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Retail Confession: Adults Who Wear Kids' Clothes To Save Money

Can you correctly guess if this pair of underwear is a Men's Small or a Boys' XL? Taylor Quimby is betting you can't. (Taylor Quimby/NHPR)
Can you correctly guess if this pair of underwear is a Men's Small or a Boys' XL? Taylor Quimby is betting you can't. (Taylor Quimby/NHPR)

There are all sorts of ways people save money on clothes: comparing prices, using coupons and membership club discounts, shopping online, buying used. But there’s one cost-cutting strategy that doesn’t get a lot of attention even though a lot of people are doing it.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Taylor Quimby of New Hampshire Public Radio confesses he’s among the many adults buying kids XL-size clothing instead of adult size smalls.


Are you among the many adults who sometimes wear kids’ clothes? Do you do it for the lower prices, or because you can’t find adult clothes that fit? Tell us on Facebook or in the comments.

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