Designer labels, lux fabrics and beautifully tailored silhouettes are the things fashion dreams are made of.
Such pieces may seem out of reach, but the luxury of owning designer clothing is possible when you shop consignment.
As the seasons change and our lives evolve, so do our styles and budgets. On the first Monday in October, National Consignment Day offers a way to elevate both.
My favorite consignment shopping site TheRealReal, founded National Consignment Day as a way to celebrate consignment as the smart, sustainable way to shop, earn money and extend the lifecycle of luxury items.
Never consigned before? Well, it is oh so easy.
Start out by giving yourself a seasonal closet edit. Grab those designer pieces that just don’t fit or you simply have grown tired of and consign them at TheRealReal.com which will make room for and give you extra cash to update your wardrobe with gently used, name-brand items for a fraction of the retail price!
Another bonus: nothing ends up in the landfill. That’s right! Exchanging someone else’s fashion sense for your own keeps the cycle of good taste going.
Don’t want to consign, just want to shop? Well that’s even easier! I do all of my designer consignment shopping at TheRealReal.com
TheRealReal is the premier site for online luxury consignment with over 600 employees and multiple locations across the United States that accept and ship product worldwide.
Shopping on TheRealReal is never a gamble, they ensure that every item on the site is 100% the real thing, each piece is authenticated through their dedicated team of authentication experts, horologists and gemologists. They know exactly how to tell real from counterfeit, from the quality of the leather to the zipper manufacturer.
TheRealReal is also one of the easiest and most convenient ways to shop- you can sort items to only show your size (both shoe and clothing). I LOVE this feature because it keeps me from falling in love with something that will never fit me! You can also mark pieces you are drooling over as an OBSESSION which adds them to a curated wish-list that you can view later PLUS TheRealReal will email you to let you know if the pieces go on sale!
I can’t begin to tell you how much shopping consignment has changed my own life. Many of you have left comments here and on my Instagram commenting on how amazing my designer shoe and handbag collection is. Well I’m going to share a HUGE secret. Almost EVERY SINGLE piece in my collection was purchased second hand from TheRealReal and when I get tired of something or have worn it too much I just consign it back to the RealReal again!
Everything I am wearing in this week’s Outfit of the Day I purchased on TheRealReal! Including my latest score: A leopard Alexander McQueen De-Manta Clutch!
This month TheRealReal is launching the #NeverThrowAway movement urging consumers to either consign or donate items they no longer want.
Consign – Set up a free consultation and in-home consignment appointment. Get started here.
Donate – Send your items to GOOD+ Foundation to help break the cycle of poverty. Learn more here.
Share – Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable living and conscious consumption by posting your consignments and donations on Instagram this week using the hashtags #NeverThrowAway and #NationalConsignmentDay.
Visit TheRealReal.com for more information! Start Consigning Today!