We have spent a lot of time investigating the discounts at our local department stores. Today we are crawling the web, searching for the best deals at some of the great international online stores we sometimes overlook.
One would think that online price comparisons would be easy but e-tailers purposely make it difficult. Instead of one broad markdown, most online stores individually price items according to their inventory levels. It’s almost impossible to nail down a discount at destinations like Ssense, MatchesFashion, Forzieri and StyleBop. Generally the discounts at sites range from 30% to 60% off.
Each site has a specialty or an area where they offer a leg-up on the competition. In our case, we look for specific areas to score the best discounts. Keep in mind, Europe usually trails the US in markdowns. Many global sites have not had as many markdowns, but where they lack in discounts they make up for in variety.
We have compiled a list of our favorite fashion websites along with the discount range, and sale highlights. Please share if you think we missed your favorite site or an item that deserves a watchful eye.
Discounts: 30% to 70% off
I Spy: The highest discounts are Balmain./a> We found a denim dress for $600 from nearly $2000. This Junya Watanabe top is pretty fantastic if you have the fashion personality to pull it off.
Discounts: 40% to 60% off
I Spy: A 70% off section were there are some great items, likely from last Summer. We especially like these Jonathan Simkhai shorts that are $119 from $400 and white Vionnet draped pants for $176 from $590.