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Frugal Family Finds: The "Unlike Summer, The Shopping Never Ends" Edition

Faster than you say Football Friday Nights, the Back to School season has been replaced with the "in school" season. Never fear, fearless shoppers, there are plenty seasonal specials to be had on resale apparel, designer jeans, blankets, burgers and more.

1. Swap Shop Resale — Glen Ellyn

The Deal: Frugal Family finds would like to shine a weekly focus on a local resale shop. This week shines on Swap Shop Resale.  You had me at Jimmy Choos. But the selection beyond the stilletos was inviting as well. Upscale brands include clothes, shoes, purses and jewelry from Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Chloe and St. John.

Offer Good: See web site for store hours.

2. Cellar Bistro — Wheaton

The Deal: How about a big juicy hamburger and an ice cold beer? It's an easy sell. On Tuesdays, the Cellar Bistro pulls through with the recipe for simple pleasures with Burgers & Beer for just $15.  

Offer Good: Limited time offer

3. Alphagraphics — Wheaton

The Deal: PTA parents, coaches, troop leaders, room mothers and other well organized folk can get the job get the job done at a discount at Alphagraphics. From making copies to presentations and signs, just mention the Downtown Wheaton Shoppers' Club and receive 10% off of your next order.

Offer Good: Thru Sep. 30

4. AliKat — Glen Ellyn

The Deal: As August wanes and those jeans start coming back from their summer hiatus, you might just find that you could use another pair or so. Alikat comes to the closet rescue with a buy one get one 1/2 off promotion on jeans all month. Choose from designer labels including: Hudson, AG, Miss Me, and Kut.

Offer Good: Thru Aug. 31

5. Paisley On Main — Glen Ellyn

Soccer matches, football games, and fall picnics all demand either time spent on the ground or the need for a little extra warmth. Cozy up or down with a fashionable Vera Bradley stadium blanket with a reversible fleece lining. From September 1 to 13, Paisley on Main will be offering the blanket for $50, a savings of $15.

Offer Good: Sep. 1-13

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