Getting "real" with The RealReal: An Online Luxury Consignment

Why Shop Luxury Consignment

Consignment is a great deal for their customers and the seller because they both are able to save money. Millions of consignment items are sold each year through hundreds of retailers for consumers to enjoy popular items that are on trend and gently used. You can find a local consignment shop with many popular items, but online purchases with major retailers like the RealReal have become a cool new way to shop for cool trends and hard to find clothing items, shoes, or accessories. Their online store gives you an opportunity to shop when you want, from the comforts of your home, and many forms of payment are accepted.

Why Customers Are Choosing RealReal

The RealReal is a leader in luxury consignment. They're able to keep low prices on all the great items you'll pay more for at a department store. All of their items are authentic and there is a seller to back each brand. You can enjoy popular brands like Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci to name a few. Each item is backed with a complete customer service warranty. Their items give you the luxury of feeling comfortable about returning a piece that doesn't fit.

First-time customers have the opportunity to take part in promotional offers for free shipping. They also offer a referral program for additional savings opportunities. That's right; introduce your friends and family to RealReal and save. Also make sure to subscribe to their free monthly newsletter to find out about new items. They make filling up your shopping cart fun and similar to your experience at a regular retailer store. Browse their list of items, place it in your shopping cart, apply any promotional codes, and then checkout with many forms of payment accepted directly on their site.

Visit the RealReal and upgrade your basic wardrobe with luxury consignment today.


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Tired of Mall Store Trends? Here's Your Alternative!

There’s nothing wrong with the mall. It’s where the vast majority of Americans do their shopping, after all, and there are many good reasons for doing so: everything is in the same place, its convenient and there are always ongoing sales.

But let’s be honest, if you are into style and great clothing, the mall often lets you down. It might be great for the basics, but ultimately, no one wants to dress in tired, repetitive clothes that look exactly the same as everyone else’s.

The good news is that there has never been a better time for American fashionistas to find alternatives, and we’re going to take a look at some of those different options - so read on to find out more.

 Imports

Thanks to the Internet, we all have the power to buy from anywhere in the world these days. That means you aren’t restricted to local trends and fashions - you can tap into the styles of any country or city on the globe. Yes, it will cost you a little more in delivery and - possibly - import taxes. But if you love those Japanese denim jeans, it can often be cheaper to buy them directly from an online store in Tokyo and ship them over than it would be to buy the same pair from your local independent clothing store.

 

Boutiques

Independent stores give you an opportunity to find clothes that you might not find anywhere else.  If you want to expand your wardrobe, so it includes unique pieces, it’s one of your best and most accessible options. There are online clothing boutiques, and you’ll find real world independents in the trendy areas of every town and city in the country. They are worth supporting, too - most local boutiques rely heavily on a loyal following from their communities.

 

Thrift and vintage stores

My absolute FAV.....

Want to get more bang for your buck? Then head to your local thrift or retro store and start developing relationships with the owners and store staff. You can often spend hours looking in thrift and charity stores without finding anything nice at all, but if you start talking to the staff, you’ll find they will be happy to keep some of the good stuff for you. And here’s another top tip - head out to charity stores in the wealthier areas of your town or city. Some of the clothes and accessories that people hand over are incredible, and you can pick them up for next to nothing.

 

Get busy

Of course, there is another way to improve your current wardrobe without visiting a clothing store at all. If you can get handy with a needle and thread, why not start customizing your current gear? There is plenty of inspiration and tutorials online and in books, so get reading, learn how to customize, and you will be able to imprint your unique style on any item of clothing you currently own.

 

Do you have any tips to add? Let us know about them in the comments section below!


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4 Fall | Winter Trends Not To Miss!

It’s September, and that means one thing, you can start legitimately looking at the fashion trends for the next season! Hooray! Below I break down some of the hottest looks and how to style them to your body.

 

Luxe Fabrics

We are going to see a lot of opulent and luxury fabric on the market this FW season. Think flowing velvet dresses, sequins tops and pants. Anything that catches the light and looks like it costs a fortune is going to work well. Haha!

Velvet Midi Skirt: $24-  MissGuided.com

Velvet Midi Skirt: $24- MissGuided.com

When wearing velvet, be careful to get the right cut for your body. Some women look great in bias cut velvet dresses that hugs the figure. But if there are a few places that you'd rather the fabric not cling to, then try a skater style dress that is fit and flare. This will give you a nice waist, without having to worry about it being skin tight.

 

Wearing sequins is the most fun. They are a great way of getting dressed up for a night or even elevating a more basic outfit. The thing with sequins is that as they are metallic, they need to be carefully matched to your skin tone. Cooler skin tones suit silvers, blues, and pinks, whereas warmer skin tones can wear gold, red and copper.

Remember too that you can reuse items from previous seasons that fit this remit like the gold sequined jacket.

 

Chunky Heels

Another major trend in fashion for FW 2016 is the chunky platform heel. Ok, so it's not exactly alien to us now, but this season look is distinctive in a few specific ways.

Suedette Platform Mule: $38-  ASOS.com

Suedette Platform Mule: $38- ASOS.com

Firstly to be on trend you will need to rock a cleated sole. That is a large rubber platform, which has distinct threads that can be seen, even when your foot is on the floor.

Secondly this season it's all about the punk look, so go black with you boot choice. You can even liven them up with some colorful laces.

Lasting they have to be heavy looking. The advantage of this is that they are probably much more stable than a pair of stilettos for stomping around town in.

 

Focus on the waist

A massive trend this season is to accentuate the waist. Belts, corsets & cinchers are all being worn on the outside for a slight burlesque feel. If your waist isn't you best feature, this look can work well for you. This is because accessories like wide belts help to create a waist where there wouldn't normally be one.

Use a cincher under your clothes to get a more of an hourglass frame, then over the top use a wide style like an obi belt to shape your outfit and figure.

Smooth Obi Belt: $29.90-  Express.com

Smooth Obi Belt: $29.90- Express.com

 

Faux Sheep Skin

Dorothy Perkins Belted Faux Shearling Gilet: $39-  HouseOfFraser.co.uk

Dorothy Perkins Belted Faux Shearling Gilet: $39- HouseOfFraser.co.uk

Faux sheepskin or shearling as it is more often known is going to be big this season. That's good news for all those women that jumped on the trend at the end of last winter. They can get out their coats and jackets for a second run.

If you fancy giving this look a go, just remember to check whether the shearling is treated to be waterproof? If not, get some spray and treat it yourself or you could end up looking like drowned rat instead of a fashionista!


What are some trends your anticipating this season? Comment below...


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