Teens can quickly develop expensive taste when it comes to clothing. Mine is very casual but others find clothing gives them of individuality. You want to give them the styles they love, but chances are you don’t want to blow your budget doing so. Take a look below at some helpful ways to save money on teen clothing. With a little creativity, you can get them dressed for much less.
1. Shop outlet stores and save
Many name brand clothing stores such as Gap have outlet stores. Look online to find outlet stores of your favorite clothing shops. Outlets offer the same great clothes with just minor flaws for much less. They are worth checking out and even making a drive for!
2. Check out online deals/Shop with coupon codes
Look on www.retailmenot.com for coupon codes to your favorite retailers, then use those codes when shopping online. Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic all offer coupon codes that can save you cash. Plus, with qualifying orders you may even get free shipping!
3. Look on eBay for great deals
Ebay is the perfect place to look for name brand clothing for teens. It can be found new or gently worn. Many sellers also offer shipping discounts or even free shipping. Search for the styles you love and see what deals you can snag.
4. Don’t be afraid of consignment shops
Consignment shops such as Plato’s Closet specialize in name brand and teen clothing. Check out these stores to find name brand deals, or even sell the name brand clothing you own for cash. This is a great way to get the look for less.
5. Get your teen involved
So your teen wants a $75 pair of jeans? Get them involved in the purchase. Perhaps you can give them $20 towards the jeans and encourage them to earn the remainder. This will help them take responsibility of the purchase and even weigh the purchase a little more since their own resources will be going towards it.
My teen would be happy in a hoodie and sweatpants but her school is very casual and isn’t the case for all teens. You can get your teen dress for less when you give these shopping tips a try. Good luck!
Have any frugal teen spending tips to share?