Discount shopping sites haven't always had the best reputation, but the truth is that a handful of incredible online places to discover fabulous designer bargains do exist. Being committed shopping fiends, we've learnt a thing or two about hunting down pitch-perfect cut-price fashion because our wallets—and the rising cost of rent—demand it.
Essentially, our love of discount shopping was borne out of necessity, but who doesn't enjoy the thrill of finding something new with a brag-worthy price tag? From sites you might already know about (e.g., ASOS or The Outnet) to more under-the-radar places such as Yoox, we bring you the best affordable designer websites that will stock your wardrobe with the chicest pieces. Keep scrolling for our guide to the best discount shopping sites.
If you head to Brand Alley you can sign up to be the first to know about their amazing designer flash sales. You'll then get email updates with the latest offers on amazing brands including the likes of Stella McCartney and Ray Ban. It's the secret our fashion editors swear by to get some of the best bargains before anyone else–luckily, we're willing to share with you.
From the family of Net-a-Porter, The Outnet is every fashion lover's worst-kept secret. It is regularly updated with the biggest designer labels, from Chloé to Victoria Beckham. While the prices are still not high street, it has major discounts for the most luxury brands in the world. Nab a pair of statement Roksanda knit for over half price—incredible.
Yes, you know ASOS regularly runs sales, but did you also know that it has an outlet store it updates daily? All professional ASOS shoppers use the somewhat hidden features to shop designer brands with up to 70% off. From a Helene Berman coat that was £210 (now £135) to a faux fur trimmed parka that was £265 (now £94), as well as a Three Floor dress to see you through wedding season and beyond, that was £365 (now £146), there are so many pieces here that you'll be visiting again and again (and again).
Ask any fashion editor their favourite secondhand sale site, and their united response will be Vestiaire Collective. Hailed for its high-end edit of pre-owned luxury pieces, here, you will find everything from retro Fendi to new season Chanel at huge discounts but equal in post-purchase thrill. You haven't got time to wait around, though—these are unique one off's and once they're gone, they're gone (have your wallet at the ready).
T.K. Maxx has been around for some time now, but it's one of those places that always requires quite a bit of rummaging (we have the five golden rules on how to shop in T.K. Maxx if you ever get truly stuck). But you don't have to shop in the physical location; you can also head to the website to pick up exceptional bargains. From a statement Proenza Schouler bag that's reduced by over £700 to a must-have khaki Stella McCartney bomber jacket that'll save you over £800 (now £144 down from £980), you'll struggle not to find a fantastic discount. Just remember, if you're shopping designer, click on the Gold Label section, and keep in mind that they don't hang around for long…
We can never have enough places to shop discounted designer goods. The Italian e-commerce giant Yoox, which is a part of the Net-a-Porter family, offers up a range of past-season luxury lines (as well as the new collections), so you can get a pair of Prada sunglasses at an absolute steal or a swoon-worthy Marni coat discounted more than £200. There's often a chance to get extra percentages off these existing discounts, so we'd recommend signing up for its newsletters.
If there's one place to hunt out a bargain designer handbag, it's Gilt. The site is full of plenty of other discounts, but the most pleasure you'll get from shopping here is seeing a Gucci logo bags with a cool £200+ discounted, Prada heels for a cut of the original price and the Chloé Drew bag everyone wants on sale.
Don't let the fact that you have to sign up for this one put you off. Honestly, the discounts are all worth it. Secret Sales is also brilliant because you can sign up for the newsletter, so you'll get blasts on brands that you really want to know about. Of course, you can just go straight to the website and find various incredible deals. We've got our eye on the Givenchy and Mulberry bag sales.