Samantha Carlson

Samantha Carlson

Samantha is the Editorial Director for Democratic Luxe. She has a Master's Degree in Journalism from New York University and worked five years as a journalist as various publications in the US. Samantha loves luxury fashion, especially the brands that sticks out. Samantha has been following the trend of democratizing the luxury fashion industry for the past 3 years. She's an expert when it comes to online shopping, finding deals of quality and brand reputation.

Is Coach Outlet Worth It?

The short answer, yes, Coach Outlet is worth it. All the knowledge that is going into Coach bags is also going into Coach Outlet bags. The quality is good, just not as good as Coach retail bags. The bags made…

Best Luxury Shoe Brands

Christian Louboutin famously said “A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes”, a very bold claim, but…

Top Luxury Brands in the World 2021

2021 has been a year that, as reported here, has been hard on certain luxury brands that have been relying on traditional retailing. We’ve also seen quick adaptation from several players that have been seeing the pandemic as an opportunity…

How Does Farfetch Work?

Farfetch has really taken the online world by storm. It’s one of these success cases that just started rolling and all of a sudden, everyone was hooked. If you’re reading this blog you’re like me, looking for affordable luxury fashion…

The Best Luxury Department Stores

The best luxury department stores is a highly subjective matter, however, there are a few favorites that offer luxury goods at really affordable prices. Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Bergdorf Goodman are the market leaders, both…

Best Designer Outlets Online

All of us are looking to enjoy some exceptional craftsmanship and luxury quality, but it’s not always that we have the budget to spend on all that we want. But to be honest, whatever your monthly spending budget is, who…

Are Coach Outlet Bags Lower Quality

The short answer, yes! Coach Outlet has actually lower quality than its main site. Coach Outlet uses a different cut of leather because it’s cheaper and not as sturdy and durable as the leather they use for the main Coach…

Is LUISAVIAROMA Legit?

LUISAVIAROMA, also known as Luisa Via Roma or LVR, is a highly reputable Italian luxury retailer with a global reach. Headquartered in Florence, Italy, LVR ships items to customers all over the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, EU,…

The Best Affordable Luxury Brands

The best affordable luxury brands are a highly subjective matter and we all have our favorites. There are a few brands that are leading the industry with exemplary sustainable policies for us shoppers to enjoy to the fullest. Those include…