Get the Look — 6 Splurges for a Steal!

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Photo: Interioridea.net

Photo: Interioridea.net

We all try to save money whenever possible, but sometimes it hits you — a must-have find for a steep price. You justify buying it by saying, “There’s no way I could find something this nice at a lower cost.” Not to make fun of your past self, but oh how wrong you were. It turns out all you need is a little secondhand-hunting ambition to really hit it big with discounted finds. From home decor to high fashion, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite examples on the site to kickstart your treasure hunting experience.

First off, the bar cart:

It seems like all stylish people have their eyes on this must-have piece for their homes, but some of these beauties can get pretty costly.

Left photo: 1stdibs.com, right photo: Krrb.com

Left photo: 1stdibs.com, right photo: Krrb.com

The Splurge: This brass faux-bamboo has two tiers and four numbers on the price tag.

The Steal: Or you could pay a fraction of the cost of the other one, and spend the money you saved decking it out with top-notch refreshments! You still get the beautiful brass faux-bamboo detailing, two tiers and a gorgeous statement piece for your home.

Next, a Mid-century modern desk:

If you need to write, do it right. Mid-century modern style desks are coveted for their functionality and sleek design.

Left photo: 1stdibs.com, right photo: Krrb.com

Left photo: 1stdibs.com, right photo: Krrb.com

The Splurge: Definitely a beautiful desk with a not-so-pretty price tag.
The Steal: Think of all the cool desk accessories you can score with the money you save on this desk! It’s the same deep wood finish and clean Mid-century modern lines, just for a better deal.

A sofa:

Everyone needs a comfy place to crash! Sofas have a wide range of pricing, but it helps to shop around before setting your sights on one particular style or brand.

Left photo: Houzz.com, right photo: Krrb.com

Left photo: Houzz.com, right photo: Krrb.com

The Splurge: This apartment-size sofa isn’t unreasonably priced, but we can do better…
The Steal: Why not have the same cozy and chic style for less than half of the price? Even more, this is a great example of how valuable home/estate sales can be for finding gems at an extremely discounted rate. You’ll definitely rest easy knowing how much you’ve saved!

Vintage floor lamps:

Authentic vintage charm with a sleekness that translates effortlessly into modern style.

Left photo: Onekingslane.com, right photo: Krrb.com

Left photo: Onekingslane.com, right photo: Krrb.com

The Splurge: It’s a nice discount from the original price of almost $2,500, but still something a good thrifter could beat.
The Steal: Voila! Don’t you just want to cozy up under this vintage chrome lamp with a good book? It’s affordable style with a classically high-end look.

The classic motorcycle jacket:

What better way to toughen up a look than with a cool leather jacket? Style and cost vary, but a good sleuth knows where to look.

Left photo: Madewell.com, right photo: Krrb.com

Left photo: Madewell.com, right photo: Krrb.com

The Splurge: While I found $2,000+ examples that looked similar to our steal, I figured this Madewell motorcycle jacket would be a popular buy.
The Steal: Same look, way lower price. This secondhand leather jacket is practically brand-new and a smart buy for the fall season.

And finally, some designer goodness:

Here’s for the real challenge: scoring an authentic (and valuable) vintage piece for a steal. Vintage pieces by Eero Saarinen are coveted, but how much should you have to spend?

Left photo: Chairish.com

Left photo: Chairish.com, right photo: Krrb.com

Splurge: Vintage pieces in good condition like this Saarinen armchair usually have a price tag that reflects it, but…
Steal: Why not score two Saarinen armchairs in great condition for the price of one? This dynamic duo is looking good!

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking through some of my favorite deals on the site! Think you can out-Krrb me? Comment below, or let us know on Instagram using the hashtag #SeenOnKrrb.

 
  • Lauren Hannel

    Thanks! Stay tuned for one we’re doing on holiday gifts :D

  • Upcycled Jewelry

    Very cool, love the looks for less! :)

  • Nancy Matson

    Hadn’t been looking that closely. Always like reminders that used stuff can be trendy! Nice job on matching photos, too.

  • Lauren Hannel

    Thanks Nancy! :) It was actually pretty fun to dig through and find some hidden gems, not everything may seem like a great buy until you find the pricier comparison. Did any other deals catch your eye?

  • Nancy Matson

    Really great list.