12 ways to get designer stuff without breaking the bank

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T.J. Maxx The Runway

We all know that stores like T.J. Maxx are a great place to get name brand fashion pieces at a discount. And while there are plenty of brands and designers we expected to see, such as Coach and Michael Kors, there are actually plenty of high-end designers that end up in their stores and online you may not have expected to see.

In fact, T.J. Maxx The Runway is a must-shop option for those of us looking to snag amazing designers at heavy discounts. On the store’s website, you can find such brands as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, and so many others. However, in order to offer these discounts, you can’t search for the actual brands. Instead, you have to reveal the name of the designer for each piece, which means that you have to do some digging. But in the end, it is worth it.

You can find some pricey items that are still discounted on the site. And you can also find some brands you may not have expected, such as Gucci, Valentino, and more. But one steal of a deal that you won’t want to pass up comes from Theory. With jumpsuits and rompers being on trend this year, finding a Remaline Admiral crepe jumpsuit from the brand at just $149.99 means you are getting high fashion at 50 percent off.

If you have a wedding to attend or any other special event in which you may need to dress up, why not go for a designer cocktail dress? And one of my favorite finds was a stunning Guipure Lace cocktail dress from Notte By Marchesa. At $199.99, you save 50 percent and look amazing and elegant while doing it. From the gorgeous purple color to the floral design, this feels like a one-of-a-kind piece that no one else will have it.

If you are still looking for the perfect coat to get you through the cooler weather, then you may want to snag something like the Virgin Wool Bravan Blazer from Escada. Not only will you stay warm, but you also look good while doing it. And while $299.99 might feel a bit high, for what you are getting it is still a great deal, especially considering you are saving $300 right off the bat.

Of course, there are also some amazing deals on Elie Tahari, Rebecca Minkoff, Jimmy Choo, Versace, Zac Posen, and Stella McCartney. Which means if you want a true designer wardrobe, then T.J. Maxx The Runway is the place to shop.