Sourcing Gorgeous Dresses On a Tight Budget

by Marnie Bii | August 25th, 2016 | Bargains of the Week

dressesYou can buy a gorgeous dress without straining your budget by shopping around a bit. Both local and online retailers frequently place dresses on sale at the end of the sales season. You can find cocktail dresses, evening gowns and jersey frocks listed at great prices just by browsing through the listings. Here are four places to check for dresses on sale this week.


All of the big name designers place their items on Macy’s shelves for consumers to pour over. You can find Kensie, Betsey Johnson, Anne Klein, Ellen Tracy and NY Collection dresses on Macy’s website and their physical locations. If shopping online, you can enjoy 20% off many of the dresses offered throughout the summer. Macy’s is also offering an additional 10% off for entering TICKET in the promo code box at checkout. If you spend more than $75 on your order, you’ll also receive free shipping.


Like Macy’s, Nordstrom carries dresses made by popular designers, like Ivy & Blu, Free People and Caslon. Dress styles range from side pleat and tie back halters to shift and midi designs. Many of the dresses are marked down 40 to 50 percent, bringing some of the prices to the sub-20 dollar range. Nordstrom always offers free shipping without having to meet a minimum purchase price. If you want to return the item, take it to a local store or ship it back for free.

Banana Republic

You can find faux wrap dresses and ombre tie styles on Banana Republic’s site. The versatile dress styles range from $50 to $100 each with the sale prices calculated in. You could pick up one or two dresses on sale right now and use them for formal and casual events by changing your shoes and accessories. If you load up your cart with more than $50 in merchandise, free shipping is yours.


You will love Kohl’s empire, maxi and sweatshirt dress styles. Many of the dresses are 20 to 50% off their retail prices. If you’re planning to spend more than $100 on your order, use MARCHING as your promo code for 20% off. The code BAND nets you 15% off orders under $100. Kohl’s also gives you $10 for each $50 you spend at their store. Free shipping on orders over $50 rounds off the great deals.

Getting A Bargain

Make sure you apply all of the coupon codes before checking out while shopping online retailers. The promo codes could drop your purchase price significantly. Check the retailers to see if a discount applies to your purchase after spending a certain amount. Sometimes it pays off to add $10 in accessories to obtain a discount on your purchase. You can also obtain free shipping that way at many locations. When browsing in person, check your phone for coupons you can apply at the register. As an added benefit, you naturally save on shipping by picking up the items yourself.

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