5 May 2017

5 Ways To Get Designer Clothes For Less

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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!)....

Blair waldorf gossip girl designer shopping spree
"Whoever said money can't buy happiness just didn't know where to shop"

1. Sign Up To Designer/ Boutique Newsletters
get designer clothes for less by signing up to 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

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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

rack of clothes at Ellery designer sample sale

If you live in a larger city, the easiest and most fun way to get designer clothes for less it to keep an eye out for those sample sales! Note: If you are attending a sample sale in person, wear flat shoes and get ready to brace the crowds.

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

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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

lend and rent out your designer clothes online australia

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!

 *This post was sponsored by Closet Raid, all opinions are my own.


  1. I have never thought to rent out clothes before but to be honest I don't have enough designer pieces to do it really. It's a great idea for those that do though and a way of earning a little extra cash. I do want to visit some designer outlet stores soon though as I have my heart set on a new handbag :) x

  2. Love it!

  3. Thank you for the great tips. I never heard of this rent clothes website. I am checking out now. Is for sure the cheapest way to look fashionable without breaking the wallet. I have a special event to go to and I think I might rent the gown :) Glad I Saw your post on my FB feed.
    Happy Weekend love!

    Aurela xoxox

  4. I simply cannot afford! :((
    Instagram @grace_njio

  5. I love getting designer clothes as well (the tailoring is just better typically). So thanks for the great tips! And I love that Blair quote haha

    xo, mikéla /

  6. Dear Rachel,
    As usual your tips are good :) Some of my designer clothes I discovered in vintage shops what is also a appropriate method I think ...
    Looking forward to your next post!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  7. Great ideas! I'd love to check out some sample sales :)

  8. Such great tips! I hear the Nordstrom sample sales in Seattle are amazing. I wish I could go!


  9. Sample sales are a great idea. And yes, I love that there are more services that allow for rental of designer pieces!

    Jessica |

  10. Thanks for sharing this - sounds really cool :)
    Have a great week,
    Walli and Kathi from

  11. Great tips, I forget renting is a thing!

  12. Such great tips! Thanks so much for sharing!

    xo, Jennifer

  13. I love the idea of renting a designer dress for a special occasion - usually you only wear that sort of thing once anyway, so it seems like such a sensible way to do it! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  14. I had no idea about half of these ideas, thanks for sharing hun ;) xx

  15. I'm so curious about sample sales! I keep seeing American bloggers sharing THE best sample-sale finds on America and it makes me 100% want to live over there just. for. that. Great tips, Rachel! :)

  16. These are all such great tips, girl! I've only done one in scoring designer items and that's shop at high end department/designer store outlets. You can really get some amazing deals! I remember my husband scored a fab pair of Burberry jeans for something crazy like $50 one time! I just wish Louis Vuitton would get with it and open a factory store or outlet already, it's by far one of my favorite designer brand for bags. Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  17. Absolutely loved this post Rach, so many fabulous ways of nabbing designer clothes for less. The idea of hiring a dazzling designer dress for an event sounds AMAZING. Likewise the trick of hiring out designer items is an awesome one too. Closet Raid sounds like a total dream come true <3

    I never thought about signing up to stores for a discount either but that's such a brill idea and one easy way to bag that designer deal, will deffo be doing that ;) You are the ultimate fairy godmother of shopping or should that be beachy-babe god mum?! So much yes for sample sales, when my mum and I were in New York we found so many bargains and amazing sales going on. (As if I need another reason to move to Miami or LA, hehe). Such a brill post beautiful! :)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  18. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing tips, Rachel I can't believe I didn't know about the Closet Raid site, so thanks for the introduction as well. I wish I could get sample sales in my country!!

  19. What a clever website! Hopefully they might do it in the UK! Going to check it out now. I always forget about renting designer pieces, I would save a fortune!!
    Kate x

  20. Oh these are genius ideas. I'm a best friend of sample sales, but I could easily step up the game! Have to check out renting designer pieces!

    Hope you're having a lovely week babe! Xx

  21. This is sweet Rachel. I had no idea you could rent out clothes. Thanks for sharing these fun options for finding designer wear for much cheaper.
    I hope you're having a great day. Talk to you soon ❤ Radi

  22. Great tips! I'd ever thought of renting clothes!


  23. This is such an informative post babe! You definitely found so many great ways to get designer clothes for less :) Thanks so much for sharing! <3

    XO Jessi,

  24. Such an interesting posts. I usually got to outlet stores to purchase basics. They are fabulous.

    Jasmine x
    Jas Claire

  25. Going to outlet stores or overruns is my favorite. :D

  26. Such an interesting Post.
    Have a nice day.

    see ya

  27. These are all excellent ideas! I never thought to rent out my clothes though I'm not sure it's something I could do but these are great ways to get designer clothes for less. Thanks so much for sharing! xx

    Ann-Marie |

  28. I'm loving these tips especially renting out designer clothes...definitely a great idea!

  29. Awesome advice. I never knew that I could rent designer clothes. So cool. Thanks for sharing!

  30. I know renting designer clothes and outlet stores but never renting out our own designer clothes, it's actually a brilliant idea. Wish I have designer clothes to rent out though...

  31. It's a great idea for those that do though and a way of earning a little extra cash.
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  32. Great blog post, so many great ideas x


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