For a fashion-forward woman, money can slip away quickly. The trendiest designers can charge thousands of dollars for a single article, and although they are high-quality, they’re also a significant investment. If you’re looking for a way to keep your wardrobe chic while maintaining your finances, outlet and consignment stores are a great way to go. Read about the top 5 for women below.


hr2 by Holt Renfew


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Location: 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan, Ontario

hr2 is Holt Renfrew’s designer discount store, meaning that they offer the brand’s high-end fashion for a more affordable price. Shoppers can expect to spend a few hundred dollars in the store, but many of the items there are heavily discounted. Holt Renfrew is a great place to buy colourful essentials for your wardrobe, and hr2 sells them to the average shopper

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The Cat’s Meow


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Location : 180 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario

This Toronto gem has earned the title as an upscale vintage store! They sell used, designer pieces labelled vintage couture and modern luxury. Although you will probably end up spending a few hundred dollars on a designer piece, it will likely be half of the original price. The Cat’s Meow also has a reputation for selling clean, new-looking, one-of-a-kind garments.

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VSP Consignment


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Location : 1410 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Similar to The Cat’s Meow, VSP is a world-renowned shop for picking up used but luxurious fashion. Their items don’t look used or outdated, and they sell some of the biggest labels in fashion. Nab a Dolce & Gabbana skirt for $150 or an Isabel Marant dress for $300. Some items – such as a Prada coat originally priced at $4000 and repriced at VSP to $3000 – go for a few thousand dollars, but they still are much less expensive than buying directly from the designer.

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BCBG Max Azria Outlet


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Location : 5985 Rodeo Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

As a brand, BCBG Max Azria is known for high-end designs. They sell everything from shoes to coats and formal dresses, and this location offers a ton of steals. Most of their items are a fraction of the price, such as $50 blazers that would have originally gone for $300, and buy one, get one 50% off deals are regular.

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Desigual Outlet Store


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Location : McArthur Glen at YVR Airport, 7899 Templeton Station Road, Space 1047, Richmond, British Columbia

McArthur Glen is a hot spot for designer outlets, and Desigual is an especially unique brand that sells their products at a discount there. Their style is bold and colourful, featuring kaleidoscopic and tropical prints. It’s fun, trendy, and perfect for the summertime. Drop by and shop for items that are half of the original price!

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