Whether you fancy a payday blowout or are in need of a way to earn a few extra pennies, it’s time to bookmark Covetique.com. Founded by fashion-loving former investment banker Nicola McClafferty, Covetique is our favourite destination for snapping up designer bargains and selling off those still-got-the-tags-on sample sale purchases lurking at the back of our wardrobes.
Far from a fashion jumble sale, Covetique’s site is mega glossy, and makes the process of buying and selling designer pieces super simple. If you’re selling, a courier will collect your items, which will then be authenticated and valued by Covetique’s experts before being photographed and posted on the site. Once it’s been snapped up, the money wings its way to your bank account. And if you’re buying – well, you don’t need us to help you with that one.
From Christian Louboutin shoes to Chanel bags and Burberry dresses, there’s some seriously desirable designer buys on offer. Top of our wish list right now are Miu Miu’s tri-tone shoes, reduced from £625 to £300 and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel’s £100 silver wristlet clutch – original price £250. OK, so the prices are still investment level, but it’s the perfect opportunity to snap up that bag/shoe/dress from seasons past. Plus, there are bargains to be had from mid-range labels like The Kooples and J Crew, and plenty of denim. Make some time during your lunch-break – we guarantee you’ll spend quite a while browsing Covetique’s virtual shelves.
By Gemma Gow