I have a pretty limited budget when it comes to shopping for clothes and such. I was checking out handbags the other day. I needed a larger bag ASAP. So I looked over the clearance table at Macy's. The price tags were a bit high, but from experience I can give you these tips:
-don't always believe the marked price. I always scan the tag. It might be on a bigger sale than you think! This genuine leather bag was marked at over $60. But the real price was much lower.
-have a coupon ready or ask the sales clerk if they have coupons. I always save 20% on my purchases at Macy's. If I don't have the coupon with me I mention it and the ladies usually have one on hand.
-shop off-season. I picked up this awesome bag for $30! It was originally $179.00. But it's a summer color and style so it was marked way down! I can still get some mileage out of it this fall and then have a "new" bag come springtime.
How do you shop on a budget? Share your tips on the comments.