Shop for a Steal: Best Online and Physical Stores


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Allie Carlson

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on all of the newest trends. Hitting stores like American Eagle and Victoria’s Secret is a good way to start, but there are ways to fill up your closet with new and unique clothes without breaking your wallet. Below are just a few online and real life stores that give you the same high end quality attire for a lower, more reasonable price.


Romwe (Online)

Romwe is an online site that sells everything from jackets to bikinis, all for a price you won’t believe until you see. Instead of buying a single item from a high end store, you can put that money towards 5 items from Romwe, and the best part is, you’re getting quality clothing. The low prices tend to scare people off, since it’s hard to believe exceptional clothing could be sold at such a reasonable price, but Romwe breaks this common misconception.


Zaful (Online)

Zaful is another great online option, similar to Romwe. The store carries most everything and for every type of occasion. Zaful can be considered a hit or miss when it comes to quality, but generally it is an excellent option if one is looking to save some money for the summer. Zaful sells many outside the box pieces which is perfect for anyone looking to step outside their comfort zone and try something new.


Charlotte Russe (In store)

Charlotte Russe is a classic, go-to store. Their clothing is targeted towards teens, and their astonishing prices are sure to lure the teenagers in. Charlotte Russe also has promotions every month making their already cheap clothes even more affordable. This store is most commonly known for their accessories, which look substantially more expensive than they are.


H & M (In store)

H & M will make sure to keep you looking up to date with all of the latest trends. It seems that this store gets new inventory with every visit. The options are forever changing, getting rid of all of the dying fads, and restocking the shelves with only the hottest new looks which are nice enough to be mistaken for high end. H & M has it all and for an affordable price at that! Another positive aspect about H & M is that they frequently pair up with high end companies, as well as celebrities. Multiple lines came out this past fall, including items from Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd, which goes to show how cutting edge this store is.


Target (In store)

Target’s great prices are no secret, but this store is especially perfect for the summer months. You can’t find their affordable bathing suits, cover ups, and sundresses anywhere else. Target also has fast and efficient online shopping for those who want the quality clothing without the hassle of going to the actual store. Target is a large chain store. Chain stores tend to have reputations of mass producing products of terrible quality. Target, however, maintains its status as the best of the best when it comes to quality, affordable clothing.