Looking for a great bag but not looking to empty out your wallet? Well I've got some tips on how to find your dream bag at a dream price!
1. Start in the purse section!
Always, always, always start with looking at the purse section! Finding a great designer purse can be hard considering we all want and love them, therefore finding one for a great deal at a thrift store can be even harder.
2. Double check
Check all the labels and make sure the spelling and/or texture of them are correct. Examine the straps and make sure they look authentic, fake labels use odd straps all the time on their remakes. Don't forget to check the coloring and make sure that that specific brand would indeed make something in that color.
3. Look for deals!
Don't let the price fool you! Not everyone knows their brands like we do ladies! I once found a perfect condition, authentic Juicy Couture purse for 95 cents! All because someone didn't realize it's worth and value!
4. Check out different spots
While Goodwill may have a designer find once in a blue moon, the Goodwill Boutiques however, have everything you could ever want from luxury designer clothing. From True Religion, Miss Me's, Lacoste, Long Champ and to Michael Kohr's, just to name a few. I once bought a gorgeous pair of Miss Me's for $18.99 and a Juicy Couture Jacket for $11.99, that I still wear all the time.
Frequently check local consignment shops for new shipments as well as antique stores. In my town, there's an antique shop with all kinds of funky furniture, but one down I discovered that on the stores basement level they had real authentic Louis Vuitton bags that were only being sold for $99 ?!? So check every where vintage or consignment like ladies! You never know what you might find!
Go to garage sales in wealthy neighborhoods! One woman's BCBG might be another woman's Prada.
Raid your Grandmas closet, you can find all sorts of fun vintage purses there! Considering this woman lived through at least six decades, that 6 decades of fashion!
Finally, have fun with it and buy purses that make you feel like a million bucks, even if it's not designer