We're not asking you to go all Extreme Couponing on us here, but we do have to say that for the majority of clothing out there, if you look hard enough, you will find a way to save on it. There are plenty of websites that find these deals, promotions, and sales for you (Lyst and Hukkster being some of our favorites), and plenty more that allow you to do your online shopping more efficiently (Polyvore and Shopstyle). Get familiar with these tools, and just watch as your online shopping gets more and more savvy.
And it's not just about finding the best deals. Are there independent boutiques you really believe in and want to see thrive? If you've got the option, it can be a real statement to spend your hard-earned cash there.