15 On-Sale Designer Items We Can Kind Of, Sort Of, Maybe Afford

Like 2 Chainz, I tend to enjoy expensive shit. The problem with this is, of course, that I do not possess a bank account even remotely similar to 2 Chainz's, therefore it is not always financially responsible (or plausible) for me to dish out a cool thousand dollars on a dress I might wear once, or a pair of shoes I'll likely ruin after one walk.

The cure for this plague is as simple as two words: Designer. Sales. Stores like Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, MatchesFashion, and basically every other luxury fashion sanctuary (a.k.a. places I often browse thoroughly on a weekly basis but never actually press "buy," because bills) offer up a seasonal dose of high-end duds at a fraction of the price. Now, we're not saying the 15 pieces ahead are affordable (at least, not for those of us who can't lay claim to "Beez In The Trap"), but they are 50%, 60%, and sometimes even 75% off — meaning if a treat yo'self type of splurge is on your bucket list, consider this a slightly more wallet-friendly opportunity to do so.

Ahead, find our wish list of pieces we can kind of, sort of, maybe afford.
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A crop top to show off those "Kanye's Workout Plan" abs.

Yeezy Cropped Cotton French Terry Sweatshirt, $274 $137, available at LuisaViaRoma.
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For the impending Zombiepocalypse.

Baja East Cropped Knit Top, $795 $238.50, available at Farfetch.
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For weddings, cocktail parties, or days you spend pretending you're Kate Middleton at the Royal Ascot.

J.W. Anderson Printed Silk Dress, $1,459 $729, available at MyTheresa.
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Hotline bling, IRL.

Noir Jewelry Aldo Gold-tone Resin Earrings, $225 $99, available at The Outnet.
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Giving us bath towel vibes, but in the chicest way possible (which regular towels clearly can not do).

Ellery Cloudy Peak Dress, $1,140 $684, available at Opening Ceremony.
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"Zoom, zoom, zoom/Make my heart go/Boom, boom/My super nova girl shoes."

Robert Clergerie Silver Gato Slide, $395 $276.50, available at Totokaelo.
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Save on the swimsuit, splurge on the ticket to Mallorca. (You feel us?)

Zimmermann Ticking Band Stripe Bikini, $250 $125, available at Browns Fashion.
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How to look like a lady who lunches. Or a Lady of London. Whatever works.

Jonathan Saunders Blue Silk Greta Midi Dress, $1,520 $608, available at Avenue32.
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Optimal frockets for optimal storage.

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Short Sleeve Shirt, $345 $101, available at Forward by Elyse Walker.
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But they're just...so...pretty!

Delpozo Metallic Printed High Sandal, $700 $273, available at Moda Operandi.
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Peace signs up — way up.

Stella McCartney Darre Draped-front Silk Blouse, $1,462 $292, available at MatchesFashion.
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File this under: "Things I Would Buy If I Didn't Have to Pay Rent."

Saint Laurent Floral-print Silk Cutaway-shoulder Maxi Dress, $5,550 $2,219, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Stripes never go out of style. Which is a good thing, considering this dress still costs nearly a grand.

Tome Striped Cotton Shirt Dress, $2,070 $828, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Sad Trademark is closing, but overly excited for those going-out-of-business discounts...

Trademark Ruffle Fil Coupe Shirt, $448 $224, available at Trademark.
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Jingle all the way...to the beach.

Proenza Schouler Slip-on Sandals, $795 $318, available at The Corner.

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