How To Buy Designer Clothes For Less

Most of us have mixed emotions with designer clothing whether you are a shoe or bag lover, love classics that will last you many years, or are following a new trend by your favorite designer. We love the quality craftsmanship, luxurious materials, classic style yet designer clothes do not come cheap. Not everyone has the budget to afford designer clothes and buying designer clothes that your budget can afford can be a challenge. If you shop smart, you can have a few designer pieces in your closet. Today, I’m sharing a roundup of tips on how you can buy designer clothes without breaking your clothing budget.

How To Buy Designer Clothes For Less

How To Buy Designer Clothes For Less

When you are trying to fill the gaps with closet staples to form a great capsule wardrobe rather than fast fashion, finding designer clothing you can afford can be a challenge. Below I’m sharing my favorite retailers, tips, and strategies I’ve used over the years to find high-end or one of kind deals on designer goods. There are dozens of app, websites and tricks to help you secure the best deals online.

Shop Off Season

Shopping department store Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom on the off-season is the perfect way to stock up your favorite designer brands for shoes, bags, and designer clothing. And they all offer free shipping!

Below are some of the retailers that often run the best end-of-season sales as well as 10-20% regularly off some of my favorite designer pieces such as Golden Goose, Mackage, Chloe and more!

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Utilize Flash Sale Sites

Gilt and Rue La La are my favorites to shop for flash sale deals on designer brands like Golden Goose, Chloe and Valentino.

Rent Your Your Favorite Designer Pieces

Rent the Runway is a great option for trending pieces or a wedding guest dress you will only wear once or for an upcoming beach or ski vacation that you don’t want to make the splurge on. They have unlimited packages that you can choose up to 3-5 items, wear it and return it when you are done! It’s such a simple process and you can even buy the item at a discount if you choose to keep it.

Buy Second Hand at a Designer Consignment Shop

Fashionphile is one of my favorite designer consignment shop to find second hand designer pieces. You can also sell your designer pieces on this website and find amazing deals on pre-used designer pieces.

Swap with Friends

If you are like me, most of my friends have the same style so I love swapping a bag for a vacation or date night with them and return the favor to them!

Where to Buy Designer Clothes for Less

Where to Buy Designer Clothes for Less

Saks off 5th

Sakes off 5th is a great place to find an amazing selection of designer goods at discounted prices and all the pieces come from the Saks department store. Not only does it have a great selection of jewelry, but on makeup as well. I also find deals Staud for me and Imoga children’s line for my girls.

Nordstrom Rack

Most of us first see our favorite designer pieces on However, if they don’t sell out, you can always find deals on designer items at Nordstrom Rack. It takes some time to find the amazing deals, but when you do it’s so worth it! I typically buy my favorite Marc fisher booties here and Nike at great price points for my son!

Neiman Marcus Last Call

Neiman Marcus officially shut down the Last Call website and moved all the discounted designers to the clearance section of Neiman Marcus. I typically use the filter feature and sort by newness for my designer goods as it helps find the newest deals on your clothing shoes and bags.


Matchesfashion runs up to 70% off retail prices for both men and women.

The Outnet

The Outnet is a great resource to find designer clothing at amazing deals. Discounts are up to 85% off retail prices and they offer free shipping. I recently got my chain detail black Stella McCartney heels on there. They offer an amazing selection of Stuart Weitzman boots, Max Mara collection, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balmain, Burberry, and so many other great designer brands.

Luxury Garage Sale

Luxury Garage Sale is the only great option for heavily discounted designer deals.

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