TheOutnet.com: Designer duds at outlet prices
It's called theOutnet.com, a Web site that sells pieces from more than 200 designers at discounts of 40 to 60 percent off original prices. The offerings include clothing, bags, shoes and accessories.
Launched this spring, theOutnet.com restocks its virtual shelves each week. In addition to its regular reduced duds, the site also features monthly time-limited sales with continually dropping prices for the shopping thrill-seeker.
The prices are still, well, pricey. But deals are relative. If you are a diehard Vera Wang fan, then you'll probably be downright elated to snatch this gorgeous crew neck dress for 60 percent off its original $560 price tag. Love Tory Burch? Get this printed tunic for $175, 50 percent off the original price.
Of course, there's a catch. That Tory Burch tunic only comes in size 2, and the Vera Wang dress in sizes 8 and 10. But outlet shoppers are used to hit-or-miss deals, and part of the fun is snatching a great find that just happens to be in your size.
My favorite part of the site: the Dress Me section. Clueless about what to wear to the five summer weddings you've been invited to? Freaking out about an appropriate outfit when meeting your S.O.'s parents for the first time? This part of the site is full of wardrobe solutions. Even if you can't shell out the cash for the designer clothes, you can still visit for inspiration.
~ Deal Diva Colleen
(Photo: Get the iconic Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress shown above for $231...but only if you are a size 12. Luckily, sunglasses don't come in sizes, so buy the Tom Ford pair shown here for 50 percent off the original $300 price tag.)