The TEll// By Thrift & Tell
Welcome to THE TELL//BY THRIFT & TELL: a celebration of fashionable women who dress as smart as they shop.
This week’s guest on THE TELL// is Stacie of Luxe Hunt. Her deal hunting skills are truly something to behold. A quick scan of her Instagram feed and you will be shocked to see the deals that she finds, whether she is looking for Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, or Old Navy. What I love about Stacie is that she doesn’t keep her secrets close to the chest; instead she lives by her motto, “we are all in this shopping adventure together.” I asked Stacie to share a tip as part of this interview, and, of course, she did not disappoint. “The best way to find deals is to build relationships with sales associates. They always have the best deals on current popular items. If you want Chanel shoes at 60% off, you need relationships with those people. Have several contacts at different department stores. They don’t need to be in your area. This includes outlets as well! They will text you when new items arrive. The more contacts you have, the better your odds.” With that tip, I am starting to build my Rolodex of sales associates now! While Stacie and I have never met, I look forward to one day hitting the Hermes sample sale together (will travel for deals!). Together, we would be a force to be reckoned with.
I hope you enjoy this interview and it inspires you to continue to never pay retail!
//Your style in 3 words: Classic, tailored, discounted
//Staple Outfit: Jeans, a sweater, and t-shirt.
//Style Icon(s): Coco Chanel.
//Your First Big Purchase: Chanel Medallion Bag.
//Do You Still Have It? Yes!
//Best Fashion Advice You Ever Received: Wear what makes you feel good
//Types of clothing you invest in: Jackets and Blazers
//Types of clothing you save on: Denim and T-shirts
//Your greatest extravagance: My handbags
//Favorite High Street Brands: Zara and Banana Republic
//Favorite High-Low Brands to Mix: Chanel and Zara
//Favorite Places to Shop Consignment: The RealReal and and Labels, a local store
//Favorite Places to Consign Your Own Closet: Instagram and EBay
//Currently Collecting Dust in the Back of your Closet: Handbags I can’t seem to part with
//Best investment you ever made in your style: Shoes and bags
//Style Choice From Your Past That Haunts You: Super low rise jeans.
//“It seemed like a good idea at the time” a.k.a Purchase you most regret: Half of my sale finds. Price always sways me.
//Last Time You Splurged? Last year bought two Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis
//Currently Saving Your Pennies For: Chanel Classic Flap Bag
//A Deal for the History Books/Your T&T Personal Best: My Christian Louboutin Iriza in black for $185 brand new..
//Advice to someone looking to define their own style: Don’t listen to anyone. Wear what makes you feel confident.
//Trend you wish would go way? Dad sneakers
//You feel great. What are you wearing? Tailored shirt dress and amazing heels or crisp white shirt, blazer, jeans, and amazing heels.
//Occasions when you splurge: : If it’s an item I will use for over 2 years.
//Occasions when you save: All the time. :)
//Most prized possession: Antique diamond and pearl earrings I wore at my wedding.
//Home Decor Style: I am terrible at home décor and stay away from Home Goods. It’s not my thing.
//Favorite place to hunt for home decor: Nowhere. Ha!
//Go-to for unique items, whether it be clothing, accessories, home or art: I don’t think I wear a lot of unique things.
//Your fashion motto: Buy low and sell high.
//Your life motto: Happiness is the highest level of success.
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//A woman should invest in- in bags and accessories. //You’re never too old to—for anything. //A woman can never have too much— confidence. //Bury me in- Chanel. // True or False: More is More- False//Fashion is- a fun and a creative outlet.//Style: whatever you want it to be. If you like the “Dad” sneakers rock them. I would look ridiculous. I love fashion and style because there is something for everyone.
//Music: I’m not a big music person. I drive with no radio on!
//Film: I rarely watch movies
//TV: Victoria and Ozark
//Podcast: I’m ashamed to say I’ve never listened to one. (Editor’s Note: Stacie! Check out my recommendations!)
//Instagram Handle: @whiskeyandlace
Stacie has loved deal hunting for as long as she can remember. It all started in junior high with a 90% off rack of peach and teal turtle necks at JCPenney. From there she spent countless hours at Ross, Marshalls, and outlets. It wasn’t until a few years later that she took her deal hunting to the next level. She started learning how to find high end, designer items at a fraction of the retail price. She has learned a lot over the years and now is ready to share with all of you.
All photos owned by Luxe Hunt and used with permission.