I need an afforadable place to go clothes shopping for four kids who are in need of clothes and shoe

Gretchen - posted on 08/29/2009 ( 106 moms have responded )

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I'm looking for an affordable place to go clothes shopping for four kids who are in need of shirts, jeans, shoes etc. Does any one have any ideas that maybe affordable for a mom on a tight budget? Help please.

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Julie - posted on 09/03/2009

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check out your goodwill stores. sometimes you can fine the tag still on the clothing.

Cassie - posted on 09/03/2009

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Ross and Once Upon A Child are my go to stores for my kids. They have awesome deals on clothes. I am now in the habit of refusing to pay more than $10 for a pair of jeans for my son. Also, Ebay usually has people selling "lots" of clothes. For example, type in "size 7 boys jeans lot" and it will bring up all those that are selling. My husband is the Ebay king and usually gets pretty nice stuff for cheap cheap cheap.

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I do the salvation Army stores for my daughter as she loves designer clothes. If you go on a wednesday, at most it is half price. That and I love ocnsignment sales.

Daisha - posted on 09/03/2009

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One other thing I forgot to mention, Sears has what they call Kidvantage. the clothes you purchase from them they will replace if they get worn out the kids have to still be in that same size though. I don't remember if they do it for shoes as well but they might. it'd be worth it to call your local sears and ask them about the program.

Gloria - posted on 09/03/2009

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I usually go to places that have sales. I know Kohl's always has stuff that is 60%-90% off. Definitely try walmart or target if you have one in your area or even a thrift store. I know that sounds gross, but actually they have a lot of nice things sometimes :)

Mara - posted on 09/03/2009

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I like Kohls or The Children's Place. You can especially find really good deals on The Childrens Place website.

LiAnn - posted on 09/03/2009

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check out www.magickids.com they have name brand clothes at low cost price use this code MK62928FL brands from south pole, Adidas, Levi, Disney etc

Jennifer - posted on 09/03/2009

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I shop ebay & yard sales. My son wears very nice clothes, & I can not tell you the last time I bought him clothes from a department store!!! This is something you should think about...When my son grows out of something I list it to sale on ebay, then I take the money I made & buy him bigger clothes on ebay! I love it! He is always wearing old navy, gap, tommy, all good clothes!!! And they all come from ebay.

Amy - posted on 09/03/2009

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Second hand stores are best. You can get great deals and the kids are just going to out grow them soon anyway.

Samantha - posted on 09/03/2009

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i go to primark for some clothes like socks etc or theres ebay which i love.i wash all the clothes when they get here and some dont cost the earth.yre at home looking and no one needent no.also asda i love the quality and tescos.

Ashley - posted on 09/02/2009

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I have 4 kids and I found that consignment sales are great. My most favorite is AJ Wright if you have one in your area. I bout 13 outfits for my toddlers to go back to school in and all name brand so they wont get teased for 120.00 which is great.

Christina - posted on 09/02/2009

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kohls has great stuff for cheap, ross is also good, walmart can have some ok stuff

Jeannine - posted on 09/02/2009

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I've always found fashionable and inexpensive clothes at Target, Sears and JCPenney. For shoes try Payless Shoe Source, but go on line first and look up their coupons to save money. Same for ANY retailer right now, check on line first as many have printable coupons.

Erin Joy - posted on 09/02/2009

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hi ive got 5 kids and they didnt get new things much i have a place in my town called cooperating congrgations they oper8 a clothes closet thats free

SingLe - posted on 09/02/2009

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I agree OLD NAVY is great they always have the pants on sale for $10 who can beat that. also Sears has layaway!! I have three kids and its just me so I shop for sales even if i have to drive around Target is good too.

Amy - posted on 09/02/2009

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T.J Maxx is a really great place for clothes and so is Marshalls. I get so much of my daughters clothes from T.J. Maxx and a lot of it is name brand items!!!! Hope this helps.

Carrie - posted on 09/02/2009

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Not sure where you're located but I love Savers. It's a used a bit shop and the Monday after labor day they have 50% off everything in the store. I have been able to go on these days and completely dedo my girls waredrobes for under $150 and that means shoes, jammies, everything. Plus I've picked out and purchased myself somethings. Everything is organized by size, color, and article. You should go early when they open through to find the best things and to get a shopping cart. They are pretty busy. Good luck!

Brogan's Shoe store has buy one pair on sale, get the second pair half off. That's where I go to get my girl's school shoes every year. I haven't had to buy a second pair before the years up yet. They last.

Sonja - posted on 09/02/2009

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Sears.. they do lay-a-ways; Once Upon A Child- they will purchase gently used clothes as well; Good Wills, Thift Stores, check with local churches, they sometimes have clothing that is donated ( you do not have to be a member) & yard sales. God Bless and good shopping.

Daisha - posted on 09/02/2009

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I have two little grlz and the first place I go is Good Will. Every time I go I've come home with clothes that still have the original store tags on them and some that do not but have hardly ever been worn. After that I start doing the sales at Old Navy, Target etc. . .
Good Will is a great place to get the basics of the wardrobes they need though tons of jeans/shorts lots of t-shirts. you fill in at the other stores. some cute pieces that can be mixed and matched with everything and accessories.

Roxana - posted on 09/02/2009

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It depends on the ages. Old Navy usually has good clearance items. I have found alot of cute clothing for both my daughter when she was younger and my son now at Target. Shirts from $3-15 Shorts they usually have on clearance racks, and the stuff is durable! anything by Cherokee is great! I also have found 2 piece items at Burlington Coat Factory. Shirts and pant/or shorts for about $12+. Older girls like 12 yr find great deals at Plato's Closet. they have a web site for location close to you. Good luck hope this helps. Remember if you can buy items for the next season now, you can find great deals.

Jessica - posted on 09/02/2009

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I think most major department stores clearance racks are the best place to find stuff. Also Salvation Army especially when they are having a half price sale. Ours has one every Wednesday a lot of times I find stuff that still have the tags on them.

For shoes I usually find a place having a sale. Like a local store here has 20% off coupon and it includes their clearance shoes so I will be going there and trying to get everyone's shoes for school.

Margaret - posted on 09/02/2009

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I shop at thrift stores and high end consignment shops....I also consign with them so when I need clothes for my granddaughter I use the money on my account and it makes my cash amount due alot less....we get nice things too....Tommy shirt the other day was $5.00 and the tags were still on it so it had never been worn....

Kellie - posted on 09/02/2009

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I recommend Burlington Coat Factory to all my friends. They have VERY inexpensive prices on just about any name brand or generic brand of clothing you can think of, and its a one stop shop. You can get clothes, shoes, toys, books, decor you name it all in one. I also did a good deal of shopping on ebay and at JCPenny.

JEANNA - posted on 09/02/2009

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TRYING GOING TO A SITE CALLED FREECYCLE.COM PEOPLE GIVE AWAY FREE ITEMS ON THERE..YOU JUST HAVE TO JOIN THERE GROUP..COOL SITE

Jennifer - posted on 09/02/2009

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I would recommend Goodwill, or Target they both have a great selection of clothing really for the whole family not just the children. Times are tough for everyone and I am on of the cheapest people I no and I am very proud of that title so If your like me and are all ways looking for that deal then try any and all the suggestions that have been giving because I do and I have.... Good Luck :-)))

Morgan - posted on 09/02/2009

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i shop for my kids at local thrift stores and consignment shops all the time and youd be surprised the stuff you can get that is practially new , and with the younger ones sometimes not even worn.

Bess - posted on 09/01/2009

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You did not mention how old your kids were but what we did this summer because funds were tight we waited until the summer sales clearance and then bought a bunch of holister clothes and Lucky 7 jeans at Platos Closet for 1-2 dollars a piece, we always get the boys tennis and dress shoes there for cheap. My 9 year old got almost all of her shirts and blouses at the sale and we had a great time hunting for stuff all together as a family. We also stop by consignment shops in different towns when we travel or go places. Different areas have different things. My daughter does pageants and gets most of her clothes through consignment so that it is cheaper and then we just doll it up.

Traci - posted on 09/01/2009

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I like Old Navy, Payless and Zellers have good sales on right now. That's here in Canada of course. Not sure about the states, but if you can cross the border to the states, it is even that much cheaper.

Chrystal - posted on 09/01/2009

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Try buying at the end of season sales. I buy all my boys clothes that way. When summer clothes go on sale I buy for the next summer, and the same with fall. You have to guess on sizes, but so far I have been really lucky. I wouldn't suggest doing shoes this way unless you can pass them down. With mine their feet grow every month I think, lol. Good Luck!

Tanya - posted on 08/31/2009

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here in aussie at the change of season everything goes on sale ...very cheap half price or less..(target,k-mart,big W) start getting into the habbit of buying all the kids clothes a size or 2 bigger and keep them till that season comes around again.. usually all u have to buy the following season is something that u like or something new season style.. but i find that the bulk of it is taken care of.. also second hand shops here do have designer clothes in great condition or brand new still with the tags attached ..only thing is that u have to go there at least once a week and its time consuming looking thru all the stuff to find the new or designer ones and lets face it if its second hand then u dont have to stress on the kids getting dirty at the park or the clothes being stained from art work ...also when they are toddlers u can cut the bottom off the denim jeans when they are to small ...hem them and u have a pair of shorts... great for runing around the house in

Jessica - posted on 08/31/2009

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Payless usually has a Bogo sale just before school. Walmart is great, too. Im not sure where you are so I cant really be specific!

Paula - posted on 08/31/2009

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I would try garage or yard sales. Also there is a yahoo group called freecycle where people give away stuff they dont need any more. I also like Ross for good prices. Hope this helps

Jacqueline - posted on 08/31/2009

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I think walmart is a really good place to shop and target. They have really nice things in there for lil and big kids .

Renae - posted on 08/31/2009

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Do you have any stores like "Once Upon A Child" by you? Or maybe Goodwill or something, I know, I had 3 to shop for this year and I don't work and only can afford so much! Check out some churches by you too, they may be able to send you to one of their mission stores if they have one by you. Just a thought!

LaTrice - posted on 08/31/2009

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Freecycle.com, Goodwill, Target, Kohls. . .be sure to check out the clearance racks. By mid-September the fall stuff will start going on sale to make room for the winter clothes.

Latoya - posted on 08/31/2009

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goodwill has really nice kids clothes for practically nothing that how low the prices are so p would go there first and then try walmart, granamals is a great clothing line that they carry for small kids.

Sue - posted on 08/31/2009

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Not sure where you live but in Albany NY we have a consignment sale twice a year called passitonsale...you can check it out at passiton.com. Twice a year she has consignors bring in clothes, toys, shoes, you name it and holds the sale for three days...full price and then you can opt to discount things. Its a great way to buy things for your kids or to sell stuff you have. I've made over $300 in each sale.
So I would say try consignment sales or shops or if you have friends and neighbors with the same sex child ask to borrow their stuff. I do this with one of my friends and then clean and return the stuff once they outgrow them. Another thing is to go to stores at the end of the season...now you can buy shorts, t shirts, bathing suits at 75-80% off I keep them til the next year- this way you are all set to go, I just go up one size becuase they only grow that much each year. You may want to check your area for consignment shops...good luck. Hope this helps.

Stacy - posted on 08/30/2009

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i absolutely LOVE the kids' clothes and shoes at Target. They're priced right, well made and very trendy. MY four year old son has t-shirts with vintage ACDC, Beatles, etc. and everything is very affordable. The shoes are great, too.

Rose - posted on 08/30/2009

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Look for clothes on freecycle. www.freecycle.org. It is free to join. All you have to do is pick them up. You take what you want and freecycle the rest. Walmarts and Targets are great also. Kmart has lay away. Gordmans has lay away and so does Marshalls, And Big Lot. I kmow most of the places I had 6 kids. Try yard sales too

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