From designer clothes at reduced prices to thrift shops, “new,” “never worn,” “barely worn” and “used” clothing stores are on the increase. Also on the increase are websites with e-Bay-like consignment shopping opportunities. There are specialty stores for career clothes; plus sizes; children’s clothes, and maternity clothes.
There are some thrift stores with locations all over Iowa.
Goodwill Industries http://www.goodwill.org/
Salvation Army (Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota stores): http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_western.nsf/vw-sublinks/5AE4E09A430D51AB86256F88006C1937?openDocument
A list of Iowa thrift stores, searchable by zip code: http://www.thethriftshopper.com/
There are many clothing banks that have clothes for the whole family, including children's, maternity, work clothes, winter coats, and more. The best way to find a clothing bank near you is to call 211 or go to the Clothing section on the 211 website: http://fcfhiowa.bowmansystems.com/index.php/component/cpx/?task=search.query&common_id=642&code=BM-6500.1500-250