These days, paying full-price is passé, especially with the innumerable resources for buying designer and name-brand clothing, shoes and accessories at bargain prices. So in honor of National Bargain Hunting Week, we’re tipping our hats to our favorite designer discount sites. Don’t be alarmed by the “members-only” sites—most memberships are free and take less than a minute to sign up!
Bluefly: Founded in 1998, Bluefly is a pioneer in offering the best in designer discounts. Offering 25-50% off on the current season’s trends, Bluefly introduces an average of 150 new items each morning to their members for both men and women.
Rue La La: This members-only site extends deals up to 80% off on designer brands and popular name brands. Offerings range from women and men’s clothing to home, travel and gifts.
GILT: The “Advance Preview” feature on GILT introduces each brand with designer bios and reels to give members a preview of upcoming sales. You won’t find retail leftovers on GILT; some designers create pieces exclusively for GILT customers. Members receive up to 60% off on women, men, kids, home and travel items.
Jack Threads: Featuring name brand skate, surf and contemporary men’s fashion brands, Jack Threads is revolutionary in helping guys keep up with the latest trends in menswear, without having to endure shopping in multiple places. Members receive up to 80% off.
Rent the Runway: Imagine being able to have a new dress for every event you attend. Rent the Runway gives you access to your dream closet at the push of a button. Rent dresses for 4-8 days and sort items by the price you want to pay. Every order comes with a backup size and an optional second-style dress of equal or less value for an added fee of only $32.50.
Nordstrom Rack: No membership is required for Nordstrom Rack, the off-price retail division of Nordstrom. Receive 30-70% off the same designer brands found in Nordstrom departments.
Hautelook: Members can purchase designer items for men and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories for up to 75% off. Hautelook is another discount branch of Nordstrom and introduces new styles every single morning.
Outnet: This bargain site features more than 250 designer brands for up to 75% off. Taking advantage of Outnet deals doesn’t require a membership, and shoppers can even find helpful styling inspiration on the “Dress Me” page, which presents outfits based on everyday activities.
RealReal: Purchase discount designer clothing, handbags, jewelry and even fine art, for up to 90% off at RealReal, which sells authenticated, pre-owned designer fashion. First Look Members have 24-hour online access to everything on the site, while General Members can only access the flash sales.
MyHabit: MyHabit is an Amazon company that offers designer and boutique brands up to 60% off. The free membership offers customers high quality clothes, shoes, accessories, beauty products and home furnishings.
Ideeli: Members of Ideeli can receive up to 70% off on designer brands for women and men’s clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty and even home products. Every morning, Ideeli offers an “Ideel of the Day.”
Modnique: Modnique members earn up to 85% off on designer brand clothing, accessories, beauty products and shoes. This site also features a daily deal—plenty of reason to check back regularly.
Shop It To Me: Think of Shop It To Me as your free personal shopper, informing you on the best deals every day for items you love. This site will save you time by notifying you when your favorite brands, including designer names, are selling at any site for the price you are willing to pay. Shop It To Me lets you pick your favorite colors and styles while only delivering products that fit your size.
Bonus Bargain Shopping Tips:
- Check retail prices to make sure you receive an accurate discount.
- List what you need before scrolling through the endless amount of products online.
- Know what designer styles and items you like ahead of time to narrow down your search.
- If possible, try on clothes at a store to know how a brand fits your size before ordering online.
- Choose a price limit, and don’t go over it! You won’t even have to look at higher-priced items.
- Follow your favorite stores on Twitter or sign up for e-mail alerts. Occasionally the major sales at the original store beat online discounts.
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