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03-03-2008
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Dirt Cheap Designer Scores
When it comes to the designer items I want - I hardly ever pay retail - Unless its something I obsess over.

However, I am probably the luckiest person at finding expensive items for very inexpensive - whether it be a clearance sale, thrift, consignment, gift, whatever.

Now I know what some people are thinking - that its stupid to buy something just because it is a cheap designer item - but its not like that for me. I think I'm just really lucky when it comes to shopping.

So please post photos of designer/luxury items which cost you significantly less than retail - and I'm not talking about something simply on a 20% off sale.

So as far as I know there is no thread exactly like this. The Bargain Hunting forum is more for stores/designers that are always inexpensive.


So I'll start:

Grey/silver silk, slightly metallic longsleeve shirt.
Prada
Retail: $300+
I Paid: $30
Consignment


Asymetrical black silk shirt. (the top is cut to one shoulder - fit is amazing)
Yves St. Laurent (when Hedi Slimane was the designer)
Retail: ? (I assume at least a few hundred?)
I Paid: $40
Thrift Shop


Red frayed sleeveless button-down.
Raf Simons
Retail: ? His shirts now are probably like $400
I Paid: $27
Thriftshop


Black, 2 layer netted tank
Raf Simons
Retail: ? (same as above)
I Paid: $35
Consignment
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03-03-2008
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Green longsleeve thermal
DSquared2
Retail: $350+
I Paid: $40
Neiman Marcus in Boston


Green military jacket
Costume National Homme
Retail: $1000+
I Paid: $100
Boston? not sure where


Striped, sliced grey+black wool sweater
Karl Lagerfeld
Retail: $800
I Paid: $50
Century 21


Black distressed leather jacket
Karl Lagerfeld
Retail: $1200?
I Paid: $120
Barney's Warehouse
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03-03-2008
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Lace detailed black cropped bolero jacket
Alexandre Herchcovitch
Retail: $700
I Paid: $110
I forget...


Black distressed shearling vest
Martin Margiela
Retail: $800
I Paid: $120


White mesh xlong scarf
Dior Homme
Retail: $300+?
I Paid: $35-45
Howdy Do
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05-03-2008
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that lagerfeld jacket.....what a score!

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19-03-2008
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The Dior Outlet in Woodbury Commons sells Dior Homme pieces and accessories now too. I don't pay retail either. Most of my nicer pieces are from Century 21 and outlet stores, vintage and thrift.

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21-03-2008
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stopped by the Ralph Lauren outlet at Clinton Corners on our way back from RI...stocked up on... soft as baby's bum sheets, cushy towels, lots of shirts for my husband, and a belt that I wanted from the mens line...its a black o-ring. they have some serious bargains there.

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30-03-2008
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Great thread!!

This is definitely the kind of shopping I like to do...scoring designer clothes for relatively dirt cheap prices...in fact, this is the only way I shop! I can't bring myself to pay full price knowing that I can probably find it for a lot cheaper in a discount store or thrift shop. Sometimes it takes a year or two to find it again, but it makes obtaining it that much sweeter if it turns up and at a better price!

Here are some dirt cheap designer scores I've found lately:

Crocheted Tights
Fogal
Retail: $67
Paid: $16

Black Skinny Jeans (Hex / Discash)
Acne
Retail: $299
Paid: $44

Nude Pantyhose
Donna Karan
Retail: $18
Paid: $5

One-piece Swimsuit
Valentino
Retail: ?
Paid $25

Strapless Dress, wool
Derek Lam
Retail: $2000
Paid: $300

Perth Knee-High Boot:
Chloe
Retail: $1000+
Paid: $288

Perforated patent ankle boot
Alaia
Retail $1100+
Paid: $530

I can go on and on and on!

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31-03-2008
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Quote:
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Great thread!!
Here are some dirt cheap designer scores I've found lately:

Strapless Dress, wool
Derek Lam
Retail: $2000
Paid: $300

Perth Knee-High Boot:
Chloe
Retail: $1000+
Paid: $288

I can go on and on and on!
thank you ! I thought this forum was a bust when no one really responded.

I would love to see photos of the two above - sounds hot.

thanks for posting boo =)

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31-03-2008
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^ i didn't respond just because i don't think i've found as good of deals as you. i loved reading about your scores. and the pics too!

well recently, i did uncover a pair of prada flats originally about $400, which I got for $65.

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31-03-2008
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^ i didn't respond just because i don't think i've found as good of deals as you. i loved reading about your scores. and the pics too!

well recently, i did uncover a pair of prada flats originally about $400, which I got for $65.
that rocks =) do you have a photo? if not - please describe - as Prada shoes hardly ever fail. (at least womens). The men's - I'm not too sure. lol

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31-03-2008
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Best deal I've ever gotten was my Balenciaga suit jacket from ss07 that I got earlier this year.
Retail was over $1600, and I got it for just over $300 + tax. I love it.

photo is my own.
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31-03-2008
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^ nice. it looks so clean and sharp.

mkd, i will try to take a picture, but it won't be for awhile until work settles down. but to describe, it's a bright pink d'orsay flat with an open toe and a tiny ribbon.

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06-04-2008
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marc jacobs blazer
retail: $1200
paid: $300

costume national white jacket
retail: $800
paid: $100

dolce & gabbana purple top
retail: $1900
paid: about $200.. don't remember quite well

marc jacobs jacket
retail: $1800
paid: $120

chloe heels
retail: $660
paid: $120

chloe paddington handbag (large)
retail: almost $1900
paid: $830

and thats all that i could think of..........

o yea i also

juicy couture rabbit fur lined hoodie
retail: $450
paid: $130


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11-04-2008
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totally scored at my local Daffy's today with Giambattista Valli finds!

Black strapless dress
Retail: 1500+ Euros
Paid: $89

White shantung gown
Retail: 1500-2000+ Euros
Paid: $99

Grey bow top
Retail: 350 Euros
Paid: $49

Lavender top
Retail: 300 Euros
Paid $30

You can see the pics on the Secret Shopaholics thread (#17193 and #17194)

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marc jacobs jacket: $90
max azria skirt: $45
superfine jeans: $60
can't think of the rest now

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