The best places to buy women’s designer clothes are large shopping centres which include all major high-fashion boutiques. Brands like Armani, Versace, Gucci, Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Givenchy, Dior, Cavalli, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Prada, Chanel and others make up a standard line-up of these shopping meccas. You should definitely visit “fashion streets” as well. These fashion “avenues” are peppered with high-end boutiques, and you can find one in every major city around the world. Bond and Oxford streets in London, the Seventh Avenue (Manhattan) which runs through the ‘Garment District’ in New York, Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré in Paris, Via Condotti in Rome and Via de Tornabuoni in Florence are some of the most famous ones.
Most of these boutiques offer ready-to-wear clothes, which is great for customers who prefer quick shopping. The best way to buy clothes is in person. This especially stands for designer clothes, as they can get pricey, so it’s quite risky to buy them online. For example, if a dress doesn’t fit you, you’ll probably lose money and time until you get a refund (if any). A good way to find more information on women’s designer clothes is to follow various fashion blogs and niche websites, to find out which collections are ready to hit the stores, and which collections are about to be discontinued. You can then use this information to find “old” collections at discount prices (which can be considerably lower).
Another good idea is to “chase” seasonal discounts. For example, late winter/early spring is the best time to buy winter collections, as most boutiques sell them at discount prices, because they will soon be replaced by new spring collections. The same goes for other seasons and collections. You can also be patient and wait for certain holidays (Christmas), as fashion houses sell women’s designer clothes at discount prices at that time of year. If you are interested only in the latest collections and aren’t troubled by the price, you should definitely pay attention to ‘fashion tv’ and similar fashion channels which broadcast current and future fashion trends. You can use live fashion weeks and other fashion industry events to learn which latest designer clothes are about to hit the stores.
When buying designer clothes, you should keep in mind that there is no such thing as “the best fashion designer”. The choice is highly individual and depends only on your taste. Some people like Gucci and Valentino, others like Dolce & Gabbana or Dior. The best fashion designer for you is the one whose clothes YOU like the most. The same goes for designer clothes. For example, you can really like the Versace Summer Collection 2012, and dislike the Versace Summer Collection of 2013. Trends change. But, so do our expectations. The most important aspect of buying designer clothes is obtaining the right information. In order to learn this information, you have to follow new trends in the fashion industry and be up to date.
Subscribing to a reputable fashion magazine is another good idea of achieving that. Keep in mind that you should always buy designer clothes in official, reputable stores, in order to protect yourself from counterfeit garments.