We all want to look a million dollars, but paying for that look isn’t really an option… or is it? You can get 70% off big name labels if you’re a bit savvy. Get in the know with these top 11 sites for nabbing an affordable fashion bargain.
70% off big designers like D&G, Diesel and French Connection.
Ok, so let’s start with the obvious. Everyone knows about eBay – but many people don’t bother browsing its clothes section. Which is a shame, as you can often get the latest trends and unique vintage items for dirt cheap prices.
Hunt out special fashion deals including dresses below £15, and big brands selling direct at great prices alongside individual retailers. Get your kids and baby clothing, womenswear and men’s gear, plus jewellery and watches.
TOP TIP: Check out our guide to help you sell anything on eBay for profit
2. Handbags by Designers
We’d all love to be able to flash some designer arm candy, but the crazy-high price tags are a little off-putting. But did you know you can hire designer handbags for a small charge?
If you have a special occasion coming up – maybe a wedding or a posh evening out – you want to look your best. Simply browse Handbags by Designers to find your favourite tote, register a few details and you can take that beauty out for a few nights on the town.
Why not nab a Burberry bag from £10.50 a day, or rock up with a Louis Vuitton number from £11.75? As a member, you’ll also get added discounts and benefits. Minimum hire is two days.
TOP TIP: Have you got any clothes you don’t wear? Sell them for some extra cash to buy new items!
3. Brand Alley
If you love your designer labels and can’t resist a bargain, then how about a non-stop designer fashion sale? With Brand Alley you could get up to 70% off big designers like D&G, Diesel and French Connection.
Simply search the website for the brands you want to wear, or the latest sale items and get great savings on fashion for women, men and kids – as well as beauty and homeware brands.
What’s more, you will get £10 off when you spend £60 or more on your first shop. Plus invite your friends and you’ll both get a £10 voucher whenever anyone makes a purchase.
TOP TIP: You can join Brand Alley for free here.
4. Fashion Vouchers
Don’t be the envious companion that’s left pining over a Karen Millen dress that your friend picked up for next to nothing. Hunt a bargain down yourself – search through Fashion Vouchers for deals on your favourite stores and brands.
They have codes that will give you 70% off at Monsoon, £50 off Clarks and £50 off Karen Millen dresses – plus loads more. Or for a wider variety keep your eyes peeled on other popular voucher code websites like this one.
Weirdly, bank managers don’t tend to be sympathetic towards our urges for sparkly dresses, new shoes and trendy tops. So what’s a girl to do if the budget is tight? Well, try Swishing. In a nutshell, Swishing is free clothes swapping (including designer labels). So it’s shopping without the guilt, and with this website you can find your nearest swishing event or even start your own.
Give your unwanted outfits a second chance and swap clothes on the swishing rail. Exchange that pair of skinny jeans you never wear for a party frock, or your back breaking heels for a pair of comfy Converse. Sign up to an event near you and get swapping!
6. Everything £5
This amazing website for affordable fashion does exactly what is says on the tin. Everything costs only £5 so you can get a variety of clothing, shoes, accessories and bags for next to nothing. You could literally dress yourself head-to-toe for £25. Bargain. Check out Everything £5 and get saving.
Want to dress to impress? ASOS includes all the latest looks so you can wear affordable fashion from over 850 brands (including their designer outlet). They also have a great marketplace to buy and sell vintage finds, along with inspirational outfits and looks to tickle your fancy.
8. Girl Meets Dress
The website Girl Meets Dress is all about hiring amazing dresses for all occasions. There are loads of top designers, accessories and inspiration to make you look and feel great.
It’s pretty simple: you choose 1-3 dresses (because we’re so indecisive), select the date you need them by, and get them delivered to your door. You then wear your fav dress (lapping up the compliments) and return them by the agreed date (you get a refund for any unworn dresses).
Plus, you get £10 off as a welcome gift when you sign up! Perfect if you want to wear a £536 Dolce and Gabbana dress for just £59.
You can also take advantage of the emergency next day delivery option. Unlike a lot of other designer dress hire sites, there are no fees to join Girl Meets Dress.
9. Absolute Vintage
If you love the classic vintage look, AbsoluteVintage is well worth a browse – it has a wide selection of items to rummage through online.
Last but certainly not least, it’s Oxfam. Most people don’t realise that Oxfam even sold clothes online, but they do – and they often have a huge range of bargains to choose from. It’s easy to find the sort of thing you’re after and they even offer free delivery – can’t say fairer than that!