Many of the best bargains can be found at the end of each season.
If you are social-media savvy, do a search on Facebook for local buy, sell and exchange groups, and join as many groups as you can. You will need to ask for permission to join the group, as most groups are private, but once you have been accepted, you will be able to post messages on Facebook when you are looking for free or cheap clothes. You may even be able to exchange some of your child’s clothing with another parent in your area who is looking for a smaller size. Other great places to head to are your nearest outdoor markets or car boot sales – these are usually held on weekends in wellpublicised inner-city market venues or in supermarket car parks in your local suburb.
I have found local market stalls to be a treasure trove for quality baby and toddler clothes, especially gorgeous pinafores and rompers. Clothing prices will vary from market to market, but in my experience they are anything from $5 upwards per item. The biggest advantage compared to internet shopping is that you can see exactly what you are buying and get the sizing correct.