6 Ways to Score Designer Brands on a Dime

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Of course you want to look good, but with a tight pocket book, it can be hard to shell out cash for clothes and accessories. Don’t worry — you don’t have to spend hours at Goodwill looking for cheap gems or scouring post-holiday department store sales. There are several great fashion websites that sell designer products for much less than retail. Save yourself a bunch of money while still wearing top brands by visiting these great sites.

Beyond the Rack – Beyond the Rack is an invite only community (the link provided will give you an invitation or if they run out then you can add your name to the wait list). You can save up to 70% off on designer brands. They have up to 8 new brands each day and are currently offering a $10 bonus to everybody who signs up.

Rue La La – Rue La La is a members only community where you can buy top-line brands at private sale prices. Membership is free, but you have to be invited to the community to become a member or sign up on their long waitlist. It’s worth it though, but be quick when shopping — offers only last for a limited time! Shop from your phone too with the Rue La La apps for iPhone and Android.

Ideeli – Ideeli claims to be the fastest-growing online shopping destination, and with designer brands at up to 80% off, it’s not hard to see why. Registration is easy right now, because all you have to do is enter your e-mail! Get discounts on premiere brands such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, and Nine West, as well as many European brands generally not available in the U.S. Ideeli isn’t just all about clothes either, as users can get discounts on jewelry and even vacation packages. 

Editor’s Closet – Editor’s Closet features private sales at steep discounts for its members. Becoming a member is really easy, just fill out the registration form and you’re good to go! Brands partner with the site to offer previews of many of their newest lines and some online exclusives, such as Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony campaign to benefit cancer research. They also recently had a watch blowout sale featuring pieces from Swiss Legend, Jacques Lemans, and more at…. 90% off. You read correctly, 90% off. What’re you waiting for? Sign up for free now!

GiltStarted by two long-time friends, Gilt showcases apparel, accessories, and lifestyle items as part of introductory sales. Sales usually last for about 36 hours or until items run out and feature items at up 70% off retail prices. Sign-up is also easy, all you have to do is provide your name and e-mail. At a recent sale, users could get a pair of patent leather white Clae sneakers for $38. The retail price on those babies? As much as $135. 

Haute LookGet designer brands at 50-70% for men, women, and children at Haute Look. Registration is easy and free to join, and shoppers on a budget should sign up. People Magazine thinks so — they named the site one of their top 15 ways to save money. Recent sale items include Nautica luggage, GUESS by Marciano, SMASHBOX cosmetics, Romeo & Juliet Couture, and many more. Find all your accessories here too, from handbags to watches to sunglasses; Haute Look is your one-stop money-saving online shopping center. 

Jospeh Gustav is a guest blogger for Pounding the Pavement and a writer on call center management  for Guide to Career Education.

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