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Times reporter proves you really can dress for less at local thrift shops
All purchased from different local thrift shops, Brandee paid a grand total of $28 for a bright yellow cardigan, fuchsia linen skirt, American Eagle leopard print flats, a satchel purse and a handbag. The outfit she is wearing including the summer dress, matching handbag and buckle pumps only cost her $31. What a steal! - photo by Tom Reed
With school about to start in a few weeks, many parents and educators alike are out shopping for back-to-school wardrobes. Although the initial thought may be to head to the mall and department stores, there are hidden gems to be found off the beaten path of retail shopping. Consignment stores, thrift shops and resale boutiques may specialize in secondhand goods, but shoppers can still find first-rate fashions.