How to dress your family for less this Christmas season

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Dressing the entire family for Christmas can be costly.

An average sweater is going to cost you about $65, but that's just for a basic mall brand.

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But if you hit a thrift store, you have so many options.

Because it's seasonal, cold weather wear items are in like new condition in Texas.

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That means it was worn one time, maybe twice.

The key to dressing the family by shopping thrift stores is to follow these few tips:

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First, come up with a color palate

It was easy to pick out colors. For red and black, we found a sweater dress, and for $14, a red designer dress.

Black and navy blazers for boys start at $2.50.

Check thrift shops for ugly sweaters
If you're looking for an ugly Christmas sweater, you may get lucky at the thrift shop.

We spotted several options, with prices starting at just $8.
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