Scouring outlet malls for deals can be fun but there a few downsides (like trying to find parking on packed day and long lines).
To browse from the comfort of home and still have a solid selection of designers and sizes, take the bargain hunting indoors with these online outlets. Some brands are available directly through the store, while others are through a department store. All of the shops have Canadian shipping, which means never being disappointed at checkout.
Where to shop the Coach outlet online
The good thing about buying a handbag online is that there’s no need to worry about fit and the dimensions are included in the description, so you know exactly what you are getting. Coach is always a hit in outlet malls and this online store has sunglasses, handbags, wallets, shoes and accessories. There’s also a solid selection of Coach’s underrated ready-to-wear pieces. Shop online at coachoutlet.com.
Where to shop the ASOS outlet online
U.K.’s trend-driver retailer ASOS has a dedicated “Outlet” section on its site with deep discounts (but limited sizing — things tend to go quickly). Note that deliveries to Canada will incur duty charges upon delivery, which can be difficult to predict. Shop online at Asos.com.
Where to shop the J.Crew Factory online
J.Crew has come and gone (and come back again) in Canada. The factory outlet store has lots of the preppy looks the brand is known for: like gingham dresses, linen pants and vintage-striped crew neck tees. To ensure delivery and availability before adding anything to cart, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the U.S. flag to change it to Canada. Shop online at factory.jcrew.com.
Where to shop the Nike outlet online
Nike doesn’t have a separate outlet website for Canadians but the Nike website does have a really robust sale page with a constant rotation of sneakers, jerseys and athletic wear that would be available at outlet malls. Shop at nike.ca.
Where to shop Saks Off 5th online
Saks Off 5th (an outlet version of the iconic New York department) has a solid selection of designer names like Valentino and Marc Jacobs as well as a surprising amount of mid-range brands like Puma, Madewell, Steve Madden and DKNY. For those looking for luxury, there's also a selection of vintage handbags by Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Celine and more. Shop online at Saksoff5th.com.
Where to shop the Michael Kors outlet online
Like Nike, Michael Kors does not have a dedicated outlet shopping website in Canada but some of the brand’s core products like handbags and sneakers are available at Macy’s (just be sure to set your country location to Canada before you browse). Shop online at Macys.com.
Where to shop the Lululemon outlet online
Lululemon doesn’t have seasonal sales or post discounts very often. Instead, look for the “We Made Too Much” tab under a category because that’s where you’ll find outlet-worthy goods like Align leggings and Scuba Full Zip Hoodie. Shop at lululemon.com.
Where to shop the Adidas outlet online
Adidas has a dedicated outlet section on its website where deals (like sneakers, sweatshirts and winter jackets) can be found. Shop at adidas.ca.
Where to shop the latest designer goods outlet online
The Outnet is the sister site of Net-a-porter and a consistent spot for discount designer clothing, shoes and bags. It’s like shopping a super-secret holiday sale, except it’s available 24/7. Duty and delivery charges are calculated at checkout, which makes for a seamless purchase. Shop at theoutnet.com.