5. Going Once, Going Twice
Budget Shopping Tip: Online Auctions
As a budget shopper, sites like eBay and Etsy are your best friend.
Learn how to navigate these sites efficiently. For example, you can save a search for a specific item, in a specific size, color, etc. You can have the new search results emailed to you weekly, rather than wasting time continually searching. If you’re looking for something, eventually you will find it.
Lastly, always have a list of items you need to ad to your wardrobe. Have a plan and try not to purchase instinctually.
Crunch the Numbers
Sunglasses: $18 Cole Hann from Nordstrom Rack
Polo: $54 Fred Perry from Gilt.com
Jeans: $42 Levis 511 from Macy’s
Jacket: $9 Member’s Only from thrift store in the West Village NYC
Loafers: $10 Bass Weejuns from eBay
Watch: $103 Guess from Macy’s
Watch Strap: $12 from CheapestNatoStraps.com
Total: Outfit: $248
- Tortoise shades by Cole Hann
- Black polo shirt by Fred Perry
- Vintage jacket by Member’s Only
- Black jeans by Levis 511
- Black leather penny loafers by Bass Weejun
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.