by Caitlyn Quesnel
The real question you should ask – why not SHOP CONSIGNMENT?
It has been misunderstood that consignment is the same thing as thrifting. The difference being that thrifting is essentially when items are brought to a store as donation, while consignment is when sellers are bringing their more high end clothes to a store to sell, and both the store and seller receive a percentage of the sale.
Eco-Friendly: Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Look no further! It is no secret that there are landfills being consumed every day with wearable garments. Shopping consignment recycles these items, giving the article a second chance. Resale= Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Value: Every day is like a super sale at a consignment store. You will find unique and designer pieces at a fraction of the price to brand new (the prices are usually up to 70% off the retail price). Most of the time the items are hardly worn, or still new with tags. Spend Less= Get More!
Thrill of the Hunt: When shopping in a consignment store, you deal in the unknown. Searching until you’ve found that “have-to-have” item at an unbeatable price can be exhilarating. In this way, second-hand shopping is much more rewarding in a way retail shopping could never be.
Community: Not only are you getting a great deal and becoming eco- friendly, but when shopping consignment you are keeping money in the hands of the community. Also, unsold items are donated to charity or those in need.
Fall 2017 Trends
Leather: As seen on the runway for designers such as Proenza Schouler. This look you can dress up or dress down.
Glitter Bomb (Gold/Silver): Golden Girls is what you can refer this trend to; make all your shimmery dreams come true!
Check mate! (Plaid): A classic fall trend, that will never go out of style.
Suit up this Fall with what is being called the hottest colour of the season, RED!
Fall In Love With Florals: Thought florals were only for spring? Think again. As seen on the runway from designers such as Prabal Gurung.
Happy shopping! And remember to check consignment first for great style and great savings!