Finding Kid’s Clothes at the Flea Market

by T Akery | September 29th, 2011 | Kids' Shopping

The flea market is not something you would normally associate with children’s clothing. In fact, you can find some good deals if you know what you are looking for. There are a couple things to know about buying clothes from the flea market. The biggest drawback is that you will likely need to carry around cash to buy what you want.

Look for booths that aren’t covered in dust and dirt. Look for ones that have their clothing neatly folded or on hangers and somewhat organized. Avoid booths that have clothes jumbled in dusty boxes. Likely, these clothes have been sitting for some time, and they may have unseen damage due to bugs or water.

Never buy any clothing that you can’t see. You should always inspect the clothing from the inside out. If the clothes appear worn, dirty, damaged, stained, or contains repaired holes, then don’t buy them. Move onto another booth. The deals simply aren’t worth it. You are looking for quality over a large amount of things that ultimately can’t be worn.

Pick a few pieces of clothing instead of one or two. Usually, you can get a better deal on grouped clothes rather than trying to buy them separately.

Don’t be afraid to haggle. The owners are usually more concerned about making the sale rather than getting the best price. If the owners won’t haggle, or they refuse to lower their price, simply walk away. The clothes aren’t a deal then.

The flea market is also a good place to look for “retro” styles for children who are into that type of look. You won’t go broke trying to buy these pieces at some high-priced boutique store.

The flea market has a lot of bargains available on kid’s clothing. The biggest thing you need to keep in mind is to be super critical about each piece of clothing that you intend on buying. After all, they have to last until the next growth spurt.

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