I’ve received some questions from a few of you on where to purchase designer brands affordably and the answer is quite simple, so If you’re a college student or a penny pincher with a healthy obsession for luxury brands ( like myself) this post is a must-read.
I consider hidden gems, stores that offer huge discounts on new and authentic luxury brand items. These stores are usually department stores and sometimes a little difficult to find online but trust me, they’re out there! – and when you do, there’s no doubt you’ll quickly become a frequent buyer because the markdowns are incredible.
What to look for in a Gem:
I’m definitely a careful buyer when it comes to shopping especially online because I’m always looking for the best deals and comparing prices (I prefer to save money than pay full price). Now, there’s several stores that offer huge discounts on designer brands but you also want to make sure they have:
1. Simple Return Policy
Before purchasing skim through the return policy just in case any rare mishaps happen (you never know) and take into consideration the time provided to return the product (if you’re purchasing online make sure a prepaid label is provided – you’d be surprised how many stores don’t offer that which is a pain to deal with)
2. Customer Support
Fashionistas, a gem should always have customer support either via email or (preferably) a customer service line.
3. Social Media Channels
Social media is one of the best ways to learn more about the company and upcoming products
Bonus: If they have physical store even better!
My Hidden Gem Example: Century 21
Century 21 has been recognized as a top designer clothing store offering established brand names and trendy apparel at affordable prices (they’ll keep you in style without the hefty price tag). I love their swift customer support and 30 day return policy so I always check their website for my designer fix and/or do a quick stop at their store when I’m out shopping (check their store locator for one near you).
Century 21’s product range includes fragrances for men and women, nail polish sets, makeup, women and men apparel, hair care tools, and skincare – Not only does this modern department store offer clothing, but suitable retail prices on home goods and technology. Updating a bedroom or buying a new kitchen set is easier and more convenient online. All home goods are categorized from bath to dining and decorative accessories. Oh, and don’t forget to check online often for their latest sales on bedding, towels and kitchen accessories!
This retailer hosts a number of events through out the year and celebrates special days each season, offering its customers incredible savings anywhere from 40% to 70% off select apparel. Find anything from active wear and handbags to denims, sweaters, sleepwear, coats, and shorts to dresses, swimsuits, and regular T-shirts. The menswear range is broad and diverse including sales of up to 65% on suits and jackets. Shoppers can find different styles of shoes including masculine accessories ensuring comfort and practicality. Whether you are looking for casual apparel or formal wear, the men’s range delivers on smart yet functional designs.
Seriously, If you are looking for a bargain without missing out on modern styles and designer brands, then Century 21 can help you find quality clothing at great prices.
P.S They also provide international shipping options. What’s not to love?!
remember to shop smart, kitty girl!