10 Best Fashion Designer Affiliate Programs

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Recently I wrote a post on affiliate programs within the clothing niche and it quickly became apparent that the sub niche that we will look into today is quite popular for those looking to add some luxury or higher ticket items to their sites. So with that, welcome to my post covering 10 fashion designer affiliate programs to model in 2020.

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Before we begin however, I am conscious that when it comes to fashion design and designer labels, there are a number of different areas or sub niches to choose from hence the quantity of affiliate programs available may also be just as large. So how have I picked my best 10? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let’s have a look at what I mean by the term ‘fashion design’ and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

What do we mean by fashion design?

Fashion design can be described as “the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. In most cases, when we think of fashion design we mainly think of those big name fashion labels such as Gucci, Fendi, Dior etc. or alternatively we may focus on Italian, French or American influences. Well at least I hope you do as that is what this post will be focusing on – affiliate programs that deal with the big designer label clothing ranges and their accessories .

And within that, I have tried to cover a good cross section across the range of sites and product lines including:

And of course anything else you can think of when it comes to fashion designers and their labels… So, if you are looking to make some money selling fashion online, let’s check them out below.

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What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to designer label fashion. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over shoe affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. These are:

  1. Know your audience, some purchasers are looking for specifics and want the best whilst others are hoping to just get themselves into a brand name label on a budget. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Purchasers of high end brand label items and accessories will not take risks if they don’t trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. Those purchasing for a specific purpose will need to know specs and maybe even want them customised or sized – make sure your affiliate program is able to meet these requirements.
  4. Don’t underestimate the purchase power of the avid design house fan – they will spend the dollars but will need to know exactly what they are getting.

That said, stats show that people will spend money on fashion designer clothing online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are meeting their needs and solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let’s have a look at 10 programs that I have found below:

Gucci

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Ok, Let’s start with the big fashion houses and Gucci. Founded in Florence Italy in 1921 by Giccio Gucci, Gucci has become extremely well-known and sought after for its “fashion innovation and impeccable Italian craftsmanship”. In terms of its product range, there is quite a large range of:

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From an affiliate marketing point of view, the question will always be whether a site like this can sustain an online business all on its own (i.e. you write about Gucci products only) or as an addition to any luxury or designer related undertaking. High prices also mean the opportunity for high commissions so this could also be added to any mainstream women’s fashion affiliate marketing site as a high ticket or designer review post.

Commission Rate: 7 – 8%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, Gucci’s affiliate program is managed by Sovrn//Commerce. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Gucci affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

Join the Gucci affiliate program here


Ralph Lauren

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Our next big fashion house option is Ralph Lauren. Famous for its ‘Polo’ brand (amongst others), Ralph Lauren is a “global leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of premium lifestyle products”. Their product range is common to most of the big fashion label sites with way too much to list here however categories include:

Men

  • Clothing
  • Shoes and Accessories
  • Big and Tall

Women

Kids and Baby

  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Baby

That list really doesn’t even come close to doing them justice but be assured that they have everything you would expect from a site such as this. And as some added cross selling opportunities there is also a good range of:

  • Bed and bath
  • Towels and Robes
  • Diningware
  • Home Decor
  • Lighting
  • Pub and Coffee Shop paraphernalia

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You know what? There really is so much on this site that you could effectively base a designer label affiliate business on this one alone. Alternatively, as per Gucci above, it would also make a good add on to any luxury or designer based site or as a high ticket option in any fashion or home product arrangements as well.

Commission Rate: 7%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 14 Days

Application required?: Yes, Ralph Lauren’s affiliate program is managed by Sovrn//Commerce. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Ralph Lauren affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banner and text links

Join the Ralph Lauren affiliate program here


Chanel

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Now let’s round out our little section covering some of the big fashion houses with Chanel. Founded in 1910 by Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, the company’s focus is on high fashion and ready-made clothes, luxury products, and accessories including:

  • Haute Couture
  • Fine Jewelry
  • Fashion
  • Watches
  • High Jewelry
  • Eyewear
  • Fragrance
  • Skincare
  • Makeup

This is the ultimate high end/high ticket site with items well into the $10k range.

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The advantage of this site is its massive range and sought after name. At the end of the day, it could easily be used as a base for any luxury or high end fashion site or, like the others above, a great addition to any fashion, luxury or cosmetics/beauty affiliate business as well.

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, Chanel’s affiliate program is managed by Sovrn//Commerce. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Chanel affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Chanel affiliate program here

Note: If the programs listed above to do not match your own business, there are affiliate programs for a number of other famous designer label houses which can all be located via an online search such as “Fendi affiliate program”.


Boutique 1

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Now let’s head into the mainstream, multi brand sites starting with Boutique 1. Boutique 1 is a leading luxury fashion shopping destination offering customers the latest designer collections and brand exclusives across a massive range of products including:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Bags
  • Accessories
  • Jewelry

Key brands include The Row, Calvin Klein, Elie Saab, Missoni, Giambattista Valli, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Rochas, Peter Pilotto, Erdem and many more. Prices are generally in the higher bracket however for those looking at the budget side of things there is an outlet section here as well offering some good discounts.

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This is a great site to base an affiliate marketing site around – especially if you are aiming at all levels of the designer brand market. Again, this could also be added to any fashion, luxury or fashion accessory site as a high ticket add on or for that special occasion. The site also offers a number of fashion base services such as VIP changing rooms and stylist assistance.

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Commission Rate: 7%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes – the Boutique 1 affiliate program is managed by Rakuten. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Boutique 1 affiliate program. Alternatively, applications can be made via the email address on the affiliate (page link below) application including details of your website, URL, and your contact details.

Marketing material provided: Ad banners, text links

Join the Boutique 1 affiliate program here


LUISAVIAROMA

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LUISAVIAROMA is an “Italian luxury destination” offering a selection of products from over 600 of the most sought-after designer labels including Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as young emerging talents. As with most others on this page, they offer a massive range of items within the following categories:

  • Clothing
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Jewelry and Watches
  • Sports and Activewear

There are options for men, women and children as well as a good range of:

  • Home furnishings
  • Lighting and Lamps
  • Bathroom
  • Bedding
  • Home accessories and decor

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This site would work in well with any luxury or designer based niche as a great high ticket option or as an addition to general fashion sites as well.

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Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: 30 Days

Cookies: 45 Days

Application required?: Yes – applications can be made via the email address on the affiliate page (link below) including details of your website, blog or social media profile and your main markets.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links, deep links and data feed (in 9 languages).

Join the LUISAVIAROMA affiliate program here

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Mytheresa

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Mytheresa is another large site offering luxury and fashion from over 250 of the best international designers. They offer all of the usual fashion apparel and accessories that fall into the higher price range bracket including:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Bags
  • Accessories.

The added advantage with this site for affiliates however is their range of items that are at times not thought of when it comes to designer label fashion including:

  • Essential clothing
  • Workwear
  • Wedding guest
  • Bridal
  • Vacation shop – swimwear etc.
  • Exclusive clothing
  • Loungewear
  • Party

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There really is a lot here and it could possibly support an affiliate business on its own or work as a high ticket add on to any men’s, women’s or children’s shoe niche or luxury fashion site.

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Commission Rate: 8%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, the Mytheresa affiliate program is managed by either CJ Affiliates or Rakuten. You will be required to apply for an account with the program of your choice then for the Mytheresa affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as part of the application.

Marketing material provided: Text links, Banners, Data feed

Join the Mytheresa affiliate program here


FRMODA

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As we have seen above, this stuff can be expensive. So let’s now have a look at some site that may offer a little relief to the purse strings starting with FRMODA. FRMODA is an online only store that provides access to “the most famous brands, the most emerging designers and the most innovative stylists” at costs of up to 60% off of the original retail prices. As with the others on this page, their product range is huge including men’s, women’s and children’s shoes, bags, accessories, perfumes and clothes.

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There may be enough here to base an affiliate business on, especially if you are looking at the discount or budget side of luxury designer items. And of course it would also work well with any clothing, shoe, travel accessories, jewellery or activewear niches as well.

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Commission Rate: 7 – 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes, the FRMODA affiliate program is managed by Rakuten. You will be required to apply for an account then for the FRMODA affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as part of the application.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, product feed

Join the FRMODA affiliate program here


Luxury Garage Sale

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Luxury Garage Sale promotes itself on its website as a “curated collection of authentic, pre-owned pieces from the world’s most beloved luxury brands”. All pieces come with guaranteed authenticity and includes:

  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Accessories

Items are available for both men and women from all of the top designers including:

  • Chanel
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Gucci
  • Hermes
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Prada
  • Celine
  • Fendi
  • Saint Laurent
  • David Yurman
  • Givenchy
  • Balenciaga
  • Christian Dior

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There may be enough here to base an affiliate business on, especially if you are looking at the budget side of designer label fashion. However, it would also make a great addition if you are looking at smaller boutique, luxury or special occasion fashion requirements as well. And as an added opportunity for affiliates, there is also a section allowing readers to sell their own unused items via the site giving added access to commissions if you can convince them to purchase after their sale.

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Commission Rate: 5% (3% for sales over $5000)

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes, the Luxury Garage Sale affiliate program is managed by Rakuten. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Luxury Garage Sale affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as part of the application.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, product feed

Join the Luxury Garage Sale affiliate program here


dress-for-less

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Whilst is dress-for-less probably not exclusively aimed at fashion designer labels perse (they offer a large range of brand name products such as Lee, Toms and Fila as well), there is a great range of heavily discounted items from such designers as:

  • DKNY
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Karl Lagerfield
  • Micheal Kors
  • Tommy Hilfiger

There are all of the usual offering on this page including clothing, shoes, accessories and underwear.

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Again, there may be enough here to build a complete affiliate business around if you were working in the budget or brand name fashion niches. It would also certainly work in well with any footwear, outdoors, street wear or general fashion niche.

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Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: 30 days

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes, You will need to enter personal and website information as part of the application.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links, product feed

Join the dress-for-less affiliate program here


One Honey Boutique

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One Honey Boutique is an Australian based site that focuses mainly on the formal, wedding and special occasion requirements of designer wear. Offering a large range of items from both Australian and international designers, their main range includes:

  • Bandage dresses
  • Evening & formal dresses
  • Made to order dresses
  • Bridal collection
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • Mother of bride/groom
  • Cocktail dress
  • Junior & flower girl
  • Debutante dresses
  • Curve styles
  • Long sleeve dresses

The more I checked into this site however, there is actually a massive range of designer based clothing, accessories and shoes as well – and trust me, just listing those three words goes no where near giving their range justice.

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This would make a great addition to any luxury or fashion brand niche or could possibly sustain an affiliate business on its own if you wanted to focus on Australian designers. However, with its full range of apparel and fashion accessories included, you could definitely use this as a great addition to the wedding, school formal/prom, shoe, activewear or general fashion niches as well.

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Commission Rate: up to 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes, the One Honey Boutique affiliate program is managed by Commission Factory. You will be required to apply for an account then for the One Honey Boutique affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as part of the application.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text Links, product feed

Join the One Honey Boutique affiliate program here


Amazon Associates

Alternatively, should you wish to set up your site up with a range from a few different brands or companies on the same site then you can do so via Amazon. Amazon provides access to a good range of designer label related products and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the best products relevant to your site within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon’s commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category’. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space especially as I could never even begin to cover designer brand related requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

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To be honest (and you may have noticed by my slightly different search above), locating fashion designer affiliate programs is not as easy as some other niches. This is mainly due to the fact that in most cases, search engines will display fashion affiliate programs instead – many of these are designer label options, however you will just need to do a little more hunting than normal.

Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your designer handbags is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best fashion designer affiliate programs to model in 2020. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own fashion based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

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