Clean out your closet. Earn a little cash. Score a fabulous new find. That's the lure and allure of consignment boutiques. They come in all personalities and showcase all kinds of styles. Here are a few great ones, compiled with help from our stylish readers around the country. Have a favorite in your town? Let us know in the Comments below.
Susan Gloss, author of Glossing Over It blog and upcoming novel Vintage, recommends The Pink Poodle in Madison, WI as "A fun place for both buying and selling consignment." And p.s, "The shop's namesake is a real poodle with pink manicured claws."
The Fashionairesspecializes in couture vintage from the 80s and 90s, including an incredible collection of dead stock Manolo Blahniks (pictured above). Shop online or check their website for a Pop-Up shop near you.(Thank you to the stylish ladies at Cashman & Associates for letting us know about this celebrity source.)
As the author of eco-friendly blog Fresh Quince, Danielle S. is known for her features highlighting amazing Craig's List finds. So she knows a good deal when she sees one. Such as: "Current Boutique right around the corner from my home. Most of my wardrobe is from there and I got the most fabulous pair of motorcycle boots in grey leather by Vera Wang. Love them!"
Bella Boutique in Philadelphia is Style Maniac'sgo-to spot for stunningand affordable vintage coats. Faux fur snow leopard A-line duster, glossy black sheared and belted Russian-inspired faux fur maxi coat, tan snakeskin with extravagant fluffy black fur collar and cuffs, all well under $100. What will I uncover next? And where on earth will I stash it?
ABOVE: Suite of Shoes at a Fashionaires Pop-Up Boutique in the Presidential Suite of Hotel Palomar. Photo by Doreen Creede.
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