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Meet The Style Sleuths

Our Story and Vision

We love clothes! Almost as much as we love saving money, or laughing. That's a hard call. While we adore upscale women’s consignment treasures, we're equally focused on having fun & creating an atmosphere of delight. 

Meet The Founder


Born in Indiana and raised in Nebraska (how Midwest can you get?) Chris moved to Portland in 1990 with her adored husband and cats. She lives in Southeast Portland and since relocating to the west coast, finally feels that she’s with her people. She is a mad, impetuous gardener and a complete leaf freak.HWGA is family to her and she’s made dear friends with many customers, vendors and staff members. She’s truly grateful for the warmth and good wishes she receives from customers and consignors. Chris loves used designer clothing, bringing the best to HWGA customers, and finds it a delightful challenge to reinvent her business each day. 

Meet The Manager


After having lived in six states and one other country, Am-J decided Portland was an excellent place to settle down –- for the time being! A self-proclaimed “shameless nerd,” she will talk to you about anything sci-fi or comic-related.In addition to nerding out on Firefly trivia, she loves to make fun, quirky cross stitch patterns and pieces. (Ask Chris about the shark!). Among her favorite fashion icons, Betsey Johnson is Am-J’s hero. Her cooking abilities are what she says her friends like most about her. Her favorite food is Mexican. And true confession? She’s a natural blonde!

Why Shop Consignment?

Because it saves the planet



Sustainable fashion for up to 75% off retail value, save big!



Closet cleanouts are the best way to give room to newer items!



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