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How to Wear Designer Clothes Without Going Broke

Designer clothing is usually gorgeous, high quality, and highly sought after by the fashionable among us. However, it can cost way more than you’d usually like it to. Well, I’ve got some good news for you; you can wear designer clothing without going broke. It’s true! Use the advice in this guide to wear designer garments for a fraction of the price:

Shop in Second Hand Stores
Search second hand stores and see if you can find any gems for a fraction of the price. Vintage stores are really good for this kind of thing, and you’ll often find vintage Chanel jumpers and Moschino bags. Wearing vintage designer is often considered better than wearing current designer, especially if you want to look unique.

Look on Online Selling Sites
Online selling sites such as eBay might have the occasional designer bargain, but you’ll need to keep your eye on it. New things are put on every day, so you might not find something one day but find something perfect the next. You’ll then either need to pay a ‘buy it now’ price or put in a bid. Bidding is risky because you may not necessarily get the item. To win every time, you need to remember when your item is set to finish and then put in strategic bids towards the end.

Search Charity Shops in Wealthy Areas
You won’t always find hidden gems in charity shops, but you might just find some if you shop in wealthy areas. Even rich people need to find something to do with their old designer clothes! Pop into Oxfam in a rich area and have a good old root around to see what you can find.

designer clothes for the frugal-minded
picture credit: Jen Collins

 

Swap With Your Friends
Maybe your friends have some designer garms that you’d love to get your hands on? You could suggest holding a clothes swap with your friends where you both put clothes you don’t wear anymore forward to be swapped. Make sure you have some quality stuff on offer too, as this will make the offer more enticing.

Shop With Reputable Retailers
By making sure you shop with reputable retailers, you’ll always get the best value for money when purchasing designer stuff, whether it’s Alexander Wang handbags or Miu Miu sunglasses. If you aren’t careful, you could end up paying way more than the retail price, or not receiving your item at all!

Set a Budget
By setting a budget to stick to when shopping, you’ll avoid having to live off toast for the rest of the month. Give yourself an absolute limit that you’re not allowed to go over. I like to take it out in cash and leave my card at home!

Buy Out of Season
If you buy summer dresses in winter and vice versa, you can easily get a huge percentage off the price. The only catch is that you’ll have to wait a little while before you can wear it. Be smart and plan in advance!

Designer clothes can be yours with a little planning and patience. Happy shopping!


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