Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Best Places for Budget Friendly Shopping

Good morning, everyone! Recently I've received some comments and emails asking me where I love to shop most. I decided to compile a shopping guide. Keep in mind that most places I shop are very budget friendly ;) Don't go too crazy, kids.

ONLINE: These are places that I enjoy to shop online!

*LuLu's: Obviously, LuLu's is one of my favorite sites to shop! I love them because they have adorable products, free shipping at $50, and free returns if you send back the product within a week of receiving it. I've said this many a times and I'll say it again-- finding shoes that fit well is HARD for me. Lulu's offers a variety of sizes and styles, so I'm a sucker for their shoe section!
sweater, cardigan, dress, combat boots from LuLu's

*Target: Target seems to be everyone's favorite, and it's no surprise why! They have great prices and have a variety of products. What I love most about them (being able to shop online) is their consistency. I never have to guess what size to get, because they are great at keeping their sizes uniform, no matter what the style is.
top and wedges from Target

*Old Navy: Old Navy is another shop that is super consistent in their sizes! I love getting blouses and cardigans from them. I love shopping online at ON because they seem to always have coupon codes and sales going on... My favorite ;) Another bonus: They have petite, regular, and tall options!
white blouse & leopard cardigan from Old Navy

*Asos: Ahhhh. I LOVE Asos! Free shipping, free returns, and their sale section has amazing deals! My favorites are their dresses! Sometimes their sizes confuse me, but just carefully consider the size chart and you'll be golden. They have an infinite amount of product on their site, so get ready to browse, browse, browse... and drool! ;)
tops & purse from Asos

American Eagle: The only place I buy jeans. They have short, long, and regular lengths. They fit perfectly, and they always have sales going on, too! 

IN-STORE: These are places that I prefer to shop in store.

*H&MH&M has a great selection not only for women, but for men as well! We get a lot of Justin's clothes from H&M, and he looks dang good! Personally, I need to try on their stuff in person, because I feel like their sizes vary quite a bit. 

*Forever 21: I think the majority of my clothes are from F21! They are cheap, cute, trendy, and I enjoy the 'hunt' while I'm at the store! Because of their strict return policy (store credit only), I would much rather shop in person where I can try something on, fall in love with it, then commit to it (it's a love hate relationship!). I don't want to spend my money if I don't know for sure whether I like it or not, especially if I can't get 100% of my money back if it's a no go.
top, dress, and chunky cardigan from F21

IF I COULD BLOW ALL MY MONEY: These are shops that have both budget friendly and budget busting products. But if I had all the money in the world to just buy clothes, it would be these places...

*Lulu's: Lulu's has some very budget friendly items, but depending on the brand of the product, it can be a little more than I regularly spend on something. However, since I love and trust their brand and quality, I'm okay to treat myself once in a while ;)
*Ruche: Vintagey, gorgeous goodness. If I had a money tree, I would spend a looooootttt of it here. Ha. Nuff said.


For accessories, I love Etsy Shops and Stylelately! Great finds for cheap.

Hope this helps you in your next shopping trip! Have fun!
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19 comments:

Emily Baker said...

love all these places!!!!

Samantha Curtis said...

Some of my favorites too! And Express when they have sales :)

Rachel said...

I rarely do any online shopping, but I shop at the "real life" editions of most of these stores. And Angel really likes the clothes at H&M too!

Amanda Schroeder said...

Rachel your blog is so darn cute! And I LOVE that you do this for budget friendly. I think so many people put so much emphasis on clothing being ONLY major designers, but these outfits are dang cute! You're adorable!

Julia Holderness said...

nice target outfit..... ;)

Katherine Smethers said...

Always love the recommendations. Keep em coming girl!

Lauren ONeill said...

These are great shops! I just discovered AE hi-rise jeggings and LOVE THEM! Best jeans I've ever owned. I wore those same Target wedges but in red on my blog today and they gave me the biggest blisters on the backs of my heels. Their super cute but I'm never wearing them again haha
Lauren
Exploring My Style

Ellen Chan said...

Thank you for sharing this!!! I definitely need it :) I'm looking for modest dresses and clothes for my mission. However I live in New Zealand.. and shipping fees can cost more than what I buy! Do you know of any clothing websites that have low or free international shipping? I love your style and wish I can dress well for my mission!

Cachoo Joo said...

Awesome style!! Haven't bought clothes from Lulus, Target, Asos, or Ruche BUT have at the others! Some really cool clothes from them - right now I'd say H&M and F21 are two of ma faves! :)

Cachoo Joo

Rachel Porter said...

true, true, true!

Rachel Porter said...

Express is awesome too!!

Rachel Porter said...

H&M has AMAZING men's stuff! :D

Rachel Porter said...

Aww, thanks Amanda!! <3

Rachel Porter said...

luhhh youu

Rachel Porter said...

Yes ma'am! :)

Rachel Porter said...

AE is for reals the best!! I'm sorry the wedges gave you blisters!!! I wore them the first time as a bridesmaid outfit, and my feet killed by the end of the night haha

Rachel Porter said...

That's amazing that you're going on a mission! I know off the top of my head that LuLu's does free shipping on orders over $150 with the code Worldwide.... I'll have to look into some others for you! I feel like a lot of shops do have good international shipping prices, but you just have to spend x amount of money!

Rachel Porter said...

H&M and F21 never fail me :)

Jessie Jessica said...

Thanks for your post we are also in this business and welcome to visit our website. thanks again.....

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