Thrift Me Up: How to Get Designer Clothes on the Cheap at Secondhand Stores

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There is no need to break the bank this holiday shopping season when thrift shops like the Salvation Army can help you find the perfect gift — and save big bucks.

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During a recent trip to a Salvation Army thrift store in Santa Monica, California, Inside Edition’s Lisa Guerrero purchased an outfit with a jacket, pants and shoes that cost less than $50.

Fashion expert Natalie Rotman helped Guerrero hunt for bargains. But first, checking for the latest styles is key.

“One of the things I’ve done for years — take some of your magazines, tear out some of the things you think you like,” she said. “We're literally talking about the No. 1 trend here. From Kendall Jenner to Jessica Chastain, every 'it' girl is wearing velvet.”

Burgundy is the color of the season. They found a gown in that color for less than $9, and added suede heels for $10 and a colorful purse by Nine West for $7.50.

While digging at the Salvation Army, they also found an Anne Klein dress for $15, and Stuart Weitzman shoes that generally retail for more than $100, going for $7. Another discovery was an Anne Taylor two-piece tweed suit going for $18.

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Commander Doug Tollerud of the Salvation Army told Inside Edition: “When you spend your money at the Salvation Army, thrift money goes back into the community for rehabilitation centers.

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