Today everybody is feeling the pinch of the economy. If you’re like most women you’re looking for a way to still dress fashionably but do it on a budget. I have to admit that over the years I’ve gotten used to being able to wear some hot designer clothing. I’ve got a Missoni dress and a Dolce & Gabanna A-line skirt in my closet. I have two pairs of Manolo Blahnik pumps and a Burberry trench coat.
I have other pieces of designer clothing too, but for the last few months I haven’t bought any. The reason is that like a lot of other people I’m trying to spend my money wisely. I was very lucky when a co-worker told me what she does to keep her wardrobe up to date. She actually buys discount designer clothing. She has several different on line fashion sites that she visits several times a month to see what she can find on sale, and from what she’s told me she’s gotten some great buys.
One of the sites that she visits has designers like Robert Rodriguez and Derek Lam, Emilio Pucci and Shu Uemura. They carry a wide selection of luxe designer clothing, shoes and handbags. She showed me a Dolce & Gabanna black ruched pencil skirt for $445. Then she took me to the sales section. I was amazed. She showed me a black Tracy Reese draped skirt for $135. Marked down from $225. She then showed me a wide selection of dresses. Day dresses and career dresses and special occasion dresses. These were also from top designers. Some of them were up to 60% off.
My friend told me that she saved money on designer fashions by shopping end of season sales. She tends to buy more classic styles that she can use from season to season. Using the money she saves buying classic pieces she has enough money to buy herself two or three really good seasonal fashionable pieces.
Buying designer clothing on sale is the best way to extend your wardrobe. The real secret is to buy more classic styles, pieces that can go from year to year. A very good pair of classic black wool slacks can be worn for years. Buying womens pants or jeans that have a skinny leg or that have a huge bell leg immediately date them, as does buying a pair of shoes with an ultra pointed toe or a boxy toe. Buying a classic styled toe box and womens slacks with a moderate leg mean you can wear them this year, next year and beyond.