Yesterday, we spent some time taking a closer look at the discounts at our local department stores. Today we are crawling the web, searching for the best deals.
One would think that online price comparisons would be easy but e-railers purposely make it difficult. Instead of one broad markdown, most online stores individually price items according to their inventory levels. It's almost impossible to nail down a discount at destinations like Shopbop and Net-a-Porter. Generally the discounts at both sites range from 30% to 50% off. One must really try to shop like items to see the real deal.
For example, the popular 3.1 Phillip Lim OMG bag (retail $275) is $165 on Kirna Zabete but $192 on Shopbop. Print Oscar de la Renta dresses started out at $2890 but Moda Operandi reduced the style to $1360 but Net-a-Porter is selling the dress for $1734.
Take note, that Moda Operandi seems like the overall winner as it still has a really great selection of designer merchandise and most everything is 50% off. Below is a comparison chart of Kirna Zabete, M'Oda Operandi and Net-a-Porter.