Sweaters are a very popular gift this year. But how can you tell if you're getting a good buy?
Hedge against increases expected next year in cotton apparel prices by shopping holiday sales. But for some items, it's best to wait.
I know many eBay aficionados who could blaze through listing my stuff in no time at all, but I'm not one of them.
Target gets flak for a commercial that makes fun of the Halloween outfit a mother made for her little boy.
Denim looks better and fits better the less it is washed, jeans makers say. Some advocate freezing instead.
Cotton costs twice as much as it did a year ago, and supplies are at a 20-year low. Fortunately, you have a few months to stock up before clothing prices rise.
The silver lining of living paycheck to paycheck? Better sales.
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