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Work Clothes

I'm a teacher and just got my first job that starts this September. I have some clothes that aren't suitable for teaching, and some that would be appropriate. However, I want to get more, but don't want to spend a ton of money.

I've looked at Kohl's and they have some very cute stuff. I have not looked too much at Sears or JCPenny yet. I like Old Navy too.

Suggestions? Do you find that some of those places have "cheap" (aka not good quality) clothes? Or can you suggest somewhere I didn't mention?

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Asked by ap9902 at 12:54 PM on Aug. 20, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • consignment shosp are great as far as kohls goes sign up for their email sale alerts using multiple email adresses and you will get coupons for $5 off your purchase of $5 or more then shop clearance racks you cant go wrong!

    Answer by katiekruschke at 12:56 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Those places are really expensive for me. I buy close-outs and outlets. At the Great Plains mall in Oletha, KS (which is a ghost town now), there was a store named Famous Labels. I was able to get a bagful of clothes for only $30. I would suggest go to the nearly dead stores and see if there are any close-out sales. Other than that, I don't turn down second hand gifts.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Ross, Marshalls, tjmax, and thrift stores.

    Answer by Princessofscots at 2:22 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Look on the Clearance racks at places you can usually find reasonable priced stuff even at those places. 


    Answer by patchthatpays at 4:59 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Loehmann's is best, if they are in your area.

    Next, TJ Maxx and Filenes Basement

    If you go to Old Navy, be sure to pull coupons off their website:



    Answer by rkoloms at 6:29 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

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