say hi to secret way to buy high end shit in a sensible way
im not shopaholic and has never been but ive been wearing cdg since 15 and im not broke …how?
sometimes i just buy them, but really i think of it as an investment… and iam not addicted to fashion or crazy about desinger lables but i respect good design and good visuals.
Use sale time period / press sales! Usually its around june/july in japan i think, in korea its like may ish … bla bla or like…. september for summer shit…and like i think jan/feb?? for winter go to small concept stores or select stores? in ur local area (paris, collete, seoul, daily projects, tokyo via bus stop loveless etcetc) i think like… some stores they ask for ur mailing info and usually if u do that i think they send u private sale info or press sale info and new items info.
Ask you friends who are magazine editors (they know best)
have good friends around you who wear bless to galliano everyday and we all get bored and kinda give each other clothes… or we buy each other nice things.
use comme des garcos guriella (?) store website! very useful… also check out corso como outlet in milano…
BEFORE YOU BUY A PRICY ITEM THINK 3 TIMES - is it good quality for the price? (check out stitching, material … etc) - will i wear it often / use it often - dont buy things which are “NOW” or trendy cos you’ll get sick of it
CHECK for scratches on the item when shopping for accersory like…shoes…bags.. leather goods… usually if u tell the person in the store “oh its dirty” or “it has this scratch can i get a new one?” if they dont have a new one they give u discount … or ask boldly for it if ur buying something like pierre hardy shoes… if they give u a display piece say “i dont want a display piece could i get a new one?” if they dont have it then ask for discount cos you dont want a display piece… cos its scratched and lots of other ppl tried them on before.. u dont need to pay full price for that.
embarrasing but i do this sometimes when i think its necessory … convince them to give u a discount because no one will buy a crazy black fur ball looking alaia coat or stupid looking margiela camel toes shoes except for me.