There are bargains to be found at TK MAXX, but finding the right store at the right time can be a drag. It was already too late when I heard Raf Simons' Calvin Klein 205W39NYC had dropped in the Oxford Circus branch. Never again. Digging through the rails at TK MAXX, the Instagram account @tkfashun is, in their own words, 'making [their] arms ache so u don’t have 2' and finding the most covetable designer items from seasons past. Offering up VETEMENTS leather lighter-heel boots and a hefty dose of Balenciaga including tweed kitten heels and neon knife boots , Loewe's elephant bag and Gucci jewellery feature at a fraction of the price. Got your eye on the Jimmy Choo x OFF-WHITE strappy sandals? You'll need to be quick off the mark and DM them for the location.
eBay, meanwhile, feels like finding a needle in a haystack. Enter @ebay_pieces, with the crème de la crème of Prada, old Cèline, Raf Simons and Loewe. A pair of early noughties Prada mustard-coloured square-toe heels take the biscuit. You name it, this anonymous guy or gal has got it. Just type the description from the picture into eBay and hey presto, the bidding war is yours.