Fashion Advice: Getting Rid of Scratchy Tags

Dear Budget Fashionista-

I have a HUGE problem..I’m an extreme budget shopper and purchase most of my clothing from thrift stores and bulk discount stores like Big Lots. While I find great deals at these places, I almost always have to deal with itchy, scratchy labels and tags. Is there any way to control these tags without removing the tag?

Answer: I hate scratchy tags, too. There’s nothing more annoying to me than a tag that digs into your neck/side/back. There’s an alternative to cutting the tags out. The Hollywood Tape folks, also invented a product called “Hollywood Tag Tamers”, which are pieces of clear smooth fabric that you can place over your tags to prevent itching. You can purchase a box, retail price $8.95, online at www.hollywoodfashiontape.com. On the cheaper side, you can also try using clear packing tape to lay the label down, but be careful…. the adhesive from the tape might leave some residue on the fabric.