Category: Clothes


When Not to Thrift: New Clothes on a Budget

Yes, yes, yes, even I’ll admit that some clothes you DO have to buy new. But, think carefully about what you really need and don’t loose your frugality! Don’t run out of time and force yourself to buy new. Don’t immediately assume that a specialty item must be purchased new–coats, party dresses, and jewelry can all be found used–I promise! Here’s what Frugal Husband and I buy new: Socks (for obvious reasons) Underwear (for even...


When to Thrift: Chic on the Cheap

I got my winter coat out of the trash. More on that here. But seriously, frugalizing your wardrobe is a stellar way to save dough.  Think about it: Clothes meander in and out of style Your size may fluctuate (it happens to all of us!) Most importantly, clothes depreciate immediately! Clothes and shoes are not, I repeat NOT, investments. They do not appreciate in value and you cannot (except in rare instances) sell them for...