有些人很擅长网球or poker or some other normal hobby or sport,but I've spent my time perfectingthe art of the shop.Specifically,knowing something I want or seeing it on TV and then settling in with my phone or iPad to find it.It's a combination of an obsessive doggedness that some people just don't have (林迪告诉我她会进行全面搜查，如果不在那里，she loses interest pretty quickly) and an awareness of how to best search online,a skill I've honed working as a digital editor for most of my career.
My latest was the shirtKyle Richardswore in Monday's premiere of贝弗利山真正的家庭主妇.我一直喜欢一个打结的按钮，but whenever I style the ones in my closet that way,they instantly turn intocrop tops,hitting right at my natural waist.It works if worn over a dress,but with jeans,not so much.Hers,sliced in the back so it doesn't pull,is brilliant.
My tactic for this was to first search specific terms online: "striped knotted button-down," "striped knotted button-down with open back," etc.Think about exact characteristics and type them into your browser (that means color,打印，造型特征，and embellishments).I couldn't find the shirt that way,though,so I used some detective skills.I remembered from an earlier season ofRHOBH凯尔在南加州的阿伦商店工作，所以我去了它的网站，在一款图片分享应用“佩奇在凯尔找到了我的衬衫！哎呀！这是由一个叫德鲁的标签写的，所以我巡游到那个地方，找到了运送它们的商店的指示。I couldn't find the style anywhere,so I contacted the brand to ask.一个代表很清楚我在说什么，but it was a spring style (it'll do a similar one for next spring).
Before that was maybe my best find ever: a Mark Cross small Grace.I'd gradually been getting more and more obsessed with the style,命名为Grace KellyinRear Window,and it was cemented whenAlexa Chungstarted carrying hers around a lot.There was no way I could buy it at retail (over $2,000!),几次我看到它出现在我最喜欢的寄售网站上，它马上就卖了。After searching eBay (all the listed items were still too expensive) and every resale site I knew,我做了一个普通的网络搜索。Since these bags aren't super popular,我确保一页接一页地点击结果。Finally,合法地小时在我开始之后，I found a post from a consignment sore in Minneapolis that had blogged about it as a find-of-the-day months and months ago.Reasoning that the unique style and brand might not have a ton of shoppers or interest,I called the store and it did indeed still have it and was willing to ship it to me in New Jersey—for under $250.Score!
My biggest pointers?
Exhaust all angles. eBayis fantastic,but you should also check every single consignment site around (The Real Real,她的店，and Vestiaire are some of my favorites).
Seriously search the Web.Don't browse over the first page of search results and give up.That's not dedication.My Mark Cross score was likely because the shop I bought it from is tiny and might not rank highly enough to land on the top of the result heap.