That cute look for your holiday party doesn’t have to break the bank


If you’re putting the focus of your spending dollars on finding the right holiday gift for your loved ones, you probably aren’t prepared to focus some of those dollars on finding the right, fashionable outfit for your itinerary of holiday parties.

And your gift-giving dollars can be pretty high. Consumers are reported to spend an average of $935.58 on their holiday shopping this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

Although the temptation is to focus on the pricey stores at the mall for that evening party look, you often can find gently used designer wear at local thrift stores that is just as stylish.

To prove the point, Savers provided $50 in gift certificates for a shopping jaunt at their 657 Farmington Ave. store in Bristol. And Bristol’s Taylor Plourd, 16, was told to find some outfits, preferably two full outfits, with that $50. For more information, go to