How to Shop at a Consignment Store

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!

Eb in The Limited coat from Revente

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!

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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.

monique lhuillier blue lace dress

So, how do you shop consignment? In the video below, I share a few more tips on consigning. Share with your friends :)

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