My Secret for Finding Designer Goods at Affordable Prices

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Happy Monday!…or not so happy if you’re having severe Fashion Week FOMO (fear of missing out) like me. As I write this, I’m sitting in bed watching Rock of Love with Bret Michaels on Hulu (go ahead and judge me) and sulking because I couldn’t make the trip to New York for Fashion Week. First world problems, I know.

Lucky for me, technology is amazing and so many brands stream their shows live online. It’s actually great, because it’s like getting a front row seat without having to change out of your pajamas.

Every time NYFW rolls around, it always motivates me to rethink my wardrobe. Seeing the runway collections and and all the streetstyle photos of beautiful, stylish people usually helps me recommit to the idea of buying quality over quantity…which is pretty much just a nice way of saying NYFW makes me want to have a closet full of amazing designer pieces. Ha! While designer pieces can be expensive, I generally subscribe to the idea that you get what you pay for, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a few tricks up my sleeve. I like expensive things, but I also love a bargain!

So here it is. My secret for finding designer goods at great prices is The Real Real. They’re an online luxury consignment retailer that guarantees the authenticity of all the items on the site. They have a whole team of authentication experts, so you never have to think twice about the authenticity of an item. The prices are fair and their sales are amazing. Y’all, sometimes they have flash sales for an extra 60% off their already great prices- we’re talking Missoni scarves for $40, Chloe boots for under $100, and Gucci wallets for $70. They’re also a great place to shop for hard-to-find items like Hermes bracelets and bags and Chanel flats.

Now that my secret is out, I guess I might as well share some of “My Obsessions” (The Real Real terminology for the items you favorite), but only some…a girl can’t give away all her secrets! 😉


Edie Parker Clutch / Celine Phantom Cabas Tote  / Gucci Pink Wool Coat  / Stella McCartney Camel Coat / Valentino Rockstud Sandals / Prada SunglassesLouis Vuitton Mahina Iris Wallet / Chanel Classic Flap Bag / Chanel Espadrilles / Mansur Gavriel Bucket BagStuart Weitzman Lowland Boots

Photo credits: Brock Collection/Luca Tambolini; Christian Siriano/Edward James; Erin Fetherston/Marcus Tondo

*This is not a sponsored post. I really love The Real Real and browse their site pretty much every day. I’ve purchased lots of things from them, and I also consign with them somewhat frequently. I highly recommend them!




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