Saturday, December 2, 2017

How to Buy Designer Pieces on a Budget

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When I first started my blog, six years ago as a high schooler, I was not into designer pieces whatsoever. I preferred to hunt through the thrift stores for vintage pieces, the more colorful the better! Now, I love both of those things and have learned over the years how to find exactly what I am looking for...including designer pieces! And having a love for designer items can be expensive! So I thought I would share a few tips with you guys on how I have been able to obtain a couple of designer pieces over the last couple of years without racking up the credit card debt.

1. Head to those thrift stores! I have found countless vintage designer pieces. This has been where I have had the most luck so far. I've found a Christian Dior coat as well as this Max Mara coat, both at second hand stores and in beautiful condition. This takes a lot of time and persistence, but it can be totally worth it!

2. Wait for sales! Sign up for emails! A lot of online stores offer discounts to first time shoppers and of course have sales. I was able to get a Simon Miller bag during black Friday for almost half off! I had been eyeing it for so long and it ended up being worth the wait.

3. Keep an item in your cart. And check back every now and then to see if it's gone on sale! This works for more than just designer pieces too!

4. Try resell apps and websites. Some great places to check include: Depop, Etsy, Ebay, Poshmark, and more! There are lots of bloggers out there who end up selling their designer pieces for a portion of the original price!

5. Shop last seasons pieces. I'm sure the fashion police is would get after me for advising this, but it's a great way to find amazing designer pieces on sale! This is great especially if you live in a city where there's pretty consistent weather all year round. Stores discount pieces when they're going out of season, and this is a great way to snag them up for less!

There you have it, my tips on buying designer pieces on a budget! I hope that helps a bit! Designer pieces can really be great, especially if it's a pieces you really love. I end up wearing pieces more that I really invest money and time into, they mean more to me and I look forward to wearing them.
Let me know if you guys have any other tips too! I would love to hear them!

What I'm Wearing: Coat: Max Mara (Similar here and here), Tee: Rag & Bone, Jeans: Vintage Levi's, Shoes: Mari Giudicelli, Necklaces: Lucy Williams x Missoma London, Bag: Vintage 



  1. Love these pictures and those colors! I've found some of the best designer pieces at thrift shops and Poshmark, love finding unique pieces, Lately been doing shopping only thrift shops and Poshmark love it!


  2. You look great! x

  3. Love all of these tips! And I love everything about this outfit!

    xx Chelsea

  4. I am still on the first stage of blogging you describe here, mostly hunting treasures in vintage shops and still don't own any designer pieces but maybe one day... :) and I will follow these tips in order to snag the perfect item for sure! Thanks Tonya, hope you are having a great week

    Saida | She talks Glam


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