Smart Shopping

Best Places to Shop on a Budget

$5 shirts? Yes, please!

As college students,

We have lots of expenses to cover. Books, supplies, rent, food – sometimes, it seems impossible to squeeze in updating your wardrobe into your budget. However, there are college-budget-friendly stores that sell hidden gems for reasonable prices.


ThredUp is an online consignment and second-hand e-commerce platform.  First-time shoppers get 20% off, and deals run as low as $0.99. Popular brands include Urban Outfitters, Nike, and Adidas.

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Though prices at JCPenney start at middle-tiers, semi-annual sales drop costs by 60-70%.


ASOS offers student discounts, and clearance items are often reduced by up to 80%.  ASOS sells second-hand merchandise  on its Marketplace website.

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