For fashion-focused individuals, there is nothing worse than having Prada tastes on a Primark budget. In fact, it can often leave you flipping through the pages of Vogue feeling green with envy. However, while designer fashion isn’t cheap, there are ways you can get designer brands into your closet - without breaking the bank!
The team at PIWoP - a unique price tracker app, have provided three money-saving tips when shopping for designer clothing:
1. Buy unworn, second-hand clothing.
It’s possible to find designer clothing for less than half of their original price when you shop second-hand. Rather than hitting up your local charity shop, try shopping sites such as Depop and eBay to find unworn designer clothing for cheap prices.
If you’re looking for some antique pieces, try browsing vintage fairs and antique shops to find designer clothing from every era.
2. Shop for off-season pieces.
When you shop with your favourite designer in the off-season, you can often score major discounts on clothing. For example, retailers will clear out their stock from summer in September to make space for any new merchandise. Keep an eye on all your favourite pieces throughout the year and then make your way to the sales at the end of the season to purchase them at a fraction of the price.
3. Wait for the sales.
Say you have your eye on a certain handbag, or pair of designer shoes, but you don’t have £300 to drop on clothing right away; we recommend using a price drop alert service like PIWoP. When you spot something you’re looking to purchase, but it’s a little outside of your price range, all you have to do is add it to your PIWoP list. We ask you exactly how much you want to pay for the item and then, our tool will alert you when it hits that price in the sales – easy!
If you haven’t already taken advantage of our price drop alert service this year, then register on our site. Previously, our users have used PIWoP to purchase discount shoes and low price watches - and you could be next!