How to Save Shop Luxury on a Budget

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Believe it or not, you can shop for luxury items while staying on-budget. It’s all about strategizing, from hand-picking versatile accessories to knowing where you can score the best deals. Below are 6 ways you can save and shop luxury on a budget. And remember: it only takes a few key pieces to make your entire wardrobe look luxe!

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  1. Opt for quality over quantity.

Would you rather spend $1000 on 3-4 luxury pieces you’d keep forever, or dozens of cheaper items that will wear, break, and go out of style? While it may be more expensive to buy high-quality pieces up front, you’ll certainly get your money’s worth after years of wear. If you’re on a budget but want luxury in your wardrobe, focus on saving up for a few versatile staples versus piles of cheaper things that you’ll eventually toss out.

2. Look for multi-use pieces

Those of us on a budget might be wise to focus on collecting a handful of multi-use pieces. Whether it’s a designer purse, a gorgeous leather jacket, or a watch embellished with diamonds, look for items that can be worn any (or every) day of the week. Timeless jewelry is always a good investment because it’ll hold its value and can add polish to any outfit. Think about it: you could be wearing a $5 t-shirt and your old skinny jeans and still look chic with a Cartier Love Bracelet on your arm. Plus, you won’t have to worry about spending hundreds on dry cleaning bills!

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3. Shop discount sites and stores

First and foremost, make sure to stick with stores that you trust so you know your purchases are authentic. Nordstrom Rack, Saks off Fifth (in store or online), or sites like The Outnet, Rue La La, GILT, or Hautelook are just a few places you can score the real deal at discounted prices. Ebay is worth browsing too, just make sure to only buy from top-rated sellers.

4. Check out secondhand items

Again, stick with trustworthy sellers so you know you’re not buying knockoffs. See if there’s an upscale secondhand store near your home, and if you find an item, do a little research to check for signs of authenticity. There are plenty of websites that resell luxury items and guarantee that they’re genuine, like

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5. Search for promo codes and cash back deals

When shopping online, it never hurts to do a quick search for discount codes that you can plug in at checkout. Ebates offers cash back at thousands of online stores, plus you can add their “cash back button” to your toolbar; it notifies you when you’re on a qualified site and automatically applies coupons at checkout. Consider making big purchases with a cash rewards credit card if you have the discipline to pay it off. After all, 5-20% (or more) really adds up when you’re spending big bucks!

6. Sign up for newsletters

Most sites let you sign up for online newsletters, and oftentimes, the first one comes with a discount code for new buyers. What’s more, you’ll be notified when your favorite things go on sale, and a little patience can go a long way!


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