For the budget-conscious fashionista, finding deals is a priority. Luckily, the Internet makes this process much easier. Today there are private boutiques online where in-the-know shoppers go to get their springtime pumps and bed linen fixes. Curious to snag a deal for yourself? These are four of the best ways to shop for discounts online.
Shop It to Me
For the girl who has always longed for a personal shopper, she can now have one. Shop It to Me is a truly inspired website that scours the web for the best deals on your favorite brands. It’s free to have an account. You simply enter your sizes, the price range you’re looking for, and the amount of discount you prefer; and then, you select your favorite brands and stores. You will receive emails, according to your preferred frequency, that contain the best deals on the clothes you want!
Gilt Groupe was one of the first members’ only online shopping sites, and it is still one of the most upscale sites you will find. For designer labels, like Diane von Furstenberg and Marni, this is your one stop, discount shop. To join, you can request an invitation and go through an approval process, or snag an invitation from a friend who is already a member. Sales begin everyday at a set time, and clothes sell out fast! Gilt also runs sites for Home, Baby, Food, Travel, and City Events, but these are separate and require separate membership.
Rue La La
Rue La La works very similarly to Gilt, but is more of a lifestyle site. Here, one day’s sales will include everything from a gourmet oil brand to J Brand Jeans. The site brings brands that are more affordable for the average online shopper and are more practical for the typical day-to-day.
This is another members’ only website, but it will add much more variety to your day. If your style – clothing or interior design – is funkier that what can be found at Rue La La or Gilt, then Fab is the site for you. None of their brands are names you would find at your everyday boutique, and they range from fabulous Etsy designers to funny pieces of home décor that you might stumble upon in your local vintage store. They also do great night time sales, like Vintage Mondays and Foodie Fridays.
Liz Childers loves utilizing discount websites to find great clothes on a budget. She is a writer for Apex Creative where she blogs about topics like building a birdhouse.