Fashion shopping on a budget

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If you’re like me, you love to shop for clothes. The only problem with that is the fact that my budget does not allow for much in the way of “fashion” shopping.  As a young married couple, we have a pretty tight budget and this can get in the way of my shopping hobby.  For this reason, I do the majority of my clothing shopping online!  Here’s a breakdown of my favorite places to shop and why:

Goodwill: Everything I’m wearing in the photos was bought at Goodwill! While this is not an online store, it is still one of my favorite places to shop for clothes.  Not only can you find some really good deals, but it gives you a chance to try things on if you are like me and can’t buy certain things without trying the fit (jeans, for example).   The blazer I’m wearing in the photos is from Tahari – I spent $4 on it and it is flawless.  There are Goodwill/Salvation Army locations all over the country, so its not at all a local thing!

eBay (ebay.com): Ebay is one of my favorite places to shop for clothes online.  If I’m unsure if something will fit, I’lll ask the seller for measurements and compare with a piece of clothing I have that fits well.  Shipping prices are usually very reasonable (many times shipping is even free!) and you can find almost anything you’re looking for.  I recently found a pair of Lily Pulitzer shorts I wanted for just a few bucks.  You can also choose whether you want to search for clothes that are pre-owned or brand new.  I generally shop pre-owned because of my budget; and because of the amazing deals you can get!

Poshmark (poshmark.com): I LOVE Poshmark.  I first found it on my phone in the app store and then realized that they also have a full website that I can log into on my laptop.  I primarily use the app because it is so straightforward and simple.  I even have my own closet on the app where I sell some clothes I no longer wear (you can check out my closet here). Again, people are selling everything you can think of, both new and pre-owned.  Shipping is a flat $6.49 for every item, which makes it a great deal if you end up buying a bundle of more than one item from the same seller.

Mercari (mercari.com): Mercari is very similar to Poshmark.  I primarily use the app on my phone, although I believe they also have a full website.  I don’t currently use this as a selling platform, although I have bought several things on the app.  Prices are generally reasonable, although you can make offers on anything you like (you can also make offers for items on Poshmark and for some items on eBay).  Shipping price is set by the seller but is usually based on weight, like eBay, so it tends to be pretty cheap.

Almost my entire wardrobe right now are things I have either bought at Goodwill or at one of the websites I mentioned.  Let me just tell you that I tend to have a more expensive taste in fashion; I simply would not have been able to buy the majority of my clothes at full retail price.  Thank goodness for the internet!

1 Comment

  1. Tim Holmes
    February 26, 2018 / 1:13 am

    So beautiful!!!

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