You know that feeling you get when you put on a nice pair of premium jeans? Or, the confidence boost you experience when you give a presentation in front of your boss wearing a designer suit? That feeling is great — the toll those designer duds take on your wallet, however, is not. Fortunately, there’s a way to wear the brands you love without breaking the bank. No, you don’t need to increase your income; you just need to shop designer resale. Here’s everything you need to know about designer resale stores. Once you start scoring great deals on designer clothes, you may never step foot in a mall again.
It’s NOT a thrift shop
Designer resale stores are NOT thrift shops. Thrift shops take donations and as long as it’s remotely wearable, they’ll accept it. It doesn’t matter if it’s Armani or Kmart. Sure, you can find a John Varvatos button down shirt at one every now and then, but they’re few and far between. The only exception to this rule is if you find a thrift store in a very affluent neighborhood, you might be able to find buried treasure, but there’s no guarantee.
Designer resale stores, which are sometimes called consignment shops, sell previously owned items. Merchandise is carefully curated. Some stores only sell high-end couture, while other range from J.Crew all the way up to what you would find at Neiman Marcus or Barneys New York.