Are these prices for real? Yeah, but so are the labels...
We loooooove deals. But we also loooooove fashion.
Sometimes the two don't mash up perfectly.
That's what I was thinking when I stumbled on TheRealReal, a luxury online consignment shop. Why would I torture myself this way?
Because, it's still fun. And, it can be a great way to get inspiration for future shopping trips. So no, I can't afford this $295 sheer Chanel top. But I can gaze at it longingly and try to find something similar.
The site works like many other "membership"-based online shopping portals these days. You sign up with an email, and every Monday, there's a new batch of sales. For $5 a month, you can get a look at the items even earlier.
And for those of you who might actually have some coveted designer stuff in your closet that you need to get rid of, the site also excepts consignment.
And sometimes, SOMETIMES, you can find a great deal. Like this $95 Diane von Furstenberg sheath dress. (Mad Men, anyone?) I was so temped to push "yes" on this one, but by the time the page reloaded, it was sold.
So check out TheRealReal.com. Keep your expectations in check. But also have fun browsing some beautiful things.
-Deal Diva Kameel