The Best Places to Buy Jeans Online

by Jaime on February 22, 2012

Did you miss parts one and two about finding the cheapest jeans? Watch them now!

So, you’ve watched the videos and heard my tips. But what you really want to know is where you can score these super deals, right? Your wish is my command! Here are the top places where I really score the best deals on jeans (and more!) online.

1. Flash Sale Sites: if you know what you’re looking for (and what the right price points are), Flash Sale sites are an effing goldmine. Some of the best scores (cheapest, most worn, etc) have been from these sites. The trick is two-fold:

 

1. Know what you need to get ahead of time (because)
2. Shop the “Final Sale” setups instead of the basic sales.

The first is primarily because of shoddy return policies at some of these sites, especially when you’re shopping during one of the sales that I mentioned second. Most Final Sale boutiques do not allow returns, so if it doesn’t work, you’re SOL. Be prepared, because you can get amazing deals (like my cherished leather jacket, favorite pair of J Brand jeans or some well-worn Siwy jeans) if you’re a fast enough shopper. My favorite sites are Rue La La, ideeli, Modnique & Hautelook.

2. eBay: There are a lot of bad things about shopping on eBay, but the good definitely outnumbers them. As long as you’re smart (watch my video about how to buy jeans on ebay) and know what you want, it’s a stellar option. Some of my eBay scores have included Current/Elliott, Ted Baker, Loomstate and more.

3. Sale Sections: Seems obvious, right? Well, the deals can be even better than you expect when you find sites that offer coupon codes on top of sales. A few of these big scores that readers here have gotten include crazy deals over 80% off – I’ve gotten lucky and taken home some amazing deals myself, too! A few favorites are the April 77 jeans from Yoox, my favorite Current/Elliott Zipper Skinnies from The Outnet (that Paula owns, too!) and my favorite Morphine Generation burnout tee from Revolve Clothing.

The stores with the best sales, in my opinion, are Shopbop, BoutiqueToYou, Revolve Clothing, Singer22 and YOOX.

4. Secondary Shopping Sites: The holy grail! My top spots are 6pm.com, Smart Bargains, Overstock and Bluefly. Think of these as your online outlet mall – often, they’ll carry things at a HUGE markdown from previous seasons.

A warning though: you can get “Seconds,” or items that have some kind of defect or imperfection that is minor and/or easily fixed. Keep an eye out for the keywords (Sierra Trading Post is great about this!) and you’ll be fine. Some of my big Secondary Shopping scores? My Frye Harness boots (only $133!), a pair of AG Flares and my first Furla (an Elizabeth Shopper).

What are your tips for shopping online?

Love,
JP

 

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Travis Drouin February 23, 2012 at 5:26 am

Thank you so much for the fantastic tips in your video. I’ve been trying to find men’s J Brand jeans, Kane in Revolution, for months. I hated the idea of paying $200+ and wouldn’t do it. I watched your video, and even though I’ve been on eBay before to look a number of times, the Fashion Vault brought them up immediately for me!! And I only had to pay $80! I don’t know if the fact that I found them by way of the Vault was coincidence of timing or not, but either way, I’m psyched. You rock! Thanks again for all the great posts. I get your newsletters and share many of the great looks with my wife often, which I love seeing her try out. Keep up the awesome work.

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Jaime February 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

Thank you so much, Travis! I’m so glad that I could help. :)

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Jeans & denim Guide February 29, 2012 at 1:17 am

In UK, my guide can help you too : http://www.jeans-and-denim.co.uk
and in France : http://www.jeansdenim.fr
To receive advices, compare and shop.

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ElBurrito March 6, 2012 at 1:55 am

ashley – I most definitely share your love of Hudson’s! Amazingly bmfoortacle and stylish! My other runner-up is Joe’s since they make petite sizes with a shorter in-seam I didn’t have to get them hemmed. Just bought another pair at the Off 5th Outlet this weekend. They have great deals there got mine for $75! Cute pictures, too! :) []

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