By Owen Jones_
Every parent knows how quickly children grow up and how frequently you have to replace their clothing. This is an awfully expensive business. Children are a lot more fashion conscious now and much more aware than ever before about what they dress in. They want designer this and designer that and that just adds to the cost of the items of children’s clothing that you have to buy.
Children also have to have clothing for school. The question of a school uniform is contentious, but wearing a school uniform does take some of the anxiety out of buying children’s clothing. School uniforms are not really designer wear (although every school has a unique uniform) and they are normally hard-wearing. A large family can pass clothing down, but sometimes the younger children resent this. Fortunately, there are some other ways of reducing the cost of buying children’s clothing.
One way of saving money on children’s clothing is to take advantage of ‘two for the price of one’ or ‘buy two get one free’ offers. That is pretty obvious advice, but the twist is to ask if you can vary the sizes, so that you have two or three succeeding sizes, which will allow your child to grow into the larger sizes and give you a breathing space.
Try to buy children’s clothing out of season, so that you buy swim wear in the winter and jumpers and coats in the summer. You will find massive discounts on out-of-season children’s clothing. Discounts of 75% are not unusual. if you are buying in advance like this, it is essential to remember to buy a size or two larger to take into account your child’s growth before it needs them.
Sweaters and jumpers offer great opportunities for saving money. Purchase a handful of jumpers at a time when they are on discount, perhaps in the summer. Again, buy a range of sizes. One warning here, do not buy seasonal or high-fashion colours that may appear out of place in a year’s time. Choose quite traditional, neutral colours.
When you have a clean-out of clothing that is too small or never worn, take them to the local charity shop. While you are there, see if you can pick up a handful of bargains. Charity shops are excellent places from which to acquire children’s clothing at hugely discounted prices. The clothing is clean and blemish free, they are fantastic bargains.
Jumble Sales and bazaars are another good source of children’s clothing. Jumble sales and bazaars are often put on by well-intentioned institutions such as The Women’s Institute, The Guides, The Scouts, local churches and local schools. The clothing on sale is given by parents from the institution and it is sold to raise funds for that institution. It is usually of high quality and some of it is even new, purchased purposely to donate to the charity for fund-raising purposes.
A good way of customizing children’s clothing is embroidery. You could embroider or sew on a picture of the child’s favourite animal or pet. The child’s name, the name of a favourite band or a slogan is also very popular.
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