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post #21 of 30
To those who posted who found these great deals, were you mostly shopping in stores as opposed to online? I live in a remote area, far from any of these stores, and am not finding these awesome deals on the store's websites, plus there are shipping costs. Is it a matter of finding them physically on a clearance rack?

I buy almost all used clothes for my little girl, but I find cute outfits are drying up for 3t and up. I think toddlers tend to destroy clothes, rendering them useless for resale!
post #22 of 30
I bought ahead for years, but I always ended up buying way more than needed so now I just buy essentials in the beginning of the season sales. I may not save as much as if I bought the same exact things a year ahead, but I'm saving now that I don't overbuy.
post #23 of 30
I buy a head. And Im lucky so does my family. My dd got a gc for toys r us for her bday and I took it and got her a skirt 18m(figured it will last into the fall w tights) and a dress that will easily be a shirt as it gets to small. I did pass up on a cute shrug that seemed to expensive and it was a size 3 so dd wouldnt be in it for years. Now im kicking my butt I do shop in up sizes at second handstores and end of season stores for basics like jeans, longs sleeve/tshirts/fashion hats ect.
post #24 of 30
Totally buy ahead here too!

Yesterday my favorite consignment store started 75% off the entire store!!

Scored ds6 pants for next year and some great button downs. (all of it gymboree and old navy brands!) DS4 has a ton that are to be handed from brother so he is golden. Found myself some things, and also baby!

Spent only 56 but left with 29 items!!
post #25 of 30
Learning to trust the buy ahead! I'm figuring out my favourite brands now for dd, so that helps. Lulabette is a Vancouver company that sells really comfy, roomy winter clothes especially. Certainly not $2 or anything, but $10.00 for a dress that started the season at $24, plus pretty good frequent-buyer deals. I don't think the savings are quite as astonomical in Nova Scotia as people are describing in parts of the US, though. But I try to buy things like winter dresses and long-sleeve tops ahead and other things that aren't too fitted. I haven't had as much luck with things like swimsuits.
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by Rosebud1 View Post
To those who posted who found these great deals, were you mostly shopping in stores as opposed to online? I live in a remote area, far from any of these stores, and am not finding these awesome deals on the store's websites, plus there are shipping costs. Is it a matter of finding them physically on a clearance rack?

I buy almost all used clothes for my little girl, but I find cute outfits are drying up for 3t and up. I think toddlers tend to destroy clothes, rendering them useless for resale!
I usually find the best deals ($0.48 shorts, pants for $1.98) physically on the rack. But I have seen some great clearance deals on Target's website (also BRU, but of course that's just baby stuff...) I think Old Navy as well. I don't buy clothes online but if you needed/wanted to, check out your favorite stores' sites, sort the clearance section by price, you'll see the dirt-bottom stuff... if there's enough good items, buy it all at once & you can usually find a coupon code or something for free shipping if you spend more than $X (usually $25) Not sure the deals would be AS good as the stores but you could probably come close. Also check ebay!! And Amazon always has free shipping on $25+ but I'm not sure how cheap you could find clothes there.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by gbailey View Post
This winter DD had fall/winter clothes that I had purchased when stores were trying to get rid of their winter inventory last year. I did a great job of estimating her sizes correctly even though some items were a little big. I've been doing the same thing for the past two months. I was able to get her adorable sweaters for $2.99, jeans for $4.99 and a bunch of other cute necessities like tights, hats. Is anyone else doing this? DH thinks it's funny but I save us a lot of money by doing this.
My mother does this all the time. Drove my brother and his then wife crazy because she was buying toddler clothes for a baby, but don't you know that not only did the first kid wear those clothes...the 2nd and 3rd did too?! And she's already sent me 2 boxes of sale items for Peanut. I can't wait until she gets here so we can sale shop for whatever I have left on the baby list!

I my mom. There's nothing wrong with buying used, but I'm glad she taught me how to shop for new stuff at the same (or lower) cost as used stuff. Keeps the options open, kwim?
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by Rosebud1 View Post
To those who posted who found these great deals, were you mostly shopping in stores as opposed to online? I live in a remote area, far from any of these stores, and am not finding these awesome deals on the store's websites, plus there are shipping costs. Is it a matter of finding them physically on a clearance rack?

I buy almost all used clothes for my little girl, but I find cute outfits are drying up for 3t and up. I think toddlers tend to destroy clothes, rendering them useless for resale!
I shop online and in the stores. I always have free shipping codes for Children's Place. Whenever I go to a store I get them from the cashier so if you ever need some send me a PM.

For places like landsend, I wait until they have free shipping like now but I also shop in the stores like the Gap, Gymboree clearance rack, Macy's, etc.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by Lilyoftheincas13 View Post
My mother does this all the time. Drove my brother and his then wife crazy because she was buying toddler clothes for a baby, but don't you know that not only did the first kid wear those clothes...the 2nd and 3rd did too?! And she's already sent me 2 boxes of sale items for Peanut. I can't wait until she gets here so we can sale shop for whatever I have left on the baby list!

I my mom. There's nothing wrong with buying used, but I'm glad she taught me how to shop for new stuff at the same (or lower) cost as used stuff. Keeps the options open, kwim?
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by annethcz View Post
It's a little harder to buy ahead now that my kids are older and they care what they wear (well, at least the girls do ).

Today I stocked up on winter gear. Sears has Land's End winter clothing 50% off the already reduced prices. So I bought 3 pairs of boots and 2 winter coats for less than $100. It feels so good to know that I have that done already.
Are Lands End items true to size or do you have to buy way bigger? They have a ton of stuff on clearance and I'd like to get some items for DD.
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