Designer fashion at a discount. Economising has never been so stylish.

Natalie Massenet of Net-A-Porter fame has done it again with theOutnet, where you can shop for discount designer womenswear and accessories from the world's soon-to-be most fashionable fashion outlet. Definitely a site for recession hit times, women can still get their fashion fix but for less as discounts run between 40 to 60% off the original price and there are also some incredible savings with up to 80% off selected items. As theOutnet says, 'It's chic-onomics.'


There is nothing bargain basement about the site, theOutnet shows the same precision and attention to detail that has made Net-A-Porter a favourite of 2 million women who log on every month. Even before its launch, 150000 visitors registered their name with the site. With top names on board, including Chloé, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Hervé Léger, Stella McCartnet and Oscar de la Renta, the clothes have been chosen with its reliable trend conscious eye. These are not clothes that have been gathering dust in a corner, they are high-end fashion and wearable now, even if they are last season's. As Massenet says, 'Good fashion doesn't date.'


And if all this wasn't fun enough, expect to see Pop-Up Sales every month, where select items are grouped together by brand or theme and on sale for a limited time (usually 72 hours). The Going, Going, Gone Sales run for a short time and when the sale begins, the featured items are their original price which then drops until all the stock is sold. When you add an item to your bag, the price is then locked. Buy too early and you could miss out on a super bargain or buy too late and you could miss out all together. Two good reasons to register for newsletters and to save your credit card details on the site so that you can act quickly to bag that bargain.

Browse the range by colour, dress size or price range and if inspiration is required, head straight to Dress Me with its instant outfit solutions, a good way to get a hang of the offering. UK delivery is £5.95 and orders arrived packed in tissue inside a reusable theOutnet bag.

What is not to like about a site that saves you money and gives you stye?