Where to shop when you’re broke


Don’t get us wrong, we love getting our hands on some designer clothes. The only thing we don’t always love is the price tag. However, even if we are on a bit of a budget, we shouldn’t have to sacrifice style. Clothing stores are facing a lot of competition with the rise in people shopping online, but customers (like us!) are benefiting a great deal from fashionable, but affordable clothing. The word ‘affordable’ is obviously subjective, and can change depending on your circumstances. To someone, $1,000 is affordable, and to others, that isn’t even in the question. For that reason, we have come up with some categories our affordable fashion falls into. Each shop will either have a wide range of items at $20 or less or have some sort of free shipping deals.

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Walmart

Everyone has heard of Walmart, and it is best known for its grocery stores. However it does have a chain of department stores too. Therefore, it also so happens to be everyone’s go-to budget store. Although it is classed as a budget store, don’t be fooled. They still have some really cute and fashionable clothes up for grabs. They offer free shipping when you spend $35 or more, and they offer free returns! On top of this, they offer a wide range of sizes, and a huge selection of clothes.

Amazon Prime Wardrobe

If you’re signed up to Amazon Prime, clothes shopping just got a whole lot easier for you. All you have to do is pick out the clothes you want to try on at home, and wait for them to arrive. From there, all you have to do is try on the clothes of your choice. If you like everything, great! You pay for the items you’re keeping, but send back the ones you don’t want. It’s that simple. What’s so great about this is you get to try before you buy, and returns are completely free.

Macy’s

Macy’s is an American department store and is usually associated with having a designer look, but a cheaper label. If you’re looking for something professional and classy, but not wanting to break the bank, this is probably the store for you. Macy’s offers free shipping over $99, and has a massive 180 day returns policy. What we also love about Macy’s is that they have set up their very own credit card. So, if you want to buy some clothes for a special occasion, but payday is a bit too far away, you can buy now but pay later!

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eBay

You may be surprised to see this on the list, but we highly recommend checking eBay out. If you haven’t heard of it, eBay is a selling site that aims to resell both new and used items. You can grab yourself some serious bargains on eBay, and even bag a designer label or two. We would recommend that you buy from a reliable seller, however. Luckily, eBay has a ‘rating’ system, so finding a decent seller is fairly easy to do. Unfortunately, eBay doesn’t have a set returns policy. That is down to the individual sellers on the site. But take a look! You might find your next favorite outfit.

Dressing to impress doesn’t always have to break the bank. These are just a few places you can save some money, while also looking like you’ve splashed out. Experiment with new styles, try on things you wouldn’t normally, and work it. Being different an individual is what people are after in this day and age, so find a new purchase that screams ‘UNIQUE!’