The Style DJ’s Guide to Consignment Shopping
*This post is written in collaboration with Lori’s Listing’s NY. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.
From glam to every chic essentials, shopping and selling clothing via consignment is an easy way to enhance your closet and contribute to the sustainable fashion cycle. Not sure what consignment is all about? Consider this post your guide to understanding the basics of consignment and where to shop to find the best secondhand finds.
What Is Consignment?
Here’s how consignment works.
A consignment shop sells merchandise from individuals and agrees to pay the individual (or seller) a percentage of the sale price. As a buyer, consignment shopping means you can purchase designer, vintage and current styles for much less than the retail price.
Where to Shop
In my experience, it takes time (and many shopping trips) to find a consignment store that consistently carries a variety of current and designer pieces at a range of price points. Luckily, I’ve found an online consignment store that delivers just that. Lori’s Listings NY is a female-run business with more than fifteen years of consigning experience and through the beauty of Ebay and Poshmark, you have access to thundreds of consignors looking to re-home items from their closet. What I love about Lori’s Listings is that they carry it all – contemporary pieces from retailers like Club Monaco or Anthropologie – to luxury designer brands and vintage accessories.
A Consigned Lookbook
When it comes to building a closet that is full of classic pieces, investing in high-quality designer pieces or luxe materials like silk and cashmere are sure to withstand every-changing trends. You can find these closet staples from Lori’s Listings NY, but at a fraction of the price you would pay at the store. Beyond staples like jeans, fine knit sweaters and handbags, consignment shops are the perfect place to find those summer soiree dresses (for less!) Here are two looks I created from Lori’s Listing’s NY that show how easy it is to add well-made items to your closet while being mindful of your wallet and the role secondhand shopping plays in sustainable fashion practices.
The next time you are in need of a cocktail dress or a pair of jeans, make sure to check out Lori’s Listings NY. If you find something just right, mention The Style Du Jour to receive free shipping.
Do you regularly consign items from your closet to make a little money? Do you frequent consignment shops when you’re looking for something in particular? If you’re interested to shop or sell consignment and don’t know where to start, leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to help get you started.