Money College/Clothes to Free: Thrift store clothing makes cheap equal chic

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Welcome to "Clothes to Free," the weekly column where Money College blogger Alysse Dalessandro takes you into the collegiate world of high fashion, low prices and looking good while your wallet feels better. Got tips for Alysse? Leave a comment at the end of this story or e-mail MoneyCollege@walletpop.com.

Most fashion forward-teens growing up in the Sex and the City filled early 2000's dreamed of making big bucks to support a shoe addiction equipped with Christian Loubotin's and Manolo Blahnik's. While I always imagined I'd have some pretty stylish footwear, I also imagined I would just never be able to drop $650 on one (probably uncomfortable) pair of shoes.