Who doesn’t love a good online shopping app -- especially one that can save you money on beautiful designer clothing or décor?

If you're ready to add a little bit of glam to your Washingtonian wardrobe, here are two online shopping picks that are not to miss. They’re user-friendly (both from your phone and desktop), are stocked with great finds, and best of all, let you feel like a million bucks, without -- you know -- actually spending that much.

The Outnet

online shopping This online shopping app/website is a game changer if you really, really love designer clothing, but it isn’t really in your budget to be dropping $1,000 on a pair of Gucci shoes or a Stella McCartney handbag on a regular basis. Its entire purpose is to sell designer items at outlet prices. That being said, there's a good variety of designers in terms of style. The landing page features current sales going on -- and make sure you check it near the end of the week (think Thursday or Friday), because almost always there will be an extra 30-percent-off (sometimes 40-percent) sale. All that being said, the best way to use this site is to buy those pieces that you know will stay in your closet for a long time -- investments, let’s call them. A Dolce & Gabbana piece, though it may be half the price, is still a pretty penny if you’re not going to wear it often enough. If you’re looking to stock up on the classics, like a great handbag, a pair of quality pumps, or outerwear, this is the place to look. And if you want to buy a nice dress for a holiday party (those will sneak up on you faster than you think), it’s your chance to get something jaw-dropping without paying the jaw-dropping full price. You can visit the site here, or download the app on any device.


online shopping Spring is the more down-to-earth sister of The Outnet. While it does have plenty of high-end items to choose from, it also has some more reasonable options, including up-and-coming and affordable designers. It’s a great way to try out a new label without much investment. As a bonus, you can also shop home décor items. The best aspect of the app is its very extensive sale section -- you could browse for hours and hours. It’s also very easy to curate a favorites list. All you have to do is press the heart button at the right hand corner of each product picture, and that piece will immediately save to your wish list. Other features include keeping you updated when an item on your wish list went on sale (including one that’s already been sale ... there's nothing better than an even bigger sale, is there?), weekly edits, and an inspiration board tailored directly to you based on pieces you’ve bought or favorited in the past. You can visit the site here, and download the app on any device.
Do you love to online shop? Have you tried out The Outnet or Spring before? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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