I love designer clothes, bags and shoes. Oh, I know you can get some nice clothes from High Street stores, but the extra special quality and fit of clothing that costs a little (or a lot) more is
something that gives a fashionista real pleasure. Cheaply made, mass produced high street fashion does not have that certain "je ne sais quoi" of designer clothing.
For me, I have great difficulty wearing High Street dresses unless the top part of the dress is elasticated, because they are invariably tight around my (very average) 34C bust. If I go for a size that fits my bust, they are generally way too big around my lower half. Yet give me a designer dress such as a Dolce & Gabbana designer frock, or even a cute Unique Boutique Gold dress (both favourite designers of mine), and I look a million dollars. Well, perhaps not a million, but you know what I mean. They make the best of what I've got, which is really all you can ask for from a frock. I usually wear short dresses, as I am short myself, and I think if I show my legs I give the illusion of being taller. Nevertheless, maxi dresses are becoming increasingly popular of late as they are easy to wear and very elegant.
However, now we have a credit crunch. So how will we manage to buy those lovely designer fashions without a line of easy credit? Perhaps we will need to venture back to High Street fashions, as our more modest budget demands? Well, this does not need to be the case. Those fortunate people who still have plenty of money, regardless of the current state of the economy, will hopefully still be able to continue spending as they choose and help keep what's left of the economy afloat. The rest of us can still buy nice things - we just have to look out for discounts, bargains and sales. This site will be of interest to both people who are affluent, and those fashionistas who, due to more modest financial circumstances, really need to find a bargain. Our ultimate and noble aim is to provide great designer clothes shopping for all!
In addition, this site is packed full of information about various fashion and clothing designers from around the world. At the end of each designer article, information is provided on where you can buy the designs both at full price for the current season and at reduced prices for previous seasons. Sometimes, you can even get discounts on the current season's lines, but I can't make promises in this regard. Coupon codes and voucher promotions will be posted as they are made available to us.
I haven't just written about the well known fashion designers either, there is a varied and eclectic selection which is constantly being added to. If you would like details on a designer whom I haven't yet featured, please feel free to let me know via the Contact Form.
The High Street isn't completely ignored either, as some High Street shops (stores such as Karen Millen, Country Casuals (CC), L.K.Bennett and Morgan come to mind) have the elements that make the clothing they sell more designer than High Street.
Buying designer clothing is easy and fun to do online, and if you have personal experience of a brand you are much more likely to get the correct size when you order online. Plus you can try on the clothes at home and at your own convenience. You can avoid jostling with hoards of other shoppers looking for the correct sizes and style, especially during sale time. In addition, if you are unfortunate enough to buy something in an incorrect size, you can return it for a full refund, as you are legally entitled to a seven day approval period on online purchases, unless the items have been personalised in some way to your specifications.
When you buy from an online store, always if possible pay using your credit card, so you will get the legal protection that is afforded to you under the Consumer Credit Act, 1974. You do not get this additional legal protection when you pay with a debit card, nor when you pay with Paypal. However, if you pay with a Visa debit card, it is my understanding that Visa voluntarily give you the same protection that you would have had you paid with a credit card, but they are not legally obliged to do this. Paypal provides great protection for purchases made on eBay, but gives less protection for general online purchases.