Did I mention that I have a new job? 🙂
I’m currently in the “I’m new and I want to make a good impression” phase, which means that I am pulling together my outfits the night before…which means that I am spending a lot of time standing in front of my closet and staring at my options.
Last night, as I paired a bottle green silk top with gray skinny jeans and black booties, I realized that most of my clothes fall into three categories:
- They have travel memories
- They were an incredible deal
While the travel memory pieces are amazing souvenirs, you can’t always predict or plan for what you’re going to find in a new city. So if you don’t already know about the RealReal, you must learn. Quickly.
What Is The RealReal?
A few years ago, I decided that I was no longer going to buy anything that was only going to last for a few wears; not only did I not want to support the “fast fashion” industry, but I wanted to start investing in well-made pieces that would stand the test of time, both in quality and style. I didn’t want to spend a lot of cash for things, but I did want to fill my closet with the very best I could afford. I made it my mission to find inexpensive sources for great things.
First on my list: The RealReal.
Why Is Is So Good?
In a word: discounts. I’ve scooped up the most amazing finds for under $20 on this site, and I frequently buy pieces in the $40-$60 range that retailed for hundreds more.
Tip: shop during holiday weekends for the best deals.
Another tip: occasionally Amex Offers will share a deal for the site.
A Few Examples
Here are a few things I’m currently eyeing:
A basic Kate Spade tank for $40 (after discount)
A Diane Von Furstenberg top, also for $40 (after discount)
A Helmut Lang dress, for around $80 (after discount)
I am also happy with their return policy – you can return most things within 21 days of the shipment date. I tend to place an order for a few things at once, then make a batch return if things don’t work out.
Anyway, I thought you guys should know about this place, if you don’t already!
Has anyone else shopped at The RealReal? What was your experience?