Savvy shoppers know where the best bargains can be found - and when it comes to picking the perfect outfit or building up your own unique look, it often pays to check out what you can buy second hand. From designer labels to high street classics and retro pieces, forging your own style is extremely affordable when using online auction sites. Got your eye on a pair of Jimmy Choos or a classic Russell & Bromley handbag? Then head online and start searching. If you have a favourite designer, keep an eye out and watch the online listings, as high end pieces are often in high demand and could sell fast.
For tighter budgets, purchasing pre-loved clothes and accessories online can work out extremely affordable - keep your eyes peeled for wholesale job lots of clothing in your size. You can often find up to 100 pieces - or even more - for an excellent value price. Similarly, those with children can often find job lots of cute clothes to kit-out their little ones.
Second-hand retro pieces are regularly listed, so watch out for these if vintage styles catch your eye. Often these items will have a low reserve due to their age; find them by adding 'vintage' or 'retro' to your search terms, or try typing in the decade - for example, try typing '1920s' in the clothing and accessories section if you're after some Roaring Twenties chic, punch in '1990s' for grunge styles or try '1980s' for the punk look.