Accessories: Strike While it’s Hot!

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Each season has its own fashion vices. Winter=Coats. Fall=Boots. Spring=Sandals. But Summer? That’s where it gets a little bit more fun (both in your closet and your wallet). After I’ve stocked up on breezy linens and a few staple summer dresses that I tend to live in, style gets to go into a completely more playful, much lighter direction: Accessories.

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At both stores, the summertime is perhaps our most colorful, accessories-laden seasons of the year. Box after box, our orders from across the country ship in with a rainbow of scarves, hand-selected earrings, trendy sunglasses and addictive Nikibiki wear. While we adore consigning those unique pieces by high-enders like David Yurman and Tiffany & Co, we also like to have some brand new jewelry on hand so that everyone can splurge on a handful of goodies for prices under $30.

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Because we only carry a few of each style at any given time, wandering in our doors can be a grab bag of surprises. While our Johns Landing location might’ve gotten a certain necklace style in aqua and pink, Broadway may have the orange and purple versions front and center.

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We try to keep it super affordable, too. Earrings are usually between $9-14, necklaces in the $14-30 ranges, sunglasses are always at $14, and all Nikibiki tanks and leggings are under $30. For apparel, we change up the color orders depending on the season, too. Right now we have a big variety of pool blues, sunny orange tones and bright pinks.

So tell us, ladies: Which must-haves catch your eye?

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Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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