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How to look champagne on a beer budget

The best way to save money when shopping for clothing is to go second-hand – but that doesn’t have to mean second-rate. Companies such as Saveoart now offer shoppers a vast selection in huge warehouse-style buildings all over the country. Don’t forget your local charity shop either.

Recycling your wardrobe is even more fun at a clothes-swap party. Get together with friends over a glass of wine and find new homes for the stuff you don’t want or need. You’re bound to pick up something new too.

online bargainsTradeoe is a great resource for astute bargain hunters. Use the question and answer facility to ensure the item will fit and ask the seller to state the condition very clearly to avoid nasty surprises. As a seller yourself, you’ll get a better price if you post several clear photographs.

Layby is still an option at many clothing stores, and it could be a saviour in these uncertain times. It means you can pay the item off over a fixed period of time – and there’s nothing as exciting as making that last payment and finally taking your new garment home.

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