How to Buy Designer Items for Less

June 21, 2017

So you may have noticed a couple new items with a certain fancy initial on my Instagram feed and in my previous blog post here? Or maybe not because I don’t really expect that you pay that much attention to me or my feed. Regardless, if you are here reading this post I thought I’d dish on how to buy designer items for less. If you are anything like me, you covet those designer items but cannot always afford or justify the price tag.

I’d been contemplating buying my first ever designer handbag and saving for said purchase. I’d internally debated it for months. Did I really want to spend that much on one item? Would I really love it long enough to feel like I got my money worth? A large part of me felt like the answers to these questions were no. I also just had a hard time spending that much money. Another part of me really believes that there is value in saving and buying fewer, higher quality items. Many designer items are pieces that can be passed on to kids too.

This lead me to a comprise I feel really good about. I bought designer items discounted secondhand. Buying items this way allowed the best of both worlds in my opinion. I got the designer items I was coveting without paying the high price I just couldn’t wrap my head around. I purchased two Gucci belts for the price of one and a Chloe mini Marcie bag at a very discounted rate. All the items I got were in great condition, so I didn’t feel like I lost out. But I did save. Win!

I bought my items through Fashionphile simply because that site happened to have the size/color I wanted when I wanted to purchase them. I had a great experience. All my items came with dust bags. I am listing below multiple sites that are considered trustworthy. They verify the authenticity of the brand. Though eBay is another source, I personally was skeptical because I just don’t know enough about the designer brands to spot a fake.

How to Buy Designer Items for Less – buy second hand through reputable sites that verify authenticity.

  1. Fashionphile 
  2. Trendlee
  3. The RealReal

P.S. This adorable t-shirt is on sale and comes in multiple colors!

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How to Buy Designer Items for Less

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  • I’d heard of The RealReal but not the other two – I’ll have to check them out. I think buying preloved is the only way I’ll ever get my hands on a Chanel bag!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  • Ah, great post, thanks a lot for sharing Amy! I have exactly the same feelings when it comes to designer pieces. It’s really hard for me to spend all the cash but some pieces are really worth the investment – internal struggle! You look amazing on this casual chic outfit dear

    Hope you are having a great weekend! Xx

    Saida | She talks Glam

  • Kim

    I would definitely trust a company that can verify sellers! Thanks for the tips!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

  • Chrissy Rowden

    This outfit is fabulous. It’s one that looks simple and yet, there seems to be a lot of thought into it. The top that lays so nicely with those adorable pink earrings and then we get to your belt with the shoes and handbag. I love it! And thank you for the tips on designer items for less. I feel the same way about chunking down for an item I may only use for a year or two! Thank you for linking up with the Thursday Moda!

  • Ruth Maldonado

    I love that belt! Designer pieces last forever and it’s awesome you can find ones that are such a good deal!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Such an amazing outfits!! Love them!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: DOWNTOWN LA

  • I have been crushing on that Tory Burch Tote for some time now!!!
    You look so great in it!!

    X❤X❤,
    Dimito Michiyo

    http://dimitomichiyo.blogspot.sg/

  • this outfit is perfect!

  • That belt is such a fabulous find! Belts are the best – you wear them forever!

    District of Chic

  • I have been noticing the Gucci belts 😉 Who can resist those logos?

    michellespaige.com

  • Hi Amy, I like to buy my designer handbags in consignemt stores. There are many in Geneva so you can get a beautiful Chanel or Hermès that are practically new.
    XO
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  • Such a cute look! Loving that tee..

    Sincerely Miss Ash