Finding a good deal while shopping is always exciting—but before you buy an item based on its great price tag, use this quick trick for seeing if there’s a good reason for why your potential buy is marked down.
Turn the garment or bag inside out, and inspect the lining. According to Christian Siriano, who designs a line of shoes and bags for Payless, that’s where you’ll tend to find uneven seams and jumbled or loose threads (commonly at the hemline). Another bad sign of which to be wary: Lining that looks bubbly, or hangs lower than the hem of the frock.
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