Fashion Tips For All Budgets

Living Lovely on Less

These week’s Looking Lovely On Less is brought to us by Andrea Woroch.

Here are several savvy shopping tips for finding designer looks for less:

Shop Sample Sales: Search for sample sales in your city for a chance to score current designer looks for a fraction of the cost. For those who don’t live near a big city where such fashion sales are abundant, you can find flash-sale websites like HauteLook or RueLala, which feature designer duds for 50 to 70-percent off.

Rent A Party Dress: RentTheRunway offers current season fashion from over 95 top designers at 90-percent less than retail prices. Simply choose a dress or piece of jewelry you wish to wear and return it after the occasion.

Use Coupons: Don’t dismiss the cost cutting potential coupons offer. Even high-fashion retailers these days rely on money-saving vouchers to attract new customers. You can find coupons for free shipping at Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and other luxury good stores at sites like Macys coupons can be found here.

Dig Up Department Store Designer Collections: More and more high-fashion designers are collaborating with department stores and discount retailers to offer exclusive and affordable collections for everyday women. Check out Simply Vera Wang at Kohl’s and Lela Rose for Payless to find the styles you crave and prices your wallet can manage.

Don’t Buy Dry Clean-Only Clothes: Always check the label of the clothes you buy and avoid any dry-clean only clothes. Each visit to the dry cleaner will cost you.

Buy Discount Gift Cards:
Sites like offer thousands of gift cards for less than face value (up to 35-percent off!), featuring high-end department stores like Nordstrom’s & Bloomingdales as well as other apparel and shoe retailers like Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Gap, Steve Madden and more.

Discount Retailers to the Rescue:
TJMax, Marshalls and Ross boast designer looks for less than department store prices. Though the quality of selection varies from week to week, those who spend some time searching sales racks can find lot of fabulous picks.

This is a guest post by Andrea Woroch, consumer and money saving expert for Kinoli, Inc. which operates several coupon and discount shopping sites like You can read more about Andrea here,