Consigment shops, like Michael’s serve up designer goods at amazing prices.
Instead of sighing over yummy, high end items like a Chanel purse or a pair of Fendi shoes, head on over to your local consignment store. They’re usually stocked with tons of items; everything from jewelry to cocktail dresses for a fraction of the retail price. Best of all, they’re all on trend items.
You would be, or maybe you wouldn’t be surprised to find out who shops and drops their clothing off at consignment stores. According to Michael’s Consgnment owner, Laura Fluhr, “Our consigners provide the best in luxury apparel and accessories; our shoppers walk away with something truly unique and special. Often the same client drops and then shops.”
(Left to right) Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $295. YSL, $395.Balenciaga, $150. Christian Louboutin, $335.Lanvin, $395. YSL, $395. (Photo courtesy of Michael's Consignment)
You might walk into one consignment store and spot an A List actress, stylist or socialite. “I usually don’t give away my styling secrets, but often times I can be found shopping consignment so my celebrity clients don’t get photographed in the same outfit twice,” says MTV Networks Senior Stylist, Alana Kelen. “Sometimes I’ll be on the lookout for a specific piece like a fabulous red vintage Chanel clutch, other times just browsing for a one-of-a-kind find ... and Michael’s is the first place I go!”
Check out your local consignment shops for designer finds. If there isn’t one near you, try Michael’s Consignment. Yes, they’re located at 1041 Madison Avenue in New York City, but they also have an online store as well.