If you are looking to make a little extra money reselling some of you old and gently used clothes is a great way. Or maybe you are searching for that unique vintage outfit, or designer clothing for less. Houston has many resale and vintage clothing shops. The resale shops take clothing on consignment and sell them for you with a fee. This takes the hassle out of trying to list them on Ebay, and you will make much more than at a garage sale. These resale shops are also a great place to buy your self some clothes at a great discount. You will find designer clothes at a fraction of the price, and some resale shops specialize in vintage clothing. Below are just of couple of the most popular resale and vintage clothing stores in Houston.
Clothes For Kids Resale
14520 Memorial Drive Suite #20
Houston, Texas 77079
Monday – Saturday 10:30-6
Opened in 1973 this is Houston’s oldest children’s consignment shop, and they have been at their Memorial Drive location since 1994. You are able to find gently used children’s clothing for as much as 75% off the original prices. Sizes newborn up to 6X are located downstairs and upstairs you will find sizes 7 through 16. You can also find other accessories for kids like: hats, purses, belts and hair items. They keep seasonal items and specialty merchandise of a rack in the front of the store. Some of the name brands they carry are: Disney, Baby Lulu, Gap. Abercrombie, Ralph Lauren, Juicy and Limited Too. If you find clothes with pink and orange tags there is an additional discount.
You also can bring your gently used children’s clothing her to resale. The clothes and shoes need to be clean, on hangers and ready to sell. They keep them for a period of 90 days, with a 50% split. They accept consignment items Tuesdays through Saturday.
Encore Designer Fashion
1852 Fountain View Drive
Houston, Texas 77057
Tuesday & Wednesday 10-6
Friday & Saturday 10-6
Co-owner and manager Terry Rambin has turned Encore into one of Houston’s most popular resale stores. A former employee at Tootsies an upscale women’s clothing store, she uses her retail experience to stock Encore with the best clothing. They carry clothing for women of all ages and sizes. Since they only accept high quality clothing you will find clothes by some of the most well known designers. Some examples are: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Missoni and Dolce & Gabanna. And if you need it the have a master seamstress on site to alter your clothing. To top off your perfect outfit they also have an extensive line of the best shoes, purses and accessories. You will find Prada, YSL, Fendi, Manolo Blahnik, Hermes, Jimmy Choo and David Yurman. If you want a designer look without the high prices Encore is the place.
If you are looking to resale some of your clothing you will need to make an appointment. They only accept clothing they have had a chance to assess since they only take top quality. If Terry chooses your clothes for resale it will be taken for 90 days, if it has not sold after that you can pick them up. To ensure they only sale the best clothes any clothes brought in for resale must be clean, no snags, stains or rips.
2134 Richmond Avenue
Houston, Texas 77098
This boutique style store specializes in clothing from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. Co-owners and best friends Denise Hazen and Tina Davis is doing a wonderful job at making vintage clothing hip and in demand. The store has limited hours but you can get an appointment to come in at other times you just need to contact them and set it up. The good thing about going in by appointment is you get the best attention and help at picking out some beautiful clothing. They carry amazing designer vintage clothing by legends like Bill Blass and Christian Dior. The clothing in this immaculately maintained store will set you back more than many resale shops but you will come out looking like a movie star. There are treasures all over the store you will be in awe of the unique clothing, shoes and accessories. If you are a true fashionista looking for that one of a kind of vintage outfit you have to visit Cheeky.