For many people, wearing designer fashion is an occasional extravagance, like taking a bath in champagne or staffing your yacht with penguins. Grab hold of glamour with this Groupon.
$39 for $100 Worth of New and Secondhand Designer Women’s Apparel and Accessories
The boutique’s inventory of one-of-a-kind new and gently used duds changes frequently, but shoppers can often find such gems as a silk top by Alberta Ferretti ($39.95), an Alice + Olivia little black dress ($89.95), a Fendi tote bag ($74.95), and hot-pink flats by Manolo Blahnik ($159.95).
On the surface, this online boutique is a high-end shop that carries meticulously curated women’s styles by top fashion designers such as Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Alberta Ferretti. But though the pieces appear brand new, they are actually resale wear collected from society closets, runway shows, and photo shoots. Dresses, pants, tops, and bags—usually in mint or excellent condition—sell at a deep discount: often up to 85% off of retail prices.
A pair of fashionistas launched the boutique in 2007, imaging that its patrons would be “stylish and sensible,” as they are themselves. To set themselves apart from other resale shops, they designed a user-friendly site that brings online shopping as close as possible to the in-store experience. Every item is meticulously described with information including condition, lining color, pockets, zippers and buttons, and label size, as well as exact measurements. Shoppers can browse by size, designer, color, or price, wander fashion-forward Emphatic favorites, or see only pieces that walked the runway.