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Affordable Luxury is Becoming More Popular

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Affordable luxury is more popular than ever now that many designer names are available to consumers. High-street fashions can be purchased by budget conscious shoppers at affordable purchases. The growing middle-class has access to many lavish designer brands that are both inexpensive and fashionable. Marc Jacobs, Coach, and Agnes B are just a few of the brands that are within reach of mid-level customers.

Accessible and economical, mass-produced luxury items are filling the gap between cheap common brands and more extravagant versions like Louis Vuitton. The new ‘package deal’ combines quality, brand-names, and top designer style, without the use of second-rate materials.

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A Fashionable Solution:
Accessories offer the perfect solution - quality at a price not out of range for average consumer. US manufactured Coach handbags are examples of such a product. Michael Hill Jewellers and Michael Kors are other good examples of international trend-setters who are renowned for quality merchandise capable of keeping pace with current trends and customer demand.

Providing quality craftsmanship at shopper-friendly prices helps customers avoid the risk of purchasing counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbags, while enjoying the beauty and value of well-made niche items that don’t claim to be anything but what they are.

Making Way for Affordable Luxury:
Coach Outlets may not be situated in exclusive department centres; however they avoid having to directly compete with Gucci and Louis Vuitton shops. Strategically located in mid-range malls, they are able to take centre-stage, drawing the attention of prospective shoppers within an affordable luxury market. What’s more, many high-end items have to move over for increasingly popular lavish competitors.

Michael Hill and Michael Kors are included within the growing middle-range market. While the brands cost less, they have earned a reputation for excellence. Many consumers appreciate affordable designs coupled with quality craftsmanship.

A Taste of Class:
Elegance and beauty within a price range that is affordable. Styles by mid-range companies like Coach have successfully combined the attractive design elements of high-end brands with price tags not out of the reach of consumers who are looking for affordable luxury. Pom-poms and fringe are decorative features that are found on both mid and high-end items; yet affordable luxury items cost significantly less than Gucci's handbags. Additional examples of affordable luxury are found in the Tory Burch and Kate Spade brands manufactured in the US, and Karen Millen fashions from the UK. Several brands out of Europe, like the classic French Isabel Marant, Carven, and Longchamps and the Italian, Furla, offer strikingly attractive selections.

Affordable Luxury!
While many high-end manufacturers are experiencing plummeting sales, several mid-range companies are undergoing steady growth… with an ever increasing demand for affordable luxury items. Leading edge designs from Karen Millen, for example, are attracting fashion conscious women around the world. These increased sales are clearly reflected in company investments.

Reasonably priced clothing and accessories are providing customers with great selections at prices suited for most budgets. Michael Hill, Michael Kors, and Karen Millen are just a few of the great names that are giving traditional high-end brands a run for their money.

42 comments:

  1. Affordable luxury is such an oxymoron. Hihihi

    I like affordable. I crave luxury. Combine this two : win! :-)

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    1. Lina, that's a good way of expressing it. Lol!

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  2. Is good to be able to safe some money while getting the best. Great post.
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  3. Oh, recently Michel Kors opened a store in my country :3
    Here we usually go to Outlet stores and malls. you can get nice products, from nice brands, with affordable prices! I've been wanting to get a pair of Timberland boots from them (because 40% off makes a huge difference!)
    Take care, thank you for the amazing tips!

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    1. Diana, that's so cool! Wish I've an outlet store near me :<

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  4. I usually go for fashion and quality than brands. However, if luxury is within reach, why not!

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  5. Michael Kors is coming on strong over here too. Many of friends love esp the handbags. I've not explored yet but I think I will also soon.

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    1. Nava, that's nice to know! Time to check it out!!

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  6. Yeah.... affordable luxury is a great lifestyle choice that combines both fashionable design and good quality, and a great way to save money ;)
    Btw, love the Michael Hill's jewelry, and the Louis Vuitton's handbags ::)
    Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead full of things that makes your heart happy <3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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    1. Maria, well said! Have a fruitful week too, sweetie!

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  7. One of the things I miss about living in New York is the access to so many Outlet Stores. The one on Long Island called Tangiers Outlet was one of my very best favorite places to shop especiallly for Coach and Calvin Klein jeans which I love. {{Sigh}} here in PA we don't have an outlet store nearby. In New York, I could take the train to Manhattan and do all the shopping I wanted. Oh I miss shopping and eating in Manhattan.

    Thanks for bringing this conversation up Shirley. It really is smart to cater to the masses. Just look at us giving them free advertising, lol...Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Louise, I've been to many parts of US but not New York. So ironic! Don't know why, just wasn't rostered to fly there. Lol! You're making my green with envy with your outlet shopping, dear! Wish I've one in S'pore too :<

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    2. Well the next time you visit the states, Shirley, you just let me know and we will tackle New York shopping!

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    3. Louise, I can never resist the word "shopping"! Hahaha!

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  8. hihi i love affordable when we can get the best :D

    xx
    http://overloadstories.blogspot.com

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    1. Andrea, cool! Have a good week, sweetie!

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  9. Affordable luxury, that is good for us!

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  10. I do like Michael Kors! You've put me in the mood for some spring shopping :)

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    1. Liz, have fun then! Just don't break your bank!!

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  11. Being a student this is even more appealing :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru, it can be tough being one plus all the exams, isn't it?

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  12. Shirley, the very first time I read your blog I clicked on your Luxury Indulgences tab and read "How To Spot A Fake Bag," along with many more of your well-researched articles and wise advice. ;) It's good to have an advocate for the finer things in life, as well as an adviser for enjoying them on a budget! Thank you. xo

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    1. Kim, thanks for being such an awesome supporter all these years! I appreciate your kind notes! xoxo

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  13. Yes, now everyone can afford these beauties.

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  14. The first picture that you used - the one of the ring - is something similar to the one I have in mind for a future wedding, Shirley ^^ But yeah, soon we all can afford some opulence in our lives. =D

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    1. Ciana, sounds like a wedding bell is in place...... awesome! Enjoy your weekend, sweetie!

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  15. I like this title of Affordable Luxury as I didn't realise that I am actually in this category. Whatever money I could lay my hands on would be used for travels instead, so I will settle for Affordable Luxury items. You are so wise.

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    1. Tan, that's so cool, isn't it? Hahaha! Have fun shopping!

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  16. wow..new shopping term 'Affordable Luxury'. I love this term...if combined with high quality as well, I will be buying it. :D that's what i usually do during shopping..i will usually wait for end year sales and then will shop in Japan or HK or SG...Malaysia is a nono because of late in fashion and cheapskate sales.

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    1. Hong, the Great Singapore Sale is approaching.......... will you be here to join the shopping craze?? Hahaha!

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  17. But it is still luxury when it's affordable? haha!

    -Kati

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    1. Kati, amazing, isn't it? It's also sad that some of the factories have moved to China, bringing down the quality as well.

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