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