Black Friday may be only a few days away, but you don’t have to wait until after Thanksgiving to shop one of the most anticipated sales in fashion. The Net-a-Porter Sale just launched this morning, and this twice-yearly period of markdowns is something fashion lovers anticipate for weeks.
Sometimes a sale comes along that’s so good that we have a hard time believing it ourselves, and today, dear readers, is one of those wonderful days. The Barneys Warehouse Best Sale Ever somehow lives up to its name with up to an extra 50% off the site’s already very competitive prices on great brands like Givenchy, Chloé and Proenza Schouler.
As you’ve probably noticed (you’re observant!), premier designer brands price the majority of their handbags between $1,500 and $3,000, and a select few even manage to exceed that average range for everyday leather pieces. Those are the bags we most often cover because they’re usually the pieces with the most interesting details and variations, and because of that, they generate the lion’s share of the consumer interest.
Waltzing into a boutique or pulling up your favorite retailer’s website and buying a new bag at full price is great (trust us, we love it), but it’s not the only way. For the huge number of consumers who want to find a good deal, search down a bag they missed in seasons past or find a way to access designs that may not otherwise be readily available to them in their hometowns or online, a new cottage industry has sprung up: designer bag resale sites.
It might be Friday the 13th, but there is nothing to fear in today’s customary, week-ending round of the Internet’s best bag deals. (Okay, there might be something for your credit card to fear, but you’re getting a discount, okay?) You can check them all out below, including two totally gorgeous Proenza Schouler PS1s in great colors for less than $900 each.
You may have noticed us mentioning more sales and coupon codes here and there over the last week or two, and that’s not a coincidence; the fall sale season is beginning to dawn. With options popping up left and right, we took the liberty of compiling everything into an easy-to-shop guide to make sure you get the best deal.