Being able to regularly find stylish yet inexpensive clothes is the skill of professional shoppers, wardrobe stylists and the most fashionably dressed people on the streets who aren't incredibly wealthy. While these lucky few have an innate ability to sniff out places with great pieces of the style puzzle for inexpensive prices, there are a few general things the rest of the shopping world should know about where to go to find the hippest styles and not have to spend their whole paycheck. Try a few of the places options listed below to infuse your wardrobe with hipness without breaking your bank account.
Check out stores that buy overstock wardrobe from boutiques and major brands. These stores include everywhere from Ross to Last Call to H&M, all of which will carry clothes from the prior season or items that a particular store couldn't sell during one season and have been forced to clear out their inventory. Not only will incredibly, name-brand items be on the racks and shelves of these stores, they will be at discounts of up to 80 or 90 percent off sometimes, because the store bought them wholesale and is just trying to move them out of their inventory.
While some people find vintage clothing stores, or a store full of clothes that were owned and worn by someone else for a period of time, to be a little strange and sometimes even gross, these concerns are relatively unwarranted. Vintage stores clean and press all the clothes that they are given or buy from individuals, making their clothes a mish-mash of styles from all types of people from all different time periods. This is one of the ideal places to find incredible styles that are unique to you at incredibly inexpensive prices.
Online shopping offers incredible deals through websites like A'Gaci, Forever 21 and Make Me Chic, as these online clothing stores have a smidgen of the overhead of actual clothing stores that have rent, employees and bills to pay every month. However, there is a downside to these online clothing stores, in that the cost of shipping is not tacked on to the price listed on most websites. There's another major problem with buying stylish, inexpensive clothes online: you can't try them on.