News: Luxe Bags for Cheap
April 17, 2006
Costco. Designer bags. What could the two possibly have in common? As it turns out, the superstore known for its megapacks of toilet paper also offers sweet deals on bags from Burberry, Celine, Kate Spade, Prada, YSL, Fendi, and the like. And yes, they are 100% real. Take the Kate Spade Chesterfield/West Vanessa bag: only $240, about 37% less than the original price. Do keep in mind, however, that if youâ€™re on the hunt for right-off-the-runway styles, chances of finding them here are pretty slim since the store stocks only a few of such high-end itemsâ€”but who knows, you might get lucky. If youâ€™re looking for classics, though, like the Prada Barrel Bag ($850 at Costco), the superstoreâ€™s site may become your new favorite bookmark. SmartBargains.com, Overstock.com, Bluefly, and, of course, eBay.com are other great places to shop designers for less. Bluefly.com is the best option for its wide range of styles and brands. Dubious about the authenticity of your bag after buying it from one of these sites? Counterfeitchic.com might have the answer.