The Best Ways to Shop on a Budget

7  Shopping Sites All Budget-Savvy Single Girls Should Know About 

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It’s that time of year again. The time when the days begin to grow noticeable shorter, the temperatures start to drop, and the scarves and books find their way to the front of your closet. Of course, this can also only mean one thing. It’s time to update your style to suit the season.

To be honest, I’m generally not a big shopper. When given the choice of what to do with my spare time, I typically opt to do something a bit more active like going for a long bike ride or hike with my girlfriends. This is partly driven by the awesome LA weather and largely driven by the anxiety that shopping brings. What style should I go for? Which items should I pick? Do I really have to spend that much??

That being said, I’ve hit the low point that I know you all have been at before. Standing in front of my closet has become depressing. Everything I see has been worn more than it’s fair share of times and I can honestly say  I have nothing to wear!

Luckily, I’ve found a great handful of shopping sites that solve all of my shopping woes. In this list you’ll find sites that hand-pick items to fit your style, look books to offer you outfit inspiration, and prices you won’t think twice about paying. Read on to see my favorite ways to shop on a budget!

1. Stitchfix

Personalized Style on a Budget


For a $20 fee, the folks at StitchFix will pull together a choice of 5 items handpicked to match your style. Items are priced $55 on average and your styling fee is applied toward your final total. Better yet, if you decide to buy all 5 items you’ll receive 25% off your order. A new set of items will appear at the frequency of your liking.

2. Vinted



As a member of the Vinted community, you can buy, sell, trade, or donate pre-owned women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories. The community aspect means that buyers and sellers can chat about the items they’re interested in swapping. Unlike other sites, with Vinted there are no restrictions on the brands you can sell so long as they fit into one of the above categories.

3. Shop Hers

Designer Consignment


If you’re looking for luxury consignment, Shop Hers is your site. It is dedicated exclusively to pre-owned designer
fashions. A unique feature Shop Hers offers sellers is the freedom to name your own price rather than have one assigned to your items. Buyers will appreciate that all items have been carefully inspected for quality and authenticity.

4. Hautelook

Discounts on Your Favorite Brands


Think of Hautelook as the online version of Nordstrom Rack. It’s your go-to destination for fashion, beauty, and home accessories from your favorite brands at up to 75% off their retail prices. Each day at 8 AM PST, Hautelook launches new sales which typically stick around for about 1 week.  .

5. 2020Ave

Weekly Sales


2020AVE offers trendy and affordable women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. Styles tend to be on the edgier as the company claims it’s committed to helping you “bring out your inner fashion rebel”. Each week 2020Ave selects 20 items that they mark down 20% of the original price. For those of you getting ready for Halloween, you’ll want to check out their curated  selection of items to help you put together your costume.

6. Sosie

Seasonal Inspiration


When you visit Sosie you’ll want to head straight to the Lookbook section of the site. Each month their team of stylists shares their outfit inspirations and the pieces they’ve used for each look. For those of you who get overwhelmed by selection, this  can prove super handy for narrowing your focus. Sosie offer a mix of classic, boho, and global looks all at incredible prices.

7. Publik

Wallet Friendly Faves


You’ll want to take two laps through Publick before making your final picks. First, with an eye for  all of your essential staple items-think blazers, basic tops, chic jewelry. Second, on the hunt for great trends to mix up your style– leather pants, sequined skirts, and patterned coats. This place has it all and at prices that mean you can have it all.


Best of luck finding your favorite pieces to add to your fall wardrobe!

What sites would you add to our list? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @SingleDiariesXO!





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