Fashion Girls Know This Is a Top Place to Find More Affordable Designer Gems

After six years of working in the fashion industry, I've learned that my tastes will always be bigger than my budget. While I'm not discounting my ability to someday find financial success (a girl can dream), the unfortunate truth is I'll never be able to drop dough on designer collections each season. But that hasn't stopped me from finding creative ways to get said items into my wardrobe.

Just because I can't afford designer digs from the outset doesn't mean they're completely inaccessible. There are the traditional outlets like finding sample sales and using rental services, and then there's my favorite little known resource: shopping at Need Supply Co. The Virginia-based retailer has been a fashion girl gem for the last decade. Not only is it a great spot for discovering up-and-coming and indie brands, but it also holds some of the best sales known to the industry.

When Need Supply Co. markdowns arrive, they're always ones worth perusing. Unlike its e-tailer behemoth counterparts, the site's sales don't start small. My past purchases have included an MM6 dress for under $50, a Rejina Pyo jacket for the same the cost as my monthly subway pass, and my favorite pair of A.W.A.K.E. Mode pants for almost 80% off. But don't just take my word for it. We're blowing the whistle on our best-kept secret and showing you where you can find affordable designer gems (they're all under $250) up ahead.

Shop the matching Riva Stretch Trouser ($113).

For this deep of a discount, it's worth investing in the whole set.

Winter no longer seems so bleak with this snake-print puffer by my side.

I've been on the hunt for the perfect mini bag, and this one just might be it.

Floral and metal is a dichotomy I'm so here for.

Already dreaming up all the ways I can wear this Batsheva dress come spring.

One can never have too many pairs of white booties.

I am a sucker for Acne's lineup of denim. It's about time I add another pair to my collection.

Now that we've been briefed that striped knit maxis are the dress to have for spring, we're buying this on-sale Jacquemus version ASAP.

If the dimensions match up, I may have to make this my new laptop tote.

Shoes like these make me so glad the kitten heel trend has yet to die down.

This is one of those pieces I've slowly been stalking since it's release. Imagine my excitement when it was finally added to the sale tab of the site.

I'd pay to see a modern-day Wizard of Oz remake in which Dorothy clicks together these red beauties.

This leather dress might be one of the most versatile items you can own in your closet. Wear it on its own in the summer, over a turtleneck in the fall, and with all the buttons undone and open as a duster year-round. 

The Western front is still alive and well in the fashion sphere. 

Packing this flirty blue dress for my next tropical escape.

Sometimes, Ganni blesses us with some super-affordable options.

Sadly, there aren't any of these in my size left. Someone else should buy them so I can live vicariously through you.

This perfect coat finally has me believing in love at first sight. 

I'm a simple girl. I see a pair of well-tailored straight-leg trousers and I have to have it.

The only cropped jacket I'll need all spring.

Time to saddle up in this fun pair of western-inspired booties.

Speaking of western-inspired, would it be too much to play modern-day frontier in this matching midi dress?

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