Dallas ladies are familiar with local writer and blogger Kristie Ramirez Hoitsma, who has been heralded for her sophisticated spin on Texas fashion. Now they can know her even better--by raiding her closet.
Thanks to Vaunte, luxury consignment shopping just got a bit more voyeuristic. The site, which sells new and secondhand designer clothing and accessories, recently opened its doors to Dallas fashion mavens like Ramirez, offering their cast-off but near-pristine Prada and beautiful Balenciaga at OMG-low prices.
Started by former Gilt Groupe execs in late 2012, Vaunte is like eBay on steroids. Think high-end names like Isabel Marant, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Valentino, but for a fraction of the cash you?d pay at retail. (Plus, Vaunte has a buyer-protection policy that ensures 100 percent authenticity, and every item it sells is vigorously screened.)