Try making friendship with your neighbours and other moms you find coming to school to pick their children. If your children are younger than theirs, then they will be cleaning out their closet sometime soon. Ask them to help you out and do not be surprised if they come knocking on your door witha bag of clothes.
You should not make all your purchases from the mall. Consider buying new clothes at discount stores, such as Ross, Marshall's or Once Upon a Child.
Take advantage of the yard sales. You cannot get clothes any cheaper than at a yard sale.
You can find the best selection at any yard sale on saturday mornings, before nine.
Besides buying clothes from a local market or yard sale, you can also try checking out Ebay or Craigslist for specific baby and children items. Most clothing is barely been worn and bargains can be found.
A thrift store is a great place to purchase low priced clothes. Check out the thrift stores nearest to your home. Thrift stores often have half-price mornings on specific days of the week, and this is when you should do most of your shopping.
Box up your first child's outgrown baby clothes and save them for your second child when he/she comes to that age. It will certainly save you from buying the same items twice or more. When your all children outgrow the clothes, save a few memorable items and ask a neighbour if they would like the rest dropped off on their doorstep.