In my family, we have two teenage boys, a pre-teen daughter (or should I say “tween” daughter), my husband and I. To go to the mall, or to shop online, to get name brand clothes would cost us a fortune!
Being pennywise means finding good value for your money. One of the best ways I have found to find a lot of value for my money is to shop at thrift stores, or consignment stores. Now, I am not talking about buying that plaid suit that has been out of fashion for the past 50 years, I’m talking about buying designer clothes, or even designer looks for 10-25% of the retail cost at the designer stores.
I know of two ways to save money, and get good value at thrift stores and consignment stores. First, look only for the name brands you want to wear. For instance, I always look for Gloria Vanderbilt jeans in my size, as I know that every pair will fit me perfectly without my even trying them on! My kids prefer name brands like Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Zumiez, and our favorite thrift stores often have them.
The other way to get good value at thrift stores is to sign up for various fashion runway blogs. When you keep up with the latest fashion trends and styles, then, when you are shopping at thrift stores, you can look for clothes that look like the designer trends without having the name brand labels, or the name brand prices.
How do you stay fashionable while remaining pennywise?