BIG fashion retailers including New Look, Dorothy Perkins and L.K. Bennett are selling leftover stock on eBay for up to 86% off.
It comes as coronavirus lockdown has resulted in mountains of unsold clothes and shoes, with retailers forced to discount items to get rid of stock.
All non-essential retailers in England have remained shut since November 5, but they're set to reopen on December 2.
The restrictions have pushed more consumers to shop online, although retailers have still suffered from falling sales.
To help boost them, a wide range of brands are selling their items from eBay's outlet store online.
Four in every five items sold on eBay are new, including clothes from the current season, according to the auction site.
How to get a good outlet deal
WE’VE found discounts of up to 86%, here’s our top tips:
- Buy what you need. Never, ever buy something just because it’s a good deal. Only spend money if it’s something you were already going to buy.
- Is it a good discount? Check the item isn’t being sold on the retailer's website – and elsewhere – for the same amount or less. Shops aren’t trying to deceive you but mistakes happen.
- Is it new? Check the “condition” part of the eBay listing. It should say “new with tags”, if it doesn’t it may have been used before. This is fine but you should pay even less.
- Know your rights. Each shop will have a different returns, delivery and rights policy. Check before you buy.
Available bargains include a red, short-sleeved dress from L.K. Bennett, a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, down from £125 to £17.
While Dorothy Perkins has slashed a pink blouse with 3/4 sleeves from £32, down to £9.99, working out as 69% off.
The discounts come as Burberry caused outrage in 2018 by burning £28million of unsold items.
A spokesperson for eBay told The Mirror: “Marketplaces are an efficient way for retailers to shift excess or last season stock, a problem that’s become all too apparent as non-essential businesses were forced to close.”
What deals can I get on eBay?
We've included some of our favourite bargains, which are all brand-new with tags, below.
The deals could come in handy for any fashionistas who are keen to buy new clothes without breaking the bank.
Before you buy, it's always worth shopping around to check whether you can get a cheaper deal elsewhere.
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Also make sure you double-check the postage costs, which vary between retailers.
L.K.Bennett Twist Red Short Sleeve Dress
- Was: £125. Now: £17. Save: £108 (86%) – buy now
One of the top bargains we could find is this dress by L.K. Bennett, a favourite brand of the Duchess of Cambridge.
The Twist red dress has a round neckline with twisted detail, short sleeves and a relaxed fit falling to the knee.
In comparison, John Lewis is selling a similar red dress by the same brand for £112, so you'll save cash by shopping on eBay.
Dorothy Perkins Womens Petite Pink Embellished Neck Top
- Was: £32. Now: £9.99. Save: £22.01 (69%) – buy now
The discounts could come in handy if you're looking to update your wardrobe with new tops, such as this one from Dorothy Perkins.
The blouse features a 3/4 sleeve and is made from 100% polyester.
If you miss out on eBay, Dorothy Perkins' official website has listed a similar top for a pricier £12, down from £24.
New Look Extra Wide Fit Navy Suedette Block Heels
- Was: £19.99. Now: £7.99. Save: £12 (60%) – buy now
If you're looking to update your shoe collection for when we can all go out again, New Look's eBay store is selling these for just £7.99.
The block heels measure 10cm high and come with a wide fit.
The same shoes are also available on New Look's website for the same £7.99 price tag.
Superdry Womens Training Graphic 7/8 Leggings
- Was: £39.99. Now: £20. Save: £19.99 (50%) – buy now
Superdry is also offering discounted goods on eBay, with a pair of leggings up for grabs at 50% off.
The stretchy leggings feature an elasticated waistband, a colour block design on one leg, and a colour block stripe design down the other leg.
Superdry is selling a similar pair in a different colour on its website for a pricier £34.99.
New Look Black Western Denim Jacket
- Was: £29.99. Now: £14.99. Save: £15 (50%) – buy now
New Look has also reduced this men's black denim jacket on its eBay store, setting you back just £14.99.
It comes with a collared neckline, long sleeves and button-up fastening.
Once again, New Look is also selling the same jacket on its official website for £14.99.
Which fashion retailers have an eBay outlet store?
BELOW are the top retailers that offer discounted goods on eBay.
- Ann Summers
- Calvin Klein Golf
- Crew Clothing
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Dorothy Perkins
- Dune London
- Footasylum Outlet
- Hotter Shoes
- Jack Wills
- JD Outlet
- Joe Browns
- L.K. Bennett
- Lyle & Scott
- Mountain Warehouse
- New Look
- Oliver Bonas
- Rocket Dog
- Seasalt Cornwall
- Sports Direct Outlet
- SportsShoes Outlet
- Yours Clothing
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