Where to find bargain designer clothes online

Designer stores scare me. Snooty shop assistants, ultra-organised and therefore intimidating rails, and huge price tags have me running for the high street faster than you can say “so this season”

The thing is, after years of buying cheap and cheerful high street clothes, I want to start investing in a few high quality designer pieces. Sample sales are one of the best ways to access designer pieces at affordable prices, but they’re not particularly accessible to those of us living outside the big cities.

Thankfully, there are now plenty of websites with private sales, so you can pick up a bargain from the comfort of your own home. For your surfing pleasure, I’ve created a round up of all the top websites to bookmark next time you’re on the hunt for a retail treat.


ASOS.com
Probably more well known for its cheap and speedy imitations of celebrity outfits, ASOS has recently expanded into the higher end of the market.  Head to the outlet section and you’ll discover pieces from Diesel, French Connection and Twenty8Twelve. For a more expensive splurge, click on the designer section.

Cocosa

Cocosa is an invitation-only fashion destination, giving members a chance to view private designer sales from the comfort of their own homes. Daily e-mail updates alert members as to what sales are coming up, and each sale runs for a limited period of time.

If you’d like a code, let me know in the comments and I’ll send you one!

Rue La La
Cocosa only delivers to the UK, but luckily the USA has Rue La La. You can expect prices to be slashed by up to 50%.

Comment below if you fancy an invite.

Brand Alley
Brand Alley is a private designer sale site which doesn’t require an invitation, just a quick registration. I’ve seen some great sales here recently for Traffic People (dresses starting at £8) and on designer sunglasses (around 50% off)

My-Wardrobe
My-Wardrobe is a fashion focused website in the UK that focuses solely on this season’s collections. Now the sale has kicked in, you can grab some real bargains.

Net-A-Porter
Net-A-Porter describes itself as the “world’s premier online luxury fashion retailer”. It’s an A-Z of designer names and editorial pieces.

Koodos

Koodos is the family choice, with over 170 designer brands for women, men and children.  In their quest to get the best for less, they’ve also launched a blog rounding up all the best deals.

Know of any other designer discount sites? Let us know in the comments!

Article adapted from a post on Emma Cossey’s blog

Emma Cossey

Emma is our resident fashion and social media specialist, having worked as a blogger, editor and writer on a number of fashion and beauty websites. She writes regularly for The Bag Lady, and has previously written for The Times Online, Shoewawa and Jorg & Olif among others.

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Comments

  1. Ruth says

    TheOutnet.com it’s the outlet site for net-a-porter.com. You need to register, but loads of stuff at good discounts

  2. Penny says

    Great post – thanks for the new shopping sites! Could I get a Cocosa invite too please – it looks like a treasure trove from the outside x

  3. Samanthatrup says

    I would love an invite to Cocosa! I love your blog by the way – it has really helped me discover new ways to shop online! Thank youuuu! x

  4. Anonymous says

    Thanks for the wicked sites, some really cool designs are affordable prices, I’m planning to use my easysaver rewards card to get some money off a few of these items. My wardrobe needs a bit of modernizing.

  5. says

    Asos.com for me is still the best when it comes to cheap online clothes which are being made by those designers of various hollywood celebrities. They provide clothes that are good and have its quality but still it is CHEAP and AFFORDABLE.

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