Haute 2: Used Clothing Stores: Here’s Why Yves Saint Laurent is Now Within Your Budget

Haute 2: Used Clothing Stores: Here’s Why Yves Saint Laurent is Now Within Your Budget


Hi-Lo dressing is not a salad dressing for
bi-polar people. Hi-Lo dressing means mixing high-end designer
pieces with lower budget or mass market pieces. Think of it as Marc Jacobs meets markdowns
from Target, by mixing the two you can produce stunning style results and many compliments. Now the only question is, how do we get our
hands on some designer pieces to really make this makeover happen? This video series is called, “Haute Wheel”,
and we’ will explore how to pull off Hi-Lo dressing, and how to get the lowdown on low
prices. Get haute style for hot prices so we can begin
sprinkling in designer pieces into our wardrobe. Step right up folks and spin the wheel! Hi-Lo can you go, Hi-Lo can you go. So again, this is what Hi-Lo dressing is. You can see there we have a skirt for $420,
and for many of us that’s going to be a little bit out of our budget right? But you can make it extra chic by pairing
it with something super cool like this “NY Pizza” t-shirt from Target for only $14.99. This in essence is Hi-Lo dressing. Like I said, for many of us that $420 skirt
is out of our price range so what we need to do is figure out how can we score some
of these designer pieces so that we can start doing Hi-Lo dressing. So let’s see, here’s the Haute Wheel, where
will it land today? What are we going to learn? Used clothing stores, yes, this is a great
resource to learn how to score designer duds at a discount price. Okay? So we’re going to go over how to do that. This episode is all about used clothing stores. So let me show you some of the things that
I’ve found at used clothing stores. So I have found a pair of Prada ballet flats,
what you’ll find too is many of the used clothing stores, there’s many different names we’ll
go over what the different ones can be called, but some are higher-end. Meaning they only have designer pieces, and
others have a mix of some and others are really just thrift shops. But I found great deals at many of them, like
I said these Prada flats that I found were a great find. I have also found designer handbags. Many of the stores that I visited, whether
they were traditional thrift stores or higher end one that just deals with designer stuff,
have these handbags at a discount. So this particular one is the brand Dimoni,
it’s a Spanish brand, and I was able to score a really beautiful purse for a relatively
cheap price compared to what it traditionally would’ve sold for. But they always have, all the stores I went
to, they always have designer handbags in stock. So, how can you find these used clothing stores
and start having these finds for yourself? And yes it can be a little time-consuming,
sometimes you just got to get into that kind of mood to feel like browsing through things
and its really exciting when you do have these great finds. So first, how do you find the used clothing
stores that are near you? So of course we’re going to start with Google. Just type in “used clothing stores” and then
you want to type in your city so you can go “and San Diego” or “and San Francisco” and
you may even do your zip code okay? So you’re going to look for that, then you’re
going to get a list of search results like this with a list of different stores. So you can see there’s Buffalo Exchange, that
is a very popular chain store so they have many of those all across the country. You see Thrift Trader showed up, and there’s
even more than this so it’s not just the three. So you can see down here at the bottom of
the screen where it says “More Places”, you can click on that and it’ll bring up even
more. So Google would be where I would recommend
to start to find these used clothing stores. Next, you can go to Yelp as well, so you just
go to Yelp.com and you’re going to “Find: used clothing”, and then you would do “Near”
and you would type in your city or your zip code. So, Monterey, California, okay let’s see what
pulls up. Hey, you see that map over there? You see the arrow there pointing to all the
stores that are near you? And then at the top of the results will be
the ads, so these aren’t necessarily things that meet your criteria but you can see some
of these relate to clothing okay, based on your search results. But what you want to do is look below the
ads and actually see the results that are showing stores near you okay? So for this example we’ve searched for “used
clothing stores”, but as I mentioned they go by many different names and a lot of times
it indicates what kind of goods that they have. So “used clothing store”, there’s “thrift
stores” and a lot of times they will have many different pieces. You may not be able to score as many designer
finds there, okay? “Consignment shops” a lot of times those will
have higher-end designer pieces. “Vintage clothing stores”, again, you can
find great finds here and you can find classic pieces. And some of the most unique things I’ve found
were at vintage clothing stores that I get the most compliments on. And you can also search for “resale clothing”. So these are all things you can go to Google,
type them in, and go to Yelp, type them in, and see what’s available near you. They also do have a number of online retailers
that specialize in vintage clothing, and you want to find one. They have people that make replica of vintage
clothing, and those will come up in the search results, but there’s actual retailers that
have a practice of actually going out and scoring these different pieces and then turning
around and reselling them online. So you want to look there as well. So let’s go, you have the basic concept of
a Hi-Lo outfit, but let’s say you find a great used clothing store near you and you find
this amazing skirt. It is a Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Skirt,
it’s absolutely gorgeous right? So you’re Hi-Lo dressing, so does that mean
you have to wear a YSL top with that? No, it does not. You can take a top from a store like romwe.com
and it’s $11, and pair that top with that skirt. That is the essence of Hi-Lo dressing, something
high-end with something more mass market. And again, it’s an unexpected pairing and
because you have this higher-end piece with it makes the whole outfit look more expensive
as well. Then you just add simple accessories, you
see we did basic high heels, we added a ring and some very fine earrings to this outfit. A great Hi-Lo outfit, a great look. So, for this series you know we’re doing a
scavenger hunt, and it’s going to allow you to practice and find all of these great resources. So for this one, you have to find used clothing
stores near you. So I went on, I went on to Google, I went
on to Yelp and looked and I did used clothing stores and I found out there were five near
me. Okay, so you have no excuse, you found out
the ones that are near you. Just set dates on your calendar and go have
fun. Go grab a smoothie and then just wander those
stores and find out just what sort of finds you can have. I love spending an afternoon doing that, I
usually end up going into the dressing room with a pile of stuff and when I go to check
out I’m always surprised because then the tab comes up to $100 and you’ve gotten like
15 things. So it’s amazing, you’ll fall in love with
it too. So this is part of the scavenger hunt, go
find out how many used clothing stores are near you. To download this document or our scavenger
hunt that we’re using for this series, just use the link below the video to download the
scavenger hunt paper there that you see on the screen and get to filling out the items
and get to incorporate these designer pieces into your wardrobe. So that’s it for this episode of Haute Wheel,
I hope you enjoyed it and learning how to find used clothing stores near you. See you on the next episode and where will
the wheel land next? Thanks, bye.

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