How To Buy Designer & Premium Denim On A Budget


How To Buy Cheap Designer Premium Denim

A lot of you might flinch at the price tag of premium or designer denim, wondering if you can save enough or make that bold purchase for a pair of jeans, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Sure, if you love keeping up with the trends as soon as they hit then you might need to shell out their retail price, but if you are after something a little more classic and timeless, then you can actually pay a fraction of the $200+ price tag with a few simple tips! Read my advice below on how to save money when buying your designer or premium jeans on a budget! You might also want to check out 10 denim brands under $100.

Wait For The Sales

This is something I do often and it’s one of the best things you can do if you want to buy new season designer jeans for a lot less than retail. The sales often come around quite quickly, these can be end of season sales, Black Friday, Christmas and plenty of other seasonal holidays as well, or sometimes a brand just feels like offering out a discount code for no reason at all. I usually find that somewhere online stocking premium denim is going to have a sale during each month, so it’s good to keep a look out. If you don’t fancy looking all around the internet though as it would take up so much of your time, there are certain websites that do all of the hard work for you. When looking for a womens jeans sale or if you want something for the guys, check out Love The Sales. They combine all of the deals and sales in one place under each brand list, which is amazing! They update numerous times a day too, so you can make sure you aren’t missing out. Sale shopping is definitely the way forward when you are in need of new premium denim on a budget!

Discounted Past Season Websites

If you happen to have missed out on the sale shopping as everyone got in before you, you should take a look at discount past season websites. YOOX and The Outnet are two amazing websites which stock older season collections at a fraction of the retail price. You can often find amazing deals from the likes of J Brand, Paige, Balmain, Diesel, 7 For All Mankind and so many more brands with up to 90% off of their retail value. This is definitely a perfect way of getting a pair of premium jeans for a little amount of money. To top it off, outlet sites like these even have sales on top of their already discounted price, which is even better. The only negative to denim shopping like this though is that the collections are a few seasons old, so they might not be on trend anymore, but it’s a great time to get classics!

Shopping Second Hand Denim

Another good way to get your hands on designer and premium jeans at just a mere portion of the retail price is buying second hand. I’ve often found a lot of great deals on selling sites like eBay or DePop as long as you know what you are looking for. Sometimes the jeans aren’t even used and have just been sitting in someone’s wardrobe, so you can even find new without tags pairs on there too! I’ve managed to get hold of Diesel jeans for as little as £10 before and that’s purely by knowing what I’m looking for and finding pairs that are listed really badly.

I have to warn you though, there are fake jeans all over selling sites, especially eBay, so you need to know how to authenticate the jeans or buy from a registered and listed reputable seller who is known for selling authentic pieces. If you aren’t sure on something, you are always welcome to ask me here and I can try my best to help you out. My expertise lies in Diesel and authenticating them. But this can be one of the cheapest ways to get hold of some amazing jeans and you don’t even have to spend very much at all most of the time!

Whatever you do, DO NOT buy fakes!

Like I mentioned just above, fakes are rife on selling sites and also across the internet on websites as stores, but please do not buy them. They might be much cheaper than the actual brands so you think it’s a great deal, but the quality is horrible, the denim is awful, the jeans fall to pieces, they don’t pay any attention to the fit, the symmetry is off, the aesthetics when it comes to crystals, studs, zips etc is extremely poor and the washes are terrible. Not only are you wearing a fake jean, you are wearing something that is nothing like the original and doesn’t even come close in terms of fit and quality, plus you are harming the brands reputation and business by endorsing fakes. They are often made in sweat shops in China and India, so it’s not something you want to be funding, especially since it’s illegal. I did a post before on why do designer premium jeans cost so much, so definitely check that out and read the benefits of buying authentic designer jeans. Please don’t be tempted by fakes for their price, use these tips and buy real jeans for less! Happy shopping!

Image courtesy of Fashion Magazine.



  1. January 6, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    Great article, Lorna!! This is what I obsessively did before I became a reviewer for Denimology haha 🙂 I would only add, I also shopped a lot on sample sale sites such as Hautelook, RueLaLa and Ideel, but that might just be a USA thing. Thanks for this!

    xo Lana

    • Lorna
      January 7, 2016 / 1:00 pm

      Yeah it’s mainly a US thing, so even though I’ve tried, they don’t ship outside the US! Boo! There’s a couple of UK sites, but they are completely useless lol 🙂

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