You’ve found the perfect cut amethyst necklace and want a nice outfit to wear it with. If you spent all your money on the necklace, now what? A trip to the local thrift store might yield some grunge fashion designs, but probably few designer labels. However, the cost of shopping at a thrift store has steadily increased with the recession while the cost of doing business at some local discount stores has decreased. If you want to grab a few fashion labels at rock bottom prices, you might want to look at discount stores like Ross Dress for Less or Marshall’s before actually going to Goodwill. With the downward pressure on prices, you can often find new designer label items for about the same it would cost you to get a secondhand dress at Goodwill.
New, Not Used
Nothing beats new clothing, especially when it is high end quality. Some things like bras and fashion lingerie are also certainly a must buy at the discount store, not thrift shops. When something is new it also tends to last longer than something that is old and already slightly worn. The colors are brighter and if you don’t like what you got, many times you can take it back and get store credit.
Discount stores have sales, too, just like high-end department stores like Macy’s. These sales rival thrift store prices at certain times of the year, due to the overabundance of inventory and lack of demand. Times to go shopping at special discount and department store sales are after Christmas and at the change of each season. You can stock up on winter stuff in the summer and vice-versa. The same way that you expect to get blouses for a few dollars at Goodwill, you can score even better deals because the price is for an item that is new and not used.