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For back to school clothes, I have an extra dresser in my home office, each drawer (or two) with a particular size. I usually "inventory" at least 2 sizes in this dresser, sometimes 3. When I come across a SUPER Clearance Sale, I purchase clothing (clothes, underwear, pajamas) for my son in larger sizes for the following year, usually for cents on the dollar.

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When summer/school season arrives, I inventory the clothes and then pick up items that he may require (usually not much, if at all). This method also comes in handy when a quick gift is needed. Brand new clothes, ready to be wrapped!

I've found that I spend less money purchasing brand new, name brand clothes than if I went to GoodWill and purchased second hand. I save anywhere from 60%-90% on my son's clothes every year by utilizing this method.

By Denise from Upstate NY

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August 4, 20110 found this helpful

Another advantage to buying new over used, is that the new doesn't wear out as quickly. No matter how good a used garment looks, there is bound to be some place on it that has more wear, that is un-noticable to the naked eye. I also don't have the patience to go digging in thrift stores.

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August 4, 20110 found this helpful

Plus your son gets to wear new clothes which I think is important to kids when they start the new school year.

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August 4, 20110 found this helpful

I have to agree with you Denise. It takes some looking but usually you can find some terrific buys at the end of the season.

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August 6, 20110 found this helpful

I do the same with baby clothes to use for showers, because I hate paying full price for gifts. So I can afford to give like 10 outfits for $25. Just went to kohls and bought a bunch of clearance items for the insane price of $2.80 a piece!

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