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4 Websites for Fashionista’s on a Budget

drawing of burberry jacketphoto credit: Noemi Manalang

Shhh I have a secret for all fashionista’s!

Being that I am a mom of a 23 year old daughter I have lived through many fashion phases as well as my own. And being the mom that I am,  always dressing my children and husband better then myself. *note to self this is going to change in 2012!

I have shopped with the ultra picky tween, teen, who developed a taste for the finer couture designers such as Marc Jacobs, Nicole Miller, and Milly to name a few…

If you are like me and have a daughter with a flair for fashion and don’t have the pocketbook for couture, don’t worry I have a secret…

I’ll bet you didn’t know there are websites where fashion designers offer their clothes nearly at wholesale prices.. .which sometimes are by invitation only… but… sometimes you can pop that and join in the “deep discounts.”

Interested? Oh, if you have a budding fashionista, or if you love style, take a few moments to check out these sites.

Badjoan.com: This site offers fashion from up and coming designers. And they have a $6.00 shipping flat fee. They have many designers to chose from but a family favorite (*check out the photo!) Hadley Pollet Of course you KNOW the name itself sold me, but… This collection features whimsical belts and bags that will make any outfit come to life! The designs are ultra feminine, flirty and fun. All belts are embroidered with scenes and nature and serenity, plus they are reversible so you are getting two belts for the price of one! Hadley’s belts are regularly between $115-160 and here can be found for between $18.00-40.00.

Billiondollarbabes.com: Check out this extensive list of fabulous designers who work with this site. You can also follow them on facebook and Twitter for all the latest.

Gilt.com: Instant access to today’s top designer labels, at up to 60% off retail. Right now they are running a chance to win $3000 shopping spree from one of my favorite designers-Kate Spade, hurry it is over on December 13th! Do you know how many bags and shoes that would be and adorable coats?

Hautelook.com: This site has exclusive deals not only on clothing but also cosmetics too!

Ruelala.com: Ruelala is an invitation-only destination for a life of style. Where Members delight in discovering private sale Boutiques that open daily – and stay open only for a short time. A community where Members shape the experience – and enhance the excitement – by inviting their friends.

Now let’s go and sign up, we have shopping to do, don’t we?