If you want to look great, but don’t want to empty your bank account for designer clothing, take note. There are many ways to buy designer clothes without ever having to pay full price again. Whether it's in-store or online, these are some of the best places to get designer dresses at discount prices.
Before you start surfing the web to find the hottest designer duds at the best prices, there may be stores in your own town that sell discount designer dresses. There are significant advantages to in-store shopping. These advantages include being able to try on the dress in-store, easy returns, and no shipping charges. Check out stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls. TJ Maxx boasts over 900 locations across North America, while Marshalls also has a many locations, with over 50 new stores opening up this year alone. These stores are able to provide such great discounts on designer clothing because the department store retailers are not always able to sell all of the goods they receive, whether because of overproduction or overbuying. These discounters buy the unsold goods and sell them at discount prices.
Filene’s Basement is another store that works the same way, offering designer goods, which department stores aren’t able to sell, at lower prices. Filene’s Basement offers a special event for individuals looking for designer wedding dresses. The “Running of the Brides” is a annual occurrence at Filene’s stores where gowns that cost anywhere from $900 to $9,000 are discounted to prices between $200 and $700. All of these great deals make stores like TJ Maxx and Filene’s worth the drive to go check out.
Many department store retailers have their own divisions that discounted designer goods. Again, this in-store experience has several advantages over online purchasing, and you deal directly with the department store, and not a third party. If you are interested in shopping at these discounted stores, go online and search for an Off 5th (a division of Saks Fifth Avenue) or Nordstrom Rack (a division of Nordstrom) location near you.
If you can’t find what you are looking in-stores, there is an almost unlimited array of retailers offering discounted prices on designer goods online. Overstock.com is one such online retailer. Advantages to online shopping include not being limited by location and proximity of retailer and a greater variety of stock with just a click of the mouse. Other online retailers that also sell discount designer dresses are websites such as Ideeli.com, Beyondtherack.com, and Ruelala.com. Theses websites differ from the traditional online shopping experience because they are “members only” websites. You must register to have access to the discounts they provide. Additionally, the sales only last a limited time, so the stock is different from day to day.
Whether you are looking online or you are looking in stores, you shouldn’t have to pay full price on designer dresses. Stores like Filene’s Basement or Off 5th, and websites like Overstock.com, and Ideeli.com, are just some of the outlets savvy shoppers like you can use to save.