Designer clothes are things of beauty. They’re made using the finest fabrics, designed by people at the top of their game and cut so finely that even the most awkward of body shapes look fabulous when wearing them, Unfortunately, designer clothes are also very expensive, especially the shoes and purses.
Most of us might not have a designer budget, and we might not be able to go to the nearest Gucci store and buy anything that takes our fancy, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have one or two designer pieces in our closets. You see, it is possible to get designer clothes at discount prices. Here’s how:
Buy from the Designer’s Other Collections
It might not be quite the same, but it is often possible to buy affordable pieces created by famous fashion designers like Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs by purchasing from their ‘lesser’ brands. For example, Vivienne Westwood has a collection where she has collaborated with Melissa to create an affordable (by designer standards’ range of shoes, which are as beautiful as her more expensive pieces, for a fraction of the price.
You can also save money on designer goods by buying from the label’s capsule collection, which is a smaller than average range of garments designed to showcase what the brand is about.
Make the Most of Flash Sale Sites
If you’re looking for haute couture, but you’re working with budget prices, and you don’t mind waiting for a bargain to fall into your lap, it might be worth signing up to one of the many flash sale sites, like HauteLook and Gilt, which deal in designer goods.
These sites work by buying up fashion in bulk and passing the savings on to the customer, but you have to act quickly when you see something you like because clothing from top designers will sell out in minutes.
Designer goods and coupons might not go together in your mind, and for sure it’s not often that actual designer stores offer discount coupons, but designer stores aren’t the only places to find designer goods, and you may well be able to find discount coupons for the other stores that sell them. Then Macy's coupons here, could enable you to buy a designer purse or a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes at a much lower price than you’d normally find them on sale for.
Shop Out of Season
If you shop for a new winter coat in the summer or try to find the perfect summer dress in winter, then you will be able to find huge discounts, even at your favorite designer stores, because they will be looking to get rid of the off-season stuff to make way for this season’s fabulous creations.
Buy Used Goods
There’s nothing wrong with getting your clothes, second-hand and in the case of expensive designer brands, it is actually quite a sensible things to do because, if you’re savvy, you could pick up those *Stella McCartney shoes you’ve always wanted or that killer skull bag from Alexander McQueen for hundreds of dollars below market value, and because designer clothes are so well made, you won’t be able to tell that they’re used at all!