Fashion Week always leaves me with the sudden urge to sell most furniture in my apartment in order to afford a designer gown or bag. There are an endless number of pieces on the runways this season that I am hoping magically find their way into my closet. But despite what Carrie Bradshaw made me believe, designer duds aren't as easy to afford as a bunch of kale at the corner grocery. Luckily, there are sites out there that sell authentic designer pieces at a much lower price point. Here's where I've been doing my scouring for the good stuff.
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Poshmark, an app, is a way to easily sell your own clothes as well as shop for items. Search by designer, size, brand, or almost any other criteria. Although it might take some digging, you can find gently-used (or somethings never worn) designer pieces for much less than retail. You can also negotiate and trade with sellers. These Marc Jacobs boots were originally $480.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Boots, $250, poshmark.com
Threadflip, similar to Poshmark, allows you to sell items and shop other’s closets in an organized, boutique-like experience. Thousands of new items are posted every day and there is even a specific section for designer goods on the easy to navigate website. These Alexander Wang sandals were originally $650.
Alexander Wang Tempest Heels, $175, threadflip.com
Although not primarily a discount site, Eve’s Apple offers designer items that are often on massive sale. A few visits to the sale section, and you’re likely to eventually find the perfect designer steal. This Mara Hoffman beauty was originally $230.
Mara Hoffman Round Hem Shift Dress, $101.20, evesapple.com
Bluefly offers brand new, designer pieces at discounts. This clutch retails for $350.
Rebecca Minkoff Turquoise Laser-Cut Leather Rex Minaudier Convertible Clutch, $119.97, bluefly.com
Vaunte is a high-end, curated consignment shopping site, and sells second-hand designer items from any label you could want. This Isabel Marant piece was originally $240.
Isabel Marant Bracelet, $150, vaunte.com
The Outnet specializes in offering the most high-end and exclusive designer pieces at a fraction of the original price, with items often 50 to 70 percent discounted. This Tibi coat was originally $595.
Tibi Fencing Shearling-Lined Stretch-Twill Coat, $267.75, theoutnet.com
Last Call by Neiman Marcus
Last Call is a chain of stores that sell Neiman Marcus quality items, but at a much lower and discounted price. These Stuart Weitzman heels retail for $560.
Stuart Weitzman Glittony Glitter Sandal, $246.35, lastcall.com