Score top-grade goods at bargain prices.

By Real Simple
Updated March 13, 2009
Anna Williams

Every season in New York and L.A. (and some cities in between), fashion designers offer their wares for below-wholesale prices―by invitation only. Not on the list? Then crash the party at these six websites that run similar sales year-round, no matter where you live. Just point, click, and shop like an insider. Clothing from Alice & Olivia and Diane Von Furstenberg, plus cosmetics by Stila, among others, discounted by up to 75 percent. Clothes by Peter Som, handbags by Gryson, and more at up to 70 percent off. Designs from Nicole Miller and Hudson Jeans, plus home goods by Wusthof, Calphalon, and others, for up to 80 percent off. Missoni, Rebecca Taylor, and more at up to 80 percent off. Clothes and shoes from up-and-coming designers, such as Marcello Toshi and Kate and Kass, for 80 percent off. Home goods by designers such as Dwell Studio and John Robshaw discounted up to 70 percent.

Discover which fashion essentials you should save on―and which are worth a splurge.