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Dressing your Kids without Breaking the Bank: Part 2

Dressing your Kids without Breaking the Bank: Part 2

Guest post by Emilie Sarkissian.

We know, sometimes clothes just seem so expensive! Have no fear, our thrifty fashion-savvy writer Emilie Sarkissian is back with Part 2 in her series on saving money on kids’ clothes (and yours too!).

Look for local sample sales

Some local companies will organize a sale after each season to sell their samples. They are definitely worth checking out as the products are usually sold 50 per cent off and are in great condition. You will find a list of all of these sample sales on websites such as or

Keep an eye out for daily deals

Daily deal websites only offer one deal per day but just make sure that it is still a deal after you factor in shipping costs. Watch for Canadian daily deal sites such as

Some US daily deal websites are specialized in kids products and ship to Canada:

Research online and bookmark websites

If you are looking for something specific, make sure to Google the product name and shop around before you buy it full price. Optimize that time spent online by bookmarking the websites you like for next time.

Become a Facebook or Twitter fan of your favourite stores and brands

If there are any online or physical stores that you like, make sure to “like” them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. They will frequently post great deals or discount coupons. When you’re ready to shop, just remember to log on to their Facebook or Twitter page and check out what the latest posts are—you might find a coupon code.

Receive newsletters from your favourite online magazines and blogs

There are many great online blogs and magazines where you can read about all kind of cool products (like!).

Most of the time, bloggers and writers are able to obtain regular deals from brands or stores. Make sure to register for their newsletter in order to be informed when these special deals or promo codes become available. Some even have a “special offer” section where you can have access to all the current existing promotions.

There are also blogs that only post coupons and deals. Check out and

Emilie Sarkissian has a background in fashion and is a self-proclaimed shopaholic and bargain hunter. She recently launched the online store specializing in affordable baby clothing with second-hand directly imported from France.

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