4 Tips for Clothes Shopping on a Budget

Most growing families will get to a point where they realize they need to cut back on their expenses, but sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint where that cut back should be. Clothing is a great way to start saving money by shopping smart, watching for deals, and remembering these tips from Bourgeois Baby.

Buy staple items. Whether this is for you, your spouse, or your children, staple items will get you through the worst times. Having a white blouse, a black skirt, a black suit, a good pair of running shoes, or a winter jacket. Depending on your lifestyle, these staple items will condense your spending from buying multiple items that do not have the same versatility.

Shop out of season. Living in New England means that our fashion transitions at least four times during the year, and shopping out of season can get you some great deals. If you know you’re little one will need a pair of boots for the winter but it is only June, you could save yourself quite a bit of money.

Consider what you need before you leave the house. How often do we do this at the grocery store and come home with double the product and missing half of the essentials? Same works for clothing. Have a plan and execute it.

Wait for discounts or outlet quality prices. Discounted items can be because they are no longer in season, or because of small defects. These happen at many outlet locations and often the defects are marked and barely noticeable. A small marker smear on the corner of a shirt might be worth the purchase if it is marked down from the original price.

Bourgeois Baby offers sale items, and Studio Seconds (products with small defects). A flight fray of fabric, the wrong stitching and fabric combination, small stitching errors. Our quality baby bibs must be perfect to sell at full value, but we can’t stand to see these small mistakes to have an entire bib, burp cloth, or nursing scarf go to waste!

If you’re searching for some quality baby products and need to shop smarter, take a look at our website or give us a call at (603) 459-5768.