- 1. Know your brands. Look for higher end items like Free People, BCBG, iNC etc. It just doesn’t make sense to buy something consignment that comes from Target. So know what brands you like and search them out!
- 2. Look for items with tags. I know this seems like a no brainer. But impulse shoppers will often “dump” items consignment that they just never wore!
- 3. Gently worn items are okay. Remember, this IS consignment. You have to expect that. But do look for holes on seams and under arms, pilling, and stains! *side bar* sometimes things can be fixed, and they will discount an item even more. So don’t be afraid to ask!
- 4. Dig. Dig. Dig. This is the part I hate, but if you are willing to look, you WILL find a gem!
- 5. When to shop? Monday’s people usually bring in what they cleaned out of their closets over the weekend. It typically takes a shop owner a day for turnover. So Tuesday’s are fantastic!
- 6. Remember, there’s only one. If you find something you like and it’s a good deal…snag it. This isn’t a boutique or department store, there are not multiple times!
- 7. The best finds for girls * in my opinion * are jeans. Dress clothes – Sunday dresses – prom wear – special events. Shoes. For guys? Dressier button down type shirts. Shoes. And often khaki type pants, they really didn’t want to wear them anyway!
|H&M but it still had tags and was super cute! under $10!|
|FreePeople tank top – coolest beading detail under $15|
|consignment is a great place to look for handbags!|
|I love this with skinny jeans and heels! under $15|
|one of Anneke’s favorite dresses. under $20.|
“Lisa, what are some of your very favorite pieces in your collection? Your must haves?”
What exactly does trend mean. Is it something we should follow? We hear the word all the time. Now trending. THIS is the latest trend. Quite frankly. It’s a silly word.
|A general direction in which something is developing or changing.|
|(esp. of geographical features) Bend or turn away in a specified direction.|
When it comes to fashion….Are you on trend? Do you even know what that means? Do you have to be? Should you? What if you’re not?
I have an idea. Let’s throw the whole trend, trending, trendy idea out the window, shall we? What if you actually embraced what YOU like? That’s what makes you happy isn’t it? That’s when you feel your very best, correct? THAT my friend, is what becoming a trend is all about. See how easy this is?
Now I’m not letting you off the hook for leggings everyday – especially leggings as pants. That, in fact, is NOT a trend. But I AM encouraging you to walk your own style path.
I do not follow trends. I pay attention to trends. I read about trends. I look at trends. But I don’t follow them.
For instance. Driving home from the vet a couple weeks ago, I spied this little boutique. I shouted to my driver to turn in. Mind you, my driver was my 16 year old inexperienced driver.
- A. You should never shout at a new driver.
- B. You should expect him to not want to come inside said boutique.
- C. You should hurry.
I did a quick survey of the store and immediately my eyes fell upon this sweater. Why? Because it reminded me of blankets my grandma and auntie and mother had crocheted…or knitted…I really don’t know the difference. I play with fire…remember? Needless to say, it was a somewhat inspired-sentimental moment.
|photo courtesy of Amanda at EverydayElementsonline.com|
I made a fast decision and purchased this darlin’ little multi colored crocheted vest thing. Back in the car…with “patiently” waiting 16 year old son…I had a bit of buyers remorse. Is it ugly? It does not fit into any trends I’ve read about. Will I actually wear it?