Shopping on-line for - let's face it - ANYTHING designer can be like a trip down Canal Street in New York. It's hard to tell what's real and what's fake. One time I literally got pulled into a secret room full of knock-off handbags. I'd like to say that I was appalled and left the room immediately, but I was actually pretty impressed and ended up going home with two "Prada" bags (FAIL).
NEVER again. They fell apart in zero seconds (and if I get in trouble for admitting this, then it never happened).
If you're in the market for designer goodies (and who isn't), check out these six LEGITIMATE websites to browse over. There's no need to break the bank, we are here to help you find your dream handbag for less - but trust me, these still aren't that cheap.
- Vestiaire Collective: This site has everything! Go here for yourself, the man in your life and even the kiddos. You'll find clothes, handbags, shoes and even pet accessories (no joke). You can get up to 70 percent off retail price, so duh that's amazing.
- The RealReal: New members get a $25 credit, so already this website sounds pretty great. And this might impress you - three of the Kardashians (Khloe, Kendall and Kylie) have teamed up with the RealReal in the past to sell some of their designer clothes and accessories. Available designers include Chanel, Alexander Wang, and Christian Louboutin.
- 2nd Time Around: "Louis for Less". You're going to want to follow them on IG, trust me. The site has tons of great options to pick from and they are all about sustainable fashion.
- Yoogi's Closet: Take your pick from designers like Givenchy, Balenciaga, and Gucci. Like most of these sites, the process involves sellers sending bags in, where they're then examined and photographed.
- Lollipuff: Browse through Chanel, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton. Lollipuff uses an authentication process and software to screen luxury gems (they're a big deal, fancy huh?!).
- Fashionphile: This west coast-based company has a website that's on-point. Lots of designer handbags and jewelry to browse. If you're in the market to splurge on a Chanel purse, look no further.
Consignment isn't just great for your closet, it reduces our carbon footprint while refreshing your wardrobe (how responsible are we). Plus you'll save money.
Shop. Sell. Repeat.