33 fashion retailers you need to know about if you’re shopping on a budget

Make a statement without breaking the bank- we've got you covered when you're in a pinch.

As much as we'd all love to have a closet as glamorous as Gigi Hadid's, us mere mortals have bills to pay. Luckily, a bunch of online stores have felt our pain and brought us chic-as-hell style at guilt-free costs. We've compiled a list of thirty three of the very best so you too can look like an Instagram model (whilst still being able to afford your rent).

Keep scrolling for our favourite cost-friendly fashion sites and bookmark them immediately.


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The Editor’s Market

Super cute, super chic and super affordable, The Editor’s Market is a fashion gem. It’s got all the flouncy-sleeve tops and cold-shoulder styles you could every need, in addition to bags, shoes, accessories and more.

Image: Instagram user theeditorsmarket


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Sabo Skirt

With over a million Instagram followers, Sabo Skirt knows how to make affordable fashion look bomb. Offering a wide variety of skirts, dresses, playsuits and more, there's plenty to love from this home-grown brand.

Image: Instagram user saboskirt


eBay

eBay is the home to shop just about everything and clothing is no exception. You can choose to shop a huge range of apparel from individual eBay stores or you can nab yourself a bargain buying second-hand designer clothes. Either way, this should be your go-to website when it comes to scouring for great deals.

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Beginning Boutique

This Brisbane-based online store has built a loyal fanbase like no other. With a constant stream of fresh stock and on-trend pieces, it's no wonder the brand boasts such a massive Instagram following.

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Princess Polly

Princess Polly is another inexpensive Australian online shopping boutique with a twist. What started out as a humble store has now turned into an it-girl favourite worldwide, with affordable and trend-driven clothing, shoes and accessories.

Image: Instagram user princesspollyboutique


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Boohoo

Boohoo is a globally recognised fast-fashion store from the UK that’s got everything you need when you’re on a tight budget. Take the time to scour through the thousands of stocked pieces and you’re bound to find a few gems.

Image: Instagram user boohoo


Pretty Little Thing

Save your pennies and dress like a fashion superstar with Pretty Little Thing. Offering thousands of must-have pieces, this is a site that's always worth a look when you need a cute outfit but it's not quite payday.

Image: Instagram user prettylittlething


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Missguided

With over 150 new pieces hitting the store every week, you're always guaranteed to find something from this fast-fashion favourite. Missguided has head-turning pieces for under $15 that are guaranteed to look hot on a Friday night.

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Lavish Alice

If you're looking for something a little different then Lavish Alice is for you. Stocking contemporary womenswear, this is a brand that's loved by A-list superstars, but comes without the hefty price tag.

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ASOS

If you haven’t heard of ASOS, then we suggest you click here immediately. This is a dream store for the fashion-savvy, stocking the perfect on-trend pieces for bargain prices. Hot tip: look for the ASOS-own label to nab a great deal.

Image: Instagram user asos


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Own The Runway

Own The Runway is a young, fresh fashion retailer that won’t cost you a fortune. With the aim of making every outfit runway-worthy, this site is one to keep an eye on.

Image: Instagram user owntherunway


Amazon Australia

Amazon isn't just great for media and electronics, it's worth a look in for apparel and accessories too. Similar to eBay, the online retailer has everything from high-end pieces to bargain buys so there's something for all price ranges.

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Etsy

Etsy is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind clothing items and accessories. Tailored for every style and budget, this is the place to go when you want a piece that no one else will have.

Image: Instagram user etsy


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Forever 21

FOREVER 21 is always pumping out cute on-trend pieces, chic accessories and femme footwear. The brand is known for it's cute and fun nature, making it the perfect place to shop for your weekend outfit.

Image: Instagram user forever21


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New Look

This British brand is a go-to retailer for high-street looks at competitive prices. Nab yourself a stylish bargain, especially during their sales!

Image: Instagram user newlook


Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal specialises in pieces that are a little edgier. There's a tonne of cool clothes on offer, but the best part is its vintage section. Check it out ASAP.

Image: Instagram user nastygal


StyleKeepers

This is one of the fashion world's best-kept secrets. You’ll find all the clothing you've been lusting over on Instagram, but it won't cost you and arm and a leg here.

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Storets

This is the ultimate destination for sophisticated fashionistas. You’ll often see clothes from Storets worn by bloggers and other stylish folk on your Instagram feed. Get on it now!

Image: Instagram user storets


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Style Mafia

Style Mafia is a Miami-based clothing store that stocks pieces that look like they could have come straight off the runway. Only the price tag says otherwise.

Image: Instagram user stylemafia


MINKPINK

MINKPINK is an Aussie label that’s loved world-wide. With an in-house team of ten designers seeking to create the ultimate wardrobe, it's no wonder the brand has such serious style.

Image: Instagram user official_minkpink


Style Nanda

This is a quirky store based in South Korea (thank god for international shipping) full of beauty products and brightly coloured fashion pieces. This one's a must for out-of-the-box style.

Image: Instagram user stylenanda_korea


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Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins is a British brand that stocks all the latest high street fashion trends in sizes ranging from 6 to 22. It’s a little more conservative than its sister brand Topshop and you’ll find pieces that are perfect for both work and play.

Image: Instagram user dorothyperkins


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Pixie Market

Born in New York, Pixie Market calls itself "a small company with big dreams." Stocking trendy, affordable fashion pieces, this store is great for every fashionista on a budget.

Image: Instagram user pixiemarket


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Staple The Label

An Aussie label that launched in 2006, Staple The Label has evolved into a well-known name on the fashion scene. This retailer is perfect for a modern and effortless style at a low-cost.

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UNIQLO

UNIQLO began in Japan back in 1949 and has since become a globally-recognised brand that produces high quality (and remarkably affordable) casual wear.

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River Island

Another high street fashion brand from the UK that’s loved all over the world, River Island is a go-to for trend-driven pieces that you can get for an absolute steal.

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Warehouse

Stocking affordable fashion for the modern woman, Warehouse is a one-stop shop for shoes, fashion and accessories.

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Mango

With tasteful seasonal pieces that look much pricier than they are, this is a retailer you could easily fill your entire wardrobe with.

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BNKR

One of Australia’s most loved fashion stores, BNKR stocks a huge range of Aussie fashion labels including C/MEO, Finders Keepers, Ty-Lr, Keepsake the Label and The Fifth. You’ll find most pieces available around the $200 mark or under.

Image: Instagram user fshnbnkr


Verge Girl

Verge Girl is a Brisbane-based, festival-inspired boutique. Shop trending pieces, one-off vintage finds and cute accessories for all your weekend adventures.

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Miss Rebel

The UK’s most popular in-season women’s online clothing store, Miss Rebel stocks clothes for less than $15 a piece.

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H&M

Stocking cute and quality clothing at the best prices, H&M are always a good place to stock up on basics and cute jackets.

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Topshop

With an epic collection of must-have pieces and designer collaborations, Topshop is a great place to shop for party dresses and everyday wear. Shop online or in-store and be the best-dressed anywhere you go.

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Now that your wardrobe is bursting with all the best new styles, here's our fashion hacks to get you looking like an off-duty model every time you leave the house:

  • Switch out the plastic buttons on your jacket to make it look a little more fancy

That’s right, this is where you can finally make use of the beginner sewing skills you learnt in Year 8.

  • Avoid heavy adornment or embellishment when buying budget

This can look cheap and nasty. The less plastic or metal, the better.

  • Scour vintage clothing stores for nice bag chains or straps

Keep an eye out at vintage clothing stores. If you've bought an affordable purse from any of the fashion sites above, replace the cheap chain with something special you’ve picked up from a vintage or second-hand store.

  • Buy budget pumps in faux suede

You can pull off a faux suede better than a faux leather any day.

  • Iron, press or steam your clothes

No ifs, ands or buts!

  • Have a few go-to slips

Buy a slip in nude, black and white to keep handy in your closet. Cheap fashion normally isn’t lined and wearing these underneath will help your pieces sit nicely on your body (and hide any underwear lines!)

  • Choose your fabric wisely

You can get away with wearing cheap linen, cotton, neoprene and tweed fabrics, as most of the time, they look more expensive than they are.

  • Stock up on lint rollers

Ever washed something for the first time only to have it come out with tiny bits of fluff all over it? Never fear, the lint roller is here!

  • Buy black

It looks expensive and it will never go out of style. Ever.


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