Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Consignment Shopping in NYC


I am a big fan of sales. Who isn't? On a recent trip to the city, the Boyfriend and I avoided our usual haunts and shopped consignment. Not familiar with consignment? Well, when people with fancy clothes realize their closet it too full to fit more fancy clothes, they call the consignment shop.  The buyer will check over the clothes and assign them a price. When the item sells the original owner gets a percentage, usually 40-60%, and the store keeps the rest. Most stores have a consignment period. If a piece sits there for longer than that time, it gets marked down or sent back.




New York City has lots of fancy ladies with full closets, so there are a lot of consignment shops. If you want to make an afternoon of it head to the East Village, Soho and Nolita. In one day, we stopped at ten different consignment shops including Roundabout, Cadillac's Castle, STA, Tokyo Joe's & Buffalo Exchange.


I wound up getting a few amazing pieces, most of them with their original tags still attached, including these Theory shorts. I've been looking around for a pair of plaid shorts and have tried on at least three pairs. I picked up these at Roundabout (their Soho location has a great contemporary collection) along with an adorable Chloe skirt.



Next time you come to New York City, be sure to check out some of these shops. You might just score an amazing piece at an out of this world price. Think Chanel for 60% off. Yeah, it's that good.




BTW, it was a little chilly out when I took these photos! Brr!

Jacket - Sachin & Babi
Sweater - Banana Republic
Shorts - Theory
Tights - via DSW
Booties - Joie


32 comments:

  1. Oh wow you look great from head to toe as usual Vicki!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  2. Hi from Totally Posted Tuesday! And the next time I'm in NYC I need to find those shops!

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    1. Hi Emmy! There are so many good consignment shops to visit, definitely put it on your list! :)

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  3. You are and look like a fashion genius. Thanks for the education on consignment shopping. It has been too long since I have been to New York.
    Lindsay
    Pinkandnavystripes.com

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  4. I love consignment shopping. It isn't as good down here in Delaware. I'm coming up to NYC in Jan with a friend. We're definitely going to check out the shops you recommended! And I'm loving those tights. They are going on my "Must Buy" list. I would love for you to link up this look on Love Your Look!

    Elizabeth
    elizabethnygard.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth! Enjoy your trip to NYC!

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  5. lovely outfit! I adore the burgundy colored tights!
    I love to go consignment shopping...and I would love to be in NYC more often to do so!
    xo
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Definitely plan some consignment shopping for your next visit!

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    1. Thanks so much Sara! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. great outfit! Love the shorts and booties.
    ~Ellen
    www.everydayfancy.com

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  8. Wow those shorts and tights!! You are rocking it!!!! Thank you so much for linking up again. ; )

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  9. Loving those plaid shorts! You are so right, the consignment shops here in NY are fantastic. My favorites are INA and Tokio 7, definitely recommend checking them out!

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  10. Great gams, lady! Those shorts are perfect. I don't have much luck at consignment shops. I guess I need to keep trying.

    Tracy @ Its Mostly About Fashion

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  11. oooh...i'm loving those shorts...i can't wait to buy some winter shorts!

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    1. Thanks Merrie! Piperlime has a few fun options!

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  12. Those shorts and the shoes are fantastic for fall! It's okay to be a little bit cold if you look that good, right?!

    xoxo Jackie
    SomethingAboutThat

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    1. Thanks Jackie! Winter shorts work for quick jaunts outside :)

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  13. You nailed this look. I dont think anyone could have rocked a pair of shorts and tights better than you Vicki. Loving this look!! Fantastic.

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    1. Thanks so much :) They're so comfy too!

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  14. Wow..it looks like a magazine photo!! Great outfit! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  15. WOW. You are absolutely incredibly stunning! You need to be on the runway girl. I love your look and the outfit. Keep at it babe!

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    1. Aww thanks Liz! I think I'm past runway age :)

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  16. The tights really add something special to this outfit. I wish there were more consignment shops around me! However, we do have friends who live 40 minutes from NYC, so we might have to ask for that touristy stop on our next trip up there. Thanks to you, I now have names of some good places :)

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  17. I've never been consignment shopping...not much around here though! Love the plaid shorts with the tights. I've always wanted to try that look, but have been hesitant, not sure why...It looks great on you though!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  18. Gorgeous as usual :) I'm coming with you next time!

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  19. love this look! consignment shopping is the best way to go!
    I followed your blog! Can't wait to see your next post.

    http://www.beautybykrysti.blogspot.com

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