When it comes to buying designer brands, most of the time, it can seem a bit daunting…or out of reach.
Spending even hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars on a single item can definitely require a ton of deliberation or self-convincing, trying to decide out if it’s worth it or not.
Luckily for us penny-savers, there are a few loopholes in the system to consider that will open you to a world of designer deals, right at our fingertips — so long as you do not mind shopping consignment, or looking for the hidden gems that are designer outlets.
Here are our top five favourite places to score discount designer clothes and accessories online:
Fashionably Yours is a consignment boutique that specializes in reselling designer clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories. It was founded by Toronto’s very own celebrity stylist Janet Han back in 2009, and has been ruling the Canadian designer consignment game ever since. Fashionably Yours is an extremely respected local store, based on trendy Queen St. West, that prides itself on authenticity and quality control, ensuring that they are only reselling the best of the best. For those of you that are more interested in consigning your items, rather than shopping, you will receive a 50% of the resale price.
The-Upside is an online Canadian consignment store that supplies authentic, high-quality, secondhand women’s designer clothing, handbags, shoes, and jewelry. They offer over 250 designer brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and more. On top of that, if you’re looking to resell your gently used designer pieces, you earn 60% of the resale price.
Not to mention, they offer same day shipping, so that you don’t have to wait for your new pieces!
Similar to The-Upside, VSP Consignment, A Toronto-based company, is in the business of reselling gently used luxury pieces. So, whether you’re interested in buying designer clothing, handbags, or shoes, or you’re looking to make some extra cash from designer items you no longer want, the choice is yours. If you choose to consign, you will make 50% off of the resale price. VSP Consignment prides themselves on quality control, so that you get the most bang for your buck, and no one will be able to tell you’re sporting secondhand gear. It’s a win-win!
If you’re in Toronto, you can browse VSP’s massive collection at their store on Dundas St. West.
Although based in New York City, Barney’s Warehouse, the designer outlet warehouse, ships to Canada! That means that we have access to countless designer styles by more than 200 designer brands. Discounts are as much as 60% off of sale prices, and sometimes if you’re extra lucky, that’s on top of an already discounted price. Talk about a steal! Barney’s itself is a world-renowned luxury retailer that has been around since the early 1900s and is a trusted company by many high-rollers and fashionistas.
Since its launch in 2009, The Outnet has been a go-to for those who love an irresistible designer bargain. With new arrivals several times per week, extensive authenticity checks, more than 350 designer brands to choose from, and as much as 75% off, you can’t go wrong. They even offer a personalized experience for those that are looking for style tips or sizing advice, simply by contacting their customer care team via email or phone. They know that even if you are shopping the sales, buying designer items can still be an investment — their customer care team is dedicated to making sure the customer feels comfortable before making their purchase.
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