Love designer duds, but hate the high price tags? We feel your pain. For most, a $4k Chanel 2.55 bag is way out of the budget. That’s where deal sites and designer consignment shops come in. Shopping discount and consignment sites can save you up to 90% off retail prices. So, if you’re in the market for a killer pair of Manolo Blahnik’s or a Louis Vuitton “Never Full” tote for a fraction of the cost, here’s where to shop.
The The RealReal is one of our favorite online designer consignment sites. Not only do they have a massive selection of authentic designer goods, they also have amazing incentives if you refer friends or consign with them. Whether you want to buy or sell, The RealReal is a one-stop-shop. For instance, right now they’re running a promotion if you consign with them they’ll send you a $100 Saks Fifth Avenue giftcard. They also have flash sales for 50% off or $20 bonuses if you refer friends. You can sign up for a free account here. Use code: FIRST20 for 20% off your first purchase!
Etsy is known for its wide selection of handmade items and small shop businesses, but their selection of vintage designer goods is also impressive. While shopping Etsy takes a bit more sifting than your regular consignment site, you can score some major deals. Particularly on vintage Chanel items. While you won’t find new designer goods on Etsy, you can discover incredible steals on rare vintage items.
Poshmark is a social shopping app that lets you buy or swap goods with other users. You can either purchase items outright or make an offer on an item. Poshmark has a wide range of goods from designer clothes to skincare. Using Poshmark is a bit less of a formal buying process, but once you get the hang of it, it can be pretty fun. You can also barter items so that you never have to spend a dime if you don’t want to.
We know eBay is not exactly hip or cool these days, but that’s what makes it better than ever. Prices have dropped on the site over the past few years, so you can get really great deals on designer goods. Additonally, eBay has really tightened up their listing and guarantee policy, so if you get an item that isn’t authentic or as described, you can easily get your money back.
LXR & Co.
LXR & Co. curates new, like new, and vintage designer items. Prices are extremely reasonable and they even have an entire Hermes bag section! If you’re on the waiting list (lucky you!) for an Hermes bag, you can go ahead and skip the line and buy a Birkin directly from them. LXR & Co. also opened up a holiday pop-up shop in December 2013 in Soho, NYC that was so successful they moved in permanently. So, if you’re ever in the area, you can stroll right into their shop and see their “Birkin Bar” -an entire section dedicated to the elusive Hermes Birkin bag. On the non-Hermes front, they have a massive selection of just about any major designer you can think of -with many gorgeous items for up to 80% off retail.