It was this Fashionista’s birthday and she was leaving campus to celebrate. She was hitting the streets on her born day looking comfortable and cute. She was shocked when I approached her and told me that her style is just “cute and relaxed.” She tells me that she’s not materialistic but has a love for labels. She had on a cute oversized grey shirt, a vintage thick gold necklace, materialistic but has a love for labels. She had on a cute oversized grey shirt, a vintage thick gold necklace, Steve Madden sandals, Forever 21 gold hoop earrings and last but not least a large white and gold Michael Kors purse. What caught my attention was her beautiful authentic purse.I know that most struggling college students aren’t dropping 300 dollars for a designer bag so I had to know her story. This Fashionista grew up working in Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. She understands quality material and can decipher the real from knock offs. She’s learned how to shop economically because as a college student you can’t always afford Bloomingdales prices. Her purse is actually worth 300 dollars. In Nordstrom Rack the refurbished purse was priced 72 dollars but with her store discount she only paid 55 dollars. For a college student that doesn’t work for Nordstrom’s, 72 dollars is more reasonably priced than paying 300 dollars. If you want designer items and not a knock off head over to your nearest rack and outlet stores. Racks and outlet stores generally carry items specifically created for their store by their vendors or items that don’t sell at a discounted price. I know many Coach lovers who can’t waltz out of a Coach store with a new bag so they shop at Coach Outlets. I would also recommend surfing EBay for finding deals on authentic designer purses.
Spotted: German designer Jil Sander has cute white purse's in her spring summer 2012 ready to wear collection.