I may be the only person on the planet who loves to find great clothing deals on Amazon and thinks that Amazon is the best place to buy clothes from, but some of my favorite fashion finds have been from Amazon! (Scroll to the bottom of this post for some of my recommendations!)
And I love that most Prime eligible clothing offers FREE shipping and FREE returns! So if something doesn’t fit or I end up hating it, I can just send it right back without worrying about losing money on the purchase.
As I’ve been sharing about some of my favorite Amazon clothing deals recently, some of you have asked how to find the best deals on budget-friendly clothing on Amazon.
Amazon’s search feature is not set up well to find exactly what you are looking for, so you might have to do some poking around.
Here are 5 simple tips to find great clothing deals on Amazon…
1. Be willing to dig.
It’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for at first. Most the time, you have to put in specific search terms to find exactly what you’re looking for. Don’t give up within a few tries; it’s probably there if you’re willing to dig! Use as specific of search terms as possible. If you know a brand name and specific type of what you’re looking for, be sure to include those details in the search terms. Amazon carries a LOT of brands and you might be surprised what you find and the prices they are offering.
What I’ve found works best is to find a few brands that I love and then buy multiple colors of that same item once I know that I love it (because I might be branching out some, but I’m still boring enough to have multiple colors of the same shirt. Hey, if I like it a lot and it fits really well, it’s so much easier to just have the same shirt in different colors!!)
2. Check the related searches.
If you find an item you love, be sure to scroll down on the page to see the “Related Searches” items and the “People Who Bought This Also Bought” selections. In both cases, I’ll often find some great options there that I might not have found just by searching. And both of these tools often turn up some great finds that are in similar styles to what I love!
3. Look for the best reviewed items.
Amazon reviews are a goldmine of helpful information! Often, items will look amazing in the picture, but if you read the reviews, you’ll discover that the quality isn’t great or the sizing is off. I always search for clothes that have at least a 4 star average from 50+ people. To make this easier, you can narrow your search to show only these items when you select 4+ star reviews option on the sidebar.
4. Always check the shipping price.
Many clothes ship free to Amazon Prime members or with a qualified $49 purchase. Make sure you check the shipping price before falling in love with something — because sometimes it won’t be free and might be as high as $5-$6.
If something doesn’t fit, most Amazon clothes purchases can be returned for free, but you have to read the details because different sellers are different. (A general rule of thumb is that if it’s Prime eligible, it usually offers free returns with the free shipping. But be sure to double check!)
5. Look to see where something is made/ships from.
Some of Amazon’s clothing ships from China and takes 4-6 weeks to arrive. Be aware of this when you are looking at items — especially if you are hoping to get them within in a few days.
Want to see some of my all-time favorite Amazon clothing finds?
- PinUpArt Women’s Color Block Long Sleeve Sweatshirt
- MBJ Drape Top With Side Shirring
- Long Sleeve Tunic Top
- Derek Heart Flannel Shirt
What are YOUR favorite ways to get great deals on Amazon clothes? I’d love to hear! Tell us in the comments!
When I find a “name brand” clothing item I like, I always search for it on Amazon first. It’s usually cheaper than in the store. I’ve gotten great deals on shoes!
Crystal Paine says
YES! So true!
On Amazon you can also search for under $25. This should help you narrow it down to less expensive items!
Great tip! Thank you! -Meg, MSM Team
I found that my favorite bras, that I was paying $29 each for locally, were on Amazon for $12.79. If you have a favorite brand and know that size you need you can really save some money. I also have a favorite brand of tops that I buy there, too and I save a bunch of money. My favorite jeans were hit or miss. I did not receive the ones I thought I was ordering so I have decided to let that go.
Wow! Thanks for sharing that tip!! -Meg, MSM Team
I just ordered 3 shirts today for a total of $20 dollars on recommendation of another blogger. 2 of them were in a super sale today so I lucked out. Thanks for this post, it makes it easier to find it all in one page (I actually was looking through your archives a couple weeks ago!)
You’re so welcome! And congrats on the great clothing finds! -Meg, MSM Team
I don’t buy clothing much from Amazon anymore. I’ve had enough bad experiences to make me wary, unless it is a super great deal or something I know I will love. It is nice that they accept returns on most items. It is easier than ever for me to return something using an Amazon box at my local grocery store, although the boxes are usually all full.
I have an Amazon return sitting in my lap while I type this (I am procrastinating!) and I just loathe doing the returns. I typically avoid any retailer that only gives a 30-day return window. It is amazing how busy life can become in 30 days!
My favorite Amazon fail was a bathing suit. I was looking for a plain, black racing style. I bought a great-looking one on Amazon for $13. I bought a M and a L, since I didn’t know what size would fit best and planned on returning one of them. It took a while to receive because it was sent from China. (Some items from China arrive amazingly quick). The suit did not have a shelf bra or cups, but two black circles in the middle of the top! The material was so thin I could see my belly button through the fabric. I decided to return it, but didn’t get it done right away so I was stuck. To make the best of a bad situation, I now wear BOTH suits together. It seems a little more modest that way. I get a lot of laughs from my swim friends when they notice the circles. I wear this swimsuit twice a week. It has lasted a few YEARS now but it is a good reminder as to why I need to restrain myself from buying clothes from Amazon. ; )
That is hilarious…and super creative! -Meg, MSM Team
Re the comment above, I’m not a fan of Prime Wardrobe. The clothing seems more expensive to me. And yes, I’ve tried it. I agree that the search function for clothing doesn’t always work and I have to do searches. For example, right now I have a turquoise and a yelllow green and a soft pink shirt in my birthday wish list, but all my recommendations are navy, and black and so on. Having said, that I have a long list of things I find at good prices on said wish list, it jjust takes some work. I would also add that while I like to try new things, once I find a brand I like, I stick with it.
Thanks for your feedback on Prime Wardrobe! We’ll probably do another post about it as it becomes available to more people and we can try it out. 🙂 Glad you’ve found some great items on Amazon — even though it took a bit of effort! -Meg, MSM Team
A suggestion and a correction:
Have you guys heard about Prime Wardrobe on Amazon? You get to fill a box with 3 clothing or shoe items and try it on before you buy- send anything you don’t like back for free. It’s kinda like stitch fix on Amazon.
Also the free shipping for non-Prime is $25 not $49 currently.
Yes! Crystal is on the waiting list and has been for a while. It’s not available to everyone yet, so we didn’t want to mention it in this post yet. As it becomes available to more people, we’ll probably do an honest review of how it works. 🙂 Thanks for that reminder, though! -Meg, MSM Team