Follow Me

Bangin' Bargains: Tips for Getting Things Cheap



  Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 8:15 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,, 
Everyone is always so shocked to find I buy almost all of my clothes on sale for ridiculously cheap prices.  It really isn't too hard to do, so here are some tips for you girls!  First a lesson from The Nanny, Fran, NEVER pay retail because you can always find it or something really similar cheaper (sometimes there are exceptions to the rule).  And now for some quick tips that I have learned for myself and from my mother. She is the best bargain shopper I know besides me.

eBay - USE eBay!! It is where I get most of my designer stuff for dirt cheap. The only problem is you need to really watch out for fakes.  Check out this post for tips on buying on ebay: Bangin' Bargains: eBay Tips!

TJ Maxx/Marshalls - TJ Maxx, Marshalls and similar stores are great places to find affordable designer fashions!  I always head right to the clearance sections first to check out what they have and then I move on to the other sections.  In these stores you are going to have to search, but you can find some great gems.
Examples from my purchases: DKNY cozy for $20, Theory dress for $29, and tons more!

GoodWill - GoodWill is another great place to find designer clothes for cheap.  Once again you will have to do a lot of digging but you can find great deals such as: BCBG blazer for $12 or a quilted purse and Ralph Lauren sweater for $14! You may have to dig through a lot of junk but there are gems within the dirt.

COUPONS! - Another big money saver is a coupon, duh! If you are shopping online make sure to check sites like retailmenot or just search google for "bluefly coupon codes" or whatever store you are shopping at. You can also search for printable coupon codes as well! A lot of stores have one or two coupon codes floating around at any given time, so you should be able to find one.

Clearance Section - The first thing I do when I go to any store (in person or online) is head straight for the clearance section since I know I will not want to pay full price for something even if its awesome (because eventually it will end up in clearance too).  If you don't find anything in clearance, then by all means head over to the non-sale stuff, but always check clearance first because you never know what you'll find!

I guess that's enough tips and me rambling for now.

Don't forget to join Shop It To Me for the latest markdowns, secret promotion codes & VIP sale events for your favorite brands and stores!

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.

36 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips! It's always nice to have things reiterated as a reminder of how to save money and still not have to sacrifice quality. :)

    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. great tips i love the coupon part, im all about saving money and finding one -of - a kind pieces, awesome ideas..

    ps i m also loving yesterdays post they are just amazing! beautiful clothing !!!

    fashionprovocateur.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are great tips, especially the info about ebay. I just joined up with it, and I think the info/links you provided should really help a ton! :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. fabulous tips! the thrist stores are me best friend.. I've gotten designers from Dior to Oscar de la Renta.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great, great tips! I love Goodwill!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I need to become a better Ebay shopper... so many people get great things! Thanks for sharing. xx.

    http://bornandbread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Another incredibly useful post :)
    I'm a big ebay shopper - there are some amazing bargains!! x

    ReplyDelete
  8. I always check out retailmenot...you can save a lot of money shopping online by just using the coupon tip. Unfortunately, TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Goodwill stores are only as good as the cities they're in...I live in a smaller, mostly unstylish town, so most of the stuff at those stores here are COMPLETE junk. Meh!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Excellent tips from one of the best bargain shoppers I have seen!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have got to start using eBay!
    http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love all of your suggestions... I introduced the boyfriend to retailmenot and he's now using it for electronics and such all the time!

    Ebay overwhelms me some times but I LOVE etsy...cheap cheap vintage designers all the time. Also, have you tried thrifting at Savers? They have a 99 cent deal on Thursdays for old stock... and I've gotten a blazer still with the Nordstrom price tag of $150+ for 99 cents one time.

    In Her Stilettos- An Austin Fashion Blog

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for the tips! Your eBay post is really good too :) x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such great advice! I always head to the back of the store to the clearance section. It's just not satisfying buying anything full price!


    Kristine. Or Polly.

    ReplyDelete
  14. thia is so true! i rarely get expensive things full price, and i always look for things marked down, or ways to get them for cheaper. Thanks!

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great tips. I shop clearance and thrift stores all the time. In fact, I always donate a few items before I buy anything at thrift stores. Not only does it make more room in the closet, but it makes you feel like you did a good deed!

    I also shop etsy (www.etsy.com)! Etsy is very similar to eBay, but its only vintage and/or handmade items. Instead of bidding, sellers list a price, but you can always send the seller a note to haggle over price! I bought my dad some vintage lunchboxes for his birthday, Star Wars collectibles for my boyfriend and beautiful skirts for myself off etsy!

    Samantha
    http://museuminternmusings.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. love it, so perfect

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I think I need to learn to practise more patience in vintage shops - the amount always overwhelms me. I think it's why I enjoy ebay os much more

    ReplyDelete
  18. great tips! I love a good cheap find, but who doesn't :) I love sifting through racks and racks of other people's discarded treasures, thrifting really feels like a treasure hunt to me!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love TJ/Marshalls when I have time to look :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks sooo much for these tips!

    http://berealbehappy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. ebay that green dress, you are the ebay queen!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great tips! I should say that is good to know that there are many sellers from Asia on ebay that use to show a picture of the product but when it comes home is not the same thing! I got my lesson now ;)

    http://de-vero.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a helpful post hunnie...thanks for these great suggestions:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Come be a part of my new online fashion magazine!!♥

    ReplyDelete
  24. Gosh, such a usefull tips !
    But because I dont live in America, it is quite difficult to try bid on Ebay :(
    It is kinda expensive with the shipping cost to Asia :)

    Liz Secret Rendezvous

    ReplyDelete
  25. yes! these tips are so true and what i use.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I just started buying vintage clothing on ebay, although I hate getting email notices about being outbid. Boo. You should share some of your fave ebay stores, if you have any! And I looove Goodwill and the clearance section! xo Sherrie

    ReplyDelete
  27. nice tips! i'm the same way; i hardly ever, ever purchase clothes full price. it's so much more rewarding (and possible) to find really good deals and quality finds!

    ReplyDelete
  28. You know I can't get enough of TJMaxx or clearance racks. It is almost never worth it to pay full price for anything!!

    (once in a while you'll miss out because your size isn't left when it moves to the back of the store, but if you are really determined, sometimes it can be found on ebay. haha)

    Chic on the Cheap

    ReplyDelete
  29. it's ridiculous how much i spend in a weeks time on clothes and accessories. need to find better habits and quickly!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great idea for a post and great ideas period!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Nice tips! I've always been a sale and clearance buyer, but this has been my first year really using ebay, searching the internet for coupon codes, and hitting up goodwill on a regular basis. Your such a pro!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Yay for bargain shopping. I'm also a big fan of outlets and consignment shops! I've scored DVF flats for $30 at Neiman Marcus last call and a Teenflo blazer for $30 at a consignment shop, hehe!

    have a lovely day!
    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  33. The number of comments on this shows how useful it is :) and it's mroe detailed and interesting than others around!

    I have to say I love the graphics of your blog :)

    Tazz x

    www.veritalane.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I totally hit the clearance rack first - you just never know what made its way there (or what was just returned)!

    I intentionally misspell designers' names when I search on eBay. I've found some pretty awesome pieces that way .

    ReplyDelete


Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *


Blog Archive

Follow by Email

Followers