Money-Saving Hacks for Buying Clothes and Accessories

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Everyone can probably agree that spending vast amounts of money on clothing and accessories isn’t ideal, especially at times of economic uncertainty. That said, who doesn’t like to look and feel great? If only it didn’t cost so much to buy quality, fashionable pieces to add to your wardrobe. Well, it doesn’t have to. You don’t need to start shopping at Primark to get items at a low price. There are many money-saving ways you can still purchase designer brands and jewellery made from the best quality materials without the high price tag.

Here are some creative hacks for saving money on top-of-the-line clothing and accessories.

Shop off-season

People don’t often think far enough ahead, especially when it comes to buying clothes. When it starts to get cold outside, people go shopping for jumpers and fleece-lined leggings. When the weather starts heating up, it’s time to buy summer dresses and bathing suits. Clothes are drastically marked up at the beginning of each season because companies know that people will need them. Once the season is over, prices drop, since the demand is less. By buying your clothing off-season, you can save a considerable amount of money! Plan ahead and purchase your summer clothing during the winter and vice-versa.

Buy pre-owned jewellery

Brand new jewellery can be costly, and it doesn’t always fit into your budget. You still deserve to have those pieces, and you can do so by purchasing pre-owned. When it comes to high-quality jewellery, the condition doesn’t worsen very quickly. Silver or gold pieces will stand the test of time, and therefore no one will notice if it’s pre-owned. You can find gorgeous options at and save huge amounts of the original retail price.

Go thrifting

Once we’re all clothes shopping offline again later this year, it’s worth knowing that you can find some incredible treasures in thrift shops if you know what to look for. Many times, people who sort through the donated clothing may not know the real value of a piece, and therefore you can snag it for a bargain. Beyond that, it’s not uncommon to find clothing that is brand new, with the tags still on it at a thrift store. You need a bit of patience and time to go through the racks, but it’s worth it. You can save a ton of money and find some outstanding quality items.

Plan a swap party (even if it’s online)

They save one person’s trash is another’s treasure, and this applies to clothes and accessories as well. Get your fashion-forward friends together for an online swap party. Or get planning for later this year, when you can have everyone bring pieces that they no longer wear and swap them with each other. You could have one each season as a fun way for everyone to spice up their wardrobe, and the best part is that it’s free. It’s also a great excuse to get together with friends and have a bottle or two of champagne.

There are so many creative ways to look great without spending a killing. You’ll never pay full price again for clothing or accessories now that you know these secrets!  

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post, and the author’s views here do not necessarily reflect those of His & Hers Magazine.

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