Previously, I posted about being budget conscious while still being fashion forward in Fashion Doesn’t Forget Finance. In this article, I mentioned some ways that fashionistas are finding ways to continuously stay ahead of the trend, while keeping some dollars in their pockets. Don’t get me wrong, we all have to splurge a little every now and then for that staple piece, like the coveted quilted Chanel bag, but as time goes on, there are so many sites that pop up to help keep us at the forefront without having to break the bank.
Recently heard about this site and so far, so good. This site hosts items uploaded by others for a lot less than retail. Everything from shoes, clothes, accessories and more. I have gone on and in the first 10 minutes of browsing, already saw boots that I wanted to purchase that were more than 50% off of the retail price. There are some great finds, some name brand designers, and of course, deals and savings across the board. I highly encourage you to check this one out!
Vinted and Poshmark
I just started using the app method of taking pictures of clothes that I am ready to share with others. Some of my clothes have never been worn, with tags and others have been worn once and I realize can benefit someone else rather than taking up space in my closet. It is as simple as taking a picture of the item, several if you want to show a few different angles, and uploading the details. It does help when you are able to model the product because it gives people a true to size view of how it may fit. It is very easy and simple and doesn’t even require you to leave the house. Items are sold for less than the retail price, of course, but the value is priceless. Check out my page and download and test the apps out yourself.
If you aren’t a thrift shopper, it isn’t hard to become one when you have places like Buffalo Exchange in your back pocket. This haven of clothes is great for fashionistas who look for those one of a kind pieces of clothing or even vintage pieces that you may not find anywhere else. The items are new or slightly used but all in great condition. People can buy, sell, and trade their clothes for other items. I have been to a few Buffalo Exchange stores across the country and have come out with items as low as $6, that I still have today. Definitely a place to check out if you want to trade in some of your clothes or take a look through the racks and find something new for less.