Since my boys are currently 5 and 2, it's usually pretty easy to purchase most of their clothes from garage sales, thrift stores, and resale shops. However, there are always a few things that are harder to find. For me, it's winter gear, such as coats and snow pants. To make sure that I'm not paying full price, I purchase those items when they are on clearance at the end of the season.
Although it sure doesn't feel like winter is ending anytime soon (here, anyway), I started keeping an eye out for clearanced winter gear about a week ago. On Wednesday, I hit the jackpot at Meijer. I found a winter coat and snow pants for 75% off for my 5 year old next winter. The coat is really nice with double layers, and it retailed for $59.99…I paid $14.99. The pants were $19.99, and I got them for $4.99. I bought the size that I thought my son would be wearing next year, and then I made him try it on when he got home from school to make sure that it had some room to grow into.
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