Check out these money-saving sites to find chic clothes for less!
Imagine having every clothing item possible on a gigantic rack, free for you to sort through to find the best deals. At ShopStyle, you can do just that. With prices ranging from $5 to $5,000, you can sort through a wide array of items by brand, style, color and price range. When you click on an item, it will take you straight to the retailer’s site where you can buy it. Only feel like window shopping? Try ShopStyle’s “stylebook” feature, where you can put together an entire look online to save and share with friends.
Sales will no longer be a surprise when you sign up for alerts from Shop It To Me. The site lets you sign up for personalized e-mail alerts when items you like go on sale. You can sign up for alerts based on your personal style, size and price range. Once this information hits your inbox, you’ll be an in-the-know bargain shopper.
Not willing to spend more than $50 on those designer jeans? No problem. Try Grab Cart, where you simply enter the product you want and find a long list of sellers who want a discounted price.
Before you click “add to cart” when shopping online, search the Web for coupon codes. There are tons the average Jane doesn’t know about, many coming from e-mail alerts to select shoppers. Luckily, coupon code sites are there to tell the world. Retail Me Not ranks user-submitted codes by success rate and Dealio lets users rank codes up or down on the site. For the best deals, check both!
Prefer strolling the mall to shopping online? You can still save big with printable coupons. Before you head out, do a quick Google search for coupons from the stores you’re hitting, since they sometimes host coupons on their own sites. For example, Old Navy Weekly is a fun, clickable game where you find hidden Old Navy coupons throughout the page. For more deals, check out independent sites like Brad’s Deals and Mommy Saves Big for links to printable coupons. And of course, check out AllYou.com's coupon gallery for exclusive discounts!
Not content with just coupons? Get cold, hard cash after you shop by using rebate sites. Ebates and Mr. Rebates let you shop at thousands of different online stores. If you shop through its portal, you share the commission that the sites get for referring you. After you make your purchase online, they’ll send you a cash-back check in the mail!
Vintage clothing is all the rage, and you don’t have to pay a pretty penny to find fashionable secondhand styles. After all, there’s always eBay, where you can place bids on anything under the sun, new or used. For a more focused bidding process, try Shop Goodwill, where Goodwills from across the country team up to auction off its wares online.
Beat clutter and save money by swapping goods. Stuck with a gift card you don’t want? Sell it to Gift Card Rescue and then buy a gift card you actually want for cheaper than its monetary value. For an online-shopping experience, try Dig ‘n’ Swap, where you post pictures of things you’d like to get rid of, then dig for the stuff you want, then make a swap. Want a local experience? Try FreeCycle, which has online branches across the country.