Do you have a champagne taste on a soda water budget? What if you simply can’t afford a name brand lifestyle? My motto has always been “save on what you need so you can spend (or save) on what you want.” But that doesn't mean I want to pay full price for those things!
Take a look at these 7 ways to live in luxury for less. You can still enjoy the finer things life has to offer while staying on budget and keeping a little cash in your pocket.
Shop Outlet Stores
Perhaps you can’t afford to even walk by the Coach store, but why not give the Coach Outlet a chance? You will find gently flawed purses and handbags at up to 50% off the original price. Chances are, the flaws are so minor you won’t even notice them. This is the case with many high end brand outlet stores. You can still get the name and quality but for a fraction of the price.
Find Gourmet Food Products for Less
You can buy fancy gourmet food products at discount stores such as Marshall’s and TJ Maxx for a fraction of the regular cost. You can find gourmet specialties such as marzipan, assorted seasonings, Belgian chocolates, French teas, and so much more starting at just $4.99. Give these stores a try and see what tasty treats you can find.
Take Advantage of Groupon Deals
If you want to stay at a four star resort or dine at a gourmet restaurant, check out Groupon for daily deals. You can save as much as 50% off your experience. This is a great way to enjoy fine hotels and dining for less, while still getting the full experience with all of the bells and whistles.
Enjoy Department Store Makeup Samples
You may not be able to afford the $125 wrinkle cream, but why not ask if there are any samples available? Department stores are stocked full with beauty samples they are just waiting to put in your hands. These freebies are a great way to treat yourself to high end beauty products for less.
Shop Overstock Sales
Many high end shoes, clothing and accessory brands have overstock sales once a year. This is a great time to stock up on the name brands you love for less. Some even sell off their samples, otherwise known as sample sales, to consumers for as much as 75% off the retail price. It is how they get rid of last season to bring in new product for the new season. Jump on this chance to buy more for less. Don’t know when your favorite stores sample sale is? Just ask!
Frequent Local Antique and Second Hand Stores
It is no secret you can find high end and quality furniture, clothing, and décor at your local thrift or antique shops. Check back often to find a diamond in the rough! You never know what you will find! A Chanel scarf? An Ethan Allen vanity? French pottery? Who knows! Check out your local thrift and antique shops to see what sort of luxury you can dig up!
Find Small Ways to Add Luxury Little by Little
Maybe you can’t afford the $2,500 marble bath tub, but why not splurge on the $20 bath salts? You may not be able to afford the $3,000 mahogany bed, but why not splurge on a great set of bed sheets? Find small ways to bring luxury in while still staying in budget.
As you can see, these 7 ways are sure to help you feel more luxurious for less. Give them a try and see how easy it is to still enjoy high end, high quality names and brands for less!
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