Many designers make it difficult to find deals and sales on their items, but listed are a few good tips and tricks to help you find designer clothes for less. Sooner or later, designer clothes, handbags and shoes eventually get discounted – but many of us don’t want to wait and risk that the collections may sell out. We want to share some of these good tips with you.
1. Sign up for Newsletters. Many times when visiting high-end department stores, they offer you an opportunity to sign up for their Newsletters. Many times these stores offer a discount off of your next online purchase when you sign up. The discount may only be good for a one-time purchase, but this could be the time when you splurge on that designer handbag you’ve had your eye on. Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales offer customers 10% off when they join their newsletter.
2. Join Rewards Programs to Earn Points for Purchases. Most high-end designer stores offer rewards programs where you can get money or points back each time you shop. There are usually no exclusions to these points so once you earn enough you can use it to save on your next big designer purchase. A few favorites are Bloomingdale’s Loyalist Program where Bloomingdales offers double point earnings several times throughout the year and Nordstrom’s Rewards Program where you earn 2 points per dollar spent and every 2,000 points earns you $20 towards a purchase.
3. Visit Second Hand and Vintage Web Stores Websites. There are several like Tradesy.com and PoshMark.com who buy and then sell authentic designer products for a fraction of the cost. You can find anything from handbags, to wedding gowns to watches. So when you’re sick of your old Louis Vuitton Monogram Satchel you can sell it on www.Tradesy and buy the latest Louis Vuitton Epi Messenger Bag instead (note they take a 9% commission if you want to keep your earnings as store credit and 11.9% if you want to cash out). Be sure to also shop Vintage sales and collections on sites like Gilt, Haute Look, The Real Real where designer fashions are sometimes listed at up to 50% off.
4. Shop Designer Sale Sections. Don’t ignore the sales sections at your favorite luxury department and high-end designer stores. Last season’s items have to go somewhere to make room for this season’s, and they usually go to the sales rack. Mark your calendar so you know when the new season’s collection is going to hit the stores and hurry over to get your hands on the old goodies as sizes will be limited.
5. Opt for Stores like Bluefly and Overstock. They may not be your typical designer “go-to” stores – but don’t ignore them as they may surprise you. These sites carry designers like Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Chloe, Burberry and more at unbelievably low prices. Unfortunately this results in carrying smaller quantities of a particular product but checking in frequently can help you score designer goods before they end up in someone else’s shopping cart.
6. Shop Discounted High-End Sites. Many of your favorite high-end department stores also have discount stores where they send leftover designer merchandise and sell it at a discount. Stores like: Nordstrom Rack, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Off Fifth are a few popular ones and they carry designers like Burberry, Stuart Weitzman, Badgley Mischka, Christian Dior and more.
7. Flash Sale Sites Online, member-only stores. There are stores like: My Habit, Gilt and Haute Look are also a great resource for saving on designer favorites and they are super easy to sign up for. These sites send daily emails to remind you when your favorite designer sales will become available. 8. Use Coupon Codes. Many designer department stores offer coupons and promotions here and there. Some will give you a percentage off, while others offer a dollar amount off your purchase. Check in with coupon sites like sointheknow.com to make sure you don’t miss any of these promotions and you can even sign up to be notified when the best deals come around.
Source: The Deal Team
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