Do designer bags and accessories from all the popular brands always have to burn a hole in your pocket? Can you never own a branded accessory without spending on the huge price tag placed by the brand? You can own a genuine branded accessory at a price lower than the one quoted by the manufacturer. And you can do this without having to compromise on the cheaper duplicate versions available in the market. The trick is to shop smart.
One easy way is to look for the sale of these branded accessories from global sites. Know where the brand has its manufacturing unit. The e-retailers of the country where the manufacturing occurs would offer the bag at a lower price than that available in your region. If the site offers worldwide shipping, the shipping charges and thus the cumulative price might end up lower than the total price of the item sold by retailers in your country. Better yet, if you have a friend or family traveling to that country with the manufacturing unit, you could stock up at a lower price.
It is OK to buy second hand in branded merchandise. Given their unbeatable durability guarantee, some of the international fashion brands’ accessories are good as new even if they are used. Gucci, for example, makes a durable range of accessories and you could easily find cheap Gucci products on used products retailer sites.
Most of the time, the new collection, and seasonal additions are priced higher and the lower sought after colors and variants are available at discounts. Though not popular choices, these are still from the reputed brands and come with the quality as well.
Signup for offer emails with online retailers as well as the manufacturer website. This would make sure you are notified of any running discount and can thus save each time you shop.