Well, not so much... I scour clearance racks, online super sales, and even thrift stores. Here's an example of a haul from my local Goodwill! For under $15 total, I got a flawless (and super-soft) Tahari tee, pink J. Crew shorts, and Old Navy shorts that look very Lilly Pulitzer.
I shortened the pink J. Crew shorts to be the same length as a blue pair I bought at LOFT outlet... and you can't tell at all that I paid $5 for the pink ones! Retail price for pink J. Crew shorts right now? $45. BAM!
|Comparing prices... you can't tell which is more expensive!|
So you see... things aren't always what they seem! I take pride in finding great deals and hidden steals, and then squirreling the way my money into savings and my Roth IRA. :)