In many cases, when I’m shopping, there are only a few things I have to buy that are a certain brand. Everything else is the exact same product, for less, so buy off brand, and watch your savings stack up.
This is one of the easiest ways to fill up your closet or house with those name-brand items you want without breaking the bank. Shop outlets and on sale, as well as other stores like TJ Maxx and Ross. You may have to look for a while to get what you want, but it is worth it.
Save yourself money by going for off-name brands. I shop at Aldi to get some of my groceries, and it’s a lot cheaper, for exactly the same thing, all because it’s not the standard brand. Same thing at a big store, go for their brand rather than another. It’s the same product, for less.