How much is too much to pay for clothing?

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Photo credit: William Richardson 

Ever since I have started buying plus size clothing I have been outraged that if you want to buy a tee shirt you pay over $50.00.  Why is it when you go to K-Mart or Target you only pay $10-20 for a smaller size tee.  I have now been buying on line for about 1 year and found that if you buy in USA their pricing is cheaper even after the exchange rate and freight.   Whilst you have to wait longer to obtain your goods I found that I refused to pay that much money for one item of clothing.

If you are like me and earn a minimum wage you will all too know how it is when you can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on clothing.  You know how it is bills, mortgage, and groceries.  You make your own comparisons and you will see the savings. 

I think that because there is a demand for plus size clothing in Australia the retail stores think that they can charge what they like because we need clothing and therefore we will pay what ever it takes.  Or so you would think.    After hours of research and searching for online stores I found that there is a much better way to dress well and not kill the old pocket in the process.

I have found that the UK pound is quite expensive for us Aussies.  As at today 28/2/08 the conversion rate for £50.00 to AUD is $105.33.  There is a big difference in the pricing there.  For $50.00 USD converted to AUD is $53.0920.  Use this as an example and use the rate converter from XE to check how much this will cost you. 

Published by Katlyplus

My Name is Katly and I run my own plus size clothing and accessories store and also offer sewing classes and hemming service.

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