One thing I can tell you about me, if you haven’t figured it out already, is that I LOVE buying vintage and consignment clothing. But It’s also nice to be able to buy designer clothing at the “Not So Designer” price sometimes. I simply do not believe that I should ever have to pay full price for anything. EVER! That’s why I’m always searching for new ways to save on designer duds.
I think the most important thing to remember about bargain shopping for new designer clothing is not to have unreasonable expectations. For example, you’re most likely NOT going to find a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes for $20…at least not any real ones. Paying a bargain price simply means that you could probably get about 50% – 75% off of the retail price, and that retail price could easily be over $1000 if you find anything made by Burberry Prorsum and a number of other heavy hitting designers.
I know today is not Feature Friday but I wanted to call out some websites and stores I love to visit when I’m looking for a good bargain on new designer clothing. I’m sure some or most of you are aware of some of these, but I wanted to highlight them as a reminder. When visiting any of these sites or stores, please remember that patience is a virtue. You sometimes have to look for a while before finding something good.
Here they are in no specific order:
Bluefly – This is a really good source for authentic, designer clothing at prices up to about 70% off. Bluefly offers some really good email discounts and has regular sales where items are marked down even further from their already reasonable prices.
The Outnet – The Outnet has ridiculously low prices on designer clothing and offers over 200 brands. This is definitely a site that I patronize frequently. I recently scored a $340 Elizabeth and James Molly open-back jersey maxi dress for $136!
TJ Maxx’s Off the Runway Section – Unfortunately not every TJ Maxx has the “Off the Runway” section. If you’re fortunate enough to have one in your area that does, however, you’re in for a treat! You already know what great prices TJ Maxx has so you can imagine how discounted the designer clothing will be.
Sabby Chic – This website offers designer names like Derek Lam, Rachel Pally, Jean Paul Gaultier, Trina Turk and even Missoni at amazing discounted prices. They even have a tab called the “Deal of the Day” that acts a lot like a Groupon or Living Social deal and the prices of these items are unbelievably low!
YOOX – This website has a HUGE selection of hard to find designer clothing AND their sales are amazing! As a matter of fact, they’re having one RIGHT now where you get an EXTRA 70% off of prices already marked down!
There you have it! Designer shopping made easier! Enjoy!