Okay, back to my REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE. I have found some cool consignment stores to tell you about. It was recently my birthday, anniversary and mother’s day, all in one week. So I was granted a day of shopping and relaxing by myself. I love to find a bargain and I am also trying to reduce my consumption of new goods by reusing items if possible.
So I head out the door and you think I would have driven right to South Park Mall but instead I thought, I am going to check out my consignment stores first. Consign by Design on Providence Road, was my first consignment store I frequented when I first moved to Charlotte. After the twins, I couldn’t fit into my cute jeans anymore. Sadly, I took all my Seven, Miss Sixty’s, Paper and Denim, etc. into the store to sell them. I was pleasantly surprised by all the great pieces of clothing in the store. Then to top it off, the owner is such a fun lady who gives honest opinions when desperately needed when trying on clothes! I thought I would need to go to the mall and get some new jeans but I was wrong. She has ALL the designer jeans, pants, etc. in a variety of sizes. I was able to leave with a gently used pair of unfortunately larger Seven jeans and spent only $80 versus $200-$250. I know this might sound outrageous for a pair of jeans but I really do wear my Seven, Citizens of Humanity and True Religion jeans ALL time, so for me it’s worth the money, especially when you buy them at the consignment store. She also gets items never worn from local boutiques at great prices! One of my favorite finds here was a green pair of Alice + Olivia pants that I receive tons of compliments. I paid about $20 versus spending probably well over $200. Although I love this store, I ended up going to the Junior League Wearhouse first. I remember when I was a member they always had some great clothes but a lot were snatched up as they reached the floor. So I didn’t know what to expect but I found three great pairs of summer shorts from a local boutique, never worn with tags, originally $40 – 50 each, and I walked out paying about $11 each. Another great find at the Junior League Wearhouse, is Plantation Shop kids clothes with the tags still on for approximately $12 versus $40 and up. Anyways, it was fun and worth the stop. Next on my list would be J.T. Posh. This consignment boutique carries only high end clothing. They not only have great clothes but teriffic handbags and shoes as well. The owners are super cool and they have fabulous accessories. Now there is another consignment store on East Boulevard, that I haven’t been to yet so if anyone has any info on this one, I would love to hear some comments.
So after all this, I did end up at South Park Mall, but I find it’s always good to check out these places first. I did need some shorts for summer so I saved quite a bit rather than buying them at the mall. So I ended up not feeling so guilty about buying the pair of Jack Rogers sandals that Jen P. has so highly recommended!
Consign by Design
739 Providence Rd
2400 Park Road
Junior League Wearhouse
1412 E 4th St
As for children’s consignment, I would recommend Kids at Heart in Matthews for clothes. I loved the Divine Consign which was held in Cameron Wood but it is not a store. I have heard it will be held twice a year now which is terrific! You will find great clothing here. I also find tons of stuff at the Charlotte Mothers of Multiples Sale. I guess I may be getting a bit of track here though. There are a lot of great consignment sales throughout the year but I would love recommendations on stores if you know of any. I have found toys and some outdoor equipment at Once Upon a Child but I have not had much luck there for clothes. There are two locations. One is off Highway 51 in Pineville and the other is off of Independence near Matthews. If you recommend any other consignment stores please share your thoughts!
Thanks for your Smarty tips:-)