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Stick to Solid Color PursesOne way to economize in the closet is to purchase solid color purses. I know there are several designers who produce vividly patterned quilted purses, and they look great in the store, but really, how often are you dressed in solid colors top to bottom? Those patterned purses will clash with any outfit that boasts a print top, skirt, jacket or dress.


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Craft Stores for New T-ShirtsWhen I was working as a secretary and later a teacher, I dressed to the nines every day. I bought classic clothing that lasted a long time and didn't pay much attention to trends, so some of my secretary clothes spilled over into my teaching career.


A three piece toddler's outfit with the price marked down.

Verify Tags When ShoppingDo you verify the tags of items you are purchasing? You should! Because, sometimes you can come across an outfit you like but a belt is missing, or the top, bottom. If you do come across anything "missing" in your outfit or quantity of some product, chances are you will get a further discount!


A sensor tag on a newly purchased clothing item.

Double Check Sensor Tags Before Leaving StoresAlways double check the security sensor tags before leaving the store Even though the cashier may say they did, it is better to double check so you do not have to go through the inconvenience and gas to get the sensor tag removed.


Bathing Suit Shopping

Bathing Suit ShoppingI found this new bathing suit at a quality clothing store priced at only $5 on the discount rack. Why, I wondered!


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Measuring Pants Without Trying Them OnLadies, want to find the correct size pants when shopping? There are so many different name brands of women's pants in the market place; at times it is almost impossible to find your size quickly without a hassle. I learned a trick that works for me and maybe will work for you also.


Thrift Shops Before Retail

Thrift Shops Before RetailWhy the coat? I recently purchased this coat for 69 cents at a thrift shop. No, I'm not kidding you! For years now, I have ALWAYS looked in the local thrift shops BEFORE simply paying retail at a chain store.


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To Buy Or Not To BuyWhen I am deciding to buy clothing, I ask myself how many times I would be wearing the item. My rule is a dollar a day. So if the top I am going to buy is $10.00, will I at least wear it 10 times? If I don't think I will, then it is not a bargain.


Saving Money on Pants

Saving Money on PantsHere are tips for Saving Money on Pants as suggested by the ThriftyFun community: First of all - take care of the pants you already have, washing them inside out if not heavily soiled. Also, if you must iron, iron them inside out as well. Take off work pants when you get home, don't cook or clean in them.


Saving Money on Bathing SuitsTips and advice for saving money on bathing suits. Look for suits in discount outlets slightly out of season. I got a suit at the Saks outlet one winter. There are also deals at places like Ross.


Single Black Sock on White Background

Saving Money on SocksTips for Saving Money on Socks as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Buy one type of sock only. All the same color and brand and style. Enough for 2-3 weeks worth.


Black Converse shoes.

Saving Money on ShoesTips for saving money on shoes as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Feel free to post your ideas below.


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Learn a Sense of Your SizeSizes don't matter in clothing - just the fit. So learn to develop a sense of your size no matter what the size markings are.


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Buying Second Hand ClothingThe best way to buy clothing is to buy them second-hand. A lot of people will not shop second-hand because they prefer their clothing brand new, but guess what?


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Clearance RacksTake advantage of the clearance racks in buying for your child the next season's clothes. It will save a ton of money, and they can look like a million dollars. Sears, Children's Place provide a lot of additional coupons.



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