From Boxing Day to Black Friday, there’s always a deal to be discovered online - you just need to know where to look. Here are my top ten websites to #findit for fashion:
Flash Sale Websites like Peacock Parade and Beyond the Rack. He who hesitates is lost -- if you're looking for designer deals, flash sale websites offer high-end merchandise at deeply discounted prices. Merchandise is limited and sales last about 48 hours, so it's important to act quickly.
Gilt - This flash sale website offers instant access to designer labels at up to 70% off. A similar concept to Beyond the Rack, Gilt charges $10 for shipping on orders over $100. Membership is free, but act quickly if you find something that catches your eye; quantities are limited and sales only last a few days.
Shopbop (insider tip: their Spring Sale starts today!) - A favourite among designer label fans, Shopbop offers a comprehensive collection of quality items all in on place. Shop their 70 per cent off section for some of the best deals on designer labels, and take advantage of their free international express shipping. Pay duty upfront or upon delivery, depending which shipping option you choose.
SSENSE - I've scored some of my best deals from this Canadian-friendly website. Their sales on luxury products feature discounts up to 70% off and free shipping within Canada. Their sales don't happen that often, so I would suggest signing up for their newsletter if you want to catch them.
I Love Sample Sales - A database of sample sales in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Calgary. Although they aren't technically an e-commerce website, I had to include them here because I've found out about so many great sample sales through ILSS. Sign up for their email alerts to get insider information on sample sales happening near you.
The Outnet - Brought to you by the team behind Net-A-Porter, The Outnet sells discounted designer womenswear and accessories. Product can be limited, but discounts are deep, which means you may want to stock up and take advantage of their $24.95 flat rate shipping cost.
Amazon Beauty - Amazon may not be the first website that comes to mind when you need to stock up on beauty products, but their two new online stores will change this. Together, Amazon Beauty and Amazon Health & Personal Care carry 80,000 products, including makeup, perfume, hair care, and skin care. All products ship from within Canada, so you'll never have to worry about paying duty or extra taxes.
HauteLook - Acquired by Nordstrom in March 2011, HauteLook's sales start each day at 8 a.m. Pacific time. Shop some of the best names in fashion, beauty, and home décor at up to 75 per cent off with no surprises. All costs (shipping, GST, PST, and duties) will be displayed when you check out, and what you see is what you pay.
ASOS - ASOS is more than just a massive online fashion store; it's a fashion community and online marketplace. Specializing in unique and eye-catching pieces, this is a store that has something for everyone. Just when you think ASOS couldn't get any better, they have free shipping to anywhere in Canada.
Disclosure: The above links contain affiliate links. This means that if you purchase something that I feature, I’ll get a small commission. Not enough to buy a pony, but it will go towards Kendra continuing to find it.