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mules & final clearance

Without wanting to brag too much, I have to say that I am quite the expert when it comes to scoring the best. deals. ever. during the annual designer sales. Last night, I was telling my friends about my two best and most recent sale finds when they literally all chanted in union “But how do you do it? I never find anything!”.

So, how to score the best designer sale finds? Here is how I go about my sale shopping:

  • Be open minded. This is actually a concept that is contradicting with my usual style of shopping. I don’t usually “just browse” but rather shop for things I want or need. Meaning, I go online to shop for something specific. However, during the sales, I do the opposite and look at anything from shoes to bags and clothes – just because.
  • Newsletters are your best friends. While I am not a big fan of a hundred daily newsletters filling up my inbox, I do make sure to subscribe and actually read the newsletters from my favorite designer online-shops during the sale period. This way you’ll be the first to find out about further mark-downs or coupon codes such as free shipping or additional discounts. Also, a lot of the newsletters are personalized according to your shopping history and preferences on the site, meaning that the designers and products featured are some that will most likely fit your taste.
  • Browse constantly. For the past few weeks, I have been browsing the designer sales regularly. Not day and night, but at least once or twice per week. That way, you can get a good overview and products start to stick with you. If it catches your eye and you keep thinking about it, it may be a great time to invest.
  • If you want it, get it now. If you see something you absolutely love, purchase it right away. Things sell out fast during the sales and there is no point in waiting for the final mark-downs just to get an additional 20% off. Unless, of course, the piece is out of your budget otherwise.
  • Think investment. Don’t buy things just because they are on sale. Just like all other designer pieces I purchase, I always make sure that they are timeless pieces that I will get a lot of wear out of. However, there is an exception to this rule. If it is a piece that you think will re-sell for the same price. Example? I have a black bag and don’t necessarily need another one right now, but when I spotted a suede version of the black Valentino Panther Bag (new it-bag for this Fall, if you ask me) at -40% off plus an additional 20% off at check-out I simply went for it. As the end of the day the bag cost me less than half of the original price and I know that if I ever end up reselling it, chances are high I will get the same price for it that I paid.
  • Where to shop? My go-to destinations for online luxury shopping are Net-A-Porter (currently up to 70% off), mytheresa (up to 70% off plus free shipping on all orders), Farfetch which is great to find rare pieces in smaller boutiques around the world (more than 3.000 items at 70% off) and MATCHESFASHION (70% off + use code “EXTRA20” for 20% off at check-out).

By the way, the emerald & nude versions are still available…Now you are probably wondering what I scored during the designer sales this season! Aside from the black Valentino bag (more than 50% off) and crystal embellishes No°21 sandals (40% off), I also found a pair of red velvet mules by Gianvito Rossi (-40% + an additional 20% off at check-out) that instantly stole my heart

I have been looking for the perfect pair of mules since last year. I was never sure what exactly “perfect” would look like, I just knew I hadn’t found the right pair yet. Which brings me back to my “be open minded” theory. Since I am now finally the proud owner of a beautiful pair of velvet mules, I wanted to share some of the other runners-up and best of the rest + final clearance with you today.

Must-Have of the Moment: Mules

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10 Comments

  • 5 months ago

    Wow! Du hast wohl echt ein Händchen für Sale Schnäppchen.
    Die Teile, die du gefunden hast sehen toll aus.
    Die Mules sind einfach ein Traum. Ich bin schon gespannt wie du sie kombinieren wirst.

    xx Julia

    http://www.talesofjules.com/

  • 5 months ago

    oh ich verfolge deinen blog ja schon lange u habe schon gemerkt du hast echt eine tolle Hand für Schnäppchen Deals 🙂
    wie du auch sagt immer offen sein für gute Deals 🙂
    wie auch Julia freue ich mich auch schon zu sehen, wie du die Mulles kombinierst!
    glg katy

    http://www.lakatyfox.com

    http://www.lakatyf

  • 5 months ago

    sehr gute Tipps Vicky, danke dir dafür 😉 Liebe Grüße Jen

  • 4 months ago

    Lovely mules, but I just can’t walk in that kind of shoe… I’m too clumsy and end up with my shoes five feet ahead of me in the middle of the streets. It’s like I kick them out of my feet!
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

    • vicky
      4 months ago

      Haha oh nooo! I actually find them more comfortable and easier to walk in than regular heels.
      xox Vicky

  • 4 months ago

    Woooow, diese Schuhe sind der absolute Hammer, freue mich schon, wenn ich sie in einem deiner nächsten Outfits sehe. Ansonsten danke für die Inspiration, alle sehen super aus.
    Liebe Grüße und schönen Montag,
    Sandra / http://shineoffashion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/sandraslusna/

  • 4 months ago

    Tausend Dank für deine tollen Tipps, ich bin bis jetzt auch so gar nicht der Sale Shopper, was mich im Endeffekt aber total ärgert, wenn ich diese tollen Errungenschaften sehe 😉
    LG
    Brini
    http://www.brinisfashionbook.com

  • 4 months ago

    A designer product is always a good option for sales. Your picks are amazing!! And I will follow your tips for sure!
    Steal4Style.com

  • 4 months ago

    Wow, such lovely pieces!! I have also been looking at some designer items this week and found a wonderful pair of zadig and voltaire ankle boots for half the price <3

    http://www.nasklee.com

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