Momma Told Me: You don't have to cut the labels to cut the cost.
When I was a child I simply loved a good secondhand store. Naturally, there were levels of secondhand, from thrift and charity to consignment, and even yard sales. While Goodwill and Salvation Army were good for a cheap thrill every now and then, it was a well known fact that the employees grabbed all the 'good stuff' before it hit the floor. Every now and than something would slip through the cracks, a true treasure amongst trash, mis-priced by an associate who hadn't recognized it's value. Momma and I called those items our trophies.
What Daughter Says: Thanks to Luxe DH I can splurge on Authentic Designer Handbags without breaking my budget for the year!