Value Village, or the Sally Anne! I don't know if you have em where you live but if you do slowly go up and down the racks and you have to look at everything and just choose the nice things, there are lots of really great clothes at places like these but they're hiden between lots of ugly clothes. As for what girls are attracted to I love it when a guy wheres jeans that FIT, not super skinny jeans but not the baggy ones, and I don't really have any shirt preferences. G'luck.
TJ MAXX! I practically live there(: lots of brand name clothes for a lot less. And its not like, all Hollister clothes. Its a lot of weird brands that you haven't really heard of but yet are really stylish. Marshall's or Burlington coat factory would work too.
Trust me! I'm addicted to fashion and learning more about it, and yes, money is an object for me, too(: