If you missed Earth Day and it's deals, you're in luck. Many of the festivities have been extended through the weekend. Here's a sale I just found, which I'll be heading out for any minute. It's the $1 sale at Buffalo Exchange.
Buffalo Exchange is a hip store where you can buy new and recycled clothing, or trade/sell your own. The $1 sale is a benefit to help save wildlife from trash, with proceeds benefiting The Humane Society of the United States. The event also features cats and dogs in store for adoption. It's good for the planet AND good for your wallet, so what are you waiting for?
View the map of stores to find a Buffalo Exchange location near you.
UPDATE: I just got back from the sale, what a scene! I visited the Berkeley location where they were selling all $1 items on the sidewalk. I bought 17 items total! Employees are replenishing the racks every half hour or so, and the customers are vultures. You will be too by the time you leave.
Here are a few tips for a sale you won't want to miss:
1. Be prepared to wait. A lot. But also be ready to jump to the racks as soon as their replenished.
2. Watch the person restocking the racks. Clear a nice empty spot on the rack next to you. Chances are they'll put a pile there. You can also try following them, but you'll have to battle whomever is waiting at the rack. If you insist on following, do it after they've dropped the first or second load. The other customers swarm for those, and you'll get first dibs on the others.
3. Don't hesitate. Just grab! You can always put items back that you don't like.
4. Invite your friends and hoard. There was a group of girls strategically scattered to grab items, then share with each other. They were all the same size, and they drove me crazy because they got all the great items. But their method did work.
5. Hang out near the hoarders. If you see anyone with good taste hoarding a bunch of clothes in your size, stand near them. They won't buy it all and they will put unwanted items back on the rack. One person's garbage is another person's treasure.
6. Bring cash! A check works too, which can be made out to The Humane Society for the United States (HSUS). That saved me because I only had $7 in my wallet. However, cash would've been much easier and quicker, considering the chaotic scene. Credit is not an option.
7. Make a day of it. Find other things to do in the area, then revisit The Buffalo Exchange throughout the day. Since they're bringing out items gradually, you'll find something new every time you stop by.