Shop Designer Consignment For Holiday Wear!

Barely Worn Special Occasion Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana wine color designer consignment gownAs resale and recycling addicts, we love finding terrific women’s consignment goodies all year. But at Holiday time, it makes more sense than ever. Why? Think about it – most women only wear their special occasion dresses or outfits once or twice.  Unlike a tuxedo, a special occasion dress is memorable (or you hope it is!) Family get-togethers, weddings, Holiday parties; all of these events include photos and a lot of memories – what you wore is likely to be recalled by other attendees. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s certainly a disincentive to showing up in the same dress. So the dresses are more likely to be in excellent, like-new condition! Of course, that’s part of our criteria when we accept any clothing for consignment!

Often Spendier When NewDavid Meister blue used designer gown

Upscale and fancier party dresses and attire tend to be a bit pricier that what we wear everyday. This is largely due to more luxurious fabrics, labor-intensive detailing, or because we’re more apt to buy designer label clothing for a special occasion. Those elements combine to make for a costlier garment. This is where buying a used designer clothing piece is to your biggest advantage. The savings are even better than day-to-day clothing because there is a limited window of opportunity for resale shops like Here We Go Again to resell them. The Holiday season is relatively short – and so they are more likely to be priced at a lower percentage of the original price.

Mix It Up

Tuxedo style designer consignment outfit for HolidaysJust because it’s the Holidays doesn’t mean you have to wear a dress to every event either. Our consignors bring us plenty of pretty, sparkly, colorful tops, with detailing like beaded accents, lace trim or a gorgeous neckline just waiting for the perfect necklace; everything from simple to spectacular.  Since many of us attend multiple Holiday events with varying degrees of formality, we need more than one option.  By dressing up your favorite pair of pants or a simple pencil skirt with a variety of special tops, shoes and accessories  you can create a completely different look.

 Don’t Forget Accessories!

Jessica Simpson used upscale resale pumpsAdding a fun necklace, scarf, shoes, belt or sparkly designer consignment clutch is an easy way to get a lot of bling for your special occasion budget. For all these reasons, you’ll get more bang for your Holiday shopping buck when you shop upscale women’s consignment stores like Here We Go Again for the Holidays!

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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