The latest figures reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the American clothing industry has taken the lead in generating e-commerce sales Data gathered shows that on the average and on a global scale, an online shopper spends about $161 every month on clothing.
According to the 2021 statistical report, the amount spent on clothing by an average American family, has increased to $1,700, coming from a previously reported figure of $1,400. American women are still the greatest consumers of clothing; for having shopped an average of $2,000 every year, on garments bought from both offline and online outlets.
Nevertheless, as clothes are no doubt expensive and often mentioned as one of the leading wastes generated by the country, many American consumers are looking for ways to help them reduce clothing expenses. Apparently not everyone is making a good job of it because they don’t know how and where to start.
Shopping for Clothes within Budget
Spending less money on clothing is easy as shopping without blowing one’s budget is something most Americans are good at. They usually buy during SALE events. Some others are into smart shopping by buying only from stores recommended by consumer sites which give guides about products and stores that have great discount offers, free-shipping offers or loyalty rewards programs.
However, inasmuch as discount shoppers maintain a mindset that they are buying something cheap or at a bargain price, the discounts or rebates only help increase the number of items bought, instead of realizing savings from the price cuts.
Focus on Changing Your Mindset When Shopping for Clothes
The focus on changing one’s buying habits therefore is not when and where to buy, but on the motivations that influence decisions on what to buy and why we need to buy. Consider the suggestions below as these can help shape your buying behavior when it comes to shopping for clothing and accessories: