Finally, remember you can find great fashion for less at high street fast fashion places like Zara and H&M. Just mind your fabrics. The good thing about Zara is that you won't usually see your double walking around but you have to be more careful with H&M. Designer capsule collections aside, go for more basic styles that you can style a million different ways with the clothes you already have. This will reduce the chance of the piece being recognized on the street if you happen to pass someone else wearing the same thing. This is actually the best time of year for this sort of styling since we are all layering like mad.
Vintage, Thrift & Consignment
Of course you also always have thrift stores, second hand stores, vintage shops and consignment stores. Take your time and choose wisely. Don't buy anything that really does not suit you, doesn't fit or is damaged beyond repair. Also never buy anything just because it's on sale or just because it's affordable. Hoarding won't do you any good!
These types of shops also provide plenty of opportunities to scoop up loads of designer fashions.
I actually bought one of my favorite accessories ever from a thrift store in South Beach so trust that there are amazing finds around waiting to be discovered.
Photo Credits: Zara.com, GoPixPic.com