I say heck’s to N-O!
One area of our budget we have really been able to save on is clothing. Thrift stores (and even yard sales) are great places to find kids’ clothes for less. I love that I can get name brand, good quality clothing that last through several children for a fraction of the cost. Someone once told me that, although my children didn’t mind wearing second hand clothing when they were little that would all change when they reached the teen years. I disagree, so far I have three lil boys and two teenage girls that love shopping at the thrift store.
I asked my kids what they thought of shopping at the thrift store and here are some of their responses. I did not prep them at all. I just took out the camera and asked who wanted to talk about thrift stores, these are honest opinions from my kids.
I have nothing in my closet but Abercrombie, American Eagle, and Hollister. I’m beginning to get a little tired of me dressing the almost EXACT same way everyday just with different colors. I dont dress to impress other people, I dress to impress myself. Lately most of these outfits i get come from second hand stores. I love them. 13 Deanna
Having ‘swag’ is your own personal style and personality.Not following behind trends.You have to have a confidence to yourself, like you’re the hottest thing when you walk in a room. 12 Cassie
I have loads of fun dressing my younger 2 boys, but the 2 older ones, and daughters, I can call it a wrap. Because they do appreciate great finds at “Make mamma happy prices!” i think more moms would shop if they saw great things from the racks, as well as hearing someone say”Heay, it’s okay to shop here!” So, that’s just what we’ve (my Queen City Stay At Home Moms & I) have been doing for 3 years now. We help moms by bringing that same message on home with a Re-Fashion Show at The Total Children’s Wellness Fair 2012.
by proving that you inevitably don’t have to spend $80 for a t-shirt for your son.
Look at these cute pics I grabbed off line. Would your lil one rock it?
Here are just a few of my most favorite places to shop for my children
- Goodwill Industries
- Salvation Army
- The Jr. League WearHouse (my favorite)
- and every once in a while-Value Village Thrift Stores
- Cheap Kids Clothing
- cardigans: http://www.steezology.com/images/rlpolo.…
- Stork Brokers-Husband-and-wife team Sterling and Bridget Hawkins
- “Pretty Plus” line for girls ages 7 to 12.
Fitted Jeans: http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg250…
And fresh shoes:
if you prefer skateboarding shoes: http://www.kicksonfire.com/wp-content/up…
Printed T’s: http://www.bonhonest.com/uppic/Ed%20Hard…
these kind of vests: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41…
Put together outfits with these types of clothes using neon colors or Pastel colours, etc, you cant go wrong.
I avoid the over priced thrift stores and try to shop on the special sale days. You do have to know your prices to make sure you are getting the best deal.
Children With Swag- QC SuperMom
Nobody has everything, but everybody has something. Use what you have right now! Use it wisely, freely, with love. Wherever you are, use your time, energy and talents to do the best you can right now.