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A pile of silver jewelry on a wooden surface.

Finding Silver at Thrift ShopsThere are definitely bargains to be found at your local thrift store. If you know how to look, you may come upon a lovely piece of silver hiding under that tarnish. This is a page about finding silver at thrift shops.

 

Shoes at a Thrift Stores

Buying Shoes at Thrift Stores?This is a page about buying shoes at thrift stores. While thrifty stores have lots of shoes, some in very good condition, for a reasonable price, shoppers often hesitate to buy used shoes.

 

A woman holding a Chanel handbag.

Designer Name Brands at Thrift StoresYou can find many designer name brands at thrift shops for a fraction of the cost these used or mis-marked items were originally priced. Often they look nearly new. Although it does take time to search, you can find some treasures.

 

Close-up of a pair of jeans with a measuring tape curled on top and through the belt loop against a wooden background

Buying Pants Without Trying Them OnThis is a page about buying pants without trying them on. Trying on clothes can sometimes be more of a chore than an adventure. Save time by learning to measure pants for a good fit without trying them on.

 

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Buying an Elevator Shoe?How do I choose height increasing shoe? And does anyone know how much it would cost to have Chamaripa elevator shoes shipped to India?

 

Sheepskin

Recognizing Real Sheepskin vs Faux Sheepskin?This is a page about recognizing real sheepskin vs faux sheepskin. Real sheepskin is often used in making winter coats, jackets, and boots. To ensure that your new purchase is the genuine article, you will want to be able to easily recognize the difference between real and faux sheepskin.

 

Winter Boots

Saving Money on Winter Boots?This is a page about saving money on winter boots. Choosing when and where to buy your winter boots can help you save money on an otherwise pricey item.

 

Stacks of new pants at a clothing store.

Saving Money on PantsThis is a page about saving money on pants. Buying clothing can become a significant portion of your household budget. There are ways to reduce some of this expense.

 

Three girls wearing prom dresses.

Saving Money on Prom DressesThis is a page about saving money on prom dresses. You want to look your best for prom, but don't always have an unlimited clothing budget.

 

Buying Narrow Shoes

Buying Narrow Shoes?This is a page about buying narrow shoes. Trying to buy shoes in widths other than medium can be frustrating.

 

Buying Clothes Online

Tips for Buying Clothes Online?This page contains tips for buying clothes online. Making sure you get the right size and quality you expect, can be a challenge when purchasing clothing through the internet.

 

Blue striped socks.

Saving Money on SocksThis is a page about saving money on socks. As the cost of clothing continues to rise, the thrifty shopper is always looking for ways to save money.

 

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Maternity Clothes

Saving Money on Maternity ClothesThis is a page about saving money on maternity clothes. Maternity clothing, like any specialty item, can be more costly than regular clothes.

 

Woman Shopping For Clothing

Shopping For ClothingThis is a page about shopping for clothing. Make clothing shopping a bit easier and more economical by following a few simple tips.

 

Cute and Cheap Online Shopping Stores for Women?Any one have some suggestions for cute and cheap online shopping stores for women? I want to buy some clothes and winter boots.

 

Putting on Jeans

Saving Money on Clothes While DietingThis is a page about saving money on clothes while dieting. If you are like many people you have your skinny clothes and your not so skinny clothes. Then there are all the sizes in between as you are dieting. The changing clothing size needs can be expensive.

 

Pile of new shoes.

Saving Money on ShoesThis page is about saving money on shoes. Buying shoes doesn't have to break the bank.

 

Stack of Jeans

Saving Money on JeansThis is a page about saving money on jeans. Jeans are a staple in most wardrobes. Finding a pair of jeans that have the right fit, good quality, and a thrifty price tag, can be challenge. See what our readers have to say about getting a good deal on jeans.

 

Three school age girls wearing backpacks.

Saving Money on School ClothesThis is a page about saving money on school clothes. Kids want to look good and have the trendiest clothes for school. It can be hard to satisfy their needs with clothes being so expensive.

 

Thrift Shops Before Retail

Thrift Shops Before RetailWhy the coat? I recently purchased this coat for 69 cents at a thrift shop. No, I'm not kidding you! For years now, I have ALWAYS looked in the local thrift shops BEFORE simply paying retail at a chain store.

 

Black Converse shoes.

Saving Money on ShoesTips for saving money on shoes as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Feel free to post your ideas below.

 

Single Black Sock on White Background

Saving Money on SocksTips for Saving Money on Socks as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Buy one type of sock only. All the same color and brand and style. Enough for 2-3 weeks worth.

 

Saving Money on Pants

Saving Money on PantsHere are tips for Saving Money on Pants as suggested by the ThriftyFun community: First of all - take care of the pants you already have, washing them inside out if not heavily soiled. Also, if you must iron, iron them inside out as well. Take off work pants when you get home, don't cook or clean in them.

 

Saving Money on Bathing SuitsTips and advice for saving money on bathing suits. Look for suits in discount outlets slightly out of season. I got a suit at the Saks outlet one winter. There are also deals at places like Ross.

 

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Buying Good Quality Second Hand Winter Boots?I'm in need of buying winter boots for myself, the ones I have now are not warm enough. I'm on a extremely tight income, so I can't just buy a new $50-100 pair.

 

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On Line Shopping Advice?I have a pair of Red Wing work boots that I purchased with other work clothes and my Carhartt jacket about 10 years ago. Believe it or not, I have finally worn out the work boots, and am ready for a new pair.

 

Buying Used Clothing - jeans

Buying Used Clothing?I have not purchased clothing in a store in years. I shop online and that is good. I am home so much I only had two pairs of jeans. I decided to go shopping at the thrift store. I bought these for $4 each. I thought that was a bargain. What is the most you will pay for second hand jeans?

 

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Saving Money on School Clothing?I have moved to a very small town that only has a central school, butcher shop, supermarket, pub, garage, oval, hall, caravan park, police station, and small doctor's building and a river just outside it.

 

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Saving Money on Bras?Bras are so expensive, and a good fit makes such a difference to posture and appearance. I sew tucks in the straps and backs of bras that have stretched, to tighten the fit again.

 

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