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As a fashionista, I’m always hunting online for deals on luxury goods. Here are five of my favorite “luxury for less” sites, which will help you save your pretty pennies to spend at the spa while on vacation.
Tradesy is a simple way to buy and sell designer fashion for up to 90 percent off! Think of it as a fashionable, chic eBay. Hint: This is a great place to shop for your destination wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses!
Part of the Nordstrom family, this online site has designer and contemporary flash sales on everything from clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories to home décor and travel items. If you don’t like your purchase, you may return it via shipping or at any Nordstrom Rack location.
Bluefly offers new, never worn discounted designer apparel for men, women and children, as well as shoes, accessories and home décor. Here’s the tip: Wait for the extra 20-percent-off days, as they offer them frequently.
At this luxury consignment online store, all the items are authenticated before going up on the site. You’re guaranteed to be purchasing the real deal. I have shopped and sold many items on this site, including a Temperley London dress. It’s perfectly delicate for a beach wedding.
RENT THE RUNWAY
If you’re not interested in buying luxury for your vacation, now you can rent it! Rent the Runway offers thousands of dresses, accessories, shoes, handbags and more for special occasions and every day. They even offer “unlimited” rentals for $139/month; this gives you the opportunity to keep three items for up to six months. Want to try it on? Rent The Runway has locations in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas.
Laura Schara is a TV host/personality and style expert whose credits include Due North Outdoors (Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Wisconsin), Funjet Insider, Mall of America and Lifetime Fitness Network.