Tips for Buying Clothes
We’ve all probably heard the phrase “Cheap is expensive” and found it ironic, right? The thing is, it carries more truth than it lets on. How many times have you bought something nice only for it to break after just a few uses? What you think was a score turned out to be a complete waste.
When you buy cheap, you’re probably spending a little now but it won’t take long before you actually have to head out to the mall and replace it. In this article, let’s take a look at the 6 Easy Steps to Buying Clothes Made from Good Quality.
Know where to shop
If you’re on the lookout for high-quality clothes that will last, it’s often best to avoid going to low-budget stores because in most cases, you get what you pay for. Set realistic expectations of the kind of quality you would get with the amount of money you’re willing to spend. Most of the time, investing in higher quality and a bit more expensive items will save you in the long run. Be careful though! On the flip side, just because something is expensive doesn’t automatically mean it’s of higher quality. Sometimes it’s just a marketing ploy. That is why the rest of the tips will come in handy. Read on!
Check the label
No, it’s not just for your kids’ powdered milk. It also applies to garments. The label usually has all the vital information about the clothes that most people don’t seem to take note of. Quartz suggests checking the label for information on fabric content, but more on this later.
Take a look at where it’s made
This is not to discriminate against certain manufacturers because quality manufacturing can come from any country. According to Get Rich Slowly, having a background knowledge of which countries have higher labor costs should help you decide whether or not to pay more for a specific item.
Check the fabrics used
The rule is to stick to NATURAL fabrics like cotton and wool. These fabrics feel more comfortable, withstand washing and last longer than their synthetic counterparts. The downside is they’re not necessarily budget friendly. In most cases, synthetic blends offer a more affordable alternative. If you’re curious about which specific types of fabrics work best for your kids, Sew Guide gives you 13 fabric options which are common in the more accessible clothing shops and department stores.
Take a look at the construction
Even if you don’t have the best fabrics, a well-constructed garment can make up for it. The quickest way to check how well an item is constructed is to hold it up against the light and stretch one of the seams. The less light that passes through, the better. For other pointers, The Luxe Strategist gives a low down on what to look out for, for both clothes and shoes.
Make sure it fits
Well-constructed garments made from high-quality fabrics don’t really mean anything if it doesn’t fit. Make sure something fits according to your liking before you take something home.
The women’s clothes listed on BNY Jeans are made from quality materials that have been through various quality control checks so you’re absolutely sure of what you’re investing your hard-earned money in. The key takeaway here is to buy clothes from reputable manufacturers that you can trust, so you can get the most out of the clothes you buy.
Hopefully, the little one also got into this quality-seeking habit. Watch how my daughter Zooey did on her PHP 1000 Shopping Challenge.
Over to you – Do you have any tips on buying clothes that are built to last? Share them in the comments below!
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