I love to shop for bargains and get even more excited when I buy adorable kids clothes for less. It seems like my kids grow out of their clothes as soon as I buy them. Spending less on kids clothing doesn’t mean that my kids don’t look cute and trendy. There are many places that moms on a budget can get great quality clothing, shoes and accessories without emptying their wallets.
The Latest Kids Clothes For Less
Stores like Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Ross have excellent staples for under $10. You can find T-shirts for $5 or less. These stores have a great selection of jeans, jackets, sweaters, dresses and cute skirts.
I like to shop at Target or Wal-Mart for cute and affordable accessories. You can buy earrings, necklaces and hair clips for under $5. I shop for shoes at Payless Shoe Source. I love it when they have the bogo sale. You buy one pair and get the second pair for half off. Sometimes I can find Airwalk sneakers for only $4.
Cheap Kids Clothing Online
There are tons of new and gently used kids clothes to buy over the Internet from auction sites like ebay that are affordable. I’ve bought jeans for my daughter for only $5 and plenty of new T-shirts that another mom was selling. It is also worth checking out the clearance section on the websites of your favorite stores. Stores like Old Navy offer exclusive clearance deals that you’ll only find online and not in store.
Don’t be deterred by shipping fees either. Most offer a flat rate fee or offer free shipping when buying more than a specified price. For example, you can get free shipping from Amazon if you buy more than $25 worth of items.
Cute Hand Me Downs
Most people have a lot of hand me downs that they are willing to give away to those in need. Sometimes moms just don’t have enough time to make a stop to donate the clothing and it just accumulates in the garage. It never hurts to ask other parents if they have extra clothing they want to get rid of. My girlfriends and I have a clothing swap party twice a year. We bring our own clothes and children’s clothing to trade. It is a fun way for moms on a budget to get free clothing as well.
Bargain Kids Clothing At Thrift Stores and Garage Sales
I have found designer clothing at thrift stores and garage sales all over Los Angeles. The savings are definitely worth the trouble of rummaging through the racks. Ask the thrift store clerk when they get their shipment of new items each week so you’ll always get first dibs.