Tuesday, September 15, 2020


I thought it would be fun to share a few second-hand finds from my wardrobe this week. Chapter 13 of my book “Elevate the Everyday” discusses thinking outside the “big box” when shopping. One of the ways I elevate my wardrobe is by acquiring pieces on the second-hand market for a fraction of the original price. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada and I don’t have local access to most of the brands I’m often looking for (usually European ones). I do 99% of this treasure hunting online on sites like eBay, Poshmark, the RealReal, Vide Dressing and Vestiaire Collective.

These boots are by Fiorentini & Baker. They are made in Italy and would cost over $400 at full retail price. I got them just this week for $55 on Poshmark! The term second-hand is misleading because these were never worn and are in pristine condition. I’m not one of those people who has great stories of finding a designer coat for $5 at the bottom of a rag bin. However, compared to what you would normally pay for such a high-quality piece of footwear, this is a steal. This is my favorite way to “elevate” my wardrobe; hands down.

I definitely recommend checking out online options when you are searching for a particular item. You might be surprised to find it in mint condition at a heavily discounted price. If you are willing to wait, it WILL eventually turn up! Does anyone else patiently shop the second hand market with a detailed wish list? I have automatic searches set up on these sites that notify me when something on my wish list pops up.

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