The great thing about the Internet is that you are much more likely to score a deal on designer clothing, if you know where to look. If you’ve been tempted to call it quits on your name brand wardrobe because of the expense, read this article first and rediscover the clothing you love for less of the cost.
Buy clearance at the end of a season
When everyone sees the color of the leaves change on the trees, all they want to do is shop for new boots, sweaters and scarves to complement their fall excitement. That’s also when stores slash prices on their spring and summer attire, giving you the chance to score some major deals on some major clothes.
Shop with online coupons
Stores want customers to buy from them, so the more you pay attention to their coupons, flash sales and deal alerts, the greater chance you’ll land a deal. If you have an idea of what items you’d like to buy or where you want to shop, start by simply signing up for coupon alerts on their website. You can also visit Discountrue for designer clothing coupon codes.
Stick to a few basic, functional pieces
If you enjoy fashion, then you know that individual pieces of clothing don’t all have to shine and shimmer in order for an outfit to pop. Save money by building your trendy wardrobe with some basic neutrals like dark wash jeans, a black knee-length skirt, dark leggings or dresses that can be accessorized with a scarf or jacket. Pairing your reusable basics with vibrant and colorful tops, shoes, purses or jewelry can give you the freedom to have fun with your clothing while on a budget.
Purchase gently used clothing
There are so many options for buying secondhand name brand clothing in today’s online economy. You can still hunt for a great deal at places like Goodwill, Salvation Army, Plato’s Closet or Clothes Mentor. Now, you also have online resources like Ebay, Craigslist and Facebook groups to shop for deep discounts. Be careful to read the return policy on items before you make your purchase.
Have a designer swap party
A trendy new way for frugal fashionistas to save money is by having what’s called a “swap party”. Invite all of your fashion-forward friends and ask them to bring any designer clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc. to trade. Sort items by size on tables. Make it fun for your friends to trade by drawing names, having games and serving hors d’oeuvres. Everyone will go home with something fun and different at no cost to them.
Don’t despair – you can enjoy a designer wardrobe on a budget. When you take the time to research and apply methods like these, your pocketbook, and those fabulous clothes you’re about to buy on sale, will thank you.