TikTokers are buying the cheapest items on designer sites just for the boxes

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Living a life of luxury isn’t exactly obtainable to your average Gen Zer-on-a-budget. But this hack lets you get some designer apartment decor for less

The trick? Buy the absolute cheapest item on a designer website, get the luxe gift packaging for free, and then keep that packaging to decorate your space.

Simply put, it’s genius.

The hack, popularized on TikTok, helps you live like a celebrity or a super fancy influencer — or at least mimic their closets and beauty rooms. Many closets of the rich and famous include designer boxes as decor, with some smartly using these gift boxes to line the top closet shelves that are always unreachable anyway. But other wealthy fans of designer duds use these high-quality shopping boxes for storage, shelf filler in living rooms and bedrooms and more.

If you want to get your own taste of the sweet life, here are some top luxury brands (and their cheapest products) to try the hack on.

A tiny luxury treat and some sleek gift packaging that doubles as home decor? It’s irresistible. 

Shop: Chanel Papier Matifiant de Chanel Blotting Papers, $35

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Shop: Gucci Annabel Rose Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish, $28

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Shop: Dior Brush Cleanser, $21

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Shop: Balenciaga All-Over Logo Socks, $95

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Shop: Burberry Nail Polish, $23

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Shop: Louis Vuitton Notebook, $63

Credit: Louis Vuitton

Shop: Prada Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $75

Credit: Prada

Shop: Hermès Calèche Perfumed Soap, $24

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Shop: Saint Laurent Matchbox, $14

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Shop: Tom Ford Hydrating Lip Balm, $30

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Shop: Tiffany & Co. Champagne Flute, $30

Credit: Tiffany & Co.

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