This past weekend, a friend and I spent a glorious Saturday afternoon being shown around by a frugal fashionista who gave us a crash course in bargain hunting. I think I must have squealed a few times over the amazing finds I spotted in consignment stores and little neighborhood shops. I found a BCBG dress for just $25 when it originally retails for over $200, and to top it all off, it was in great condition. I didn't buy much this time, but I did pick up some valuable tips from my shopping trip.
Here they are:
- High and Low: There is a mix of high- and low- end consignment stores, so remember to check out both. On my little bargain excursion, I saw pieces from Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg at about 80% to 90% off (at a higher-end consignment store) and found some great basic pieces (at the low-end store). I suggest mixing and matching it up, just like you would with your outfit.
- Check the Tags: If you're iffy about wearing something that's used, check the tags to see if it's new. Some stores get their clothes from wholesalers that have some clothes left over or from shops that need to get rid of some stock to make space for the new arrivals.
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