Top 3 Tips for Fashion on a Budget

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When you are on a low income and a fashion/style lover it can be a bit overwhelming trying to build your wardrobe when everything costs so much these days! Well I'm happy to share with you all a few tips which happen to be how I manage to afford new clothes when the budget has little wriggle room.

1. Op Shops / Thrift Stores

Most towns have at least one Op Shop/Thrift Store and they usually have a section for all the clothes that get donated. In cities it can be a bit harder to find ones that aren't pricing their items a bit high, or that have a good range of clothes, but adventuring through different suburbs and compiling a list of the good ones really helps! Endeavour Op Shops are usually priced the highest, often they get donated all the stock that retail outlets haven't sold, or that have a couple of marks on them that are easy to remove. A few years ago, a small Endeavour Op Shop in a small town had a bunch of clothes from Zara! There was a Zara rack where everything was $5 an item, absolute score! I managed to get some amazing items that day for a really affordable price.

2. Clearance & Sale Racks

The first thing I do when I go into a retail store is look for the clearance racks. So many times I have managed to grab awesome items at literally the tiniest fraction of the original price. Late last year as we headed into Summer I got a jacket for $15 that as originally $80! In fast fashion stores you can often still get items on clearance that are still good for the Season you are in because they change up their stock so often.
After I go to the clearance racks I check out the sales racks or the racks that have deals like buy one get one free and so on. In stores that aren't fast fashion, this is often how I get new clothes for the relevant season as its much more affordable than buying the items that are full price.

3. Clothing Markets & Suitcase Rummage

Clothing markets are mainly held in cities (at least I haven't found many outside of the city) but suitcase rummages seem to happen almost everywhere. There is a really amazing market here in Brisbane called Wardrobe Warriors and I 100% recommend it for everyone. Last month I managed to get a couple of 'fill a bag for $10' that I stuffed with some great things. There were also baby clothes at some stalls for $1 each or less! From what I hear, this month is set to be a blast so if you are based in Brisbane make sure you go check them out! Wardrobe Warriors also donates all gold coin entry fees to charity which I think is absolutely awesome. Another great clothing market in Brisbane is Boudoir Bazaar which is more concentrated on pre-loved designer label and vintage clothes.


So there are my top 3 shopping tips when it comes to fashion & a budget. I hope it helps!

What is your top tip for fashion on a budget? 

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4 comments

  1. Great tips! I'm going thrift store shopping tonight! :)

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  2. Great advice! Want to go shopping ASAP. Thanks!

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  3. Cool tips: Mine tip is go between sales at shops. Sign up for email alerts.

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  4. These are outstanding tips for online shopping lovers. When you shop online, you share personal data. Be careful with your address and credit card number. You should choose a trusted and reliable online shopping site.

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