Designer clothes for less? Sounds to good to be true right?!
Stop dreaming about that Gucci bag, or spending hours stalking the new Alice McCall collection and get that designer gear into your wardrobe!
**Cough cough** "But I'm really broke", I hear you say...
Do not fear: your designer shopping fairy godmother is here!
Here's five ways to get designer clothes for less plus how you can actually make money from your wardrobe (yes, really!)....
"Whoever said money can't buy happiness just didn't know where to shop"
1. Sign Up To Designer/ Boutique Newsletters
Above: The Birdcage Boutique offers newbies $30 off Aussie brands such as C/Meo Collective when you sign up to their newsletter!
If you're after straight-off-the-runway designer clothes for less, one of the easiest ways to grab that cheeky discount is to sign up to their email newsletter.
Just by entering your email address, you could receive a really sweet deal! Stores offer anything from 10% off, to $50 off your first purchase. Now that's one easy way to bag brand spanking new designer clothes for less! SCORE!
Signing up to email lists ensures you are the first to know about designer sales, promos and new collections. The result? Even more hot bargains! Erm... yes please!
2. Rent Designer Clothes
Looking for that designer dress for your next special occasion? Rent it! Whether you're off to the races, want a hot night on the town, or anything in between, with Closet Raid, the world is your wardrobe!
Closet Raid is basically like having an unending girl gang of #stylegoals whose wardrobes you can rent designer clothes from.
The site is an absolute Australian fashionistas dream and gives us stylish paupers the change to get designer clothes for less. Simply choose from a range of stunning designer clothes and shoes, choose your dates and book!
So instead of forking out over $3k (a car deposit) on that St Laurent Tassle Bag, you can rent it for just $32.50 (3 subway footlongs) a day.
3. Sample Sales
Designer websites often have flash sales too and these can be a great way to bag designer deals at great prices.
4. Designer Outlet Stores
(Photo Source: theoutnet.com)
If you are looking for key pieces or basics, designer outlet stores are a fantastic way to get designer clothes for less. The only problem is, a lot of the pieces on these sites are a few seasons old. However, if you're looking for wardrobe basics, this is a great option.
You can grab fantastic deals on The Outnet and Oz Sale and it's even worth checking out the ASOS Outlet regularly.
5. Rent Out Your Clothes & Use The Money To Buy New Ones
Closet Raid also allows everyday fashionistas to make money through designer pieces they already own. Find those designer garments, rent out your clothes and turn them into cash!
The site allows you to list anything that retails for $150 or more. So raid that closet, find those gems, upload your photos & rent out your clothes.
Once you have a cash flow going, use the money earned to buy brand new season pieces. Whilst you are not wearing these new pieces, rent them out. Best of all, you decide the rental costs, so if you want to charge extra for that new season clobber, go for it!
Unlike many other markets who do not mediate payments, Closetraid is safe and secure. Plus, if you repeat your listings, you may make even more money than the piece initially cost.
This is more than getting designer clothes for less, this is turning your wardrobe into a small treasure chest full of investments! Plus, you don't have to part with those beautiful designer pieces forever....
So get on it: it's time to add a little designer luxe to your wardrobe!