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Shopping for clothing, accessories, shoes, et al on Amazon is one one of my favorite past-times. Yet I feel like many of my shopping buddies are missing out because it can be overwhelming to shop Amazon Fashion! I’m all about finding good deals online and Amazon has thousands of them, especially on everything you want to create a beautiful outfit.
This post is devoted to teaching you how to shop Amazon Fashion like a pro. We’ll discuss ways to easily narrow down and sort your searches, how to find great deals and then we’ll end the post with 40+ of my favorite picks: 35 of which are under $100, and 25+ of which are under $50.
The first thing I want to mention is that when you go to the Women’s Fashion homepage in Amazon Fashion, there are always curated boutiques to look through (shown boxed in red in the image above). So if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, just want to browse or see what’s popular and featured right now, this is the page to start with.
Just like any retailer, you can also browse by categories (i.e. Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, etc.). On the left side of the screenshot above you might notice a link called “See All Women’s Deals.” If you are a price-conscious shopper this is an awesome way to immediately filter your results down the least expensive items. It’s not unusual to find designer clothing mixed into this section!
You’ll want to make the left sidebar in the Fashion Section your best friend. It is here that you can filter your searches to work best for you. For example, let’s say I’m searching for the Sam Edelman shoes featured at the top of this post. We’ll start with the heels on the left. I’ll search for “Sam Edelman heels” in the Amazon search box…
…and gets tons of results. If you’re like me you may want to scroll through the results because I like to see what’s available from my favorite brands anyway, but if you’re looking to save time or find the heels faster, the ‘Refine By’ box highlighted in red in the image above is so helpful!
You can refine by nearly any criteria. For this search I selected “brown” from the color options so I could find the heels faster — and they are boxed in red in the results of the screenshot above, the Lara Pump ($71-$120).
My favorite search refinements are:
– “Prime” to ensure I’m only seeing results that can ship via Amazon Prime (not a member? You can get a free 30-day Prime trial here.)
– ★★★★☆ & Up reviews, because I feel better about buying stuff that’s been reviewed and liked by other customers.
– The Min – Max price boxes, which allow me to set any low and high price for my Amazon to search between
These refinements are super helpful for eliminating items that can’t be shipped Prime, that either haven’t been reviewed yet or are getting mixed to poor reviews, and helps me stay on budget by setting the exact prices I want my results to be between.
I also enjoy using the “Discount” refinements when hunting for sale items. The “Top Brands” filter will help constrain your results to nationally known brands.
Another great way to narrow down your searches is to use descriptive words for what you want to find. For example terms like “wrap top” instead of just “top” are good for limiting search results, “fit and flare dress” is better than “dress” and so on.
Here are some more examples of ok and better search terms:
OK: work top | Better: black sleeveless work top
OK: women’s heels | Better: Pink women’s heels
OK: leather bag | Better: Frye leather women’s crossbody
Give as much detail in you can in your searches, from brand (if you know the brand you want) to style of item (i.e. crossbody, tote, or hobo for handbags for example) to color to type of item. This helps to narrow down results quite a bit, helping you find what you want faster.
Amazon’s getting ready to launch a very cool new feature soon, one that made me very excited to sign up as a founding partner in their Fashion Influencer program!!
This new upcoming program is called Prime Wardrobe. In this very much needed try before you buy program, you fill up a box with 3+ items, try the items on at home (for up to 7 days) and then return what you don’t want.
This is a complete godsend for online shopping! How many times have we ordered items that should fit us perfectly only to discover that they don’t fit at all, and get charged return shipping? In the Prime Wardrobe program you can get up to 20% off your order, and returns are free within the 7 day return shipping window. As a Fashion Influencer member I’ve already been able to try the program and I love it! It makes choosing and trying items hassle free.
Prime Wardrobe is for Amazon Prime members — you can sign up here to get notified when the service has launched, and if you’re not a Prime member yet you can sign up here.
I’ve rounded up a bunch of my recent Amazon Fashion favorites below, many of which are under $50. Click here to see a zoomable version of this photo. You can click on the photo to make it larger. I went for highly-rated items wherever I could. I’ve noticed that with the right search terms you can find many tops that other retailers are selling for over $100 for much, much less on Amazon. I’ve also had great luck finding tops like my favorite retailers used to sell that they seem to have abandoned. My closet is very happy!
Dresses (left to right):
1 – Eleni Off the Shoulder Dress ($90, TTS) | 2 – Denny Space Dyed French Terry Belted Dress ($75, TTS) | 3 – Santorini Stripe Fit and Flare Dress ($88, TTS) | 4 – Printed Short Sleeves Dress ($90, TTS) | 5 – Tribal Printed Fit and Flare Dress ($59, runs big) | 6 – Peplum Bottom Dress ($46-$79, TTS) | 7 – Off Shoulder Bell Sleeve Poplin Dress ($55-$85, runs large) | 8 – Multi Jersey Dress ($84, runs small) | 9 – Gingham Topstitch Dress with Pleats ($60, TTS)
Shoes (left to right, all were true to size for me):
10 – Stella Wedge Casual Shoe ($52-$90) | 11 – Over There Espadrille Wedge Sandal ($23-$59) | 12 – Vendra Daisy Dress Pump ($40-$198) | 13 – Castana Pump ($59) | 14 – Cirrus Dress Pump ($25-$79) | 15 – Ankle Strap D’orsay Pointed Toe Pump ($23-$34) | 16 – Studded Strappy Slingback High Heel ($114-$124, very comfy despite high heel) | 17 – Ballet Comfort Soft Slip On Flats ($16-$20) | 18 – Jutti Flat ($55-$100)
Tops (left to right):
19 – Off Shoulder V-Neck Bow Waist-tie Ruffle ($20-$25, runs big) | 20 – Off Shoulder V Neck Wrap Blouse ($16-$17, runs big) | 21 – V Neck Cross Wrap Tie Chiffon Blouse ($13-$16, runs big) | 22 – Ruched Cross-front V Neck Blouse ($18-$22, TTS, reminds me of the kind of tops Anthro used to carry!) | 23 – V Neck Short Sleeve Wrap Blouse ($17, TTS) | 24 – Mya Plaid Shirt ($60-$170, TTS) | 25 – Chambray Polka Dot Woven Shirting ($47-$158, TTS) | 26 – Bella Top ($96-$118, TTS) | 27 – Stripe 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck ($52, TTS)
Jeans (left to right):
28 – Skyline Straight Jeans ($72, TTS) | 29 – Coco Curvy Slim Straight Jeans ($65-$112, amazing for curves and TTS) | 30 – High Class Skinny Jean ($90-$155, runs small, great for straight shapes) | 31 – Debbie High Rise Straight Crop Jean ($63-$258, TTS with lots of stretch) | 32 – Ankle Skinny with Destroy ($94-$199, TTS) | 33 – 811 Mid Rise Ultra Soft Skinny Jean ($90-$220, super soft, LOVE these, TTS) | 34 – Skyline Ankle Peg Jeans ($91-$189, TTS) | 35 – Coated Vixen Sassy Skinny Ankle Skinny Jean ($72-$190, TTS) | 36 – Margaux Instascuplt Ankle Skinny Jeans ($71-$138, TTS) | 37 – 811 Mid Rise Skinny Jeans ($80-$185, my favorite J Brands, TTS)
Bags (left to right):
38 – Bamboo Handbag ($62-$67) | 39 – Piper Toaster Crossbody ($83) | 40 – Rachel Ns Tote Black ($146) | 41 – Emma E/W Crossbody ($59) | 42 – Women’s Leather Hand Shoulder Bag ($142) | 43 – Ombre Rivets Coach Swagger 15 ($206) | 44 – Melissa Saddle Bag ($200) | 45 – Dome Satchel ($225) | 46 – Mini Saddle Bag ($148)
Look for some of these items in upcoming OOTDs.
What tips do you have for shopping on Amazon? What clothing/shoe/accessory buys have you made there lately? You can see all my recent posts about Amazon, including shoe deals galore and luxury denim starting under $30 via this link.