Here I am, talking about Elhoffer Design again. I just can’t help it. I love her stuff and I won’t apologize for it. I do know her clothing can be a bit expensive for most of us though. It’s a justified cost but that doesn’t change our budgets or add money to our wallets magically. I’m here to help you out with a few tips on how to easily save some money when shopping her designs.
Elhoffer normally runs on a pre-order system. That means she’ll launch something new but it won’t arrive for a few months. She’s a small company and needs to know there’s a demand for something before committing. This is honestly the easiest way to save money when shopping. The first day of a pre-order is when the price will be the lowest. Over time the price will increase, finally reaching it’s final price. One current example is the Marvelous Punk Poncho. The day it went up for order it was $90. The final price will be $150. If you order it the first day verse waiting, you’ll save $60. That’s huge! You could buy another item for that price.
The Starpuff Special
Starpuffs is what she calls her customers/fans. If you go to the front page of her website, you’ll see a large button that says “Starpuff Special.” This will change on a pretty regular basis. I want to say it changes daily but don’t hold me to that. Here you’ll find some great deals sometimes! It could be a few pieces she found while reorganizing, items that only have a handful of sizes left, or just something she feels like putting up for sale. Sometimes the savings will be pretty minimal, where you save $10, and other times you could save $100 if it’s a dress or more expensive item. I try to check the Starpuff Special on a regular basis because you never know what’s going to pop up.
You need to sign up for the Elhoffer newsletter! You can find the sign up box on the bottom of the home page. Not only will you find out about new designs, but you’ll get emails about discounts and sales as well. She just had one the other day where she offered 20% off pink items and donated 20% of all sales to a breast cancer charity. Don’t worry, it’s not a newsletter that will spam you.
The Elhoffer Design Market is a Facebook group where people can buy/sell/trade their Elhoffer items. You can find some pretty good deals here as people clean out their closets. In most cases the items have barely been worn. I’ve used the market a few times and never had any issues. I think we’re all guilty of rushing to buy something only to realize later it doesn’t really work for you! It’s a great way to find some older pieces as well and things that sold out. A few items currently listed include the Stars and Stripes Soviet Sheath Dress, Queen of Dragons Hi-Low Dress, Loyalty Cape Wrap Top, and Galactic Senator Hooded Dress. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Everyone is really good with listing all the details including if it’s a smoke/pet free home, any snags/stains, or weird fit issues.
And that’s pretty much it. So while her stuff might be on the more expensive end, there are ways to save a buck or two. Another good idea is to purchase yourself some gift cards. It’s a great way to stash some money away for something you might want to buy later. I actually do this with Southwest gift cards to help make convention travel a little easier. I feel like I need to add that I don’t receive anything for these posts. I’m not an affiliate, I don’t get anything if someone clicks a link. I just really love her stuff and want to help spread the word.