Similar to undressing a beautifully wrapped gift, the excitement of discovering a new site to love is palpable. You feel a thrill every time they post new merchandise, you spend way more than you need to when things go on sale--but most importantly, you are loyal to the shopping faves with which you've become newly enamored. Let me introduce you to your three new favorite sites: For Savvy Soles, Glam HairBOX and Haute-Trader.
For Savvy Soles
This fabulous footwear gem is the brainchild of one of my good friends. She has created a way for savvy shoppers to get amazing deals on designer shoes. As a firm believer in 'a style savvy life', I love this idea. You can shop brands like Giuseppe Zanotti, Isaac Mizrahi and Pour La Victoire while paying a fraction of the retail costs. Since the shoes are purchased from small boutiques around the country, For Savvy Soles provides a "Savvy Score" for each shoe that details the condition in which it is being purchased (shoes may have been tried on, but have never been worn); and the photos that you see on the site are actual product photos--you'll get exactly what you see. Think of it like your favorite designer's sample sale--without the fear of being trampled. Head to For Savvy Soles to get "Shoes you want. Prices you will LOVE!"
I know what you're thinking: "Not another box!" Well, this isn't. Glam HairBOX is a luxury extension membership service that allows you to get glam hair at affordable prices; and is the brain child of business partners Tarin Boone (who I have worked with in varying capacities for 'Fro Fashion Week--she's awesome) and Kentara Williams.
How it works (from the Glam HairBOX Site):
" Glam HairBOX gives every woman the ability to be glam no matter their budget! " we have changed the way women purchase, select, and care for their luxury hair extensions! -Kentara Williams co-founder
"Each month, members will receive a carefully-crafted HairBOX filled with our featured bundle of the month, along with haircare tips and advice from leaders in the industry. From suggestions to keep your real hair protected while wearing sew-ins to best practices to maintain your extensions, Glam HairBOX is committed to educating women about healthy haircare. If members choose not to receive the bundle of the month, they have the freedom to switch that bundle for a bundle they desire."
"Coming from teaching women about caring for their natural hair for the past 4 years with Naturally Me! Media I realized many women want to wear hair extensions but can't afford it or know how to properly care for their real hair as well as the extensions, Glam HairBOX does that! -Tarin Boone co-founderAnd all this glam comes in 6 months subscriptions of just $19.97. If you've ever worn any type of extensions, you know what an absolute steal this is. Sign up at their website.
Do you periodically discover that you've got a closet full of clothing items with the tags still on? Do you buy designer items that you hope will last you forever that you eventually get tired of despite your best efforts? Do you just really like to switch it up from time to time, but without breaking the bank?
If you've answered yes to any of the questions above, you absolutely want to point and click toward HauteTrader.com--"the premier destination for designer fashion trading." Haute-Trader allows you to trade the designer pieces you currently own, for the alternate designer items you're lusting after; and every time you trade, you earn points towards additional merch. And they have tiered their labels so that you can get anything from DvF (a tier 1 item) to Chanel (a tier 4 item) depending on your taste and style. Not convinced? Check out their pre-listed items, which include goodies like soft pink spiked Louboutins and a beautiful Helmut Lang dress. They've also made this super fun video that explains it all. The site officially launches in April, but you can get in early by joining now.
So: which site will you visit first?