Five ways to save money when buying clothes online

Are you paying over the odds for your online clothing shop? Discover five ways you can save money when you shop online.

Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves or so my grandmother used to tell me. 

No one likes to pay more than they need to for anything – I’m sure even Bill Gates likes to know he’s paying a fair price for his goods! But companies rely on us being too busy to check the finer details. 

I’m talking about the car insurance on auto-renewal that increases in price until you make THAT call and the £10 per month subscription to ‘goodness know what’ that you know you should cancel but never get round to.

Five ways to save money when buying clothes online

Shopping online for clothes is no different. There are a few things you can do to ensure that you don’t pay a penny more for your shop. In time these pennies will hopefully add up to a sizable sum of pounds. They may even buy you a whole new outfit!

So here are five tips that will help you save when you spend.

1) Join the mailing list

If you know you are going to purchase from a brand then it is worth while signing up for their newsletter. You will be the first to know when their sales start, be offered exclusive discount and get the heads up on secret sample sales.  In some stores you receive free delivery for online purchases that are not available to all.

2) Abandon your basket

If you are registered with a retailer and put items in your basket without purchasing them then may offer you a discount. They often have software that alerts them to ‘abandoned carts’ and will give you an incentive to buy.

3) Use cashback sites

Websites such as and give you cash every time you shop with them. All you need to do is sign up and shop as normal and you’ll be earning money as you do it. They have over 4,500 retailers on their books so it’s well worth it. 

4) Check out the delivery charges

Many shops hide delivery costs in the very small print and by some strange coincidence it’s usually these shops that charge! Retailers will usually advertise the fact that delivery is free so if it isn’t clearly visible then it worth seeking them out.

Most stores offer free delivery if you spend over a certain amount but this varies from spending £600 (I know, I’d expect free delivery AND a bottle of something!) to spending £30.

5) Stay on track

Always be clear on what you are shopping for. Brand websites, like stores, are design to entice us to buy things we don’t need. According to a recent report UK consumers spend 40% more than they intended when shopping online.

That’s even before we count the items we never get round to returning – they account for a staggering £641 million worth of items every year! To avoid buying stuff you don’t need, write a list and stick to it.

Join my masterclass and be a savvy online shopper

If you need a helping hand to shop online join my masterclass How to be a stylish and savvy shopper during the pandemic on Tuesday 24 November at 12pm.

As a former fashion buyer and now fashion stylist with 30 years experience, I know exactly how to shop savvily online. Where to find the right products for the best prices and the styles that will see you through lockdown and beyond.  

So I have put together a masterclass sharing my top online shopping secrets. So you can shop with confidence and bag bargains you’ll love – and that will make you feel and look good. 

Here’s what you’ll learn in it:

  • The five wardrobe essentials you need to feel good in lockdown
  • The magic ingredients to dress up your every day outfits
  • The best brands to shop with online for your figure
  • The secret places to bag a bargain
  • The hot independent brands to know 
  • How to seek out the styles you need.
  • The insider tips that will minimise returns
  • How to ensure you are buying a quality piece for the right price
  • How to make environmentally friendly choices when shopping
  • How buy timeless quality pieces over fast fashion
  • How to elevate and refresh your current style
  • How to ensure you get what you pay for
  • The money saving tips in the retailers don’t advertise
  • How to reduce sizing mistakes
  • What loungewear isn’t 

At the end of the class you’ll know exactly where to find clothes that will suit you, and how to shop for these online.

I will spend time answering questions at the end, so I’m only opening up the class to 15 people to ensure everyone gets value from it.

Sign up by Friday 20th at 10pm and pay just £22 instead of £29!

So if you are tired of your clothes and returning items from shopping online, say goodbye to the lockdown style blues and become a stylish savvy and successful shopper, secure your place on my masterclass right now!

Click here to register your place.

Sally is a personal stylist and founder of Queen Bee Styling. You can email her directly if you have any questions.