Splendid news, all. Today I decided to go shopping and I came across the most beautiful linen blazer (ABOVE) from Alice + Olivia. Even though I knew it was going to be horribly expensive, I was unable to help myself, as the beauty of the blazer drew me in like a large science classroom magnet.
First I felt the fabric; it felt fantastic and soft, and the shape of the blazer was perfection. I looked at the price tag and the blazer was….gasp!….only $89! How on earth could a blazer that is regularly priced at $535 be only $89??
I found this lovely little piece at a consignment store. Now some of you may be saying, “Gross, I don’t want to wear clothes that somebody else has worn.” Maybe so, but I’ll give you a quick hint about consignment stores. If you go to a very high end consignment store (similar to the one that I went to today) the clothes are in absolutely mint condition. Even if the store isn’t selling Chanel and Valentino (which by the way, I tried on a pair of beautiful Valentino pumps today and nearly died.) they examine the clothes before they are sold. Point blank, I doubt a good consignment store will sell anything that isn’t in anything but perfect or nearly perfect shape.
(The shoes I bought today look really similar to these)
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the consignment store will sell NEW clothes with the same consignment discount. That’s what happened to me today, chickadees, I bought my Alice + Olivia blazer brand new, but for 83% off! I also bought a pair of really beautiful mystique sandals for about $40, which are normally over $100. The consignment store I went to today is called Roundabout, and there are multiple locations if you want to check it out (I highly recommend you do). If you live in the Connecticut area, there is one in Westport and another in Greenwich, and there are two in Manhattan in Soho (115 Mercer Street) and on the Upper East Side ( 31 E 72nd St btw. Madison and Park). Trust me, I’ll be back when the back to school shopping season comes around.
Do you ever shop at consignment stores?