Tips to score designer items at a discounted price

I love to invest in designer, quality, and classic pieces that will last for years to come. However, sometimes the price tag on those pieces can really be gut wrenching. It’s a lot of money to spend at just one place. If you have expensive taste but not necessarily the budget to support it, then keep reading find a few tips below.

Snagging a high-end piece for a fraction of the price can be so rewarding. Instead of strictly buying brand new pieces, my advice is to open to giving that handbag or jewelry a second home. Plus, if it is a used piece, the chances that someone will notice are slim to none.

Our first tip is to make sure you know the retail value of the bag you have in mind. This will help you avoid paying more for a used bag or paying more than it’s worth. If you want to splurge on a piece that is classic or on-trend, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to find tips on where to find designer pieces at a discount.

The Real Real

The Real Real is a luxury consignment website with thousands of items added daily with brands such as Valentino, Chanel, and more! They ensure that every item is 100% the real thing, with a team of authentication experts, horologists and gemologists. Plus, they have a promotion going on for 20% off with code REAL.


Luisiaviaraoma is a website that features an exclusive selection of new collections from 600 established designers. They have a sale section to get up to 50% off designer handbags, shoes, accessories and even home decor. They even have a kids section with designer pieces. Plus, free shipping and free returns on all orders.

Know Your Red Flags

It is crucial to know what red flags to look for so you don’t get ripped off. eBay is one of the sites to be careful of when buying designer. Not that I don’t love eBay however, most bags are not authenticated. Make sure the listing also shows pictures of the piece from different angles such as the front, back, bottom, interior, etc. Also you want to ask if the pieces have any scuffs, scratches or stains especially if it’s used. Lastly, you want to check out the seller’s reviews.

Do you have any other tips and tricks on snagging designer pieces for less? Let me know in the comments below.

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