How to Get Cheap, Brand Name Clothes for your Kids

Buying clothes for your children is never ending! They are either growing out of them or blowing holes in them. And, of course, we want them to look nice.
So, how do you achieve balance in finding nice clothes for your kids, while keeping more of your hard earned money in your pocket?
Shop for Opposite Seasons
This takes a little bit of planning, and a little bit of guess work. As stores begin to transition from one season to the next, they greatly discount the clothing from the previous season to make room for the new merchandise. In the spring you will be buying winter clothes, and in the fall you will be buying summer clothes. You will need: 
  • A place to store the clothes until your kids are ready to use them. 
  • To know approximately what size your child will be wearing 6 months from now. 
  • A little bit of patience to search through different websites to see who is offering the cutest clothes with the best discounts.
Buy Basics
It’s hard to know exactly what your son or daughter will be into 6 months from now, so buy basic pieces that can be mixed and matched with fun, in season items that they choose at a later date.
For girls: 
  • Leggings 
  • Skirts 
  • Hooded sweatshirts 
  • Flipflops 
  • Tanktops 
  • Jeans 
  • Basic T’s

For Boys:

  • Pants of any kind
  • Hooded Sweatshirts
  • Shorts
  • Flipflops
  • Jeans
  • Basic T’s

Buy Winter Outerwear in Spring

Winter coats and coveralls are super cheap in the spring. I bought a London Fog brand coat for
my daughter last spring for $25. After receiving it in the mail, I noticed that the original price
tag said $97. What a steal right?

As you can see from the example above, there is huge potential to save money using this system. When the next season rolls around all you have to do is pull out your basics that you bought at the end of last season, see what fits from the year before, and buy a few in styles pieces to go with everything you already have.