A Stylist’s Favorite Spots for Scoring Deals
The beauty of second-hand shopping? You’re likely to score something you might not have been able to afford the first go-round. Stylist Sarah Clary spills her favorites.
Although known for its furniture, 1stDibs has provided Sarah with some of her favorite jewelry and vintage accessories from private sellers all over the world. Be prepared to fall down a rabbit hole.
With so many brands represented, Farfetch is sure to induce a browsing-frenzy. The site’s pre-owned section is broken out by category and includes a small collection of super-special Chanel from Rewind Vintage Affairs in London.
Sofia Bernardin and Sabrina Marshall turned their love of ‘70s Saint Laurent, ‘80s Alaïa and Phoebe Philo’s first collection at Céline into a full-time job with the launch of Re-SEE, an online consignment site. Because the American expats are based in Paris, you’ll see designer items that might not have made their way to the United States. Everything is organized by designer and category and is searchable by decade, if you’re one of those people who has encyclopedic knowledge of fashion history. Pieces are styled in a way that’s contextual and modern, almost like shoppable street style.
Instagram has a trove of talented vintage curators who bring their unique styles to life. Los Angeles-based stylist Natasha Zoë Garrett is one of those. She runs Roam Vintage, which is known for its well-worn sweatshirts, vintage tees, French chore coats, overdyed military liners and more. Garrett’s mother and grandmother were in the vintage resale business, so she’s been scouring flea markets and thrift stores since she was young. You can message Garrett directly, and she’ll help you find what you want. Roam Vintage drops new products on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The RealReal is great if you’re trying to sell items from your closet or if there’s a piece you never bought but are still thinking about. It has a massive selection of designer items, from vintage bags to shoes and clothing, but it can be challenging to know where to begin. Download the app, which allows you to filter efficiently and save pieces to review later. For new shoppers, there’s usually a 20 percent discount.
This online resale platform has been around for several years, and it is known for an assortment of designer goods, broken out by category. Everything is verified for authenticity, so you can feel good before you buy. Unlike other consignment sites, sellers set their prices. There also is a “make an offer” button to bid on pieces you love. After all, who doesn’t love feeling like they got a great deal?
Only a fraction of Nordstrom Rack pieces comes from Nordstrom stores, and a lot are made exclusively for the off-price national chain’s locations. Skip the basics and look for special pieces in unique colors or fabrics with the original designer price tag.
Woodbury Common Outlet
Tom Ford, Celine, Acne … it’s all here. The outlet is about an hour outside of New York City and worth it for some very good deals, if you time your trip right. In the past, Jenna and I have done some real damage.