Once the preserve of secret sample sales reserved for a select few, designer's past collections are being flung onto the internet for all to buy. The recession can be blamed for a lot of evils, but this is one of the upshots of an economic downturn. The Outnet, Net-a-Porter's bargainista (yes I just used that word!) little sister launched today, and with a slew of designer bargains to be had we predict great things for this website.

The advent of cruise collections, pre-collection and collaborations have bridged the gap between the traditional A/W and S/S catwalk shows. This has slightly undermined the importance of seasonal trends so snapping up a bargain from a designer sale simply demonstrates your fashion know-how, especially if you show the skills to style it into an on-trend outfit. Take a look through our gallery to see our pick of the hot items from The Outnet.

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