I love the feeling of coming home to my doorman-less apartment and seeing a package waiting for me at the mailboxes (or at the dry cleaners next door who graciously accept my packages when I’m not home, got to love new york)
To be honest, I’d purchase everything online if I could. I already do mostly; these groceries don’t magically find their way to my apartment. First of I all I make money when I do it (seriously: you can too, sign up for ebates and then come back and finish reading this post.)
Back? Recently I’ve been justifying more expensive purchases; telling myself things like
- “a 27-year-old definitely needs this in her life”
- “how have you lasted so long without it?!”
- “quality over quantity”
A fun way to be able to live with some of life’s luxuries and still be able to pay rent on the Upper East Side is poshmark!
I’ve been on the site for a couple of months now and acted as a seller and a buyer and being a buyer is way more fun.
My two favorite purchases by far have been a pair of suede Loeffler Randall booties and a sky blue BALENCIAGA Classique first bag. both purchased at over 60% off retail price & with all the bells and whistles included (mainly dustbags, im a dustbag snob)
a fun part about poshmark is the ability to negotiate (a la cher horowitz) with the seller. and if you succeed in getting the lower than lower price, than whatever you purchase is just going to look better. it’s a fact. and that was totally true when i scored sold-out $395 booties for $65. i felt invincible. so invincible in fact that i decided to really go big and seek out my dream bag: a BALENCIAGA CITY BAG.
….and that didn’t work because i got distracted by a $450 (a total savings of over $800….i’ll let that sink in for a second) price tag on another BALENCIAGA bag: The Classique First Bag.
you read that right. a beautiful Balenciaga bag for less than $500. naturally i purchased it (after getting suz’s vote of approval of course) but not before reading the size of the bag apparently.
so when it arrived, it was smaller than what i pictured. i felt a big sense of like, but not that LOVE at first sight feeling that i wanted– the feeling that i had with my LR booties. but i’d committed and so with poshmark that meant that bag was mine, no give backs.
thanks to the powers of the internet and the MUATTO company’s ingenius strap extensions, i was able to “remix” the bag if you will and turn it into my favorite crossbody of the season.
so as with any online shopping experience, there will be highs & there will be lows, but at least with poshmark you can afford to have way more of them delivered to your door (or dry cleaner’s door.)