When luxury retailer Net-a-Porter launched its sale site, The Outnet, in 2009, fashionistas, like myself, were aflutter. We believed that the site was a gateway to designer fashions at reasonable prices, but our hopes were not immediately realized. Sure, a Balmain dress at 75-percent-off is a great deal, but even at a deep discount, that dress is still $4,000. Not.happening.
Despite these early setbacks, it seems that The Outnet is finally hitting its stride. Yesterday, I popped over to their site looking for a replacement Christmas present (I’m returning mine), and found so many wonderful things that it completely changed my mind about the site. Below are some of my favorite pieces in the sub-$225 price range (ignore the tag at the bottom, the fuschia skirt is $180).
I especially adore the dotted Twenty8Twelve dress at left, even if Sienna Miller did design it. (I’m just going to have to find a way to overlook that.) And, of course, the printed Ports 1961 blouse (far right) is also a favorite. When I’m a wealthy K-Streeter, I will wear Ports everyday.
$185 – net-a-porter.com
Bloch shoes »
$140 – theoutnet.com
Pearl jewelry »
$215 – theoutnet.com
$110 – theoutnet.com