Save Money while Clothes Shopping

Written by Doris Donnerman (last updated February 21, 2009)

The high prices you pay for your clothes are determined by fashion trends and a shop's overheads. Mark-ups can be as much as 100 per cent on designer labels. Look for sales bargains and end-of-season ranges and samples, or try these alternatives:

Discount shops may sell current designer fashions, usually with the label cut out. But you may not be able to return the item - check before buying it. The mark-up is around 70 per cent, but can be lower.

Clothing manufacturers often have their own factory shops for selling 'seconds' and samples. Hosiery, silk scarves and knitwear with small faults can often go for a song. It's worth contacting the individual manufacturers to find out when they are open - many are at the weekends.

Charity shops and secondhand clothes shops offer unexpected fashion bargains. But once purchased, clothes cannot always be exchanged, so always try items on in the shop and examine articles carefully before buying them.

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Doris Donnerman

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