The world of designer fashion is not for the faint of heart or the light of wallet. From a purse that sells for over $300,000, to torn shoes that look like they are well past ready for the dumpster – selling for almost $1500, the world is full of eccentric people willing to pay exorbitant amounts for their fashion fixes.
And often times, the “in” look is to appear as if you hardly care about your appearance. Take the $450 jeans at Nordstrom that come with “fake mud” built into the material. Or the Balenciaga plastic tote that closely resembles the free bags at Ikea, but sells for over $2000.
Yet it seems that all this tomfoolery is not hidden in the closets of fashion mavens, it is out in the open for everyone to see.
But there is one dirty little secret that the fashion aficionados want no-one to know about… they keep this tidbit to themselves.
We are going to tell you, but you must promise to not share this information with anyone.
There are places where consumers can purchase these ridiculously expensive designer fashions and accessories, at half off.
There is an entire underground market of half-price new and used designer fashions that has attracted so many adoring customers from around the world, that to everyone’s dismay, the word is slowly getting out.
We are not talking about some meager discounts like those at Nordstrom Rack. We’re talking about serious savings on top-line items.
Like a Valentino Alligator Purse that retails for $16,000, on sale at Havoc Fashion for just $8000. Or if that’s still too much for your wallet, how about a $6000 Prada Python Shoulder Bag, selling for under $2500.
It’s almost enough to make a fashion faddy melt.
Havoc Fashion has been around for over 25 years, so it’s considered somewhat of the leader in this world of designer discounts. From an almost hidden location in fashionable Laguna Beach, California, the company operates out of a small store with no advertising. The business has a website that lists a few items for sale, but most of the merchandise they carry is sold privately to their exclusive client list of celebrities and ultra-high net worth people from around the world.
Disclosure: We are not saying that Melania Trump or Heidi Klum did not pay full price for any of their designer fashions. We’re only saying that we think they are smart enough not to.