Now here's a really great idea to try and beat the credit crunch. OK, let's call it a recession then but let's still beat it. Why not buy clothing wholesale instead of retail? This will also neatly get over the fact that there aren't going to be any retail stores soon to buy from!
OK, so none of us actually want to have 6 copies of the same dress, but that's what buying wholesale clothing will mean. But think of it this way (and click through to this wholesale clothing outfit to see what I mean) what if you can get 6 dresses for $36? That's not each, that's for all 6.
OK, I think you might be beginning to see the merits of getting your clothing wholesale now. It's going to be very inexpensive indeed, just what we need to beat the crunch.
And what you can of course do is create a little buying group. Hey, why not get say 12 people together and buy 6 each of say, 6 or 7 different things. It's be pretty cheap in total and amazingly cheap when you split it out amongst you. And as long as you make sure that you're not wearing them all on the same day you get modern fashion clothes for a fraction of the price you're going to get them any other way.
So why not?