When it comes to buying my designer items, I would always either buy them directly from the retailer or purchase them through Nordstrom. After I recently just bought two Louis Vuitton items off of The RealReal for way less than retail price, I realize that I have been doing it all wrong. If you’re not familiar with The RealReal, they are a company with millions of shoppers and consigners that sell all authenticated designer items from clothes, to shoes, to bags, and everything else in between. On top of having their website, they also have three retail stores located in New York and Los Angeles. Even better, they are making luxury sustainable and have saved over 550 million liters of water and over 12,000 metric tons of carbon offset. So if environmental factors are important to you, it is nice to see that they are also important to the company that you give your money to. If I still haven’t sold you, they were also talked about in Vogue and The New York Times which are both very respectful names. They are the REAL deal.
I have wanted the Louis Vuitton Medium Ring Agenda Cover for years but could never afford it nor did I feel comfortable spending that much on something as simple as my daily planner. Don’t get me wrong, you get what you pay for, but on top of the $600+ price tag, I would still have to buy all of the inserts and dividers. It just was not worth it to me. But then I did some research and came across The RealReal. I saw that it was a fraction of the price on their website and that they even let you checkout with Affirm. If you are not familiar with Affirm, it allows you to make monthly payments instead of paying in full for just a small fee. So when I saw that they had this agenda that was in very good condition, I decided to treat myself. And I truly use the crap out of this thing. It is exactly what I wanted for my daily planner and I also have sections for my notes, passwords, and spending tracker. A lot of people always ask what it came with, but keep in mind, everything is different pending on what the consigners included. Mine came in a TheRealReal dust bag as well as with an authentication card. It honestly was my missing puzzle piece to organization. As for my inserts, I bought them all off of Etsy from the shop JanesAgenda and I bought my dividers from the shop ShelbieLeeCo. Since my first purchase went so well and I was really happy with everything, I ended up making a second purchase. I bought the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 30 which I will be making a blog post about soon. Again, another great purchase!
This post is not sponsored in any way, I just wanted to share one of my new secrets on how to save on designer items. Feel free to email me with any questions!