Another extra holiday expense you may have is for clothing for parties and school programs. Many stores may be having these items on sale in the next couple of months.
Another option is to check out the children resale stores such as Once Upon a Child or Kinder Kloset. In many cases these items such as dresses were only worn once or twice and you can pay a fraction of what you would spend buying them in another store.
Also, if you need multiple outfits for various parties and holiday events check out resale stores such as Clothes Mentor in Fargo and My Best Friends Closet in Moorhead. As with the kids clothes, many holiday sweaters and other outfits may only have been worn a time or two and look brand new.
The stores mentioned all have Facebook pages where they post photos of many of the new items they get into their stores.
If you do buy your holiday outfits at a retail store, you may consider selling it to a resale store if you do not plan on wearing them for another occasion. It may not seem like you will get a lot for them but if you have a few items you will get some money for them instead of just having them hang in your closet.
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