Prada, Fendi, Miu Miu at...Costco? A New Reason to Shop Wholesale

Next time you head to the wholesaler to stock up on supplies, you may find yourself adding a designer bag to your cart

This month’s Costco shopping list: 10-pound bag of dog food, 80 rolls of toilet paper, 5-pound bag of coffee and a Prada purse. Or maybe, Fendi. No, Prada. Definitely Prada.

That’s right, at Costco.com, you can slip a high-end designer bag into your online shopping cart. Who knew?

After She Finds pointed out the existense of the wholesaler’s handbag category, we clicked over and spotted Prada, Fendi, Miu Miu, Kooba and Ralph Lauren purses, totes, wallets and makeup bags, though they're still priced at a hefty amount (the Fendi Selleria Linda bag is marked at $1,599.99; the Prada Vitello Daino Sacca 2 Manici shopping tote at $1,499.99). And you do have to be a Costco member to purchase the Miu Miu and Kooba styles, FYI.

Now, we can’t say that those prices exactly scream “warehouse savings”, but there is something satisfying about knowing you can buy Prada along with your Pampers, power tools and cases of Pinot Noir.

So, we say, let the Louis Vuittons of the world market themselves to the most elite of the elite. We’re not to proud to take a discount, however small it may be. And when you can pick up a hotdog and soda for $1.50 along the way? Well, that's just smart shopping.

Lesley Kennedy writes for ShopAtHome.com. Follow ShopAtHome on Twitter @shopathome and Lesley on Google+.

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