12 ways to get designer stuff without breaking the bank

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Givenchy long necklace. Image via vestiairecollective.com.

Vestiaire Collective

High-end consignment stores are a great way to not only save money on designer fashion, but also to snag pieces that are vintage or hard to find. And no matter what you are looking for, there really is something for everyone, from the perfect outfit to just the right shoes and accessories.

And if you are looking for an amazing online consignment store that is dedicated to high-end luxury, look no further than Vestiaire Collective. Here is a consignment store that will allow you the chance to pick up an Hermès or Luis Vuitton handbag. Or perhaps you are looking for just the right dress to make a statement, then this is the store for you. And the fact that they have an Instagram account means following them could lead to even more wonderful additions to your must-have list.

While you have to make an account to browse the many offerings the site has for you, it is ultimately worth it for all of the beautiful pieces you will find. It is actually as easy as using your Facebook to sign up (which I did), and then you are good to go. They even welcome you with a discount to get you started, and considering you are trying to save money on designer fashion, extra savings are always welcome. (Plus, they offer installment payments, which means just because the price might be a bit higher than a non-name brand piece, you can still get it home for less than you may have thought.)

Because this is a consignment shop, it’s important to grab what you want when you find it. Once something is gone, there are never any guarantees that you will see the same thing again. Especially if the price is a steal, since this particular site allows the person consigning the piece to choose how much they want to sell it for.

Browsing their offerings, I found a stunning Givenchy necklace that was a gemstone encrusted gunmetal. This necklace was the kind of piece that makes a statement every time you wear it. And at just $250, it really does feel like a bit of a steal.

And for those looking for dresses, there are some stunning finds and one of a kind looks that will have you wanting to dress up every night. One that caught my eye was the Bottega Veneta brown mini dress. The dress features a bustier top and has a high waist. The dress is simple but elegant, and the kind of dress that would fall into the “little black dress category” if it were in fact black.

As this is a consignment store, things come and go quickly, which means what you find today may not be there tomorrow. So, if there is something you just have to have, grab it while you can.