Bluefly, is it really a bargain?

i<3handbags

Coach Obsessed ...
Aug 22, 2007
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I used to love stalking Bluefly to see what new bags came in, but I haven't really looked at them in a couple of months. I am finding more and more that you get much better deals on bags by shopping sales and/or using coupon codes. In fact, mid to lower end bags I see at shops like Ross and TJ Maxx for less than the Bluefly price(even when they have extra 20% off). Has anyone else given up on Bluefly?
 

kwitthyy

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Apr 9, 2007
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I check out bluefly much less than I used to. I've noticed they don't always have the best prices, and they also don't always have my size if I'm looking for clothes or shoes. BUT I did find an absolute dream item from them once, this item was something I would never have expected to see on sale, let alone a discount site! So, I am very pleased with them for that one! :yes:
 

Pinkdancer

Want. Want. Want.
Jun 24, 2006
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I've noticed that Bluefly's prices aren't all that great, especially on their designer shoes. It's better to shop seasonal sales at upscale department stores--that's how I find the best deals!

I agree with you about TJMaxx and Marshall's. I found a Desmo bag (not a high end bag designer or anything, but nice brand) on clearance from $400 to $55 at TJMaxx! :smile:
 

Miruna

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I heard that bluefly was just a website of overstock of designer items. i still check maybe twice or three times a day to see if anything new comes in. they sometimes even carry chanel, which is when i get REALLY excited!! what i really look for (after chanel) is gucci, they'll have the princy tote for $600 or so, but when i click on it, it'll be unavailable!

i just bought a pair of gucci horsebit sunglasses for $150!!! can't beat that!!!
 

GGLOVER33

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Sep 20, 2007
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I still check Bluefly out pretty much everday. My recent purchases were a large Gucci Signora hobo handbag. I saved about $390 off of what I would have paid at the boutique with tax. I also got a pair of Gucci sunglasses for $135 after using a $30 off coupon. I think it's still worth the time to check out there webside.
 

nns

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Mar 30, 2008
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I honestly never found anything there special enough to snatch up, which is a little disappointing. The prices seem at best on par with a sale at the more upscale department stores (that and how much fun is it to have it in hand RIGHT THEN yes?).
 

beauxgoris

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Mar 17, 2006
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I don't think they have any deals. The mark up their prices before their reductions, so it looks like you're getting a deal - but you're not. There's a BV bag I want that was 1,900. new - BF is selling the bag for $1,899. inc. their 30% off -so it's not really a deal at all.
 

daniela127

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Feb 6, 2007
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I think bluefly's good if you want an older style that may not be in the stores anymore. otherwise, i'd rather buy my stuff from major dept stores during f&f or something like that.
 
Feb 26, 2006
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I noticed the prices aren't all that on Bluefly either. I agree with those who say they've found better deals at department store sales and TJ Maxx. Also, the one time I ordered from them I ended up returning, because the sizing information they give on their website is useless. I was buying a pair of gloves for DBF and I measured his hand and ordered the corresponding size as per their instructions. The came and they were so small that I could wear them even though they were men's gloves! It also took me ages to get my money back.
 

Longchamp

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Aug 17, 2006
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Agree with above, saw a Bottega Veneta bag I had been wanting that was "on sale" and I got it for less at the BV Boutique in Chicago, cuz was also on sale there.
 

lmartinx1

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Jun 23, 2007
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I'm signed up for their mailing list, so periodically get coupons and offers emailed to me. Those are pretty much the only times that I check out the website, but so far ~ I haven't found any outstanding deals on things I couldn't live without.
 

balihai88

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Jul 31, 2006
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The site makes it easy to search for exactly what you're looking for. But, I ordered something from them once and had to return it because it didn't fit, and I was annoyed by the fine print on their return policy, so I've been reluctant to buy ever since.
 

beauxgoris

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Mar 17, 2006
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^^Yes. They take the "good" (hot new sellers) items OFF their site when they do these promotions so that you don't get too good a deal on these bags since they know they can sell them for more.

That alone is reason not to buy from them. They're like a re-sale boutique that you get no discount from.