I love finding new designers and retailers and introducing them to you. Today, I bring you a review of Italist: the largest marketplace for Italian luxury fashion. They carry leading luxury brands such as Valentino, Givenchy and Saint Laurent and offer them lower prices than other retailers.
Based in Los Angeles, Italist provides a larger selection than traditional luxury retailers plus limited-edition designs and items only found boutiques in Italy.
Their selection includes more than 800 legendary brands who’s names you know as well as up-and-coming designers as well and sells them at the best price possible. Everything is 100% authentic. Shopping the Italist options is like walking the streets of Italy and perusing the finest items available but without making the trip. A bit like your personal shopper overseas!
How does Italist do this? When shopping Italist you are paying 30% less than other ecommerce websites and off-line retailers as you are getting items imported directly and skipping the middle retailer and avoiding VAT taxes. Shipping is quick, too! Items are delivered in only 2-3 days. No flight to Italy and hassle of the of VAT reimbursements.
My Golden Goose sneakers are a great example of the savings on Italist. The Italist options for these uber cool sneakers with the “broken in” look are 30% off. Priced at $345 as opposed to $495-$515 on other websites. That is a huge savings! Importing them direct from Italy saves!
I choose the White/Silver 20mm Super Star Leather Sneakers from Golden Goose. I love these perfectly imperfect sneakers and they are so comfortable. I wore them all weekend at a soccer tournament and got so many fun comments. Their unique look and abstract star are hallmarks of Golden Goose which are handmade in Venice. They have so many fun options available on Italist at this great savings.
I would be remiss if I didn’t share my other favorite luxury brands with you in this Italist review. You know well my love for Aquazzura. The Italist option of my favorite shoe is a major steal and is regularly $565. This and these are top of my list from fabulous Italist options. You know I love these and Italist.
Thank you to Italist for sponsoring this post. All selections and opinions are my own.
Photos by Mary Hafner
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