We fall for fast fashion as easily as the next H&M-loving girl, but in these harsh economic times, buying clothes that go the distance is actually a smarter way to shop.
Good designer frocks typically last longer (meaning you can wear the bejeezus out of them without them looking it — and lower your cost-per-wear), are often more impactful and versatile (re: you can impress your future boss in that interview as well as that cute guy who just asked you out) and retain resale value (when something no longer works for you, you can take it to your local consignment shop or Ebay it and actually get some green, as opposed to having your frayed Forever 21 finds rejected by the girls at Buffalo Exchange — it’s happened to us and it’s not fun! — and having to toss it in the bin and say goodbye to your money forever).
And, with some of the fabulous sales taking place right now, you can even get more value out of designer goodies.
Case in point?
We just picked up a new wardrobe of six dresses that would have cost the price of 1-2 dresses at full price at the incredible Shopbop sale. For example, that gorgeous Foley + Corinna Circle Sleeve Dress that normally would set you back $440 is marked down to $132.
Even better, you can take an additional 20% off all sale items with code 20MORE at checkout, meaning in the end that $440 dress is only $105 (plus, shipping is free!).
That’s the kind of math we can really get behind.
Coupon code expires this Thursday, January 15, so get to shopping before all the good stuff’s scooped up!
To get an extra 20% off sale merch, click this link and enter 20MORE at checkout!
p.s. Also pictured at left, bottom: Susana Monaco Drop Gathered Sleeve Dress; regularly $172; on sale for $51, with discount, just $41!
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