Shopping for Bargain Kid’s Clothing

by T Akery | November 25th, 2011 | Kids' Shopping

Retail stores are tempting places to buy kid’s clothing. Many stores are geared towards this particular group of customers; however, their prices can be very high. That is unless you know what you are getting into before you go. Here are a couple of tips that will help you find some of the best deals from retailers.

The first, and most important, is not to take your kids with you. Yes, one of your kids is probably into high fashion, but that just means you will wind up spending more on clothing than you intended. This is because what they think is cool can cost big bucks. It is just easier and much less of a headache to leave them at home.

Head immediately for the discount racks. Avoid looking at clothing that you already know is going to be out of your price range. This way you won’t get caught up in the cute – but expensive – trap that many stores try to snag you with.

Shop for next year during times when retail stores are clearing out their shelves for upcoming weather changes. Consider buying jackets in the spring and bathing suits in the fall. Off season clothing comes down in price during these times of year.

Take a calculator or use the one on your phone. You will need this feature for figuring percentage discounts. Sure, twenty-five percent off may seem like a good deal, but is it really when the original cost of the item is one hundred dollars?

Double check any clothes you are picking up from the sales rack to make certain they are the ones actually on sale. Otherwise, you might get caught at the cash register. Retail stores do not always have their clothing in the right place. In addition to this, keep track of where the sales rack is just in case there is a disagreement between the price you expect and what the cash register rings up.

For additional savings, use any store coupons or those found online. You should read the coupon policy if you aren’t sure if the online coupons will be accepted.

Going with the store credit card for an additional savings isn’t a good idea. You could wind up paying more for the clothes than you intended. The only time you should do this is if you already have the funds to cover the purchase and use those funds to pay off the bill.

Retail stores can offer some pretty good deals, but it takes a very smart shopper to avoid many of the pitfalls.

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