At the core, designer consignment is about two things: the unexpected; and the thrill of the hunt. On any given day, we witness an endless parade of designer apparel and accessories departing our store and finding brand new homes. The one thing we have come to expect is that our stores are never exactly the same, and fortunately, neither is fashion! Gathering a handful of our favorite designer shoes at our Johns Landing location this Spring, enjoy some goodies from our treasure trove below.
Designer shoes in consignment are a prized breed. We make sure only to accept shoes that are in great to brand new condition, narrowing our shoe pool into an even more fantastic selection. Some of the shoes we see are works of art, and the stories that go along with them are even better. As it turns out, there are essentially hundreds of stories that can go along with the two questions we are all dying to ask: “Where in the world did you find such an amazing pair of shoes?” and “How in the world could you ever stand to see them go?”
As it turns out, a lot of reasons (good thing it’s such a win-win for us both). Sometimes shoes were given as a gift, other times they were a vacation splurge without fitting so well. With online shopping, no returns also means a little bit of risk. Whatever the reason, we’re lucky to have them and ladies are happy to sell them, too.
The fun part about being in business for twenty-five years also means that we’ve come to learn some of the shoe styles of our best consignors. All of our staff has a hidden inventory in their minds about which consignors lust for which shoes—and which customers want to buy them. Here’s where the Wish List is a match made in heaven service. In my four years at HWGA, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve called a customer right after an amazing consignment comes in. What happened next? Sold to the first bidder!
Do you have a designer shoe weakness? Sign up for our Wish List, then sit back and wait for your fate. We want to sweep you off your feet, after all. You’ll want to keep ’em fresh for your next new pair of Louboutin heels…