Style Without Splurge: 10 Affordable Clothing Stores We Love
When it comes to looking good and feeling great, clothes, shoes and accessories can play a huge part in that. But times are tough and money can be really tight. As most of us were likely just traumatized by a visit to our local accountant for Tax Day, our finances might be struggling. But that doesn’t mean your sense of style has to suffer. MadameNoire takes a look at some of the best affordable clothing destination that should be in your shopping rotation.
Fashion Nova was poised for Instagram fame with celebrity fans ranging from Blac Chyna to Cardi B. (who recently announced a collaboration with the brand). Fashion Nova, known for catering to curvy girls, has won legions of loyal consumers who not only appreciate a company that speaks to ladies who aren’t a size 0, but one that offers trendy, sexy clothes that won’t break the bank. Many of their pieces hover around the $20-$25 range, making them the perfect destination for a little spring/summer refresh or when you’re looking to show off those goodies during a night out on the town.
The price point might be a touch higher than Fashion Nova, but with what seems to be an endless stream of sales, Tobi is definitely one affordable online clothing retailer you should visit. Embodying the effortless cool of California, this LA-based company prides itself on flowy, feminine styles perfect for a day out on the beach or a night on the town. The brand also boasts a little something extra for those looking to give back: Through its Tobi Cares program, consumers can select from over 200 charities to allocate 1% of their purchase amount to. Great style for a great cause .. yes, we can definitely get on board with that.
Name aside, Boohoo is without question one of our favorite affordable clothing options on the interwebs. Started in 2006, this UK brand offers youthful, trendy options for women, men and children. Whether looking for clothes for work, play or something in between, Boohoo hits all the right notes. And after a recent collaboration with Zendaya highlighting throwback silhouettes and 90s style sold-out in an impressive fashion, we have to imagine equally as awesome partnerships and collabs have to be coming down the pipeline for this brand. And trust us, we’ll be all over it.
Tried and true, ASOS has been a mainstay of the affordable fashion movement for quite some time. With a ridiculously wide selection of items, ASOS can really work for anyone regardless of their style profile or size. And with a wonderfully consumer-friendly ordering interface and easy, free returns policy, ASOS is the perfect destination for a quick and painless shopping experience.
Another social media favorite, prettylittlethings counts more than 4.2MM stylish consumers among its Instagram following and proudly boasts celebrities like Kylie Jenner wearing their styles. And while the brand feels a tad more whimsical than Fashion Nova, it has the same sexy skew that is all the rage for us grown folks looking to tap into our inner smokeshow. And another thing we adore about prettylittlething: Their strong commitment to inclusiveness for all shapes and sizes, embracing curvier models who are just as fierce and just as amazing as their slimmer counterparts. Also shopping tip: If you’re looking for great basics (pencil skirts, tight tees, etc.), prettylittlething is a terrific destination.
Only one of two retailers on our list that actually has a brick and mortar presence, Necessary Clothing is kind of like a grown folks Forever 21, but we mean that in a very, very good way. It is a great destination for trendy pieces that — while they may not last a lifetime — will get the job done at least through the season you’re shopping for. But they definitely feel age appropriate and suitable whether you’re shopping for cute office threads or something for a special occasion. Prices vary a bit, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find much that exceeds $90 and more often you are looking at dresses, tops, and pants somewhere in the $25-$45 range. One downer with Necessary Clothing: their return policy which only offers store credit rather than exchanges or a refund. So if you’re like us and enjoy ordering tons of clothes with the hope of returning what you don’t like, you might want to think again.
Whether you first noticed Missguided while you were riding the subway and saw a scantily clad Pamela Anderson on your way to work or stumbled upon the brand’s very popular Instagram handle (2.9M followers), the point is that this brand has been difficult to escape over the past several years. And with good reason. With bold and unique styles, Missguided is definitely a line that is built for those looking to make a statement. Though sometimes their styles feel a little too young or a little too naked for us, there is no doubt you can find some affordable staples that can instantly take your look from classic to cool, elegant to edgy.
Stumbling upon Dress Up might have been one of our biggest highlights of 2017. OK, that might be a bit hyperbolic, but seriously we adore this affordable brand. Based primarily in the south (but here’s to hoping it expands north of the Mason-Dixon Line), Dress Up is a retailer that prides itself on all items being under $50. Think it’s too good to be true for fashion-forward, gorgeous dresses … it’s not. From fun, playful rompers to trendy wrap dresses to maxis perfect for a day on the beach or a dinner out with the beau, Dress Up has you covered. While their e-commerce site could use a little work, don’t let that stop you from giving them a try. Trust us, you’ll be pleased with your purchase.
There is almost nothing you can’t find on Shop Priceless. Dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets and accessories galore are bound to please any fashionista on their quest to find some new additions to their wardrobe. The site boasts a very nice mix of classic pieces and funkier styles and it’s rare that these items are priced above $60. It’s certainly one of our favorite shopping destinations and it should be one of yours.
Free shipping, cute clothes and a 90-day return policy. Yeah, you could say we love Shop Hopes. This online retailer doesn’t exactly have the most sophisticated site on our list, but that shouldn’t detract from the quality goods it’s bringing to the table. Not all the styles are winners, but the gems really do stand out and make this a great destination to find affordable fashions. We’re also very much digging the strong shoe game they are serving. So we encourage you to browse often and give this site a whirl during your next shopping spree.