The Outnet is fashion’s worst-kept secret. Part of the YOOX/ Net-A-Porter Group, it’s home to 650 front-running brands and a treasure trove of past seasons’ designer pieces.
In fact, you can expect Net-A-Porter’s previous offerings to land on site a year on. While discounted designer still boasts ‘designer-esque’ prices, the considerable reductions make aspirational pieces feel like more attainable investments.
Although you’d think shopping comes with the territory of a shopping editor, I hardly ever shop. When I do buy new, it’s a drawn-out process that starts with a long hard ponder. I keep a wish list, including a few ‘if money was no object’ pieces I’d only ever dare to dream of, and realistic purchases I plan to invest in over time.
Before making a new purchase, I envision why, where and how I’ll wear a piece. Nine times out of ten, I exercise the art of patience and make purchases when I’m guaranteed a better deal. And, while a shopping outlet has its perks, The Outnet always reigns supreme and hardly disappoints.
The Outnet is perfect for anti-trend shoppers. These days, I’m rarely swayed by trends. I’ve honed in on my style, so I know what to look for when shopping. I enjoy revisiting old collections and being reminded of the pieces that were on my radar a year ago.
Time is a good decider. If I’m still fond of a piece a year on, chances are it’s worth the investment.
The Outnet currently houses some of my most coveted styles. Take 16 Arlington, which just so happens to be one of my favourite partywear brands with premium pricing. Its clementine-hued Odessa dress comes in at £382 on The Outnet, which is still a huge investment but 55% off its original price of £850.
Or Danish power-house, By Malene Birger. Although it’s had a creative shift, you can currently find some of 2022’s most sought-after styles on the site.
If you’re enamoured with Nordic influences, pay attention to Ganni and Cecilie Bahnsen, whose overstated designs always feel current. And, least forgetting Aussie brands – Bondi Born, Matteau and Christopher Eber, to name a few. If you’re patient, you may spot some of the lesser-known designs amongst the cult favourites we all know and love.
I searched through every item on The Outnet and these pieces are too good not to share. Keep reading for my pick of The Outnet if you’re hoping to make some forever clothing investments. PS, keep your eyes peeled for Reformation in the coming weeks. PPS, there’s an additional 15% off the site with the newsletter subscription.
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Asymmetric clothing is an example of a trend lend piece with a timeless appeal. The jacquard fabrication and fluted sleeves loan this a fashion-forward stamp but you’re guaranteed to wear this for years to come.
Just look at this rich Ochre colour! I’m firmly seated on the Christoper Esber train, especially when the prices are slashed so generously.
The ‘dressy’ flip-flop is a piece I wear with everything during the summer. Simplicity at its finest.
This dress features a fitted bust detail and a free-flowing skirt.
A mid-weight summer dress bearing a structural element.
You’ll reach for Onia’s peek-a-boo knit every summer. It’s also crafted from linen, making it a breathable piece.
Jacquemus’ Baunhilha dress is available in the majority of sizes. What a piece!
Pair this ruched top with ecru jeans for a complete look.
The gathered bust detail and waist panelling makes this an interesting take on the typical little white dress.
Look no further if you’re on the hunt for a black tie dress. The Salem dress features a corset style and a full skirt.
A fashion-forward design comprising 95% virgin wool. Jacquemus doesn’t scrimp on quality or design.
I’ve been a fan of Ganni’s iterations of the classic shirt for years. This style is a modern take.
This dress is perfect for summer days. It’s lined and partially made from silk, which is unique (but welcomed) for a shirred design.
Any Cecilie Bahnsen fans out there will appreciate The Outnet’s selection. Its whimsical designs usually come in at 1k plus, so you’re guaranteed to be impressed with this 62% discount.
Boilersuits never go out of style and Minimalist brand Asceno created a classic fit.
Open weave knits became popular in the summer of 2022 but judging by this year’s current offerings it’ll be a longstanding trend.
I adore the buttery hue and puff-sleeved detail. Pair this crop top with a high-waisted linen skirt and you’re good to go.
I’m forever in awe of Simkai’s full-skirted designs with its directional features. A gold accent here, a splice there and as is the case here – a low scooped back.
These slingback sandals are high on my wish list. Between the glossy hue and the gold hardware, they’re perfect.
By Malene Birger’s bouclé knits were a big hit last summer and last year’s stock has landed on The Outnet.
Between the boat neckline and the plisse crinkle, this top is truly special.
A ‘90s-style minimalist handbag with a complimentary pop of gold.
A linen skirt is a hardworking piece in a wardrobe and one you can style for most seasons. This skirt features a wraparound which sets it apart from the simple column designs.