While it's sometimes possible to order directly from the designer, designer clothing is also available at fashion outlets and fashion districts. Websites such as BestLabelsOnline.com and DNCWholesale.com sell designer brands at wholesale prices.
One standard way of buying designer clothing at wholesale prices is to attend a fashion district. The Los Angeles Fashion District hosts five market weeks a year. Customers attend the markets to buy from wholesalers and designers directly.
BestLabelsOnline.com is associated with the brick and mortar shop DLM Off Price, which offers a wide range of authentic designer apparel, accessories and shoes. BestLabelsOnline.com offers a limited selection of those pieces to customer who can't make it to the store in Los Angeles. The site sells designer clothing between 80 to 90 percent below retail price, but customers cannot select exactly what they're receiving.
DNCWholesale.com features overstock, closeout and liquidation merchandise from designers such as Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren and Lacoste. The site receives merchandise directly from department stores. While the company has a store in Miami, it also ships all over the United States. Customers have to buy pre-determined lots of clothing, and they cannot always determine which brands they receive.
MerchandizeLiquidators.com also sells wholesale designer clothing, specializing in clothing sold as overstock, salvage and customer returns.