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Thursday, April 24, 2014

3 Strategies: Scoring Sold Out Shoes

Christian Louboutin leopard loafers 

Finally upgraded my trusty leopard loafers that I've over-worn, which persuaded me that the cost per wear would make these CL beauties a justified investment. I wore these shoes on my birthday in this post.

These loafers have been sold out for years, so here are my strategies for hunting down elusive items:
  1. Set alerts with search parameters on luxury consignment websites like eBay, Vaunte, Shop Hers, LXR & Co., and Vestiaire Collective. Then, you'll get an email of items filtered by your desired size, style, and condition.
  2. Look for key words in sales on Gilt, Ideeli, Rue La La, My Habit, and Hautelook. Google promo codes from Retail Me Not before you purchase.
  3. Shop discounted past seasons on Yoox, Barneys Warehouse, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Bluefly, and Outnet. They frequently have sample and additional sales.
Good luck hunting! Where did you score your last coveted item?

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16 comments:

  1. My last amazing bargain find was found at Crossroads Trading Co. on the 50% off rack. A 100% silk Joie patterned blouse for $10. With the tags still attached. Love these loafers, btw!

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  2. Oh my god those shoes are amazing! And I love your blog I am so glad you commented on mine I have now discovered yours :)

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I saw a pair like these at JCPenney's but they didn't fit.. they're very versatile though.. :)
    roseylittleme.blogspot.com

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  4. Great advice on tracking down your lusthaves! Your loafers are such a great investment - you will wear them to death :-)

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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  5. Thank you for this Carolyn! And great find. Leopard is a killer staple that I don't yet have. Why?

    -Briana

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  6. Gorg shoes xx
    www.francescatan.com

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  7. I've never seen a more beautiful shoe! Love!

    www.shygirlloudvoice.com

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  8. Such cute and posh loafers babe! The print is adorable. <3

    STYLE BY ALINA | DREAMY COLORS

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  9. I don't think I could live without my leopard print slipper shoes during summer, these look like a truly perfect investment!

    JUSTADDCAKE

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  10. Love these! Such great tips! I also look on Bonanza for used items!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  11. These shoes are amazing! I would love some :-)

    Love from London x

    Emma from electricsoiree.com

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  12. Great shoes! I feel like leopard is always in style. Thanks for sharing your trips.

    Stay Styled,

    Lindsey

    http://staystyledoc.com/

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  13. Awesome loafers! I haven't really tried to by anything that's off the market yet. I would love to score the Celine gold and black oxfords. Maybe I'll give your tips a try. :)
    x,
    Hilary
    www.simpleaesthetic.com

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Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn