Some of us… like me, have an addiction to the finer things in life. For immediate example I will say Expensive Plus Size Clothing. Now, when one becomes addicted to such things and their pockets are a little less than full you have to come up with ways to get your wants cheaply. The way I do it has actually made me a little bit of hoarder and I need to ‘really’ thin out my closet, but, if you’re looking to get a whole new wardrobe without busting the bank, here is the blog post for you.
The Discount Store for Your Voluptuous Figure
In the old days we didn’t really have these types of shops for Plus Size Clothing. All we had was full price or Goodwill (will be mention below!), so you had to pick between the two or go home. But, now since the movement to better clothe our plus size bodies the market has gone up and we have more available options than we did about ten years ago. One of my favorite places to shop for discounted plus size clothing is Bealls Outlet or in other states Burkes Outlet. The best thing about Bealls Outlet (because I live in Georgia) is they have a rewards program. Every 200 points you get a $5.00 rewards coupon. Plus, if you’re under 40, I believe, you get 15% off on Fridays and if you’re over 40 you get 15% on Mondays. So all that savings upon pilled on savings is amazing!
Some Pro Bealls Tips or Discount Store Tips:
- Most discount stores let you put up to five items on hold for a week. Put items you really love on hold until it’s your discount day.
- Save up your points and use your $5.00 off coupon on your percent day.
- Sign up for their emails. They ‘sometimes’ send you coupons for money off or a percentage off.
The Thrift Store for Curvy Style
If you’re an avid thrift store lurker like myself sometimes you can find some really great deals. I like to shop in thrift stores like Goodwill or ones around my county. Goodwill has colored discount days and if you buy the clothes, accessories and shoes with that color for that day you get even bigger savings. Like for instance, say Monday is red and you get 15%-20% off that day (I have no idea their discounts so don’t hold me to it. It’s an example.) and you find two blouses from Lane Bryant for $5.00 each. One is green tagged and one is red tagged. Put the green tagged one back and come back the next day if it’s green the next day and just buy the red tagged one today. You get a Lane Bryant blouse for $.75 to $1.00 off the blouse!
Some Pro Thrift Store Tips:
- Shop at thrift stores that you know of around your area that are considered rich neighborhoods or counties. People who drop the stuff off there most likely have never even worn the clothing, so you’re getting new clothes dirt cheap.
- Search for clothes with tags still on them.
- When you’re Plus Size, Goodwill likes to mix our clothing with maternity wear. Don’t forget to check there as well.
- Look at the bottom of a shoe before you buy it. The ware on them shows you how much use they’ve had. No ware equals basically brand new. A lot of wear, not worth the risk of getting a foot fungus.
Facebook Groups for Plus Size Clothing
With the new buzz of selling on Facebook in your area don’t forget that Facebook still has groups you can join. A lot of women join groups when they do ‘Closet Cleanings’ and have basically a yard sale in the group. You can search ‘Plus Size Clothing Groups’ and tons should show up and you can join them all or just pick a few. Most of the time these women haven’t even wore the clothing or very little at all. They even provide their prices, sizes, shipping included or not and if they smoke or have pets. It helps them get rid of their incredibly full closets and pack yours full! What is also helpful about these groups is you can post exactly what you are looking for. for example; Casual Work Wear in Neutral Colors, sizes 2XL-3XL & 18W Pants/Skirts. The comments section on your post should fill up so fast with images and offers of clothing and accessories women are trying to get rid of. A lot of the time you can get a cheaper offer than what they offer as well (Just be fair, remember they most likely spent full price on this item brand new that you’re getting basically brand new yourself, but, way cheaper! Plus shipping is outrageous these days!).
Some Facebook Group Tips:
- Don’t join groups you feel seem sketchy! Trust your gut!
- Look for groups with at least 800 members or more in them.
- Ask for A LOT of images of the item they are selling to you. Even ask for them to try it on or for them to take a image with the clothing item.
- Be careful about the information you give. Use Paypal– so if the transaction goes bad, then you can request your money back with Paypal and report them.
like finding out these shopping hacks for Plus Size Clothing? Try checking out this blog post from me as well ‘3 Must Have Gold Jewelry Styles for Spring’. I actually found all of those cute items shopping this way!
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