Post # 1
Where do you go for cheapie maternity clothes?
There’s a maternity specific consignment shop near me I plan to scope out. And I guess maybe Goodwill?
I know F21 has a maternity section, as does H&M.
I know Old Navy has one as well but unless I find stuff on clearance I find even the sale items kinda pricey.
I know Target has one and don’t know how big their Maternity clearance might be?
Unless there’s a special occasion I don’t really plan on splurging on maternity clothes so would prefer cheap, cheap, cheap!
I work in a business casual environment so I would have to get some work appropriate clothing which is what has me more worried. Lounge wear I can just steal my husbands! 🙂
Post # 3
Honestly I speny about $75 when I first needed maternity clothes and went to a 2nd hand store. I bought several pairs of pants, about 5 tops, and 2 pairs of jeans. Most of the clothes I bought were a size or two up from what i wear now and were flowy. Pants I bought stretchy ones like leggings .
Post # 4
Check you local craigslist listings for people selling theres
Post # 5
I’ve had great luck at Gap Maternity – the clearance section has been cheap, cheap, cheap!! 🙂 I work in a professional office setting (no jeans for me) and I’m working with two dresses, three pairs of dress pants, two skirts and about a dozen tops, a few cardigans.
The best thing about Gap is that you can purchase clearance and if you see the Take An Additional 40% Sale Items sale happen less than a week after you purchased, they’ll do an adjustment on the receipt so you get credited the difference. Over a week ago I bought a dress for my shower that was marked down to $29.99, I saw a few days later (thanks to my Banana Republic Card emails) that Gap Sale items were Take Addt’l 25% off, so I went back with my card and they adjusted it. I got my dress for $12.73 (it was marked down AGAIN to $16.97). Quite proud of that one. 😉
Post # 6
I so wish we had Old Navy and Gap OR a maternity consignment shop where I live… grrrr.
I did get some pants at Kohls that I like BUT that’s really only b/c I had some kohls cash and $ left on a gift card so I got them for 25…. by the time I got them I really didn’t have a choice so what can ya do. lol
Post # 7
You did good!
I’m a little leery of buying used clothing w/o seeing it in person first? But I’ll def check off and on for off chance that someone might sell some NWT.
What?! That’s an awesome deal! And good tip on the price adjustment. I haven’t had luck at Gap clearance in a LONG time. But I’ll def pop in there when I’m at the mall just to check.
Have you tried googling? I didn’t think we had a consignment shop either but I googled and there IS one! And it seems most consignment shops might have a small maternity section?
Post # 8
@rachiecakes: Cute dress!!! I have 2 Gap stores close to where I live and I’ve never seen maternity clothing there. None of the Old Navy stores here seem to carry the maternity clothes either. I will have to watch for the sale online!
Post # 9
@regberadaisy: using google for even the prominent places we have here isn’t very successful… sigh.. really I live in a pretty dated city. We have just a handful of consignment shops, ONE goodwill, and of course a Salvation army… all of which get pretty ratty things.. definitley not designer.. and the consignment shops are still REALLY pricey. It’s poo! lol
I was thinking about ebay though…. idk we’ll see what all I end up needing. =)
Post # 10
I bought most of my maternity clothes on clearance at Motherhood Maternity. I spent about $150 total for enough clothes to last me the whole pregnancy.
Also, if you have any friends/family members that were recently pregnant, you might ask if they would lend you their clothes. A friend gave me all of her maternity clothes after we had our babies (she’s not planning on having any more), and I lent them to one of my friends who just had her baby in July. I recently got all the clothes back, and plan on passing them on to the next pregnant lady I know.
Post # 11
Do you have a plato’s closet near you? It’s like a stylish consignment shop. I don’t know if they have a maternity section, though.
Or what about Ross or Marshalls or TJ Max?
Post # 12
Unfortunately, no. 🙁 I’m really part of the first group among my friends to get pregnant. Most have never been or right now are pregnant for the first time and live too far away to “lend” clothing. My SILs have been done with pregnancy for YEARS. I know of one co-worker who just gave birth but I know she did not buy much maternity clothing and we’re not really the same size.
I’m SOL in terms of lending and hand me downs of maternity and used baby stuff!
Hm. I think I actually have seen a Plato’s Closet. And def plan on hitting up clearance racks at Marshalls/TJ Maxx!!!
Post # 13
I had a post a while back saying that I found some cute maternity clothes on walmart.com. I would not usually buy clothes from Walmart but I figured heck- it’s only for a few months and the prices are great. They all look just like they did online. I’m also buying some this weekend from someone on craigslist!
Post # 14
I found clothes on Kijiji… For 120$ I got over 10 pairs of pants and jeans, 3 skirts, 1 dress, and countless tops and PJs. The girl also included a baby carrier in there and stuff for the baby. The clothes are not all maternity; some are for breastfeeding, and pants are of varying sizes so I will have things to wear during the transition period (where I don’t need maternity but don’t fit in my regular clothes).
Some clothes are very nice, and some others not exactly my style, but I don’t want to spend tons of money on clothes that I won’t wear for long, so it was totally worth it.
Post # 15
JC Penney’s maternity section has been my best find so far during a back to school sale. I got a couple of pairs of pants and a nice shirt.
Usually I like Kohl’s, but their maternity section has been less than impressive to me. I hate maternity clothes!
Post # 16
I haven’t bought much so far but I think the best deals seem to be at Gap & Old Navy. If you have one of the credit cards from them it really saves you a lot. I have a Banana card and I constantly get 30% or 40% off deals and if you get to be a Luxe member (spending $800 a year) you get 5% back in rewards plus free shipping no matter what you spend. I live in Chicago so I’ve been able to go to some of the other lower end stores that I normally shop at like H&M and Forever 21 but I haven’t really found their stuff that cheap.