Today's find was a gorgeous Dooney & Bourke Annalisa leather Lock Sac purse marked at $30 at Plato's Closet. I had a filled frequent shopper card that entitled me to an additional 20% off PLUS a $5 trade in so I ended up spending about $20 on a purse that is still on the Dooney website. Zappos is still selling it for $243 (their pictures looked better than mine, black is a difficult color to photograph well so that's what you see here).
The Annalisa Lock Sac was originally $325, and it's now on sale for $227. This purse measures about 12" across at the bottom (16" at the widest point) and almost 10" tall. It's huge and perfect on those days I need to lug around a bunch of stuff for the Superstars. Even without the trade-in, $30 is still 90% off retail.
So here's a tip: go to Plato's Closet or the equivalent if you're looking for a new purse, but if you want to get the most for an old purse for the purpose of "trading up", be savvy and see if you can't sell it on eBay or Craigslist first.
On eBay this purse, if pictured & marketed right, could go for $100+. The same is true on Craigslist if the right buyer is there. You could get at least $50 if you wanted a fast sale, which is 5x more than what the person got in trade-in at Plato's Closet. That's right, she probably only got $10 for this $325 purse. So be smart and as always...Shop Savvy Y'all!