I just bought a ton of cute, cheap summer maternity dresses online from Target!
5/4/12 6:14 A
That is terrible m2c. I don't do c/list very often, myself. Still pushing Goodwill. I just saw a pair of Kohl's brand maternity pants, new with tags for 3.00! In better areas or areas close to popular dept stores, they will donate tons of items. For example, one store has Target items new, in our area. Can't beat that! I am an addict, lol! Love thrift shopping now. Just really look in there and you can find several pieces with new tags. And, try to find an area that has multiple thrifts like Goodwill, and cherry pick. You will probably come out with a whole wardrobe for under 100.00. I have noticed most GW's have another one about 15 mins away, some even closer. Even my child's case mgr was going on about this awesome outfit she found for 6.00 and it looked new to me!
Edited by: MAXMAMA77 at: 5/4/2012 (06:16)
Max is a big brother!
4/26/12 12:07 P
craigslist - but be careful when going to someone's house. Have someone go with you, and/or make sure others know when you are going, exactly - the address you are going. Or see if you can arrange meeting in a public place.
I say this because a few years back there was a woman who friended someone through craigslist - via the route of buying baby items/clothes from a woman. That woman waited for her to be about due and performed a csection on the woman to attempt to steal the baby. Neither baby or mom survived.
I know this is scary - but unfortunately we have to worry about wackos like that.
JCPenny.com has really good sales sometimes...when I was pregnant I got 5 different items from there, each item was under $20.00!! And two pairs of the pants ended up being each under $15.00!! It gets aggravating but you just have to search, search, search for them great deals. Good luck.
4/22/12 11:15 A
I totally agree, I am overweight, so I coul never wear the cutesy, tight fitting shirts to show off my pregnancy (it would just make me look bloated, lol). Anyway, most of my clothes were from the thrift stores, yard sales I mentioned, and plus size clothes as well. Just hit the clearance racks of stores in the plus sections or if you don't like thrift stores, consignments are a bit nicer, and offer more selections as well. Maybe look in there-they may have a whole area with pregnancy clothes. There is also a kids consignment store called Once Upon a child, and I found lots of shirts for about a 1.00 when they had a sale-good brands, JCpenney maternity, Motherhood, etc... And, yard sales sell them for a dime a dozen, with tags. Just my opinion. And you can wear a lot of the clothes you have by just getting a size bigger, and a cardigan or jacket to wear if you prefer that look as well. A cute t-shirt and a room cardigan with maternity pants or maternity stretch band/tank. Save a lot of money this way, and looks nice.
Max is a big brother!
4/9/12 2:18 P
I am in my 8th month and have discovered that depending on the style of the outfit, I can usually just wear a size larger for blouses and dresses. This does not work for tailored styles or for pants, but flowy, loose, "hippy clothes" are actually working great for me. I wanted something unique for my baby shower and ended up getting a beautiful medium-sized tunic from a local store that specializes in loose, flowy clothes that are attractive on curvy people. Otherwise, the maternity options are either extremely expensive or dismally repetitive.
4/7/12 11:01 A
I went looking for something cute for Easter yesterday, Taget and Kohls were pittiful. 3 racks each. I got a clearance top for work for $10 that is all I have spent on clothes so far. Going to dots and Penney's today.
3/30/12 12:43 P
Look up mom consignment sales in your area as well. These are huge warehouses and churches that hold kid and maternity clothing sales on consignment. All of the sellers are mothers as well, so it is nice to buy from other parents. I think it is consignment mommies that is the best resource for these on f/b. You can find a bunch of them, especially in the spring time, and they have tons of clothes with a half day on the last sale date. I found this for you as well, hope it helps:
I cannnot stress how awesome the Goodwill is for maternity clothes. You can score new clothes from Motherhood for 2.50 (shirts, pants, shorts). Dresses are about 5.00. I have found clothes with tags on them. Or just buy the plus sized ones in there. You are only going to wear them a while, it would make sense to just shop there. I did this, and was given some clothes (some moms swapped them), or shopped consignment and yard sales. No since in buying a whole new wardrobe. Also, motherhood sells a tummy band that helps you layer your clothes or wear your jeans unbottoned (saves on buying new pants/jeans).
Max is a big brother!
3/27/12 9:12 A
I got all of my maternity clothes this time from second hand stores. $4.99 - $7.99 for pants/shorts and $2.99 - $7.99 for tops....can't beat prices like that. Best of all, they are all nice and fashionable too.
I looked at Wal-Mart just to see, the prices were almost 4x more than the second hand store and their selection was so limited and not fashionable at all.
Second hand for the win!
3/26/12 12:33 P
Being plus-sized already, I'm having a really hard time finding ready-made maternity that doesn't break the bank, and there's pretty much nothing at second hand stores. If you are at all handy with a sewing machine, there are some great tutorials out there with directions on how to refashion regular clothing into maternity clothing. I bought 2 pairs of capris from Goodwill that I will be turning into maternity capris. Hoping to hit Salvation Army this week to see if I can find some oversized shirts to refashion. Wish I could raid hubby's closet, but he and I were the same size before I got pregnant!
3/25/12 1:21 P
JCPenney is another great online way to shop. If you sign up for their emails they will let you know when they have free shipping. Also ask around, most of my collection came from my cousin and co-workers.
3/18/12 10:05 P
I believe there's a store in Richfield, Bellies to Babies. I've never been there but saw it on Craiglist. They have like Rental Maternity cloths too and classes there!
Or you could go to Burnsville and go to Unique, a second hand store right by the center there.
What part of Minnesota are you in? I live South of the Cities.
3/18/12 1:29 P
One of the girls I work with shared a tip with me. Her sister hooked a hair tie through the button hole on her jeans and then looped it around the button. Its worked for me through week 20! I'm still wearing my regular jeans but I need to use the hair tie since I cannot button them. For tops I go to goodwill/savers/salvation army etc. Otherwise dollar general has t shirts fairly cheap and I can get away with just wearing a larger size.
3/17/12 1:22 P
I got most of mine off of ebay. A few more off of Craig's list. I work in a factory so I'm just going to get oil and grease on em so I didn't want to pay too much. I also found that bigger sizes in regular clothes work for me. I'm at week 30 and can still wear regular tops over my maternity pants.
3/16/12 2:20 A
I live in Eau Claire, which is just across the river in WI, I got the majority of my clothes(2 pairs of nice work pants and some tank tops) from Motherhood Maternity when they had really good sales. At the end there though I wasn't going to rush out and waste a whole bunch of money on new maternity clothes only to wear them for a month or two... so people suggested old navy, but old navy was crappy compared to motherhood and about the same exact if not more expensive prices.
I ended up going to Savers and Goodwill to get my maternity clothes late in my pregnancy. I bought 3 more pairs of pants because I was wearing the same 2 pairs of jeans the entire time and washing them after 7 months they kind of wore out. If you have any thrift stores I'd look into them, I know there's a thift value store in woodbury mn *I think thats where it is, it might be in one of the surrounding towns* they'd be worth checking into if you're around the cities. Otherwise check craigslist, they always have postings for maternity clothes at least eau claires does.
Edited by: THEWONDERPET at: 3/16/2012 (02:22)
3/14/12 4:39 P
Yes i have a burlington in the cities... and i love old navy i didnt no they sold some
3/14/12 4:34 P
Do you have a Burlington near you? Oldnavy online has great clearance prices if you keep checking.
3/14/12 4:26 P
I live in Minnesota and on a very tight budget there r no garage sales yet where can i find cheap maternity clothes
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