a few years younger. Exchanging clothing can save you hundreds of dollars each year on basic items that will continue to look great even as hand-me-downs. You can start the exchange by asking someone if they will consider passing their child’s clothing to your child or you may be able to offer a swap if you have more than one child. You may even consider offering them a few dollars in exchange for their used items. You’ll be surprised at the generosity of other mothers and with the wonderful hand-me-downs that your child will be able to enjoy.
Tip Two: Clearance Shopping
A substantial savings can be achieved through clearance shopping in the children’s section of larger department stores. These department stores mark their clearance items down to 80% off of the original ticket price. This is a huge savings and there are many wonderful clothes hanging on these racks right in the middle of the season. You can also experience excellent savings on end of season clearance shopping. You can expect to purchase brand-new jeans and other clothing necessities from the clearance rack for a fraction of their original cost. By shopping on the clearance rack you can dress your child in style for about the same price as you could purchase them at a second hand consignment shop.
Tip Three: Store Coupons
The larger department stores mail or email out $10.00 off a $10.00 purchase coupon. Several popular children’s stores are also known for sending out 40% off coupons that are valid on any purchase including clearance. Online coupons are being sent out via e-mail which gives an additional 15% off of store purchases. These coupons can allow you to shop for your child in the best department stores and in the most popular children’s stores for an incredible savings. In order to get on these various stores e-mails or mailing lists you will need to go on their website and sign up or sign up when you visit their store.
Saving money on children’s clothes does not require that you shop at Goodwill or at a specialty consignment shop although they too may you offer you a substantial savings on slightly worn children’s clothing; However you can get dress your child in the latest styles and get exceptional clothing through a friend with a child around the same age or through the use of store coupons and clearance rack shopping.