It is no secret that generally speaking, plus size clothing costs more than straight size clothing. If you follow any plus size influencers online then you may well have come across examples of brands selling pretty much identical items, with the large version having a higher price tag attached. I have different opinions on this, which is definitely best saved for another day.
However, as a self-confessed bargain hunter, I hate spending more than I need to on items I thought I would share with you a few ways that I shop as a plus size fashion fan without spending a fortune.
I would definitely recommend checking out places such as Everything £5 and Crazy Clearance. These both have ex-high street brand items at a fraction of the cost that they were when they were originally on sale. The items offered are really hit and miss so you might find that when you do visit the website there isn’t something, but they’re well worth bookmarking to have a browse of next time you fancy something new but don’t want to spend lots of money!
Whether you’re shopping for clothing or anything else online, voucher codes are a fantastic way to save some cash! The discounts they offer variety and you will sometimes find that there are no voucher codes available, but it is always well worth having a Google to see what is out there! I usually have pretty good success with this, and even if it is just a code that gives e free postage, it helps me feel less guilty about shopping online!
Cash Back Websites
It took me ages to click onto using one of these, but they are really good. I personally use Quidco, but I hear good things about Top Cash Back too. All you have to do is go to their website first and then click through to the shop you want to buy from, and you’ll get a small percentage of your spend back. It isn’t going to make you rich, because you only ever earn less than you spend (lots less) but it does add up! I know people who tend to let it all add up over a year and then withdraw the cash near to Christmas time, to help with festive spending.
I know, charity shops are very much hit and miss when it comes to plus size clothes shopping. However, if you shop online for second-hand clothing you can specifically go searching for plus size items and that makes life so much easier! Personally, I am a member of a couple of plus size selling groups on Facebook and have bought some really nice items, and a much friendlier price tag – as a side note, I also sell via these websites which helps to fund my shopping habit too!
What tips do you have for buying clothing on a budget?