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Old 08-08-2017, 03:06 PM
 
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We're moving from CA to MA this month. We're taing a road trip up to Yellowstone and Mt Rushmore and down around the Great Lakes.
Is there a state where it is cheaper to buy winter clothing than either CA or MA? They both have a high cost of living, and so we were thinking maybe we could pick up coats and boots in South Dakota and get a better deal.
Any thoughts?
(We are excited that in MA there's no sales tax on small clothing amounts - we've been paying almost 9% tax here.)
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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Check out the Grove City Premium Outlets in western Pennsylvania (just east of Youngstown OH) on your trip east along I-80. They have a North Face, Timberland, Eddie Bauer, Columbia and Mountain Warehouse outlets.

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Old 08-08-2017, 05:20 PM
 
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^ Speaking of outlet malls in PA, there are some all over the eastern portion of the state.


This may also help: https://www.outletbound.com/outlet-malls
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:47 PM
 
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We're moving from CA to MA this month. We're taing a road trip up to Yellowstone and Mt Rushmore and down around the Great Lakes.
Is there a state where it is cheaper to buy winter clothing than either CA or MA? They both have a high cost of living, and so we were thinking maybe we could pick up coats and boots in South Dakota and get a better deal.
Any thoughts?
(We are excited that in MA there's no sales tax on small clothing amounts - we've been paying almost 9% tax here.)
I was in Booth Bay, Ma. last week and I didn't take a rain jacket. Decided to do a small cruise around the area and thought I would need a light weight jacket. The shops had racks of clothes hanging in front for sale. My wife and I each bought a waterproof windbreaker with hood for $15 each.I haven't seen any that cheap where I live.
So, maybe Maine is not so expensive for clothes, but the lobsters were expensive.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:30 PM
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Stores that carry winter clothing here in South Texas often have bunches of it left over at deep discounts, by the end of the winter. Come down here in February or March and check out the outerwear sections at big box retail stores!
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:54 PM
 
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Buy clothing in the region where you plan to live. I wouldn't buy a winter coat in South Texas if I planned to live in North Dakota, as an extreme example. Buy what the locals do, as they have the best idea of what your winter needs will be. This applies to shoes/boots also. Even big chains like Target and Kohls carry different selections in different regions.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:28 PM
 
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If you're stopping in NJ on the way, we have no sales tax on clothes at all, and many other necessity items, so at least you can save that money.
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