I really don’t think I’m alone when I say I love buying designer clothes for less–especially expensive brands. I purge my clothes several times a year, but when I’m out with the old I’m generally pretty quickly in with the new. Madewell and J. Crew are my two favorite brands for myself, and babyGap and Crewcuts are two of my favorites for the kids. That being said, those brands are expensive–especially for kids who only wear them for a few months. I’ve searched for a long time to find the best ways to shop what I love and not spend a small fortune. Below are my four best “secrets” to scoring quality brands for less.
Four money-saving secrets for buying clothes:
- ThredUp. This is my top resource for finding designer clothes for less for both myself and our kids. I tell everyone about it because I just love it so much. ThredUp is basically an online consignment shop for kids and women. You can make purchases on brand new or like new designer clothes, and you can sell back gently used clothes you and your kids no longer wear. The money you make from selling your clothes can be used as a credit or transferred via PayPal to your account.
Use this link to get $10 towards your first purchase! (Full disclosure: I get $10 too once you make a purchase!)
- Kidizen. I learned about this app recently through an acquaintance, but there are SO many good things here for your little. They have tons of designer kids’ clothes for a fraction of the price, and you can sell your kids’ clothes to them. It’s similar to ThredUp but for kids only.
- eBay. This one really isn’t a secret, but I don’t think it’s as popular as it used to be. I both buy and sell on eBay. This resource is perfect for harder-to-find items, and you make a little more when you sell through eBay than through ThredUp, etc. Keep in mind that there are associated selling fees. You are also working with individuals rather than a company.
- Facebook groups. A friend of mine turned me on to purchasing through Facebook groups. I tend to stick to kids’ clothes. One awesome thing about these is that you can join groups for specific brands (for example, babyGap or Instagram-famous brands). I haven’t had as much luck selling through this platform, but I know many people who have. I got Leo the cutest babyGap sweatshirt ever for this winter through Facebook.
Know of a money-saving secret I may not have heard of to help purchase designer clothes for less? Please share in the comments! I love growing my resource list!