Member discount fashion sites
Sign up now for free designer label clothing*. Sorry, April Fools. And a real fool you’ll be not to take note of a new breed of heavily discounted designer websites.
It’s a sign of the style-savvy adapting to the big, bad GFC. You can access member-only offers by signing up or being invited. Sales last for a limited time – as short as a day, or often a week, and you need to be quick as it’s a first-in-best-dressed (obviously) policy. Our top picks to bookmark:
Brainchild of: revolutionary Natalie Massenet, founder of Net-A-Porter.com.
The deal: The Outnet.com launches this month (April) and will stock an edited selection of designer pieces from previous seasons. More than 200 designer brands around half the retail price, with the promise of some specially selected pieces discounted by 80%.
Tipoff: You can sign up now for early notice on theoutnet.com’s first ever sale.
Brainchild of: Nedahl Stelio, ex Editor of Cleo magazine and PR sister Alissar Stelio.
The deal: A new designer-label sale each week, lasting for just one week. Recent sales include Ruby Smallbone, Peter Lang and Lisa Ho Swim. Coco Lee’s next sale features Just Cavalli, Galliano and Gianfranco Ferre with 50%-60% off bags, clothes and shoes.
Tipoff: The Marketplace, where you can post items you want to sell or swap with other fashionistas, also intent on making more room in their wardrobes.
Brainchild of: Abbey Turnbull and Riley Batchelor, founder of 2threads.com.
The deal: Taps into longstanding relationships with the Australian Fashion Industry through sister company 2threads.com to offer you single designer sales lasting for a limited time. Usually around 70% off retail prices.
Tipoff: for every friend that you invite you will receive $10 credit in your Estile account when they make their first purchase.
*a false offer in the spirit of this feature published on April Fools’ Day. Please grab a bargain from sites featured above to negate any disappointment caused.