Many feel they are looking over a fence while others live a life of luxury. The word can mean many things to different people but is associated with great comfort and extravagant living.
As the world has morphed into a social media society, more and more people have begun to want luxury goods. Nowadays, buying a designer handbag or watch is not uncommon, but there are still hefty price tags. More and more, the appeal of owning a name brand has taken over and often indicates someone’s wealth or stature in their community. But there are ways to find deals on lux goods, so you don’t have to max out your credit cards.
Search out sales and discounts.
First, you need to know your brand and which rules apply to whom. Some designer logos like Chanel and Louis Vuitton never put their items on sale. So if you ever see a sale price, run, it is most likely a fake. It is important to research what to look for in vendors and suppliers for a manufacturing company so you can spot fraud a mile away. Some good websites offer flash sales, which are usually a mystery until the day, and the items go quickly. There will be some specific pieces that are cheaper than the market value. A designer will choose to send their products in bulk to save money, and this is how brands can pass on the savings to you. The Gucci bag, clothing, item, or Rolex watch can go extremely quickly, so you have to stay on your toes to snag the deal.
Do they have a sibling?
Don’t be afraid to start slow with a designer. There are a ton of designers that have large and umbrellas and under them are sister companies. The French designer Chloé has a ready-to-wear collection named See by Chloé, and while the bags look similar, they are half the price. You can also find this rule applies to clothing as well, Michael Kors has his sister line Michael, and Zac Posen has Z. When you narrow down the brands you are interested in, it is relatively easy to search if they have their own sister brand. Some, unfortunately, do not. Once you are armed with the knowledge that a brand has a capsule collection, bridge line, and lower-end brand, you can throw on your magnetic eyeliner and eyelashes and hit the town for a shopping spree.
Get what you want.
While shopping for a high-priced item can be daunting, make sure you do not settle for something you don’t want. Buying off-season is a good way to save a few coins, and you most likely will get the item you are after since designers make minor tweaks each season. Also, don’t be afraid to speak up and ask the sales clerk what is in the back. Sometimes you can find a real gem. Make sure the item you choose is a classic piece since it can often translate to longer longevity. Panerai Watches, for example, is a buy that you will pass down for generations. A Panerai watch is modern and functional, with its design comes from historical inspiration. Many covet the watch because you can find it on the wrist of athletes and political figures all over the world.
The world of luxury may feel like it is out of reach, but with some tips, you will be able to shop with confidence, knowing you got the best deal. Soon friends and family will ask you where you got your style from!