Rent The Runway and other ways to get the high-end look
While we’re all for a good splurge, there's nothing like scoring a luxury item at a price you can actually afford. You know, one that won’t have you subsisting on Ramen noodles for a month straight! Sign into these chic sites for some seriously sweet deals.
Rent The Runway
Whether you have a very important wedding right around the corner or just want to snag a smoking-hot birthday dress to impress your crush, Rent The Runway (site requires sign-up), is the way to go. They offer a wide array of high-end designers — think Proenza Schouler, Reem Acra, Nicole Miller and more — for a fraction of the cost. Sure, you won't get to keep that dress, bag or necklace forever, but hey, you'll have the photos for life.
Based in Atlanta, Bella Bag is every purse-loving girl's best friend. Get this: The brand actually is the second-largest online supplier of authentic, pre-loved, luxury handbags, including picks from Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. They retail for 30 to 50 percent off, and some of the purses still have the tags attached to them! The best part is, many of the bags are rare and no longer made, so you can truly score something unique.
Happily Ever Borrowed
Calling all brides! Why waste your time trying to track down your "something borrowed" when you could just log onto this luxury e-boutique and rent whatever accessory you need in mere minutes? Happily Ever Borrowed (site requires sign-up), lends out everything from veils to headpieces, tiaras and jewelry to make your wedding day one for the books. Of course, it was going to be anyway.
On Hautelook (site requires sign-up), looking like you stepped off the pages of a fashion magazine has literally never been so affordable! This fab flash-sale site hawks designer duds at up to 75 percent off, hosting several new sale events featuring your favorite designers daily at 8 a.m. PST. Plus, you can find cool stuff for your man, home, kids and beauty bag.
When in doubt, trade it out! The amazing new website Tradesy.com helps fashionistas all over the world earn money by selling the stuff they don't wear anymore and saving up to 90 percent on designer treasures from other women's closets. Yes, 90 percent. Now, that's what we call a steal, friends!
What's your go-to site for scoring high-end fashion for less? Share in the comments below!