How to Find Designer Clothes on a Budget

Have you ever tried to find designer clothes on a budget? It can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Sometimes, all you find left on the rack is the size 0 tank top in neon green leftover from last year’s collection. Since I try to keep my wardrobe as interchangeable as possible, that doesn’t really work for me. I received credit to shop at Swap.com for this post. This post contains a referral link which I will earn from if you sign up.

How to Find Designer Clothes on a Budget

Designer Clothes on a Budget

I’m the first person to admit that I’m picky about my clothes. I like certain brands and certain styles, and I’m very unlikely to wear something that I don’t love. That said, I have a clothing budget that I prefer to stick to without sacrificing quality.

Swap.com recently asked me to take on the challenge of finding a complete outfit – head to toe – while staying within a $100 budget. I’ve never been one to turn down a shopping challenge so I agreed to try.

How to Find Designer Clothes on a Budget

Swap.com is the fastest growing online consignment and thrift store in the United States. With over 1,000,000 unique items available from their inventory, they offer the largest selection of used baby, kid’s, maternity, women’s and men’s clothes and accessories at great prices up to 95% off retail prices.

One of the things that I really enjoyed about shopping on Swap.com was how easy it was to find just what I was looking for. I could narrow down my search by size and item – so size 8 jeans or size large sweaters. But, I could also narrow down my search by the designers I wanted and by the condition of the item. For example, I could easily find all size large shirts by Saks Fifth Avenue that were new with tags.

How to Find Designer Clothes on a Budget

Then, it was simply a matter of scrolling through the items and looking for colors and styles that I was interested in. I wasn’t originally sure if I would be able to put together an entire outfit including shoes for $100 but I did it and was super impressed with what I found. Here’s a breakdown of what I’m wearing.

  • Banana Republic Jeans – size 8 long (new with tags) $13.30
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Shirt – size large (new with tags) $8.40
  • Maurices Vest – size large (new with tags) $6.60
  • Woolrich Booties – size 9 (new with tags) $56.60

So, you can see by my breakdown that I more than managed to stay within my $100 budget AND even have a bit leftover just in case I wanted to get some cute pajamas or a pair of fuzzy slippers. I honestly could have gotten a couple outfits if I hadn’t fallen in love with those booties.

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Comments

  1. Renee Rousseau says:

    Definitely will check it out because you look great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    Wow! I will have check Swap.com out. You did a great job! Thank you!

  3. First I need to get rid of some of my clothes to make room in the old closet! I love your vest. I have a black sleeveless puffy vest with a fur-trimmed hood that I wear all the time, so I’d love a brown one. I must take a look at Swap.com.

  4. I just can’t believe the prices. I think you stole that vest! Already headed over there to check out swap.com

  5. Margaret S Porter says:

    Im going to check it out. I need new clothes but hard to justify them on my budget.

  6. Angela Saver says:

    Wow! You got some great deals! I’m going to check this out now. 

  7. Timothy Anderson says:

    You’d be amazed at what New items you’ll find at Goodwill. Many people donate stuff they never wore due to size issues or they just didn’t like the gift they received.

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