Yes, we know, we've heard it before. Shop sales. But I'm not talking about the once or twice a year holiday sales that stores have (and I hate those because there is nothing worse then a hugely crowded store while trying to find what you are looking for). I'm talking about the sale rack.
I always make a beeline for the sale rack anywhere I go. The items there are marked down sometimes as much as 60-70%. But check those signs because items on the sale rack are usually marked down even more.
I've gotten a $50 Ann Taylor top for $10 on the sale rack. Or a pair of $35 jeans for $8 at Old Navy. Even my mother likes to tell the story of the $2 top I found.
Then there was my recent purchase at BabyGap. For $30 I got 3 pairs of pants and 2 tops. The shirts are for him to wear now and the pants are 18-24 months and 2T. I'm also lucky enough to have a small child and I can gauge what he'll be fitting into. I buy in advance. The "winter" stuff is going on sale. Who says jeans are just for the winter? Snatch those styles up.
I don't mind wearing a style from last year because I tend to stick with more simple and classic looks. I rarely ever pay full price for my clothing. Even TJ Maxx and Marshall's have sale rack. Can you argue with a $150 Michael Kors top for $10?
You just have to have a little patience to look through the racks but it pays off in the end. Since I buy off season my son has things that most other children don't have because it isn't out now. And that $30 of stuff we bought at BabyGap...would have been about $180 if we bought it all full price.