Finding Designer Brands at Prices You Can Afford

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By Megan Koester

Everyone wants to wear designer brands, but you can’t always afford designer prices. If you’re looking to get your hands on the hottest styles without paying an arm and a leg, look no further. You’ll find great designer duds and accessories for men, women, and kids on these sites—and you won’t have to take out a second mortgage to buy them. Looking great has never felt so good.

Beyond the Rack

A private shopping club, Beyond the Rack sells designer clothes and accessories at prices up to 80 percent off retail during their flash sales, most of which last around 48 hours. A (free!) membership gives you access to fashion’s top brands, from Chanel to Gucci to Prada. Who doesn’t like being member of an exclusive club, especially when that club hooks you up with Burberry boots that don’t break the bank?

Gilt

Speaking of clubs, Gilt is also members-only. Glit’s flash sales start daily at noon (EST), and teasers for the next day’s offers are listed on their homepage. A word of advice: If you find the perfect Kate Spade New York bag or Valentino gown, act fast because when it’s gone, it’s gone. Most sales last a mere 36 hours!

Fab

Today’s up-and-coming designers are tomorrow’s superstars—find them while they’re still flying under the radar at Fab. An impressive collection of men’s and women’s accessories, jewelry, home decor, and tech accessories fill the site’s uncluttered, stylish interface. Everything here is carefully curated by Fab’s design-obsessed buyers, but the best part—all the prices are more than reasonable.

Barneys Warehouse

Barneys’s legendary warehouse sale used to be held only at the brick-and-mortar stores and only twice a year—now, deep discounts on items from designer brands can be found 24/7 at Barneys Warehouse online. Not only do they have a remarkable collection of high-end men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, but they also possess an impressive homewares section, with designer dinnerware, throws, frames, and more—all at up to 65 percent off—so your home can also match your killer style.

Join Beyond the Rack for designer clothes and accessories at up to 80% off retail:

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