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The Hottest Apex-Area Shops for Budget-Friendly Fall Clothing

(The Triangle Trend) — End of Summer shopping is looking a little different this year due to nationwide store capacity limits and dressing room restrictions. With most plans still up in the air for Autumn 2020, you probably aren’t looking to invest in a designer seasonal wardrobe. A robe and slippers may suit you just fine. But it’s no secret that shopping suddenly becomes a lot more lively as the holidays approach. And even if most of your Fall activities will be occurring at home or outdoors, there’s no shame in wanting to dress to impress during the holiday season. And fortunately, you’ve got your pick of the litter when it comes to Apex’s budget friendly clothing stores.

Uptown Cheapskate

1555 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC 27502

At Uptown, you’ll find new and gently used clothes from brands like Coach, Michael Kors, Express, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Urban Outfitters and more at a fraction of retail prices. This boutique buys what you loved yesterday and sells what you want today. You can even score some cash or store credit by bringing in your clean, stylish clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Old Navy

1561 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC 27502

Old Navy is an apparel and accessories brand for the entire family, featuring everything from jeans (in 180 sizes!) to comfy fleece and bestselling activewear. They believe in great style, quality and the power of fun. You can also take advantage of their free pickup services.

Burkes Outlet

1541 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC 27502

Burkes Outlet is the place to find name-brand products, gifts, and stylish clothing at up to 70% off other stores’ prices, every day.  Burkes Outlet gets new arrivals all the time from great brands, top designers, and today’s latest styles. They sell women’s clothing, men’s clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.

A Kid’s LIFE

211 S Salem St, Apex, NC 27502

A Kid’s LIFE is a nonprofit clothing boutique offering your donations of new and like-new clothing for children and women, along with toys, accessories, and special treasures. They’re considered to be a donation-driven upscale resale boutique that exists for the purpose of building a global support network for older orphans & teens leaving foster care as they age out of state-supported care.

T. J. Maxx

1571 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC 27502

T.J. Maxx delivers great value on ever-changing selections of brand name, designer and other high-quality fashions at prices generally 20%-60% below full-price retailers’ (including department, specialty, and major online retailers) regular prices, on comparable merchandise, every day. Unlike other types of retailers that buy seasonally, T. J. Maxx has new brand name, designer, and other high-quality fashions arriving several times a week.


1201 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC 27502

Target is a general merchandise retailer. Their strategy is rooted in offering the national brands their guests know and love, plus the only-at-Target items they can’t get anywhere else. There’s something for everybody to love at Target, with 44 private labels (called “owned brands”) to choose from.

Walmart Supercenter

3151 Apex Peakway, Apex, NC 27502

Walmart is all about “shopping for less” and their clothing is no exception.  Whether you’re looking for comfortable, everyday clothing or a fun statement piece, you’ll find a variety of women’s and men’s clothes for less on Walmart.com. You can quite literally find everything you need to outfit your life, so you can “save money and live better.”

Rose & Lee Co

104 W Chatham St, Apex, NC 27502

Rose & Lee Co provides consumers the opportunity to use their purchasing power for good. Every single item they carry has a story to tell. Stories of redemption, second chances, giving back and sustainability. Their “shop by story” sections include “empower others”, “give back”, Local/ US Made, and Eco friendly.

Roses Discount Store

1610 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #101, Raleigh, NC 27610

Roses’ is a discount retail chain that offers quality items at low prices so customers don’t have to chase down clearance sales or coupons. Consider them the local, no-frills, marketplace for quality, name-brand items for you, your family, and your home.

Plato’s Closet

111 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518

7920 Skyland Ridge Pkwy Raleigh, NC 27617

Plato’s Closet® buys and sells the latest fashions in brand name gently used clothing and accessories for teens and young adults. Though their clothing is high-quality, their gently used condition means they’re always marked down by 50% to 70% compared to new retail prices.


440 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27511

Marshalls has a nice selection of brand-name clothing, accessories, shoes and home goods, which are usually high quality at affordable prices.


1230 Timber Drive East, Garner, NC 27529

1741 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511

Burlington has something for everyone in your family at great prices, ranging from back to school gear, clothing, athletic wear, handbags, shoes, home goods, toys, and baby items at super discounted prices. We love Burlington and personally shop there for back-to-school gear.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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