Summer Women’s Designer Consignment Time!

April Summer

Ah, it’s April Summer! You know, the fake-out that we get every Spring – the weather turns warm and sunny, the temperature climbs to sleeveless tops levels – and then, WHAM!  The rain returns. It’s ok, we know rain will return, but right now is the perfect time to bring in your Summer consignments! Women’s designer consignment clothing, authentic designer handbags, colorful and comfortable women’s shoes and sandals!women's birkenstock sandals

What’s Hot This Year?

We’re still pretty solidly in COVID times, so think comfortable and easy to wear and care for. Shoppers right now are looking for excellent condition, loose-fitting tops, tunics, and dresses. Tailored clothing like work wear pants and suits, pencil skirts, high heels and the like are a no-go for 2021. It will be interesting as things return to our more “normal” work situations, if the more structured styles return to popularity. For now, women’s designer consignment shoes with low heels, wedge heels and fun sneakers are highly in demand! resale women's dress by Anima PopWhile we love great shoes in black and neutrals, did you know that colorful shoes often sell faster? They’re just fun, and get our imaginations going. Shoppers love to be nudged out of their comfort zones and a colorful pair of women’s shoes is a an easy and fun way to put a fresh foot forward!

Also big this year are jumpsuits! One piece dressing is always sought after for summertime, and most shoppers don’t have jumpsuits in their wardrobe toolkit. They’re eager to add them! Women’s designer consignment jumpsuits can be sleeveless, spaghetti strap, short sleeve, loose-fitting or jogger style. They’re selling really well, especially in natural fibers like cotton, linen and tencel. Solid colors are great, but so are stripes, polka dots and floral prints. We expect the palazzo leg to continue strong through the warm month and into Fall.

Got Dresses?

Bring them in! In addition to jumpsuits, women’s designer consignment clothing shoppers are loving the ease of the one-and-done outfit. Throw on a dress and a comfortable pair of sandals and you’re ready to conquer the day. Do remember though, that it’s summertime, so colors and patterns are better than black or grey. We’re coming out of the grey days and rainy weather and want to stretch our wings with some colorful designer dresses. Portland resale shoppers especially, want some color this time of year! And of course, since Portland resale shoppers are a practical group, pockets are always welcome. They can be just big enough to stash your phone, or roomy enough to carry essentials, or even just to stick your hands into.

Let’s talk shoes

Always. We will always talk shoes! Any designer consignment shop worth its weight carries a large assortment of women’s resale shoes. Which is why we have an entire room dedicated to mostly shoes – we call it Shoe-La-La! And we love to fill it with authentic designer consignment shoes, along with a varied assortment of better label women’s shoes. Not everything we carry is designer label, we love the comfortable and reasonable priced shoes and sandals, too! So don’t be intimidated by that label. We carry everything from Dansko, Sam Edelman, Ann Taylor and Eileen Fisher on up to the amazing Prada, Chanel and Burberry styles. Our resale boutique aims to have things for women’s resale shoppers with almost any budget.

The main thing to remember this year is that spike heels and pumps are not likely to sell, because few of us have places to wear them.  Resale shoppers want a pick-me-up and a new pair of shoes is a great place to start. women's consignment Kork-ease shoesWedge heels can be a bit higher, since they’re easier to walk in than a spike heel. We literally can’t stress it enough how popular cute sneakers are right now. In fact, we’re planning a Sneaks Week, complete with a live video with creative ideas on how to lace them up to perk up the look of a plain pair of sneakers.

Trainers, too!

And trainers! Yes, we love the big name brand women’s sneakers too – we have a large community of active women. They walk, run and hike and love finding a cushioned ride for their activities. Nike, Adidas, Asics, Brooks, all the big athletic brands do well if they are in excellent condition. Here’s a tip for better sales and prices – if your consignment trainers are washable? Just do it.  Pull out the insoles and wash them in a mesh bag. Removing the laces also can help get those fresher and cleaner looking, all tips for better selling prices for your great women’s designer consignment! While it might be an extra step, it’s one that many people don’t think about. Help us sell your consignment for the best possible prices by doing a bit of prep. It makes a big difference!

The upshot?

Color sells better than black and grey. One-piece dressing is a big thing in the summer, and loose, comfortable women’s designer consignment clothing is the bomb during COVID times.

So, go clean that closet, you’ll feel virtuous and accomplished. Better still, you’ll start accumulating money in your shopping savings account!

xoxo ~hwga


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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