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5 Ways to Save Money on Clothing (2018)


1. Customize Old or Second Hand Clothing

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Your wardrobe can quickly grow out of style which may be a big reason why you don’t wear certain clothes after a while. Some of these clothes are easily customizable to fit new or popular trends. Customize your clothing with patches, paint or even new fabrics or models to make it your own unique piece. Levi’s, for example, are great jeans to customize and widely available in most thrift stores, they even list a guide on customizing (and repairing) levi’s jeans or denim jackets.

2. Buy Second Hand Clothing at Thrift Stores

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Thrift stores are gaining more and more popularity. People that shop at thrift stores find thrift stores as one of the cheapest ways to buy your clothes. Thrifting is often looked at as an dirty alternative to buying your clothes new, but that’s far from the truth. Not only do you often find new, unworn clothes, you will also find lots of expensive and designer brands if you look long enough (especially if you live in a fancy neighbourhood).

Thrift stores will often price all brands according the same pricing scheme, meaning that a designer sweater will often be priced about the same as one from H&M, $12 for example. This allows you to find some great deals if you are looking for those types of brands.

3. Buy Second Hand Clothing at Online Marketplaces

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Online marketplace undoubtedly give you the most diverse selection of clothing. With sites like Ebay listing well over 1,000,000 second hand clothing items and Etsy with more than 4,500,000 second hand and self-made items, there will always be something you like. One tradeoff of shopping second hand clothing online is the fact that people are often aware of the value of what there selling and that you’ll often have to pay shipping costs. With all the different second hand clothing sites out there it can get difficult to browse them all, to help you with that, I created, so definitely give it a try an let me know what you think.

4. Sell Clothing You no Longer Wear

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As described in the points above, “old” clothing can often have a lot of value, if not for you, probably for someone else. This means that you can often get some money from older items that are just laying in your wardrobe. Once you can get a good balance and price while selling your clothes, you can essentially buy your clothes for free. You can also try to shop for good deals on second hand site and try to flip them for a profit, making your fashion budget even bigger!

5. Restore older clothing

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It’s often easy to just throw your clothes away ones you’re done with them or when they have been damaged or stained. Most of the time, it’s surprisingly easy to restore your once beautiful, new clothes to how they looked when you just bought them.

There are many guides and videos online explaining how you can restore old clothing, shoes and accessories.

Here are some videos of incredible transformations of restoring and repairing clothing:

This method will often cost you next to nothing as you probably already have most of the appliances used in these methods of restoring clothing.