Designer items are expensive, there is no question about that. But adding one designer item to an otherwise inexpensive outfit can trick people into thinking that your entire outfit cost much more than it really did. So how can you get your hands on designer brands without paying an arm and a leg? I put together a list of places you can buy designer items without having to pay quite so much money for it.
1. Outlet malls
Outlet malls can be amazing for getting a great price on an item. Outlet stores usually run sales where they provide an additional discount on already marked-down prices, and this can be a chance to find the best price on something. Keep in mind that some brands create lower-quality items specifically for the outlets in order to give you that lower price point.
This weekend I went to the outlet mall and found a great deal on some Jimmy Choo heels.
Jimmy Choo Hesper 85 Heels –
Jimmy Choo was having an additional 40% off sale, so these heels ended up being only $264 each.
2. Consignment stores
Consignment stores are a sustainable way to get luxury items at a lower cost. Many consignment stores have their inventory online, so if you’re looking for a particular item and can’t find it at any consignment stores near you, expand your search to other cities and have them ship it to you.
Louis Vuitton Croissant Bag from Second Nature Boutique – $500 Estimated Retail Value $1,075
Small 90s purses like this one are extremely popular right now. Bella Hadid has been caught wearing this Louis Vuitton Croissant Bag multiple times.
Costco isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think designer items. But Costco is actually a great place to find designer brands for less.
Prada Galleria Handbag from Costco – $1,999.
Prada Galleria Handbag from Prada – $3,300
These two handbags look almost identical. But buying the one from Costco will save you $1300. Sometimes Costco’s online stock can be different from their in-store stock, so make sure to check out which bags/wallets are for sale on your next grocery run.