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The Gals' Guide to Designer Apparel at Wholesale Prices

When it comes to women’s designer apparel, there’s something so rewarding about shopping for sales. I know I’m getting amazing name brands, iconic styles from revered designers, and the most on-trend, high-quality fashion pieces at the prices you’d expect from non-designer items. The more I save, the more I can buy without breaking my budget, and who doesn’t like a closet full of a variety of luxury clothing?

Here are my top tips for shopping smart for women’s designer apparel:

Earn Cash Back at Ebates

How would you feel about earning money for each online order you place? It turns out that, with Ebates, you totally can! Here’s how it works. First, you have to set up an account on Ebates, but don’t worry — it’s totally free to sign up and will only take you a minute. Next, choose your favorite designer store, like Marc Jacobs or Kate Spade, and go to their store page on Ebates. Click the Shop Now button and fill up your cart with all of your favorite styles. Complete your online checkout, and voila! You’ve just earned Cash Back!

Cash Back is a percentage of your order total that Ebates will automatically calculate and deposit into your account after you complete your online checkout. Every store offers a different percentage amount that you can earn, and sometimes there are special events where Cash Back is doubled, or even tripled. You can withdraw your Cash Back from your account to use however you want, just like actual cash. It really is just like getting paid to shop!

Sign Up for Rewards Programs

Lots of stores that sell designer women’s apparel also offer free rewards programs that can really benefit regular shoppers. Neiman Marcus, for example, has the InCircle program where you can earn points on every order to cash in for store credit. The Calvin Klein Preferred Program gives you a $20 gift card for every $200 you spend. That’s basically like always getting everything on sale for 10% off! Be sure to check your favorite designers to see if you can be getting rewarded for your brand loyalty.

Shop Seasonal Sales

Seasonal sales are the best when it comes to shopping for the latest runway styles. This is when everything gets marked down and ready to move to make way for the new stuff, and I mean everything. Designer apparel is always on-trend, which means it won’t stay on the shelves forever, and seasons are prepped for well in advance. This means that finding sales is usually pretty easy to do. Wait for them around holidays and at the end or beginning of seasons for top savings.

Use Store Credit Cards (or Open a New One)

Store cards are a great way to get yourself into the best designer fashion right now without having to pay for it all on the spot, all while earning lots of rewards points. Find out what the perks are for opening a card, like how Bloomingdale’s gives new cardholders 10% off orders the day of and day after you open up your card, for example. Combining your new line of credit that you can pay off over time, with any discounts or promotions you’ll get for opening or using a store credit card can mean a designer wardrobe makeover.

Look for Free Shipping Deals or Promo Codes

Paying for shipping every time you shop online can really add up over time, especially if you’re a frequent shopper like I am. Some stores always offer free shipping, like Barney’s Warehouse, while others only offer it on certain items or if you spend over a certain amount of money. Sometimes you can find promo codes for free or discounted shipping at stores like Jimmy Choo or Joe’s Jeans. Don’t overlook the value of free shipping, or forget about the added costs of always paying shipping fees.

Sign Up for Store Emails and Save

Sign up to receive emails from your favorite designers like Rebecca Minkoff or BCBG and you’ll never miss out on a big sale ever again. You’ll start getting news about upcoming sales and promotions sent directly to your email, and you’ll probably end up getting a discount just for signing up. This code can be for something like 20% off any one item, or 10% off that very first order you place after signing up.

Shop Clearance, Outlet, and Sale Sections

Never shop for full-priced designer apparel unless you’ve first checked out the sale, clearance, and outlet sections, where available. Bergdorf Goodman has an incredible sale section with consistently low prices, and Saks Fifth Avenue’s sale section always has some of the most amazing everyday designer apparel. If you shop smart, you really might never have to pay full price for anything designer again.

Shop with Promo and Coupon Codes

Once you use promo and coupon codes while shopping, you’ll never want to go back. These codes can instantly turn an amazing designer find into a downright unbelievable deal, just by entering a few letters or numbers and clicking a button. Yes, it’s literally that easy to save!

Save yourself some time and go to Ebates to find promo and coupon codes. They’re always being updated and changed, so check your favorite store pages often to always get the most current savings every time you shop.
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