Designer labels, lux fabrics and beautifully tailored silhouettes are the things fashion dreams are made of.
With tight budgets, rising costs and life in general getting in the way such pieces may seem out of reach, but the luxury of owning designer clothing IS possible for everyone thanks to consignment shopping.
As the seasons and our lives change so does our personal style, taste and budgets. On the first Monday in October, National Consignment Day offers a way to elevate your style and an opportunity for you to keep the cycle of good taste going.
You all know my favorite consignment shopping site is TheRealReal, (I have scored a closet full of designer pieces there)- well TheRealReal founded National Consignment Day in 2012 as a way to celebrate consignment as the smart, sustainable way to shop, earn money and help the planet by extending the lifecycle of luxury items.
Never consigned before? Well, it is oh so easy.
How do you celebrate National Containment Day? Start out by giving yourself a seasonal closet edit- (I have a whole tutorial that takes you step by step through a closet edit CLICK HERE).
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 in your closet for and give you extra cash to shop for new updated pieces that fit your current style.
Even more good news: by consigning and shopping consignment you promote circularity in fashion i.e. nothing ends up in a landfill.
Not ready to consign, just want to shop? Well that’s even easier! I do all of my designer consignment shopping at TheRealReal.com .
One of the biggest questions I get is “How do you know what you are buying is real and not a fake?” Shopping on TheRealReal is never a gamble, they ensure that EVERY SINGLE 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, it’s no 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!
Download TheRealReal.com app now and get started! Their designer selection includes everything from mens and womens fashions, bags and shoes to home, jewelry and kids designer clothing!
What I’m Wearing: Alexander McQueen DeManta Clutch from TheRealReal.com | Chloe Booties for TheRealReal.com | TOPSHOP Belt | Nanette Lepore Retro Dress I turned into a blouse | MODCLOTH Swing Skirt |
Click to SHOP Some of my Favorite RealReal finds: