Fashion Challenge: Can Louboutins Cost the Same as Anthro?

With the abundance of stylish chain stores and the recent onslaught of cheaper-chic designer collaborations, many thrifty fashionistas have fled high
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With the abundance of stylish chain stores and the recent onslaught of cheaper-chic designer collaborations, many thrifty fashionistas have fled high
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With the abundance of stylish chain stores and the recent onslaught of cheaper-chic designer collaborations, many thrifty fashionistas have fled high-end territory - But is skipping out on Saks in favor of Urbans really saving them that much money? We did a bit of online sale-snooping, and here's what we found: Anthropologie offers these Market Square Espadrilles for $89.95, marked down from $138. Meanwhile, Shopbop recently sliced the price on these Marc by Marc ankle tie sandals from $295 to $88.50. And over at Saks' online store, this pair of Christian Louboutin canvas espadrilles is up for grabs at $92.92 (deflated from $310). It takes a bit of detective work, but it's definitely possible to unearth some upscale steals and match mass market ensembles price-for-price. It's harder to play this game with more expensive pieces, like leather jackets and status purses, but with thrift stores, eBay, and sample sales, it can be done. --SARAH MUEHLBAUER