Nasty Gal offers new and vintage clothing, accessories, and shoes – from name-brand designers like Chanel to off-brand thrift-style clothing. Because Nasty Gal has such a wide range of clothing, the prices can vary greatly. The good part is that the shop is constantly making room for more inventory, which means you may be able to purchase great pieces for great prices. However, there are a few tricks you should consider before shopping at Nasty Gal.
Nasty Gal always has a separately designated area for sale items, which always includes clothing, accessories, shoes, and even stuff for your home. Because the product prices at Nasty Gal have such a broad range, it’s a good idea to start in the sale section (you may be able to get items up to 70% off). Once in the sale section, you can search by product or by price reduction (30%, 50%, or 60% and up). If you live near a Nasty Gal store, it’s a good idea to see if that location has the products you’re interested in, because all sale purchases are final. This means that if the item you purchase doesn’t fit, you won’t be able to return it. Going to a Nasty Gal store location will allow you to try the clothes on before you purchase the items. Starting in the sale section will also allow you to see what sales they have at that time. For example, they usually have end-of-season sales to make room for new inventory.
Start with the “newly added” sale items. Nasty Gal sales are great because you can still get really cool stuff (it’s not all picked over). However, if you start with the newly added items, you’ll have a better chance at finding items in your size – because the stock will be more full than items that have been on sale for some time. Also, don’t forget that Nasty Gal has a feature where you can be added to the waitlist for items that are out of stock. Once they restock the item, they’ll send you an email. There is also a setting where you can decide to only be contacted if they restock your size.
Go to the Nasty Gal EDU page and sign up using your school email address (the email address will qualify as long as it ends in .edu). This is a separate email registration than registering your email on the Nasty Gal website. When you sign up with a school email address, you’ll receive special offers and shopping events only available to students registered with the Nasty Gal .edu page.
Fill out an application to be elected as a Nasty Galedictorian on your campus. As a Nasty Galedictorian, you’ll get free clothing and merchandise to wear and pass out around campus, and you'll also get to host events and trunk shows.
Follow Nasty Gal on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest for news on new arrivals and when out of stock items that become available again. Aside from inventory updates, you'll also get info on upcoming sales and promotional events.
Download the Nasty Gal app to receive push notifications and hear about sales before anyone else. The app allows you to save your favorites to your online closet and to share your favorite products with your friends. It’s also a huge advantage to learn about sales at Nasty Gal early, because the sale items go fast. Downloading the app means you have better chances of snagging products in your size before they go out of stock.
Nasty Gal recently opened a couple of stores in Los Angeles, and they held a weekend-long party to celebrate. The Nasty Gal team gave away scratch-off promo cards, there were celebrity appearances, live music, and tons of other giveaways. Emails were sent to those registered on the site with an invitation to attend the event – so if you get an opportunity to attend a store opening in the future, don’t miss it!
Raise.com stocks Nasty Gal gift cards at discount prices, but they don’t last for long. Go to the Raise website to set an alert for Nasty Gal cards. When the cards become available, you’ll get an alert so that you don’t miss out before they’re all sold out!