Stretching Your Dollar: Back-to-school clothes - FOX 35 News Orlando

Stretching Your Dollar: Back-to-school clothes

ATLANTA -

Pens and pencils are important for back to school. But, many kids are far more concerned with the clothes they'll be wearing when they return for a new school year.

And, there's one place you'll be guaranteed to hundreds of dollars on your son or daughter's back-to-school clothes – the local thrift store.

Thrift stores can be the key to getting your student the brand names they want without draining your bank account in the process. For example, the Value Village – with numerous locations, including downtown Atlanta, Roswell, Marietta and Decatur – is a great place to start.

Thrift stores are great in general, not only from the clothing perspective, but the handbags, the belts. you can get really great new or used belts, handbags, anything."

"You can get items that are vintage, and you can also get items that are brand new, still with the tags on them."

And, the savings don't stop at the thrift store.

Stylist and thrift master Daniel Troppy says there are many alternatives to the pricey department stores. Estates sales are just one option. Great finds are often made at estate sales. But, remember these can be hit or miss and might call for a bit more time and patience.

But, the pay-off can often be very, very worth it. It's not uncommon for a thrift store to also have sale prices, so the savings just get bigger.

Also, don't forget that Georgia's tax-tree holiday is getting closer – August 9 and 10.

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Casting Call: August 27

    Casting Call: August 27

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:42:30 GMT
    Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of August 27.
    Check out the Good Day Atlanta Casting Call for the week of August 27.
  • Good Day Atlanta

    From bean to cup: Inside Smyrna's Rev Coffee Roasters

    From bean to cup: Inside Smyrna's Rev Coffee Roasters

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:02:31 GMT
    If you're idea of a good cup of coffee is something strong from the old one-cup in your kitchen, it's time for a coffee education!
    If you're idea of a good cup of coffee is something strong from the old one-cup in your kitchen, it's time for a coffee education!
  • Nonprofit pairs shelter dogs with jail inmates

    Nonprofit pairs shelter dogs with jail inmates

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:24:57 GMT
    There is a program giving inmates and dogs a second chance. Canine Cellmates saves dogs from being euthanized and pairs them up with inmates at the Fulton County Jail.
    There is a program giving inmates and dogs a second chance. Canine Cellmates saves dogs from being euthanized and pairs them up with inmates at the Fulton County Jail.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices