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Shhh! It’s A Secret…

If you know me, one thing that’s no secret is that I’m a shoes and bags girl. My style is usually a mix of high and low, with my bag or shoes usually being high and my clothes being low. The reason is that I find my clothing selections to be super trendy. By the next season I might not like the article of clothing, it might not fit, the fabric might be pulling, I could go on and on, but you get the point. Instead, I usually invest in staple designer handbags and shoes.

Over the years people have asked and I have shared, but this will be my first time I write down my discounted designer goods secrets!

I’m going to start this off with my number one resource: Fashionphile.

Fashionphile has a huge selection of designers! There’s something for everyone. You can get shoes or handbags there for insanely discounted prices, but keep in mind that everything on their site is pre-owned. Since there are so many options, my recommendation is to first select the designer you are interested in, then sort by price (low to high), and filter by condition (I usually choose very good, excellent, and new). My Givenchy blush tote and Gucci wallet were both brand new with the tags still on them. I also got a Balenciaga bag discounted from over $3,000 to $600 that still had the protective plastic on the hardware. You can’t beat it!

My second go-to discounted shoes and bags destination is: Barneys Warehouse.

Another resource for discounted goods that I frequent is Barneys Warehouse, specifically their website. My most recent finds were a light blue Givenchy Antigona crossbody handbag and silk floral embroidered Altuzzara boots.

Barneys Warehouse has brand new merchandise that didn’t sell at Barneys, so if the idea of gently used, consigned pieces isn’t your thing this is a great option. They also frequently have additional percentages off. Unlike Nordstrom Rack or Last Call, Barneys Warehouse has majority designer items. You can find some fantastic discounts during their end of season clearance sales.

My last and newest addition to the list is: Saks Off Fifth.

When I was working in the city I could never find anything at Saks Off Fifth (and forget about the website). I got lucky and they branched out to the burbs. The selection is so much better, less picked over, and I’m having fun finding gems that I have had my eyes on for quite some time. Just last weekend I was able to get my hands on Miu Miu ballet flats for 60% off, and literally had to pry myself away from Givenchy and Robert Clergerie mules that were also 60% off. It has quickly become my new favorite local discounted designer goods destination.

Do you have any discounted designer goods resources? Head to my Instagram to see all of my favorite designer finds (@ayziaj).


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