One of my biggest life passions is deal hunting to find amazing clothing at prices that I can actually afford. I’ve shared tips and tricks for sites like Poshmark and how I shop the sale sections of my favorite brands to score deals. But recently, I’ve come across even better ways to find deals on amazing pieces, and I couldn’t wait to share with you guys!
Rent the Runway Sample Sale:
As a monthly subscription member of Rent the Runway, I have access to their sample sale section. This is where they sell things they no longer rent, at some pretty amazing discounts. You do have to pay the membership fee to access, but if you are interested in monthly rentals already, this is a great perk. Here are a few of the things I have scored over the last few months.
Zac Posen Bag: was $350, paid $54
BB Dakota Sherpa Jacket: was $115, paid $15
Jason Wu Dress: was $595, paid $85
The percentage off each item varies, and I’ve also noticed that the prices do change. If I’m loving something, I get it right away so that I don’t miss out. But, sometimes I just watch pieces that I like to see if they get discounted more! I really enjoy being able to treat myself to designer pieces that I would never be able to afford at full price.
If you are curious about trying Rent the Runway (they have monthly plans and one time rentals, click the following link for $30 off your first order!)
The Real Real:
I had heard of the Real Real before but assumed it was a lot like Poshmark. The difference with the Real Real is that it is true consignment, and they have the items onsite (instead of just being the resale platform like Poshmark. I recently wanted to purchase a preowned Louis Vuitton bag and was too skeptical of Poshmark. There are so many counterfeits out there, and it is really hard to know the condition of an item, especially when there are no returns.
A friend told me that I should check out the Real Real because they are more particular about what items they will consign. I’ve heard from a few people that they not only authenticate, but only accept and resell items with very minimal wear. It made me feel better knowing that they have high quality standards for anything they sell.
The bag I found was over 35% off original retail, and there was an additional 20% sale on that particular bag. I ended up getting the bag for over 50% retail. I was so nervous that for that price, it would be in terrible condition, but it was like new other than minor wear on the handle hardware. Even the inside was spotless and perfectly clean. I was so happy with my purchase and have been recommending the site ever since!
They also often have credits for new member sign ups, so be sure to look for a code if it’s your first time shopping.
One of the goals of my wardrobe is to start investing in more quality pieces that will last for years, instead of buying cheap fast fashion. It’s always great when you can get pieces for what you would pay for something not nearly as nice at a discount retailer! I hope these couple of secrets help you find something you love!