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A Wintry Mix

Winter in DC – when it happens – can be brutal. The only way to fight through it is with the right gear! Jackets, scarves, hats, and mittens are expensive items but when you find them at estate sales you can save a lot of dough.

When purchasing something like outerwear you want it to last and be durable for your various winter activities. Brand shopping could be one way that you would be able to ensure that what you are getting is worth it, and estate sales are the perfect place to look. The Northface, Columbia, and L.L. Bean are some of the staple brands that everyone thinks of when they think great, stylish, outdoor gear. The prices for these items can be anywhere from $50-$500 based on what you are purchasing, but when you find them at estate sales you could be paying less than half. If you don’t find the exact jacket that you were thinking of getting, go to another estate sale and browse some more! If you are looking for hats, scarves, and gloves keep an eye out for the perfect items because you don’t want to skip over something that you want. The brands for these items vary quite a bit- from Ralph Lauren to Carhart. Make sure that you know what you want and keep an open mind when shopping.

Remember when you are saving so much money on things, you can buy more!! Happy shopping and stay warm.

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