You see a must have bag that ALL the influencers & celebrities are wearing... but it's a bit out of your price range. Below, we put together some tips that will help you afford those coveted pieces and how to stay focused on your goals.
You deserve to treat yourself! Just make sure you are getting AUTHENTIC items that are of value, will last for years to come, and not leave you feeling guilty.
1. Save First
As long as your daily financials goals are taken care of first, don't feel guilty for buying something you like as long as you can afford it. Stick to your budget and buy what you want, try not to get distracted by shiny objects. Take advantage of our layaway option. We required a 50% deposit and you can make payments for 30 days. After a month, the bag is yours!
2. Buy Quality Over Quantity
Think about all of the times you've purchased something cheap.. after a few years or even a few uses fell apart. Totally not worth it, right? It's better to buy 1 item of quality than 5 items that won't last.
Buying luxury items will save you money in the long run if you would have bought numerous cheaper bags instead. Consider designer items as a financial investment and ALWAYS make sure you are buying from a reputable source.
3. Trust The Seller
At Trends, we guarantee that all of our luxury items are 100% authentic. Our consignment specialists are trained to authenticate luxury items and all pieces come with an authentication certificate.
When purchasing a designer handbag make sure you trust the seller - If items are priced "to sell" or seem too good to be true, it could be fake. Selling fake handbags & designer clothing is illegal, many businesses have been fined heavily or shut down due to selling "knock offs".
4. Stay Away From Fast Trends
Stay away from expensive items that are overly trendy. If you are spending a significant amount of money, it should be on a timeless piece. Ask yourself, "Will is use this a year from now?" or "Can I picture myself using this multiple times in the next few months?".
Choose items that can go with multiple outfits and won't be out of style in a year from now. Stick with an item that goes well with numerous pieces in your closet.
5. It's Not A Competition
Buy what you like and what you can afford because you love it and not for anyone else. Don't get caught up with the celebrity hype or social media influences. Focus on what makes you happy and what you can afford. Buy something because you love it not because of what anyone else thinks about it.
Bonus Tip : Mix It Up
There's nothing wrong with wearing a $20 top with a Gucci handbag. Actually, that's the fun part of fashion! Determine what your style is and mix it up. Not everything you wear has to be super expensive.
It's perfectly okay to have a mix of brands and styles in your wardrobe. That's what we're here for! We make fashion affordable for all and give you the chance to mix and match with different styles and brands while staying on a budget.
The important thing is that you love it and it makes you feel good. You should always feel comfortable with what you buy, so make sure it is something you really want and can use for years to come.
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