As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to curb my impulse shopping and stick to the old quality over quantity adage, which allows me to splurge on more designer pieces that I would if I were just buying everything that struck my fancy. That said, the sticker shock for designer goods is real, so I try my best to not pay full price, which brings me to Italist.
In case you’re not familiar, Italist is a genius site that sells designer goods at the Italian retail price, which is usually 30%-40% less than retail prices around the world. The goods ship directly from Italy for free, arriving in 2-4 days. Not only that, the designer items in question are current season, so you’re not just shopping for unsold last-season pieces that are being unloaded. Currently, there’s tons of S/S 20 stock to choose from, and F/W 20 pieces are starting to arrive. (Did I mention that on top of the already discounted prices, they also have frequent markdowns?)
Among the vast inventory is tons of Gucci, Prada, Loewe, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Paco Rabanne, Saint Laurent, Jacquemus, and plenty more. Scroll to shop some of my favorite pieces if you want to avoid getting very overwhelmed.