Most everyone who shops online (and even those who don’t) are familiar with Farfetch’s international multi-boutique platform. Italist is its lesser-known non-frills competitor. The real win when shopping on both sites is to find items that are priced less internationally. When clearance season begins is when you really see significant savings.
We love stalking the handbags for extra arbitrage deals. This Gucci candy bag is on sale for $642 compared to US retail of $1200. I was in shock finding this Celine C bag online at all and it’s discounted to $1600 from a US retail of $3300 and this Prada canvas tote is just $490 from US retail of $990. (I’m still sad from missing a black on one Gilt that was $500.)
Italist is always my favorite site for stalking Christian Louboutins. Here are slingbacks on sale for $385 from a US retail of $800, rainbow glitter flats are $400 from $1200 at Neiman Marcus and nude patent pumps are $460 from a US retail of $700. Other standouts are Chloe scalloped flats that are $300 from a US retail of $500 and Golden Goose sneakers for $340.
We have an eye on this Balmain blazer that’s currently reduced to $774 from a US retail of $2300 and this Balmain tank that’s currently $160 from a US retail of $395. This Dolce & Gabbana poplin floral print dress from this season is $600.
Prices may not seem so discounted when you are looking at the site stright on. We suggest you do a search on Net-A-Porter or Neiman Marcus to get an accurate retail price.