If you’re a fashionista, you’ll always on the lookout for new trends and style… constantly buying new fashion pieces for your wardrobe. But not all fashionistas are born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Don’t worry frugal fashionista, with the right resources and a wise attitude; you can definitely stay in style without hurting your budget.
Below is a list of websites and apps that you can use to save on your apparel shopping.
Poshmark & Thredup
The key to staying on a budget while keeping up with the trend is to make money out from the clothes that are just sitting in your closet. Both Poshmark and Thredup are online portals where you can sell your pre-loved fashion pieces and shop for other people’s new and gently used items.
Poshmark: You can list your items and have other fashionistas “follow your closet.” It’s very easy – just snap a photo from your phone, add a description and when your item gets sold, you get 80% of the sale. By the way, Poshmark is only available through an app that you can download for free on your iOS or Android phone.
Thredup: This works differently from Poshmark as it doesn’t allow you to sell directly to other shoppers. Instead, you send Thredup the items you want to sell and they will pick out the pieces that they can accept. Those apparel will then be connected to your account and will be up for sale.
Rent the Runway
There are staple pieces that will never go out of style but there are also items that you can just use once, maybe twice and never again. Through Rent the Runway, you can actually rent designer clothes for a set amount of days, wear it and return it afterwards. This is such a brilliant idea for big events, a fancy night out or when you just want to wear designer clothes but are not willing to pay for the massive price tags.
RetailMeNot is a great online hub for coupons and promo codes for 50,000 stores and that includes famous apparel brands like Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret, Charlotte Russe, H&M, etc.
Get rewarded with gift cards for shopping through SwagBucks. Aside from getting rewarded for shopping, the site also rewards you for taking surveys, watching videos, searching and more.