Green Friday ~ A New Resale Shop Tradition!

Why Green Friday?

While we respect those that practice “Buy Nothing Day” on the day after Thanksgiving, we respectfully suggest a compromise.  How about “Buy Nothing New Day?” , or as I like to call it – Green Friday.  Shopping for resale clothing and consignment accessories at local resale and consignment shops helps the local economy and recycles gently used clothing all in a far more relaxing and sane atmosphere than a big box store.  Our resale shops have lots of gift-worthy choices, many consigned, many still new with tags!  At Here We Go Again, browse our selection of new accessory items we’ve hand-selected for gift-giving: necklaces, earrings, bracelets, scarves, leggings, socks and more!

Not A Denial Of All Things New

I’m not suggesting that everyone in Portland forego the latest i-accessory, Xbox, or whatever is on your family’s wish list this season.  I’m hardly a Scrooge-type character, I love the spirit of giving and the beauty and wonder of the holiday season, too!  But remember to shop local whenever you can–you’re supporting your neighbors and all the employees who work in local boutiques and shops, whether resale or not!


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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