We all love to wear the latest and trendiest fashions, but keeping up with the trends can be quite expensive! If you’re looking for fashion discounts on your favorite brands, here are a few tips to use to save extra cash along the way.
Bookmark sites like RetailMeNot. It only takes a few seconds to check through RetailMeNot.com’s huge database of coupon codes for online retailers selling everything imaginable. Here you’ll find discounts good for particular items, savings on shipping, and more. It’s worth checking before any major purchases to make sure you’re getting the most for your money, as the site estimates most people who use the deals can save about $10-$15 by doing so. That’s nothing to sneeze at!
MyVoucherCodes.co.uk is another great coupon site from the UK that will deliver deals directly to your inbox. For example, if you want to get vouchers for Dorothy Perkins or another high street retailer, you’ll find an array of codes good for everything from 20% off dresses to free shipping on orders over 75 pounds sterling. Sign up for their e-newsletter and you’ll get the latest and greatest deals delivered via e-mail so you won’t need to hunt for the codes.
Understand the value of discount stores. Many of these shops have stock that’s supposedly “flawed” but these flaws are typically unnoticeable things like a slipped stitch that can be easily hidden. You do need to keep in mind that cheaper clothing may be made of thinner and less sturdy fabric, so try items on before purchasing to be sure they will be flattering. And know the return policy: you may only be able to bring items back for store credit!
If you’re an experienced online shopper, are well-versed in your sizing and don’t mind a bit of virtual elbow-throwing, fashion flash sales can be a great option for you. Sites like Haute Look and Gilt Groupe offer huge discounts on designer clothing and accessories so you can pick up the latest and trendiest goods at up to 80% off the typical retail price.
Virtual versions of outlet stores are another place to find designer goods on the cheap. The Outnet is home to designer labels like Nicholas Kirkwood and Alexander Wang and is run in conjunction with Net-A-Porter, so you know you’re getting authentic goods!
Watch for ‘friends and family’ sales. Occasionally companies will offer a special discount to their loyal shoppers, so make sure you’re signed up for the company e-newsletter or their clothing catalogue so you’ll be the first to know when a sale will be live and can play your order accordingly.
Leave the item in your cart. Not in a hurry? Leave the item you’re lusting after in your virtual shopping cart for a few days, and chances are the company will send you a coupon via e-mail! The idea is that the coupon provides the incentive the shopper needs to return to the checkout process and purchase their item. It’s not a guarantee, but it doesn’t hurt to try!