Retail RipSavvy shoppers typically have a few tricks up their sleeves when shopping for clothing for themselves or their loved ones. One tip is to stay out of the stores unless you’re purchasing something specific. If that just isn’t possible, below are some tips for getting you the best clothing deals at the lowest possible prices.

Shop Discount Stores

Some favorite discount stores that carry top-quality, name brands include Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and Ross. For better deals, scour clearance racks and be flexible on seasonal clothing purchases. Next spring you may be glad you bought that cute swimming suit in December!

Use Department Store Coupons

Department stores such as Kohl’s, JCPenney, and more often have online coupons, coupons in the local newspaper or in-store coupons. If you missed Black Friday deals, look around for coupons. Combine them with holiday sales, and you’re sure to snag some great deals.

Subscribe to Daily Deal Sites

If you’re able to keep up with them, daily deal sites can offer big bang for your buck on clothing. Some favorites include Zulily, Plum District, Groupon, and Living Social.

Magazines with Coupons

Magazines are especially great because they include coupons just about every month for 10-25% off new, great-quality children’s clothing.  Magazines such as Parenting and Family Fun are easily found at the doctor or dentist’s office if you don’t subscribe to them yourself. Rewards programs only sweeten the deal. Combine percent-off coupons with store sales (even online), and get rewards back for future purchases (think GymBucks from Gymboree or PLACE cash from The Children’s Place).

Shop Consignment Stores

Kids’ consignment stores are a dime a dozen, so take advantage of their usually well-stocked inventory. Teen and adult consignment stores are on the rise with Plato’s Closet and Clothes Mentor providing great brands at great prices.

Purchase Discounted Gift Cards

If you know you’re going to be shopping at a nationwide store, purchase a discounted gift card ahead of time. Many can be used online or in store and are purchased for typically 5-30% off of their value. For example, a recent TJ Maxx gift card for $85.59 could be purchased on Raise for $74.45 at a 13% discount. Other popular sites for discounted cards include Cardpool, Cardcash and Giftcardrescue.

Subscribe to E-mails, Newsletters and Mailings

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Hopefully one or more of these tips will help you save on clothing purchases that you can wear with pride.

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Savvy shoppers typically have a few tricks up their sleeves when shopping for clothing for themselves or their loved ones. One tip is to stay out of the stores unless you're purchasing something specific. If that just isn't possible, below are some tips for getting you the best clothing...