Shopping for kid’s clothes doesn’t have to a cost a ton of money. I’ve learned a few “tricks” over the past few years that have saved us a ton!
By the way, I shared a new YouTube video of some of the deals I scored for our newborn baby. So check that out after you read the post!
Go through all of the clothes your children already have and make a list of all the tops, bottoms, shoes, socks, accessories, play clothes, and dress clothes. Then look for any gaps and make a list of only the items your child truly needs.
I talked a little more about this in this post: Transitioning Kid’s Seasonal Clothes.
Shop with a list.
With your list in hand, you will know exactly what to look for. This way you don’t spend money on items that your child doesn’t need or probably won’t even wear.
Compare prices online before shopping.
It takes a little time before hand, but checking prices online before going to the store gives you an idea of the going rate for a specific item. That way you have a certain price point in mind and know if you are getting a deal at the store or not.
Shop consignment (most of the time).
I know consignment stores aren’t for everyone, but I’ve found they work the best for me personally. These stores are particular about the condition of the clothes, are organized by size, and have a good selection. Those things are not always true for thrift stores, garage sales, and clearance racks.
Both of my local stores have text alerts and email alerts for sales. They even send out coupons for $5 off sometimes. If it works out, I like to sell a few items for store credit, and use the coupon all in one day.
Here’s my latest VIDEO where I shared my latest haul of newborn baby clothes!
If you have other tips for saving money on kid’s clothes, share in the comments!