Free and Cheap
Janine is a 20-year veteran journalist who puts her sleuthing skills to use unearthing deals and discounts for families in the Tampa Bay area. Raising her own two daughters has taught her that some of the best things in life are “free” but not necessarily “cheap.”
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Teens shop early at Plato’s Closet
Posted Aug 8, 2011 by Gayle Guyardo
Updated Aug 8, 2011 at 02:33 PM
Teens started back-to-school shopping weeks ago at the 10 locations of Plato’s Closet, but there always bargains to be had there.
One reason: Teens grow out of their designer clothing in as little as six weeks or so, meaning the secondhand store has a constant supply.
Chris Antley was there recently with her two teenage daughters.
“There’s Hollister,” Antley pointed out, “Aeropostale over here, American Eagle in between, they’ve got Lucky, all kinds of brands.”
The family was finding $50 designer jeans for $12.
Don’t expect the same item to be there next time you come back, though, says owner Rene Tirado.
They may have just one, and the turnover is quick.
Click here for a video report on our visit to the Britton Plaza location in South Tampa, broadcast this morning on News Channel 8 as part of our weekly “Ways to Save Today.”