Tis’ the season of awesome gifts and spending overload. It’s no secret that we break the bank on those perfect gifts for our family and friends. But what if you can buy awesome gifts without spending a lot of money? Below are listed 12 Thrifty Gift Buys that I found while shopping here at swap.com. (more…)
Love designer style but can’t justify paying absurd retail prices? On Swap.com, we carry over 25,000 brands, including ones you’re used to seeing in upscale areas in New York, London, and Tokyo. Here are five brands you’ll be surprised (and delighted) to find out we carry on Swap.com for anywhere from 50%-80% off retail. (more…)
Happy National Dress Day! If you have a new dress you have been waiting to wear, today is the day to show it off! National Dress Day was founded by Ashley Lauren (fashion designer of the evening dress brand, ASHLEYlauren) in October 2016 to “honor all of the ways dresses help us celebrate the significant moments of our lives”. Dresses have evolved over hundreds of years and although they come in many silhouettes, these 5 dress trends are our favorites at Swap.com.
Midi Length Dresses
If you are like me, most of the short dresses in your closet are meant for more casual occasions during the day and most of the long dresses you own are for a dressier occasion like a wedding. The midi length dress is one of our favorite dress trends because you can not only dress it down with flats or sandals to wear during the day, but you can also easily dress it up with a pair of heels for a more formal occasion. For dresses you want to get more use out of, my best piece of advice is to invest in fabrics like polyester, silk, crepe, satin and chiffon. Dresses made in these fabrics, especially in a midi length dress, can seamlessly take you from day to night by simply swapping out your sandals for a pair of pumps! (more…)
Not only is faux fur on trend this season, but there are so many benefits to owning faux fur over real fur. Did you know that faux fur is easier to clean and lasts longer than real fur? Faux fur is also less expensive and you don’t have to worry about how you store it during the warmer months. The best part is that we offer hundreds of fabulous faux fur items on Swap.com just like these one-of-a-kind staples.
If you are new to owning faux fur, this luxurious black faux fur coat by Donna Salyers is the perfect item to start with. I guarantee you will want to wear this one on so many different occasions. Need a coat to throw over a formal dress for a winter wedding? Or, a coat to go with your long sleeve, silk blouse and jeans for dinner and a night out? Maybe you wear sneakers and leggings during the day but want to add some pizzazz to your look when you’re running out the door? This coat is one that should belong in everyone’s closet!
Didn’t go to fashion week? Me neither! Luckily you do not have to attend the shows to sport the latest runway looks. Most of the looks on the runway are pricey, like over $1000 pricey, but on Swap.com you can find all of the top trends for less. Bright colors, statement prints, eye catching fabrics – these stand out trends for Fall 2018 will not disappoint.
This silk leopard tank by Banana Republic retails on our site for only $5.90! This tank is the perfect underpinning for any solid colored cardigan or jacket. I would personally wear this tank with navy so the silver sheen really pops! Animal print can be loud (no pun intended) especially printed on a dress or on a pair of pants. Sometimes the best way to show a flashy trend is through layering. However, if you are looking to stand out for a night out on the town, then this tank will do just fine solo with your favorite pair of jeans and heels! (more…)
In honor of Valentine’s Day today, we embarked on a mission to find out if the qualities and personality traits that make a great “thrifter” are linked to the same qualities that make someone successful in love. To find out, we conducted a survey asking about secondhand shopping and dating habits, and discovered that there was a true love connection between those who shop secondhand regularly and those who found success in their love life. In fact, 69% of the most avid thrifters (people who shop 12 times or more per year) stated they’ve found their match in a committed relationship or marriage.
While we know the best secondhand shoppers are pros at discovering that hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind item, we wanted to see if that translated into being able to find the one person who is just right for them in real life. Our Valentine’s Day Survey confirmed our suspicions; secondhand shoppers are diligent, patient and have a good understanding of what they’re looking for, which appears to correlate to their ability to find their perfect partner.
What is it that makes thrifters more likely to unlock the key to love?