Who said wearing designer meant you had to spend hundreds?We've rounded up 15 of the best discount and re-sale shopping websites so you can look a million bucks—without spending that much.
If super luxe designer gear is your thing, then The Outnet.com should be your homepage. An offshoot of Net-a-Porter, The Outnet not only features heavily discounted designer wear (think Chloé, Alexander Wang, Marni, and Stella McCartney), they also have their own in-house label, Iris & Ink; and frequently partner with top notch designers on limited-edition collections designed exclusively for The Outnet. They also boast images both on and off model, high-end editorial shoots, and recently, a hilarious video with fashion's favorite fashionisto, P'Trique.
It's official, the sale that saw New York's fashionistas lining up dawn to get into (and often resulted in fistfights over Proenza Schouler purses) has made the journey online. Previously a location only warehouse sale that occurred twice a year, Barneyswarehouse.com features designer wares for women, men, kids, and the home, and offers complimentary shipping on all orders.
If you're a Sex and the City fan then you've most likely heard of Century 21, but if not, prepare to get excited. Considered the mecca of designer outlets, C21stores.com features many of the same discounted pieces as the physical stores, but without the long lines and tiring searches. Including men's, women's, and children's wear, this is one online destination you want to visit before splurging on those expensive heels.
If you're more of a re-use and recycle kinda girl, than this site is for you. Founded by two girls (named Sari and Sari), the invitation only site requires its users to 'bib; items (which means post them online to sell), and by gaining virtual 'bucks' they can tuck (which means buy). With the only real cash being postage and handling, consider this the couture version of swapping a dress with your bestie.
Love the idea of eBay but hate navigating the site? E-Drop Off acts as a kind of liaison between eBay and buyers that would rather hone in on the goods, sorting through millions of products to focus on high-end designer clothes, shoes, and accessories.
We've been GIlt devotees for years, and why the anxiety leading up to a sale can get a little stressful, enjoying your shopping rewards is not. The unique site (which requires you to become a member before shopping, features flash sales that last a few days, or a few hours. Operating on a first come, first served basis, it also offers sales on kids, men, home, city, and travel!
Let's be honest, New York knows vintage. A designer consignment store since 1993, INA brings its expertise in designer consignment wears to the web with ina.com. Think Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant, Christian Louboutin, and Chloe.
Looking for pre-loved designer gear and vintage wares online? Head to Luxury Garage Sale, which delivers beautiful, pre-loved designer pieces without the hassle of sifting through musty thrift stores. With pieces from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and YSLm this is one online stop a designer loving gal has to check out.
Neiman Marcus' Last Call website is something of a hidden secret. Featuring discounted designer wares from Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Cusp.com, the site offers a daily deal where bargains can be scooped up with extra discounted prices, as well as a Clearance section, where another 50% of the price can be saved!
Launching only last month, Saksoff5th.com brings the discounts normally found at Saks Off 5th stores. Featuring flash sales, designer spotlights, trend selections, and unto 55% off designer wares found in Saks Fifth Avenue stores. The site also offers pieces from Salon Z, a plus size women's line not available in all stores.
Even if you aren't in the mood to shop, Rue La La is sure to have something that will inspire you to buy. From lingerie by La Perla to urban separates by Elizabeth and James, RueLaLa operates on a flash sale basis, where discounted goods are only available for a certain amount of time—normally 24 hours!
After spotting two awesome buys on two stylish friends (Céline snakeskin wedges, anyone?), we had to check out The Real Real. Featuring four different sections to help you shop better—luxury, contemporary, art, upcoming, and consign—The Real Real offers pieces almost too good to be true! A pair of Miu Miu pumps for $125? 3.1 Phillip Lim for $175? Sign us up now!
Got a pair of brand new designer shoes that you don't want to keep, but can't bear to give away? Enter thredUP, the 21st century's answer to a consignment store. Operating just like a brick and mortar store, thredUP supplies you with a free clean out bag, organizes free pick-up (that's right, shipping is free!), and if they like your stuff, will pay 40% of the resale value upfront!
We admit that the first thing to catch our eye is Walk In My Closet's stunning visuals and super cool magazine-style fashion diary, but dig a little deeper and you'll find recycled designer wares that are so lust-worthy you'll want to shop them now!
While this online mecca offers more discounted items than we could possibly imagine (really, we once scrolled through 24 pages of black pumps), it's knockout prices and impressive designer line up make it a must visit.