One of the advantages of finding designer clothing and accessories online is that you can find items that cost a lot less than you would at a boutique or department store. In fact, many online outlets feature consignment shops with recycled designer clothing and accessories. In some cases, you can swap items with others. You can have fun on these sites creating your fashion diaries or filling a virtual closet as well as buy your favorite pieces to get the designer gear you have always wanted.
One way you can search through online consignment shops is through your favorite designers. Sometimes their creations are organized through collections or closets that feature everything from tops and bottoms to hats, sunglasses and jewelry. Typically, these designers come from all over the world including fashion capitals such as Paris, New York, London, Venice and Los Angeles, so you can look for designers you already know or even discover new ones.
You do not have to restrict your search to only designers when you want to see the latest in designer fashion online. There are also plenty of tastemakers all over the world with insider knowledge of the best in fashion and they make their way to these online consignment shops. For instance, the site Walk in My Closet includes a number of designers as well as fashion editors and stylists who enjoy creating their own collections from their favorite designers and sharing them with visitors to the site. You can see how the experts put together their looks with accessible fashion.
Many of these sites also allow you to create wishlists or, in the case of Walk in My Closet, your own personal closet of designer fashion online. As you peruse through designer collections, you can pick and choose items to add to your closet as well as check out other users’ closets to get a sense of their style. You do not have to be a jewelry designer, creator or other type of insider in order to create an impression with your closet.
In addition to buying and exchanging items, consignment shops online also allow you to sell your used fashions. Of course, each site has its own rules, but you generally want to make sure your items are in gently used condition. Some shops allow you to send in your old clothes to let them handle the exchange, but you may also take photos of your items and upload them to the site if you want to handle tasks such as processing, shipping and handling yourself.
Fashionistas have a home with designer fashion online whether you simply want to browse or create your dream closet. However, these online shops also allow you to recycle your fashions, so you can update your look for a fraction of the costs. Each shop has its own guidelines for buying, exchanging and selling, so you want to make sure you know the rules when you plan on recycling your own designer fashions.
Anne Carter lives and shops mainly in New York. She also tries to keep abreast with all of the most recent fashion news.