Deane & McLoughlin


Affordable Fashion

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You don’t HAVE to spend bucket loads of money to purchase your favourite designer brands. The money conscious fashionista can still buy luxe goods and save for that house deposit or end of year holiday to Gibraltar.
The temptation to purchase the latest and greatest looks hot off the catwalk may be hard to defeat, but if you can find the will to wait, there are serious bargains to be had. Of course, you could always wait for mid/end of year sales and battle the crowds, OR you could shop online now and have discount designer goods delivered direct! Here are three of the best:
The Outnet is one of my favourite bargain hot spots. Sister site to, The Outnet displays and dispatches literally hundreds of significantly reduced designer goods to lucky buyers. I recently purchased a pair of red Lanvin sandals reduced by a whopping 80% and they delivered within the week! Impressive considering they were dispatched to Sydney from the UK.

Another favourite site is which displays both the latest and discount/sale items from international designers. The best thing about this site is that they display the cost of each item in your local currency, including postage! No nasty surprises at check out thank you!

A local Aussie site joining the ranks is Cult Status where you can find a veritable trove of highly sought after must have items.

If you’re looking for a particular brand or item, many official brand websites have a section dedicated to online purchasing and will include reduced items. It’s an excellent choice if you can’t find that particular piece you’ve been scouring the shops for.
Happy bargain shopping!
C. x