I am a mom of three girls who are all about fashion, it is important for me to save money as well as saving our natural resources. When I was a teenage myself I could never understand why my older sister and my mom would say, “Honey that is not the hottest new fashion it was hot thirty years ago”. As I became a young adult and then a young mother I understood what they were saying. Fashion recycles it’s self everything old will become new if one waits long enough. Lucky for me I had an Aunt who truly believed that and kept all the “hot” fashion from the time she was a teen to she was in her late forties. I had a wonderful place to go shopping at, her attic.
When it is time to get those “hot” fashions for this fall I start by looking at what is “hot” for this year, I grab a note book and make notes of color, accessories, and design. Then I head out to find the perfect “hot” fashion for fall.
For fashion be looking for:
60’s lady looking – A hip-hugging sheath dress with a below-the-knee hem is the ultimate in hourglass dressing, while the full circle skirt and dress remain at the core of the trend.
70’s glamour – By day it’s all about high waists, wide legs, soft blouses and ’70s accessories. By night, all that shimmers is gold. Flowing, draping dresses in high-shine fabrics or metallic.
Military fashion – Army green is still really hot this falls as well as all those great army coats, and army inspired boots.
Leather clothing -Leather shorts, leather dresses, leather leggings… and more, in black or dark brown.
For accessories will be looking for:
Knee high socks, caps, large rings such as mood rings, cabochons and slave rings, wide belts with lots of metal tones and jewels, and thigh high boots, boots with fur, clogs.
For fall color:
Cream, dark brown, black, golden tones, rich purples, coral, dusty pinks, army green, metallic colors, lagoon, and light gray.
Now it’s time to start looking for all these great hot fall fashions.
First stop has to be Las Vegas Fashion Exchange, you will pay $20 for a space but what is nice is that is all the money you will be spending. How this works is that you bring current fashion to the exchange everyone puts they’re gently used designer clothes out (on tables or the clothes racks) and the swappers have an hour or so to just look at the items without trying them on or claiming them. This gives you a chance to know what items you want to jump on when the actual swapping begins. See something you love? Then you go back to it first! Check out their web site: http://www.taylormadeink.com/fashion_swap_party.html
Next stop will be at Buffalo Exchange, which is not a typical thrift store at all! Offers both men and women clothing and accessories where you can buy, sell and trade for what you are looking for. Their prices are a bit higher than most thrift stores but much lower than retail. You will also only find designer label on gently used fashion. You can find Buffalo Exchange at 4110 S. Maryland Parkway at the corner of Flamingo, just minutes from the strip as well as just down the street from UNLV.
Then it is off to Ritzy Rags Designer Resale Boutique, at Sahara and Rainbow, has actually become well-enough known to be a tourist attraction in its own right. Dorothy, who has worked at the store for two of its 11 years, tells of women who spend $34 for the one-way cab ride from the Strip, just to get the chance to browse through some serious designer bargains. In fact, Ritzy Rags takes the “designer” in its name very seriously. In a recent walk-through, I saw Armani and St. John suits, Escada sportswear, Dior and Valentino bags, and Farragamo and Jimmy Choo shoes, not to mention a few very nice furs. Prices are one-third to one-half of retail prices for the gently used – and sometimes never used – items.
Next I make a quick stop by Children’s Orchard, you will find them at 7501 W Lake Mead Blvd, #118. A great store with great items for kids and wonderful employees! Everyone there is so nice so you’ll definitely enjoy your shopping experience, and get great stuff for great prices! Did you hear about when they did the $5 bag day, everything you could stuff in one bag for only $5 bucks! Why wouldn’t you shop there!?
Then it is off to Savers has an amazing selection of quality used clothing for the entire family including designer labels, name brands, classic styles, basics, plus retro & vintage wear too. Fresh merchandise arrives constantly, so Savers is like a new store everyday! Be sure to bring a donation of reusable clothing or house ware items to benefit our non-profit partners and the earth. 1100 E. Charleston, Las Vegas 5130 Spring Mountain Rd. Las Vegas 3145 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas 3121 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas 1231 W. Warm Spring Henderson.
I wrap up day long shopping by stopping by Salvation Army, there are many locations across Las Vegas but the one that I most stop in to do my shopping is on Tropicana right down from Savers. Here I find great classic styles and a lot of new clothing from stores in the area that have closed. It is clean and their stuff are every friendly.