*but might make you spend more…
|Dress: Cecilie Copenhagen at Vestiaire Collective. Sandals: Next (sold out but buy similar from River Island here)|
My number one site at the moment for getting those designer pieces for less. The great thing about the site is it’s not just great for the power player brands like Gucci, Celine and Chanel – its sellers and buyers are super savvy so you’re likely to find brands just n the radar too. Like this Cecilie Copenhagen dress – I managed to pick this dress up for £95 – almost half of its original price on the Cecilie Copenhagen website.
2. Curate Sales
|Leather boots were £160, now £49, KG Kurt Geiger at Shoeholics|
This website is more functional than chic. But it does exactly what it says – search by location or date for all the sample sale info – upcoming London ones to know are Crumpet Cashmere, Alex Monroe and Temperley.
Not your typical sales website, this one specialises in Independent designers and selling their past season collections. So expect more up and coming brands like Ellie Lines (a stylist I used to lend to back in my PR days), thus championing and supporting new talent at the same time (and they are offering free shipping with the code FRUGALITYSHIPPING until 30th September 2015).
I’m not going to lie, I’m not a big fan of sites you have to sign up to even before you’ve seen what it’s about (Achica, Brand Alley, Secret Sales etc) – but Vente Privee pretty much invented the ‘Flash Sale’. With previous connections with Parisian brands such as Maje and Longchamp, you get invited to a sale which lasts for roughly 48 hours – get it before it goes! Of all of these sites, this one is worth checking out.