7 Shopping sites with awesome deals for the bargain fashionista
We all love a good bargain and great fashion, so what could be more thrilling than stumbling upon an online shopping site that keeps you from paying full retail and delivers the goods right to your door? Since there are a plethora of online options to choose from nowadays, we've narrowed it down to seven great new shopping websites that always carry special quality merchandise for heavily discounted prices.
In some cases, that could mean scoring a designer dress for $800 instead of $1,200 — but, most of the time, you'll be able to click your way to new wardrobe nirvana without breaking the bank.
Shopspring.com offers every item of clothing under the sun — from designer distressed jeans that you can nab for less than $100 to beautiful knit sweaters, work attire and even bikinis. Their accessories and shoe department are top notch, with a selection of hats and boots far more unique than any you'll likely find in the shoe department of your average mall. But their formal and informal dresses really help seal the deal — they're so dreamy and affordably priced you'll need a new walk-in closet just to house all of your new dress dreams.
COS is a fashion brand for women and men that aims to reinvent classics and wardrobe essentials. And they deliver. You won't find flashy trends here, but you will be able to get your hands on a looser, more relaxed version of the LBD — for less than $100. If comfort and minimalist style are right up your alley, COS may become your favorite new online shopping experience.
Fashion mavens who sport plus sizes have long bemoaned the lack of great options when it comes to plus-size fashion. Although we still have a long way to go before the playing field is equal, amazing online sites like Eloquii offer beautiful options for women sizes 14 to 24 for 30 to 40 percent off retail price. Here's what this actually means: You can knock 'em dead in a $130 sweetheart neckline cocktail dress — and then accessorize with affordable shoes and jewelry. It's a one-stop shop for great deals.
No judgment here if you're a fan of high-end designer clothing — but you have to admit all of those pretty, pricey pieces can add up. MyHabit won't judge you either — but the site, which conveniently links to your Amazon account, will make you feel like you've been invited to an exclusive party each day, one in which you can leave purchasing women's, men's and children's clothing (as well as accessories, home furnishings, books, beauty products and even toys) for up to 60 percent off the retail price. The site carries a lot more than designer fashion, but you might flip when you discover how much you can save on a Balenciaga bag or Sofia cashmere Mongolian lamb fur trim cape.
5. & Other Stories
This inspiring fashion brand, which is owned by H&M, houses fashion-forward pieces like leather trousers, leather anoraks and velvet sweatshirts. If you revel in the knowledge that you'll never show up to an event dressed in the same outfit as anyone else, but don't want to spring for designer high-end fashion, & Other Stories gives you the fix you need — and a great many pieces fall within the $100 range.
6. Rue La La
Want to enjoy up to 70 percent off brands like Tumi and Movado? Create a free account with Rue La La and start shopping for every single thing your heart desires, including women's, men, and children's clothing, furniture and decor, and even hotel reservations. Expect to find treasures like Saint Laurent sunglasses marked down from $345 to $170 and a Betsey Johnson down coat slashed from $220 to $90.
It's easy to shop by specific, wearable trends like "neutral," "velvet" and "plaid" on Aritzia and prices are extremely reasonable for the quality pieces you can get (expect $100-plus sweaters and dresses, $40-$50 beautifully fitting T-shirts and a few sweet inexpensive surprises thrown in the mix). Sign up for their newsletter and prepare to receive daily alerts about off-the-charts sales.