Helen's Hot Fashion Deals 22.02.13 - update your wardrobe for less
Published 22 February 2013 by Helen Gradwell
London Fashion Week has just finished and warmer weather will (hopefully) be on its way soon enough. That can only mean one thing: a new wardrobe. thinkmoney has put together some tips to help you buy clothes for less.
If you've been thinking about updating your wardrobe - whether you've been inspired by London Fashion Week or the (slightly) sunnier weather - we've put together some tips that could help.
Read on to find out how to find fashion for less. Remember, though, that all prices and deals were correct on 19.02.13, and can be removed or changed by the retailer at any time. Prices may or may not include VAT or postage and packaging.
At the moment, the summer sales haven't really started - but you can still find some bargains on summery clothes if you know where to look. Simply type something like 'fashion sale' into Google.
Barratts is doing an 'up to 70% off' sale. You can also get an extra 20% off - even on sale items - with the code FASHION (expires 25th February) and free delivery on orders over £30 with the code FREEDEL. We found these navy London Rebel flatform pumps, reduced from £36 to £15! With the discount code, that goes down again to £8.
Boohoo.com is doing up to 75% clearance on some spring/summer items. You can get free delivery on orders over £30 with the code FREE30.
Over at the Marks & Spencer outlet, there are some discounts on holiday clothes like these linen blend cropped trousers (available in four colours) for £12 instead of £16 and this tribal print jersey vest for £15 instead of £25.
When you find an item you love, be sure to type the store name into Google followed by 'discount code' to see whether there are any active codes you can use to get money off. Have a look at what we found:
Get 25% off orders at Dorothy Perkins with the code DPFW2 until 24th February. That means you could get this pink pleat dress from the Kardashian Kollection - which has been reduced from £40 to £20.
There's 25% off orders from Motel Rocks until 24th February with the code FEBVCMOTEL. We really like this forest-coloured off-the-shoulder skater dress for £38 - which could be reduced to £28.50 with the code. There's also an extra 10% off sale orders until 1st March with the code VIPSALE10.
Bag 10% off at Urban Outfitters until 28th February with the code OUFEB10. If you're off on your holidays, you could get something like this 50s style spotted halter-neck bikini for £28.80 instead of £32.
There's 25% off any first order over £40 at Stylist Pick until 28th February with the code VC25. If you're stocking up on summer dresses, this simple jersey dress with nautical blue stripes is £20 - and it's also available in red for another £20. That means you could buy both for £30.
If you're size 14-32, there's 10% off first orders at Yours Clothing until 31st March with the code WGWELCOME. This turquoise floral print maxi dress is £35 - so you could get it for £31.50.
On Quidco, we found cashback on fashion including 10% at Gap and Topman, 8% at Monsoon, 7% for new customer sales at New Look and Very, 5% at Miss Selfridge, 3% at ASOS and many more.
These cashback savings might not sound like much, but they can really add up over time if used regularly - or on big purchases.
If you're a student, you can get discounts on a range of items using UNiDAYS. You sign up by logging into your university portal to prove you're a student, then you can use unique codes to get discounts.
When we looked at the site, we saw discounts such as 10% off at ASOS, boohoo.com, Schuh, Urban Outfitters, Miss Selfridge and Missguided.co.uk. There was a discount of 20% available at Motel Rocks.
Did you bag a bargain?
Have you used any of the tactics above to buy clothes for less? Have you got any hints or tips of your own?