The fashion industry online is always a strong performer. Who doesn’t want to look good?

We did a roundup of some of the best affiliate programs for fashion bloggers and niche marketers. Fashion commissions have a widespread from 2% to 20% for custom specialty affiliate programs. Like most things affiliate it is best to focus and specialize.

If you can write about a trending fashion topic on a consistent basis, your conversions for related affiliate links will be much higher than someone just adding banners and side-bar widgets. Most retailers will have an affiliate program so focus on the product for your niche first.

Why Fashion Affiliate Programs

Fashion has many desirable characteristics in niche marketing and blogging …

  • Evergreen — Always new customers entering the market
  • Trending — Many stles and fashions can have big upticks to leverage
  • Higher Ticket — Average sales prices for many fashion categories are attractive
  • High Margin — Fashion retailers enjoy high margins and can afford higher commission than categories like electronics.

Let’s take a look at fashion from an affilaite marketers perspective.

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Designer Fashion Affiliate Programs

Designer Fashion Affiliate Programs

Designer fashion is led by a few retailers. The clients tend to be very loyal to their favorite store. This is the place to find top designers for your blog. If you want to create a post on best outfit or dress for a black-tie wedding or best power suit for an executive interview … these are the retailers to be an affiliate for. You also get bargain hunters (like me) at the outlet stores like Neiman Marcus Last Call which is also available to affiliates.

Saks 5th Avenue

saks fifth avenue affiliate programCommission Rate: 3%

Cookie Length: 14 days

Affiliate Info: Saks 5th Avenue Affiliate Program

Saks is a lucury department store with a big emphasis on fashion clothing. They represent some of the best brands in the industry so if you want to refer a prospect to an Armani suite — Saks can help with that.

Neiman Marcus

neiman marcus affiliate programCommission Rate: 6%

Cookie Length: 5 days

Affiliate Info: Neiman at Rakuten Marketing

Neiman Marcus is an iconic brand which represents all of the tp designers. They also have an awesome clearence group called Last Call. Fashion requires a constant turnover of inventory and styles. This is where you can get great deals on high fashion from great designers. It will have walked the runway last year not this — I can live with that.

Nordstrum

nordstrom affiliate programCommission Rate: Tiered 2%-11%

Cookie Length:14 days

Affiliate Info: Nordstrom at Rakuten Marketing

Nordstrum is a luxury retailer. A place to find the top designers. Though a few categories pay more the typical category is only 2%

Jimmy Choo

jimmy choo affiliate programCommission Rate: 8%

Cookie Length: 14 days

Affiliate Info: Jimmy Choo Affilaite Program

How much are Jimmy Choo shoes? If you have to ask … Many gals are shoe lovers. I get it as I have a thing about men’s shoes. Jimmy Choo is a leading trend setter in the shoe industry.

General Fashion Affiliate Programs

General Fashion Affiliate Programs

These are the bread and butter fashion sources. You need a new Polo shirt or outfit for a birthday party, These are the places to go. Quality fashion with current styles and colors but at down to earth prices.

Macys

macys affiliate programCommission Rate: 3%

Cookie Length: 10 days

Affiliate Info: Macy’s Affilaite Program

Macy’s is an institution. They are a huge brand that is great to be associated with. Keep an eye on the new arrivals and update your audience.

Zaful

zaful affiliate programCommission Rate: new customer 16% 

Cookie Length: 60 days

Affiliate Info: ZAFUL Affiliate Page

Zalful is an leading online fashion retailer with a great affiliate program. For new customers you receive 16%! That is worth creating a campaign for. Existing customers still earn a generous 8%. They also allow you to enroll at CJ Affiliate or ShareASale as well as other affilaite networks listed on ZAFUL affilaite page.

Old Navy/Gap

gap affiliate programCommission Rate: up to 4%

Cookie Length: 1 day

Affiliate Info: Old Navy Affiliate Program

Who doesn’t like Old Navy and The Gap? They have great values on everyday clothing for your kids of all ages. The perfect back to school retailer. They could be a bit more generous with the cookie period. The 4% commission is understandable given their price point and lower margins.

Wolaco

wolaco affiliate programCommission Rate: 10%

Cookie Length: 30 days

Affiliate Info: WOLACO Affiliate Program

Way of Life Athletic is a trending fashion company for active individuals. They are best known for their original product — compression workout shorts. A hybrid between function and style, the shorts have one pocket for your phone, the other for your keys, cash and credit cards. 

Plus Size Affiliate Programs

Plus-Sized Fashion Affiliate Programs

Guess what? The US is not a country of size 2-4 women. Let alone size 0 models. The average woman is more like a 14-16. Many designers stop at 12. This has led to an entire fashion sector for plus models and fashion. Though it really should be called normal-sized not plus-sized. Most of the plus-sized shops start at US size 10-12.

Lane Bryant

lane-bryant-affilaite-programCommission Rate: 4%

Cookie Length: 14 days

Affiliate Info: Lane Bryant Affiliate Program

Lane Bryant has fashion-forward women’s clothes in size 10-28. They are one of the leading plus size retailers with everything from party and officewear to boudoir attire.

ELOQUII

eloquii affiliate programCommission Rate: 5%

Cookie Length: 7 days

Affiliate Info: ELOQUII Affiliate Program

ELOQUII is ooking for creative, stylish and fashion-loving websites and blogs preferably in the areas of fashion, lifestyle, design, beauty and style.

Just My Size

justmysize affiliate programCommission Rate: 4%

Cookie Length: 45 days

Affiliate Info: Just My Size Affiliate Program

Just My Size offers plus size clothing, panties, bras & more at Just My Size. Free shipping on 60$ or more!

Society Plus

society plus affiliate programCommission Rate: up to 10%

Cookie Length: 30 days

Affiliate Info: Society Plus Affiliate Program

Society plus is a fairly new retailer launched in 2015, Society+ They bill themselves as “a plus size e-commerce retailer and lifestyle brand.”  They enthusiastically focus on body positivity and on-trend plus size female fashion.

Mens Fashion Affiliate Programs

Men's Fashion Affiliate Programs

Men’s fashion is a bit different. Where the average women get fashion and enjoys the feel of quality design and outfit … many men, not so much. But you still have the urban and generally fashion-forward men and others who just like the look of a good suit or outfit. Much of the men’s fashion opportunity is around gifts and holidays.

Mr. Porter

mr porter affiliate programCommission Rate: up to 90%

Cookie Length: 30 days

Affiliate Info: Mr. Porter Affiliate Program

Mr. Porter is the place for fashion, fashion news, tips and trends — all for men. Sorry gals but we need all the help we can get. They have a great blog that has tips and trends.

Calvin Klein

calvin klein affiliate programCommission Rate: 3%

Cookie Length: 30 days

Affiliate Info: Calvin Klein Affiliate Program

Calvin Klein is an iconic designer that gives off an metropolitan elegance when worn. Their ffilaite program is managed by rakuten who did a feature article in tehir blog about CK.

Brooks Brothers

brooks brothers affiliate programCommission Rate: 6%

Cookie Length: 7 days

Affiliate Info: Brooks Brothers Affiliate Program

Brooks Brothers is where men go for timeless classic designs of the most modern and high-quality material and construction. A bit bozier than an Armani or Canali suit with more room for athletic and larger men.

Sportswear & Athletic Affiliate Programs

Sportswear and Athletic Affiliate Programs

When you look at athletic and sportswear think broader than beach, gym, and casual wear. Think about the cult-like attraction of sneakers for instance. How about an affiliate  website dedicated to newly-released sneakers. A site like that would have very high average transaction values and trending traffic … hmm.

Nike

nike affiliate programCommission Rate: up to 11%

Cookie Length: 30 days

Affiliate Info: Nike Affiliate Program  (EU)

Just do it. Sorry couldn’t resist but that is the appeal of Nike. A world-class brand with great products at premium prices. The perfect recipe for aligned affiliates. Right now there is only a UK/EU affiliate program

Adidas

adidas affiliate programCommission Rate: up to 90%

Cookie Length: 30 days

Affiliate Info: Adidas Affiliate Program

Adidas has a dedicated page for affiliates to introduce them to the program managed by Impact. They do want a close overlap with their products and philosophy … ” Since 1949 we’ve created new athletic footwear, sport-centric fashion and accessories designed to help people harness the power of sport in their life”

Under Armour

underarmour affiliate programCommission Rate: 5%

Cookie Length: 30 days

Affiliate Info: UA at Awin,  UA at CJ

A relative new-comer. Under Armour has many fans among youthful men and women. One interesting thing about their affiliate program is that you CAN make purchases through your own affiliate links. That’s a first for me. 

Reebok

reebok affiliate programCommission Rate: 7%

Cookie Length: 30 days

Affiliate Info: Reebok Affiliate Program

With a 7% commission and average order sizeover $100 Reebok is a great partner for your affiliate portfolio, They offer a product datafeed to display the latest products on your site.

Fashion Shoes Affiliate Programs

 Fashion Shoes Affiliate Programs

Who doesn’t love shoes? The only thing better than great shoes is great shoes on sale. Even discounters like DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) gets in the act with their affiliate program.

ShoesPie

shospie affiliate programCommission Rate: 11%

Cookie Length: 60 days

Affiliate Info: ShoesPie Affiliate Program Page

Online shoe retailer ShoesPie has an amazing collection of shoes in every style, size and color. If you need shoes for an event or just want something fresh you can find it at ShoesPie … without the big designer prices. And their commission program rocks. Not only do you get 11% and a 60-day cookie, but it is a two-tiered system so if you are a top affiliates you get additional overrides and bonus …

  • monthly net sale>= 3000, bonus= $50
  • monthly net sale>= 5000, bonus= $100
  • monthly net sale>= 10000, bonus= $200
  • monthly net sale>= 20000, bonus= $700
  • monthly net sale>= 40000, bonus= $1000

Xero Shoes

Commission Rate: 10%

Cookie Length: 30 days

Affiliate Info: Xero Shoes Direct Affiliate Program

Xero Shoes Avant Affiliate Program

These were a Shark Tank participant and have a clever company around freeing your feet. Always good to have a hook and angle when writing so this mught be a good novelty piece. A really nice feature is that yoiu get lifetime commissions. The customer you send is yours for all future purchases — nice. Xero has a dedicated affiliate page with more information.

DSW

dsw affiliate programCommission Rate: up to 10%

Cookie Length: 14 days

Affiliate Info: DSW  Affiliate Program

I am addicted to DSW, I wonder if there is a support group?. Though i almost always go there to hunt for specials on the clearance rack, I do also get great deals in the general section. They have a wide range of designer brands tha I like including Cole Hann, Bally, Ferragamo and more.  They have a dedicated affiliate page with more information.

How to Market Fashion Affiliate Products

marketing fashion as an affiliate

There are a few options for marketing these affiliate programs. Email marketing, paid ads and SEO and content marketing as well as social media marketing.  You could also consider a combination using low-cost long-tail ad keywords to test the appeal of certain offers. When you find an offer that converts well you can build a content marketing plan around it.

Content Marketing

Fashion is a broad niche with lots of competition. You also have the vendors and retailers trying to get SEO traffic.

Best to concentrate on low competition lower volume keywords. A search like “best interview suit” has over 10,000 monthly searches but over 1 million pages with that keyword in the page title. This is just one measure of competitiveness but there sure is a lot of content on the subject. Better to look for low competition keywords.

Lower Competition Keywords

Look for low competition keywrods like the ones below.

  • best golf shoes — 8,000/mo
  • best prom dress – 1,200/mo
  • jeans for athletic build – 150/mo
  • summer dress hats for men 600/mo

Consider using a process like the Keyword Golden Ration (KGR) method. This helps to find topics that don’t have a lot of competing traffic.

Direct Linking (Deep Linking)

Whenever possible link directly to the product. Don’t just link to the fashion sites home page. All of the networks allow this you just need to follow their deep-linking instructions.

Social Media

Fashion is such a visual niche that it screams for social outreach. It is the perfect Pinterest niche. For Facebook consider live Facebook events to showcase new arrivals or great deals.

Look to automate your Pins for the best effect and traffic. You can use a tool like Viraltag automate all of your social media posting.

YouTube

Again being so visual YouTube is a natural. Do a kids runway event or some other fun activity. You are only limited by your imagination.

What Promotions Don’t Work?

For content marketing campaigns that are designed for organic SEO traffic, your keyword selection is critical. If you write about a broad topic with lots of competition from authority sites you will end up past page 5 somewhere if you rank at all. You get no traffic. You get no sales. You must find keywords that you can compete for that still have some traffic. Don’t be afraid of keywords with low traffic like 100 searched per month. You will likely rank for many other keywords in a successful post.

Putting banners and sidebar widget ads on unrelated pages does not convert. People are snow-blind to these spaces, particularly if the article is not about the same product.

Ads in Facebook or Google going directly to the affiliate offer do not convert well and will be hard to get a good ROI on. Particularly in niches like fashion with commissions around 10%. Ads are more effective when driving traffic to a landing page or article on your site. There the prospect gets warmed before sending them to an offer. They also can get pixeled for FaceBook retargeting and maybe an email opt-in.

Go to our affiliate tips page -- learn how to promote products.

Wrapping Up

Fashion is a powerful evergreen niche. It is a bit competitive so start with lower competition products and keywords. Unlike niches like info-products or micro-health niches, it has a near-endless supply of visual opportunities for social media. Start now, be patient and create a great audience to market to.

Affiliate Networks Discussed

Most of the retailers use affiliate networks to manage their affiliate programs for them. In this fashion affiliate program roundup, the retailers were in the networks below.