How to Purchase Designer Brands at Discounted Prices | The RealReal Review | Authenticated Luxury Consignment Online Store | Theory | Burberry | Chanel | Salvatore Ferragamo | Hermes | Best pre-owned designer brands | Aquatalia boots

How to Purchase Designer Brands at Discounted Prices | The RealReal Review

I’ve been asked by many of you to discuss how I find deals on designer brands I own. You hear me talk about sales a LOT (since I rarely buy anything at full price) but let’s talk about finding designer products that are pre-owned, authentic and from a trustworthy source today.

Where have I turned to find items that are sold-out or discounted from luxury or designer brands?! The RealReal! I first read about the The Real Real in 2015 and was intrigued by their consignment business model. I was on a search for discounted Aquatalia boots that I really wanted and found it very difficult to find them in my size and from a trustworthy source.

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Sizing: For reference I am 5’1″, 95 pounds and usually wear 00P/XXSP – full measurements in About Page. See my previous posts on Best Socks to wear with Boots3 Must Have Fall Boots & 5 Easy Fall Outfit Ideas! 

How to Purchase Designer Brands at Discounted Prices | The RealReal Review | Authenticated Luxury Consignment Online Store | Theory | Burberry | Chanel | Salvatore Ferragamo | Hermes | Best pre-owned designer brands | Aquatalia boots

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What is The Real Real? 

It’s a premier online site for luxury consignment. The RealReal has 4 philosophies:

  • They believe in Lifecycle of Luxury
  • They’re Authentic
  • They’re sustainable
  • They’re passionate

What brands will you find on The Real Real?

You’ll find all the top designer fashion brands along with fine jewelry and watch brands. The ones I commonly talk about on my blog are Aquatalia, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo and Theory. Previous blog posts related to this items here, here, here, here and here.

How to Purchase Designer Brands at Discounted Prices | The RealReal Review | Authenticated Luxury Consignment Online Store | Theory | Burberry | Chanel | Salvatore Ferragamo | Hermes | Best pre-owned designer brands | Aquatalia boots

How to Purchase Designer Brands at Discounted Prices | The RealReal Review | Authenticated Luxury Consignment Online Store | Theory | Burberry | Chanel | Salvatore Ferragamo | Hermes | Best pre-owned designer brands | Aquatalia boots

Why purchase from The Real Real?

If you’re considering a luxury designer purchase of a pre-owned item, you want to ask yourself a few questions:

  • Is the piece authentic? – The RealReal employs 50+ authenticators, gemologists and art curators to inspect items each day. The company stands behind their authenticity statement and you will have peace of mind purchasing from The Real Real. No worries about authenticity you may experience from eBay purchases.
  • Is it a secure shop? The RealReal is a legitimate website and business.
  • How is the customer service? – The Real Real is excellent at answering questions and helping you through the purchase process. They also offer Return Services on many items.

My Experience with The Real Real?

I purchased my Aquatalia chocolate brown boots from this company. They were very gently pre-owned. The description was very thorough and the photos were on-point. I received my order very quickly and fell in love with the boots – this was in 2015. I’ve continued to seek out items on The RealReal from my long-term Capsule Wardrobe Wishlist. These items include long-term investment pieces such as Salvatore Ferragamo heels, Chanel handbag, and Hermes belt. I haven’t found the exact sizing and colors in the items on my list so far but I know it will be a long process of waiting to find pieces I absolutely LOVE!

Bonus: you can join the Waitlist if an item has sold! You may still have a chance of getting the item if the first buyer backs out or it doesn’t fit her/him.

How to Purchase Designer Brands at Discounted Prices | The RealReal Review | Authenticated Luxury Consignment Online Store | Theory | Burberry | Chanel | Salvatore Ferragamo | Hermes | Best pre-owned designer brands | Aquatalia boots

How to Purchase Designer Brands at Discounted Prices | The RealReal Review | Authenticated Luxury Consignment Online Store | Theory | Burberry | Chanel | Salvatore Ferragamo | Hermes | Best pre-owned designer brands | Aquatalia boots

How to Purchase Designer Brands at Discounted Prices | The RealReal Review | Authenticated Luxury Consignment Online Store | Theory | Burberry | Chanel | Salvatore Ferragamo | Hermes | Best pre-owned designer brands | Aquatalia boots

Video of my Boots (Subscribe to YouTube Channel):

A few items I’m loving that are available now on The RealReal!

Please let me know if you have questions about purchasing or consigning with The RealReal. I highly recommend the company and hope you find an investment piece you LOVE from them!


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  • Thanks for sharing this. I am always looking for ways to buy luxury cheaper and I think the preloved market is great!

  • I have never heard of The Real Real, but it may become my new obsession! I’m so glad I learned about this!

  • I love The Real Real! Such a great way to score pretty designer pieces at a budget price.

    xoxo,
    Kim

  • I have never heard of The Real Real before. Cute boots!

  • I’ve never heard of The RealReal before, but it sounds great! I’ll definitely have to check it out!

  • I’ve heard of the Real Real but have never actually checked it out! I’ll definitely need to go see what goodies I can find hehe!

    Xo, Steph

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Wow, first time hearing of them! This is awesome!

  • I am always looking for new sites to purchase pre-owned designer fashion! What a great online store, thanks for sharing your experience and details about the company.
    Lee
    wineandcouture.com

  • So many fabulous tips! I have been eyeing a designer belt but havn’t wanted to pay in full. Love this!

    xo,
    Alice

  • I’ve browsed their site before, but have never purchased anything. Thanks for sharing your experience.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Azanique

    I have never shopped through The Real Real before! These are great tips and resources to shopping designer brands.

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

  • I’ve never heard of The Real Real before! Love this post and all of the tips you shared for finding designer pieces.

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

  • Hannah Stark

    I love The Real Real and all the amazing items they have for such great prices:)

    xoxo, Hannah

  • I have heard of the real real but never actually browed through their inventory! the pieces you chose are incredibly cute!

  • Sarah Tripp

    I’ve bought a few things off of The Real Real and love it!

  • Natasha Massey Stoneking

    LOVED this post… so informative for us girls who want the designer goodies!!!!