If you know me in person I am one to always look for something to be a better price. My mom raised me that way and she is the queen of watching for deals, knowing which sites you can get things for the best price, etc. I love wearing name brand clothing pieces and buying nice handbags but paying full price for those items can quickly break the bank. I have a secret about how I snag my favorite things for more affordable prices and I am so excited to share it with you babes today!
My favorite brands like Madewell, Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Free People, Rebecca Minkoff, etc. are all high quality pieces that hold up amazing, however buying pieces like that generally comes with a price tag that is a little bit much right? It is something that I use to save for and have a little fund set aside for buying myself a few pieces that I knew were going to last. I still have that little fund, however I learned something that helps my money stretch farther and still get brand new pieces but for a lot more affordable price.
What is my secret?? Well…let me tell you! I shop on eBay for my favorite brands in their fashion department. I love it! I always go to the homepage of the fashion department and click my favorite brand or search for it. Then when I am on that page I can click to have only new pieces, pieces that I can buy now and not have to bid on, and even free shipping. It seriously is a dream plus the pieces are so much more affordably priced!
1 – Know the brands that you want!
If you know what brands that you want to snag for a deal you can find them a lot easier. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone on where you look for them either like looking on eBay and using the buy it now feature.
I have been wanting this Madewell shirt dress for the longest time, but couldn’t pull the trigger on the almost $100 price tag from their website… I searched it on eBay and found it brand new in my size with free shipping for $40 off! Yep! I snagged this dress for $59 and was able to even buy it now so I didn’t have to go through the hassle of bidding on it.
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2 – Search by exact item name!
You can search for items by their exact item name which is game changing. Go to the brands website, find the exact name of the item and then you can search eBay for the item you are looking for so much easier.
I love that I don’t have to take time to chase sales, stack coupons, etc. on other sites, I just know that I can go and snag the pieces I want for a better price and still have them brand new, get them right away with buy it now, and dress in my favorite brands because isn’t that all a girl wants? Wear clothes she loves and get them for better deals?
3 – Don’t Impulse Buy on Other Sites
Do you ever find an item and know you want it, but you need to save up for it? Then when you have all your pennies saved up you go to snag it and it is gone. I swear that happens to me more often than not and then I make impulse purchases because I’m afraid it is going to happen again… Well now with snagging my brand new pieces on eBay I can find items that I had on my wants list that are sold out now on there and even get them for a better price!
This Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody has been on my swoon list forever. By the time I saved up my money for it I couldn’t find the white with the black hardware anymore… I searched on eBay, found the exact bag I wanted (that is now sold out everywhere), and paid less than I would have for a brand new bag anywhere else.
I hope these tips and tricks help you to stretch your pennies further, get more of your favorite brands in your closet, and save some money too! There is nothing better than saving a little money, buying new pieces, and feeling like a total babe.