Don’t be suede, for the love of waistcoats…
These two things are key parts of Spring Summer 2015 and of course there are loads of designer pieces to buy now. However, Topstylista knows a few secrets that could mean finding your ideal piece this season without remortgaging your cat to afford it.
We’ve researched and even signed up to some of the best designer discount websites as well as travelling through town and country to seek out a few of Britain’s best bargain treasure troves.
This marvellous site once sponsored Friends on Comedy Central (already awesome) but also has some of the best collections of designer goodies as soon as they go on offer. No need to constantly screen-watch either, sign up with your email address and they send you emails of their best new collections for you to explore then and there.
This site is all about finding a favourite brand for you and with hundreds to choose from you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. This is a great site for gift buying as it has categories to search through, including price ranges and special designer offers.
This is a more luxurious site, with higher level brands being priority. Of course this means there is all the more chance of finding a bargain.
In the real world:
The 44 Store (can be found on Facebook)
This gem of a store originated in America and has ended up in Kent. It is a designer/brand only second-hand shop. At certain times each year they buy people’s designer tasties they no-longer want and “up-cycle” them for the general public. As well as awesome bargains, this is such a cool shopping environment.
This iconic second hand/ vintage shop just off Brick Lane is the largest vintage department store in London. Their awe inspiring selection of items from swimwear and lingerie to trainers and Levi’s. It even has an in-house coffee shop. It’s more than easy to spend a few hours exploring every nook and cranny hunting for the perfect low-cost treasure, especially considering the past is always the inspiration for modern fashion.
Ok, this is a highstreet store but never underestimate the possibility of a shopping miracle. This is the best shop to find even current season items at a fraction of their original designer cost. The more impressive brands are mostly in the Women’s sections rather than the “ModBox” area. TKMaxx also have a great range of shoes and bags to mull over and their home departments can be just as magical.
So explore for the “other” option. There are hundreds of sites online dedicated to making designer labels more affordable. However, never underestimate the power of the high street. Charity shops, markets and vintage stores are till the most inspiring and fun places to find your perfect designer outfit.