Back to School is just around the corner, so we need to start building up fall and winter wardrobes for our little ones. With how fast kids can go through and grow out of clothes, you’ll need some Ways To Save On Back to School Clothes. With these tips not only will you be able to have a full closet for back to school, but you can also make a few bucks on items your kids have outgrown!
Make a List: Go through last season’s clothes to see what is in good condition and still fits. Once you know what you have, you can create a list of what you need and in what sizes. If you have several children to buy for, it is easy to forget who needs what while in store.
Participate in a Local Clothing Swap: If you have friends with children of a similar size, you could create a clothing swap. Before you head to the stores, set up a time to meet up with clothing you don’t need for this year and “shop” amongst the clothes your friends bring. This is a great way to get some of the items you need before you even head to the stores!
Earn Store Rewards: Many of our favorite children’s clothing stores offer rewards programs via email or text message that alert you to sales, events and even offer special discounts for members. Check out the stores local to you, our online kids clothing stores (Gymboree, Carter’s, Osh’Kosh, Crazy 8’s, The Children’s Place, Janie & Jack, etc), and sign up for their email subscriptions for a heads up on great online and in-store sales. This is a great way to pick up those classics like graphic tees, hoodies, and jeans at great prices.
Shop Garage Sales & Thrift Shops: Watch for garage sales with children’s clothes for great prices on gently used items. Thrift shops are also a great option in many areas. Check local church or community thrift shops, Salvation Army resale stores, and Goodwill for great deals on clothing for the whole family.
Shop Online Consignment Shops: Two of our favorite places to buy gently used clothing are ThredUp and Schoola. Both offer great name brand clothing at very reasonable prices. They have a great referral program, so you can easily earn free clothing by letting your friends know about them. Plus, you can send in your kids outgrown clothes to earn credit toward new clothes!
Try Homemade: Buy some solid t-shirts and iron transfers to create your own graphic tees. Try your hand at creating tie dye shirts for a fun activity and some unique clothing to reflect their personality. You could also have a t-shirt party, where a few friends could get together to design their own shirts with inexpensive fabric paints.
Back to School doesn’t have to break the bank. Use these 5 ways to save on back to school clothes to build a fun wardrobe full of great quality fun colors and styles that match your children’s personalities without breaking the bank!