I love it when I can make my dollar stretch to get the things I need. This is why I like shopping at consignment stores. Shopping at a consignment store is a good way to get popular brands for less than their retail value. The consignment store process involves a person taking their clothes to the consignment store so that the store can sell the clothes on their behalf. Basically, you can get a percentage of what is sold. Selling your clothes at a consignment store is also a good way to make a little money on your wardrobe.
Here’s is how I shop consignment:
I shop when there is a clearance sale. For example, Revente, a Columbia, SC consignment store (and current MakeMeOverEb.com sponsor) is currently having their winter clearance sale. All winter items are reduced by 50%! So this would be a good time to get that new coat or boots. In the pic below, the coat (The Limited) was $37.50 on sale. Original price was $75. I took it home, courtesy of Revente. Thank you!
I peruse the store for style inspirations. I found this Banana Republic eggplant-colored quilted jacket on one rack, a St. John Sport Tapestry skirt on another rack, and taupe Jade blouse on another. I snapped a pic and uploaded to Instagram. Although, the pieces were not in my size, I still felt like I was experimenting with a new look. BTW, the total cost of all three was $99. Good deal!
I try on Everything! I was tempted to snag this Monique Lhuillier blue lace dress from Revente because it was in my size (12). YES! But after trying it on, I realized that it didn’t look as flattering as I would have wanted it to. I almost walked out with it anyway, just because it’s Monique Lhuillier, and was under $75! (FYI, Monique Lhuillier is usually worn by those actress divas on the red carpet). But just because the price is good and it’s a name brand, doesn’t mean it needs to be in my closet. The fit is the most important thing.
So, how do you shop consignment? In the video below, I share a few more tips on consigning. Share with your friends