Beauty & Wellness

Deal Makers

We all like getting more for less. When it comes to haute couture, there’s an increasing range of options online for getting top labels at great savings.
Column by Beth Longerdunn | June 16, 2018 | Beauty & Wellness

Versace and Vera Wang, Chanel and Christian Louboutin — we all have favorite designer labels we’ll happily pay full-price to add to our wardrobes. But why shell out those extra hundreds when we can get the same products at fab discounts? Today, getting sweet deals on top labels doesn’t mean scrounging the sale racks. A host of websites are making it a breeze to shop for your favorite designer brands at stellar discounts. Sites like and offer daily deals of up to 50-75% off of fashion and accessories from iconic brands such as Halston Heritage and Missoni. But maybe you’re a bit commitment shy. If you want the fun of wearing top designer looks without the commitment of a purchase, check out Free to join, the site offers rentals of dresses and accessories from over 95 luxury designers. Pick your occasion and make a reservation…they even include a backup size for free, so you’re sure to get a perfect fit.

› Beth Longerdunn is a lifelong lover of fashion who started off as the stylist for her high school plays in her hometown. Today, she advises her clients in South Florida on what to wear and how to wear it.

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Bold Statement
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