How To Find Designer Items For Cheap

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Here's a list of stores that offer designer items for cheap.  What really counts is the time you put in to look for these hidden discounts.

Bargain Stores

Depending on your location, you may find different types of bargain stores

  1. Nordstrom Rack

    Leftovers from Nordstrom are sold here at heavily discounted prices. Sometimes they will announce a day or two before they have a sale on items like Seven jeans. The store usually opens an hour earlier for these sales.

  2. Loehmann's

    The high-end of the low-end in bargain stores, Loehmann's sells a variety of designer items for half the price or more. Despite that, prices are still significantly lower than that of the original retail stores. Rummage through the racks, if you have the time, for brands such as Penguin, FCUK, Max&Co, Free People, and DKNY. Some select stores also sell Kate Spade bags!

  3. Ross

    Scattered all over the nation, this store isn't hard to find. Check out their website for "Bargain Hunting Tips."

  4. Filene's Basement

    A Massachusetts based store, this place looks quite like a flea market with clothes strewn all over the floor and opened shoe boxes everywhere. But with a bit of work, you'll find Prada boots and faux fur coats at very affordable prices.

  5. TJ Maxx


Most online sites offer both regular-priced and discounted items. Of course, it's much easier to shop at your computer than make a trip to the store.

  • Amazon--Good brands like Ralph Lauren and Max Studio are sold at Amazon for post discount prices. Of course you can also find regular price items.
  • Smartbargains --This is Loehmann's online store.
  • Overstock
  • Last Call 

Factory Outlets

This is definitely the best place to find last season's items you put off buying until you realized that they've already replaced the entire store with new items. The only problem is, outlets are almost always stocked up with the least common sizes. So if you're a common size such as 4 and 6, you may be disappointed. Still there are always accessories or household items to look out for! 

Sample Sales

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