T by Alexander Wang dress | couple years old…
Inhabit linen top | from MOSS designer consignment
Splendid sandals | I sized down 1/2 size. I really like these, but they squeeze my toes a little bit, not the most comfortable for a lot of walking, but very cute on.
Vintage straw tote | a few years old, got it on etsy (here are some similar!)
Every time I buy something from MOSS, I think I need to shop there more often. I always find the most unique and interesting pieces there – this time it was this top, but I also tried on a pair of silk Apiece Apart “culottes” that were AMAZING, but just a bit too short or too long on me. I know most Inhabit pieces back and forth, and I knew I’d seen this one somewhere, either on their own site or on a sample sale site, but never really gave it a second look. The benefit of shopping in person is that you get to appreciate all the details, and little things that make an item special. And this top is SOOO special.
The top cinches in the back with a tie, so it’s a little shorter in the back than in the front. And it has TINY shoulder pads which allow it to have the stronger shoulder that it does, otherwise, it would be more slouchy, and not so perfect in my opinion. Besides all that, I love the idea of buying something someone else has loved; it makes it more special. I also love to know that the pieces I sell through consignment go to a good home, and to someone who will love them as much as I did. It’s also recycling, and I’m totally down with that.
Do you shop designer consignment? What’s the best thing you’ve found there?
I’m going to be in Atlanta next week for a family vacation, so posting might be a big sporadic around here, but I’ll try not to be a stranger 🙂
I hope you had a great fourth, and a good weekend ahead!!
I **love** designer consignment – but what I do may fall more under ‘designer thrifting.’ My favorite store in my neighborhood (NYC) does a huge business for teens and tweens, so as an almost-40 year old, I can get lucky and find completely unaffordable items at cheap prices that just don’t appeal to younger women and girls. I just bought a pair of shorts by The Row for $19 and boyfriend jeans by Current/Elliott for $20, and when I had a serious office job, I got constant use out of a navy wool crepe long-sleeved Luca Luca dress that required a minor repair for $27. I love a score!
OMGee!!! That Inhabit top is amazeballs! I love artsy pieces like that. It looks great on you (and, BONUS, it’s in your color palette! 😉 ) I don’t do a lot of consignment shopping for myself, since I’m larger, and I never seem to find much of style. But I SEND a lot of my good stuff to consignment. I have a friend who would bring me consignment stuff when I lived upstate, plus, stuff from her A-list clients that were my size (It was so fun getting goodies from someone on TV!!). But the BEST thing she ever brought was a Jil Sander skirt that fit one of my daughters perfectly (size 4…and it was SMALL!!). Sigh…Oh to be young and skinny!
Argh!!! Current/Elliott for $20!!! I’d love that…Hmm, maybe I need to go consignment shopping more often!
whoa. GREAT scores!! my friends have had great luck finding designer pieces at goodwill, but i have yet to make out very well there….
lol at your color palette comment – it’s the EXACT same “colors” as my outfit from monday!
I am all for consignment shopping. I have found so many great designer pieces that way and my wallet thanks me because I hate paying full price for most things, especially clothing. One of my great scores was a Chanel bag for about $300. Unfortunately, it sits in my closet these days because it’s not my ideal color, but I was determined to have a Chanel before I turned 30 and let’s be real, when am I ever going to find Chanel at that price. 🙂
I have found Nanette Lepore at the thrift store for $8. That was a happy day for sure.
If there’s a GC G & her readers meetup in NYC, I will show you guys the way! I have amazing luck at this store – I have found items for my 70-year old mother, my friend’s 7 year old daughter, and a ton for me and others in their 30s/40s. It trades heavily in stuff for cool, younger women (like Lena Dunham types), so I feel like I’m shopping for totally different stuff!