At American Eagle, you'll spend $69.50 for a peasant top and skinny jeans for a teen girl .
At Hollister, guy's jeans and shirt will set you back $74.25.
And the prices on little kids' clothes are only a little better. At Children's Place, girl's leggings are on sale for $8, but with a matching tunic dress, you'll pay $38 for the outfit.
And though boy's jeans are on sale at the Gap, buy them with an embellished polo and they're $32.
We wanted to see if you could simlar outfits by shopping resale to cut costs. So we visited Once Upon a Child and Plato's Closet in Maple Shade, New Jersey. Both stores buy gently used clothes and sell them at a discount.
Jennifer Frish, who owns both stores, explains, "We sell our items at 70% off and items that come in, we're focusing on quality, condition and style."
Plato's Closet is geared to teens. There, we found American Eagle skinny jeans for $18 and peasant tops galore for $8 each.
For guys, we found striped Hollister shirts for $16 along with Hollister jeans for $20. Once Upon A Child is for babies and kids.
There, Gap jeans sell for $9.50 a pair and we found plenty of Gap polos. They were $3.50 for plain and $4.50 for embellished styles.
We also found a Children's Place tunic dress -- with the $24.50 price tag -- for $6.50. And Children's Place leggings for $3.50.
Turns out shopping re-sale really does pay off.
When we compared our retail to resale look-alike outfits, we saved $43.50 at American Eagle... $38.25 at Hollister... $28 at Children's Place and $18 at Gap.
To find a Plato's Closet near you, click here.
To find a Once Upon A Child near you, click here.. .