Want to shop discount designer lines without making it obvious you got it at Target or H&M? When a designer makes a collection for a relatively inexpensive superstore, it’s a great opportunity to get that line’s style for a pretty price. While you may be able to find amazing styles for less, be wary of quality. Style genius behind Tucker (Gabby Basora) shares her secrets for shopping discount designer lines.
- BUY EARLY! Discount designer lines sell out quickly, and the stock is rarely replenished. Mark your calendar, get to the store or go online before everyone else. If it’s a line that’s generated a huge amount of buzz, then try heading to the store a couple hours before opening to get in line.
- EXPERIMENT WITH SIZE. Many discount designer lines are carried in stores with reasonable return and exchange policies. Buy first and then try it on at home. Many of the discount designer lines are sized on the juniors’ scale, so you may have to try a size larger than usual.
- EXAMINE EACH GARMENT CLOSELY. Check each garment to make sure the seams are straight and well bound. There should be no loose threads. And make sure the lining doesn’t bunch or ride up. Embellished garments can look cheaper so be wary of the gilt and bling.
- MAKE ADJUSTMENTS. Spend a little time to have an item tailored, even if you didn’t spend that much on the garment the first time. Nipping in a jacket at the waist can make it look more expensive!
Picture captures 3 looks from Lanvin for H&M.