Clothes shopping for teens is often challenging and expensive.
They are old enough to have a real clear sense of personal style, but not yet old enough to have a steady enough income to support their preferences.
One of the most convenient ways to shop for clothes is online. There are some helpful money saving tips to keep parents and teens both happy.
Make A List
One aspect of clothes shopping is seeing what’s available and being prepared to be inspired. While this may be fun, it’s often quite costly.
Before logging in to do online shopping, make a list of what you need and plan to buy. Try to not deviate from that list.
One big benefit of shopping online is shopping around can be done with the touch of a finger. There’s no need to drive to multiple stores, fight crowds or stand in line.
The only cost to shopping around is your time. It’s worth it to shop around and find the very best deal.
Many clothing retailers offer significant savings in the form of coupons and incentive programs with the help of Discountrue and similar companies. Watch websites and ads of your teen’s favorite stores for the best and most up-to-date coupons.
If you earn store credit through spending incentive programs, don’t let the credit expire. Write it down, so you don’t let free money go to waste.
Sell To Resale Shops
One great and easy way to make a little bit of spending money is to sell gently used clothes you’ve outgrown or no longer like wearing.
Many consignment shops will give you cash for items they purchase and others will give store credit.
Take advantage of consignment shops to sell used clothing and buy new-to-you clothes. There are a variety of online consignment options.
Make sure you look into shipping and return policies so you don’t end up stuck with an item you don’t like or one that doesn’t fit.
Stick With The Basics
Although often difficult for teens, avoid getting sucked into the temptation of spending loads of money on trends.
Instead, aim to shop mainly for quality and stylish basic items. You want to invest in versatile items that can be worn different ways and used in multiple capacities.
The world of online shopping is fast and convenient. Take the time you need to look for deals, use coupons and shop around to save money.
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