Scoring a good fashion deal is as exhilarating as winning the lottery (the latter hasn't happened yet, but humor us). The work that goes into hunting for the perfect designer discount piece is an art, and thankfully, there are more than enough retailers out there to help us on our journey. From The Outnet to Nordstrom Rack, here are the best discounted fashion websites (many have apps too!) to check out whether you're on the hunt for a deal or simply bored and want to peruse. Fingers crossed you strike gold.
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Depop launched in 2011 and is based in London, but has become a shopping force in America, especially for the Gen Z-ers. The shopping platform is modeled like Instagram: Users have profile pages that serve as a storefront where you can post photos and descriptions of the product you're selling and others can "heart" or buy the item if they like it. Depop has attracted sellers like YouTubers Emma Chamberlain and Marzia Bisognin—some of the most popular faces around.
Didn't find what you were looking for on Nordstrom? You may want to check out its outlet counterpart Nordstrom Rack. This discounted site sells clothes no long sold at the store for lower prices. It takes some hunting around but once you find a good deal, the feeling is priceless. (Don't forget to scoop up one of our Nordstrom Rack promo codes, too.)
What Goes Around Comes Around
Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and influencers like Danielle Bernstein love What Goes Around Comes Around for its tight-knit curation of extremely one-of-a-kind finds. The retailer carries everything from luxury apparel to accessories, ensuring you get a variety.
Don't have time to browse through all the discounted options on a traditional website? Amuze will post its finds via Instagram Stories and you can directly DM the retailer that you want the item and they will send you an invoice. (Yet another way to make browing your Insta even more addicting.)
Poshmark launched in 2011 and has since grown to over seven million sellers. You can buy and sell clothing from boutiques or from your own closet. Bachelor fans can find alums like Lauren Bushnell selling items directly from her closet.
This online mecca offers more discounted items than we could possibly imagine (really, we once scrolled through 24 pages of black pumps). The knockout prices and impressive designer lineup make it a must visit.
Got a pair of brand-new designer shoes that you don't want to keep, but can't bear to give away? Enter Thredup. Operating just like a brick-and-mortar store, Thredup supplies you with a free clean-out bag to send your stuff in. If they like your goods, they'll pay you up to 80 percent of resale value on consignment.
Fashion people live here because the way it works is other fashion people unload their not-even-that-old castoffs here, where it's quality-checked and authenticated. (Not that we'd ever tolerate fakes, psh.) Product moves fast, though, so you have to be swift as the coursing river, as the Disney song goes.
The Manhattan and Brooklyn locations house hidden gems (prime hungover-shopping grounds), so you'd expect the same from the online shop, wouldn't you? You'd be right and even righter if you predicted that the wares are sorted by aesthetic, such as "lunch uptown" and "Studio 54." Free domestic shipping for orders over $150, too. Nice.
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 and frequently partner with top-notch designers on limited-edition collections. Don't forget to grab one of our The Outnet promo codes before you hit checkout.
The sale that saw New Yorkers lining up at dawn (and coming to fisticuffs over Proenza Schouler purses) has made the journey online. Previously a physical 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. 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.
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 features flash sales, operates on a first come, first served basis, and offers sales on kids, men, home, experiences, 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 Chloé.
Neiman Marcus' Last Call
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 percent of the price can be saved!
Even if you aren't in the mood to shop, RueLaLa is sure to have something that will inspire you to buy. From Prada and Valentino to Longchamp, RueLaLa operates on a flash sale basis, where discounted goods are only available for a certain amount of time—normally 24 hours!
The Real Real
After spotting two awesome buys on two stylish friends (Céline snakeskin wedges, anyone?), we had to check out TheRealReal. The company is known for its authentication processes on luxury items and its constant new arrivals. I currently have my eye on Fendi's baguette bags, which there are no shortages of.
United Apparel Liquidators
I don't know how sound a business model of "give designer goods away for practically nothing" is, but BOY, am I glad they're doing it. With several brick-and-mortar shops that are as marvelous as they are fatal (for your bottom line), it is even worse (again, for your bottom line), that they've got a website stocking deeply discounted Proenza Schouler and Dries and Delpozo. Groan.
Luxury Garage Sale
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 YSL, this is one online stop a designer-loving gal has to check out.
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.
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