12 ways to get designer stuff without breaking the bank

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BCBGMAXAZRIA. Blooming Floral Ruffle Mini Dress. Image via saksoff5th.com.

Saks Off 5th

Much like Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Off 5th is the outlet version of Saks Fifth Avenue. Once again, you have a department store setting for all of your shopping needs, but with fashion pieces at a discount.

What I love about this store is the wide variety of designers you can choose from. We are talking about AG Jeans, Alexander Wang, Anne Klein, Balmain, Burberry, Givenchy, and so much more. And because this is a department store outlet, there are plenty of additional sales, coupons, and discounts that allow you to snag amazing pieces at an amazing price.

While you may already shop at the outlet store for some everyday essentials, the fact that they have a lot of high-end designers as well means they are a great choice for snagging some surprises. Even if you just want to pick up some high-end makeup and perfume, the store has you covered. Plus, the website is easy to browse, which is always a nice thing.

One of my favorite finds at this store is a Vince plaid pleated skirt. I love the color and print of this piece. And the price of $189.99 makes it feel a bit like a steal. This could easily become a statement piece in your wardrobe. Think about wearing this for a romantic date night or when you want to be a bit flirty.

Another amazing find I discovered was a cute pair of Stella McCartney embroidered skinny jeans that featured lovely bird accents. What made this find so amazing had to be the steal of a deal. These jeans were originally $515, but at 83 percent off, you can snag a pair for just $84.97. And I don’t know about you, but I think that’s an impressive savings.

If you are looking for a bit of shock and awe in your wardrobe, you may want to snag a piece from Valentino. Depending on your style, you could snag a runway piece for a steal, such as this Valentino eyelet cotton button-down shirt. Originally listed at $1,690, you can save up to 86 percent off depending on which color of this shirt you choose, cream or poudre. That means you could get a piece of Valentino couture for as low as $219.97. (Even in my mind, I could see the shocked emoji floating in my head when I saw that savings).

Honestly, Saks Off 5th is a must-visit for those of us looking to add some designer pieces to our closet. With such amazing deals and designers at your disposal, you could end up looking like you walked right off the runway (and no one has to know you didn’t spend thousands).