Consignment shopping for designer brand clothes has taken on an entirely new attitude as of late. Once a funky version of thrift store knocks, upscale consignment shops have ebbed above our local Marshalls or Ross. Not only do consignment sores offer creative style, ready to splash in into your current wardrobe, they also offer an incredibly personal shopping experience.
Anyone looking to boost their wardrobe with a few updated style pieces need look no further. On a recent trip to my local upscale consignment and boutique, Fashion Safari located at 4649 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, Fl., I was amazed at the friendly atmosphere and display of free pumpkin muffins and apple cider. Good and focused wardrobe planning, especially at the consignment level takes a great deal of creative energy. Stale style brats that lurk at the mall never help a shoppers attitude. These consignment shop aides are ready to hunt the shelves with you, offer you delicious snacks and enjoy your business. (Thank goodness because of of these days I was going to slap the girl working on commission at Express).
Consignment shopping aides will point out incredibly authentic sales and will have an eye for unique pieces. The thing is, there is no ambiguity around the mission of consignment. Both you and the business know you are looking for designer brand clothing bargains. You aren’t looking for staples, but rather creative style pieces to enhance your wardrobe. Those greeters at the mall are just trying to pry your credit card out of your wallet so that you will buy a new white button down. (Which, by the way will not boost your wardrobe whatsoever).
The secret success of wardrobe planning that many forget is that the unexpected and unique piece will take any outfit from so-so to interesting fashionista. This is where the creative styles of consignment comes out to play. When you walk into a consignment shop your eyes can’t focus on any one color or style. It’s psychological shopping trickery at its best. When we think about it, isn’t this how great artists like find their inspiration as well? Your shopping experience becomes an open-ended, open minded hunt for the treasured piece or accessory that is waiting to be flaunted in a new way. It’s this openness that allows the shopper to jump out of their comfortable black and white wardrobe usuals and enter the creative unknown.
Nowhere else will you be this daring. Strange hats, colors and shapes will drift into your cart. A palate of fashion will dance around you begging for the Da Vinci in you to activate. This crazed hunt, along with warm customer service will boost your mood AND your wardrobe. For the pleasant shopping experience cannot be underrate as well as the need for unique clothing additions to your wardrobe.
That local mall of yours better watch their back. . . and perhaps start serving warm chocolate chip cookies with low fat milk. . .or else. Or else we might have to slap that annoying gum-chewing style brat at Express.