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Just when we thought we’d curbed our jewelry addiction, here comes I Love Jewelry Auctions –a genius fixed-price jewelry auction hosted on Facebook three nights a week.
Here’s how it works: the talented jeweler Jordann Weingartner, who launched the page this past January, scores a mix of on-trend costume pieces, designer-inspired baubles, and even fine-jewelry items and marks them at discount prices. Then each Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening at 8:30 pm EST, she introduces roughly 60 unique styles on the page, and the “bidding” begins. When those killer turquoise earrings or that quartz pendant necklace catches your eye –as it inevitably will –all you have to do is comment “sold,” pay the invoice Jordann’s team emails you, then wait for the item to arrive (free of charge) at your door step.
(At which point you’ll of course store it in one of our off-the-chain jewelry cases.)
The whole process is fun (you’ve got to act fast – the page has over 60,000 fans with their eyes on your prize) and, most importantly, the jewelry is as easy on the eyes as it is on the wallet. Just check out these beauties we recently spotted –but sadly, didn’t win!
We are, not so secretly, pretty devoted to the art of consignment. You get rid of pieces you’re ‘over,’ make room for the new, and earn a little moolah to put towards your next must-have splurge.
TheRealReal.com, a website devoted to consigning luxury brands, is making the whole shebang even easier by putting the process online. Simply fill out a form with the goods you want to say goodbye to (think high-end brands like Prada, Oscar de la Renta, and the like) and enjoy free-shipping to whisk the approved items off to TheRealReal’s headquarters. Or, if you’re based in San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York, ring up one of their merchandise managers who will comb your closet for you –and haul away unwanted styles.
It gets better: consignors can take up to 70% of the selling price, instead of the standard 50% offered at brick-and-mortar boutiques. What’s more, you can track their sales online, and earn credit towards future purchases on the site.
Unsurprisingly, TheRealReal.com has already scored some amazing pre-owned clothes and accessories, making the site a can’t-miss destination for high-end designer deals. Sign up for free membership, and you’ll enjoy stylist-curated daily sales, a noteworthy number of contemporary designer pieces, and personalized updates on new pieces in your size. We’re officially hooked!
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