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At TBF, we pride ourselves on being uber savvy shoppers, and as such, we want to share with you our tips on how to get brand names for less. We’ve all dreamed about owning the classic Chanel bag (the 2.25) or a chic Burberry trench, and while we may not find those pieces using these methods (rumor has it the 2.25 never goes on sale), there are plenty ‘o’ fish wearing luxe designer goods in the sea. If you know what we mean…
Get Brand Names for Less!
Inside – Shopping from home is something that many people consider a luxury unto itself; no bad lighting and recycled air, no disastrous changing room mirrors or long check-out lines and online shopping is also a fab way to score some sweet deals! At the top of the list are discount designer websites like The Outnet, and Bluefly. They carry tons of high-end merchandise, but be aware, common sizes sell out quickly so you have to be prepared to check in on a regular basis.
To help you remember to do just that, there are sale alerts (offered my sites like ShopStyle and ShopItToMe) where you can search for brand you’re coveting and then set up alerts that let you know once they go on sale or are marked down.
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Another great way to nab designer goods at a discount? Join one of the many designer sample sale websites such as Beyond the Rack, Gilt Group and HauteLook. These sites are able to offer discounted merch because it is available for a limited time only – usually just 48 hours. But the deals are there for the taking at up to 80% off retail prices!
Finally, ever thought of signing up for store’s e-newsletters? It’s a great way to get the inside scoop on upcoming events, sales and trunk shows, with some of the higher-end department stores even offering loyalty perks to their subscribers.