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10 Fashion Items You Should Consignment Shop For

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Whether you call it thrifting or consignment shopping, it's all the same and we love it (actually, we swear by it). Not to be confused with the clerical set up of Goodwill, consignment shops have turned into cozy, hidden gems housing years of eccentric fashions.

Surely, designer and one-of-a-kind vintage duds for prices that won't break your bank will make anyone swoon (yes, some even offer lay-a-way plans). Within the past few years the fiscally responsible way of shopping has become popular with many ditching the practical trip to the mall. But how do you know what exactly to shop for in such an environment that can be overwhelming?

Check out the next few pages for our 10 fashion items you should consignment shop for as an aid while you indulge in resale therapy.

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1. Classic Leather Handbag
A classic leather handbag is an essential in your wardrobe, as it will go with any outfit whether dressy or casual.

Chanel Classic Flap Bag

Chanel Large Classic Flap Bag, $5,500 at Chanel.

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)

2. Pointed Toe Pump

The pointed toe pump has become a staple for the masses. Whether black or nude patent leather these are a necessary and great buy.

CL So Kate Pump

Christian Louboutin So Kate (120mm), $625 at Christian Louboutin.

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)

3. Statement Sunglasses

Jackie O was the epitome of effortless style and class in her infamous cat eye sunglasses. Try an eccentric and remixed take on the classic look that makes a statement.

Dior Sunnies

Dior Audacieuse Metal Cat Eye Sunglasses, $500 at Bloomingdales.

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)

4. Silk Scarf

Whether worn as a decolletage cover or hair accessory a silk scarf  is a simple and easy outfit upgrade.

Pucci Silk Scarf

Emilio Pucci 'Pavimento' Scarf, $195 at Nordstrom.

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)

5. Statement Jewelry

You know the saying, "diamonds are a girl's best friend." Well, so is statement jewelry. Rings, necklaces, earrings, brooches, and everything you can think of are the perfect accoutrement to amp up your fit.

McQeen Skull Ring

Alexander McQueen Two-Tone Punk Skull Ring, $350 at Bergdorf Goodman.

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)

6. Time-frame

Whether you're a gold gal or silver lover you can never go wrong with a simple time-frame to accompany your hand jewelry. Within the past few years ladies have debunked the myth that watches are only a guy thing. For some bling, opt for one with crystals or diamonds.

Michele Women's Serein Analog Display Swiss Quartz Gold Watch, $1666.38 at

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)

 7. Trench Coat

A trench coat is a classic year-round outerwear piece equating a refined yet sleek look.

Burberry Sandringham - Long Heritage Trench Coat, $1695 at Burberry.

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)

8. Belt

Yet another accessory we love. When in doubt, belt it Vixens!

Chanel Belt

Vintage Chanel CC Chain Belt, $1,694 at Shopbop.

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)





9. Luggage

From carry on duffle bags to rolling cases, trunks, and garment bags, these luggage pieces will last a lifetime with proper care making for great traveling companions.

 Louis Vuitton Keepall 55, $1390 at Louis Vuitton.

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)

10. Fur or Faux Fur

Fur or faux fur, it's the one thing that makes cold weather seasons way more fun and bit more bearable. Who doesn't love a good warm coat, hat, stole, set of gloves, trimmed purse, etc (literally, because our list could go on)?


Sword Racoon Fur Coat, $1847.23, at Farfetch.

(Resale value approximately 1/2 dependent upon condition)

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