27 Pieces I'm Eyeing From the Site That Sells Designer It Items for So Much Less

Emili Sindlev shopping in Paris.

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If you're into luxury fashion and aren't yet familiar with Italist, prepare to be blown away. It's a Los Angeles–based company that sells all the best designer brands at Italian retail prices. For us here in the U.S., that means an average of 30 to 40% off. On top of these organic discounts, the site offers free shipping on every order. It's a beautiful business model that customers greatly benefit from. Needless to say, it's one of my favorite secret sources for brands such as Prada, Miu Miu, Toteme, and Bottega Veneta.

While scrolling through the Italist new arrivals recently, I was shocked by how many hard-to-find current-season items I came across for so much less than the U.S. retail price. It also gave me an idea what's trending straight from the source. Italist CEO Diego Abba filled me in on the brands and types of items that are quickly rising in popularity. He said, "As you know, Italist carries over 2500 brands, so we see what's trending each season. For example, since last summer, brands like Alaïa, Khaite, La DoubleJ, and Zimmermann increased the most in terms of overall revenue ranking." As far as shopping habits of Italist customers go, he said, "It items from both niche designers and classic luxury brands, flats, sandals, dresses, tote bags, and chic eyewear have dominated the market." To shop some of these trending items for yourself, keep scrolling for the best designer finds from the current season, and feel free to google the items to see how much cheaper they are on Italist.com.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.