What’s Trending For Spring 2015, A Consignment Perspective


Can you feel it Portland? The sun peeking out and giving us a dose of our Vitamin D is our preview to Spring. I know that Spring in Portland can be a little vixen and almost feel like winter, but as all of us designer consignment fashionistas know, new season = new looks.

A favorite trend of mine this season is the “Coatigan“. That’s right. It’s the perfect mixture between a simple cardigan and a coat, to still keep you warm in the cooler weather. Similar to the dusters we’re still keeping around because they are just comfy and practical, but the coatigan will step up your resale style and keep you lookin’ classy.

Anne Klein Size M at Broadway

In denim news, have we all noticed that the skinny jean is changing ever so slightly? Last spring, the east coast trends were going as far as wearing culottes. Yeah, they’re cute, but skinnies to culottes are quite the transition and we’re not as quick around here as New York, am I right?

A fun trend and perfect transition from the skinny jean are the baby bells. Not so flared, so don’t automatically think 70’s. But, think a skinny bootcut jean. Why I especially love them is that a girl with curves and muscular legs can dig these, the small flare at the bottom gives the body and booty some balance. We’re starting to see these in our women’s upscale resale stores already, and expect more as the season progresses.

Seven Jeans
Seven For All Mankind, size 28, 34″ inseam. At Broadway

The ladies at HWGA are taking in some fabulous items this month as many of our clients are cleaning out their closets to start out the new year. What better way to start our your year with something on trend and at a great price, Which is what designer consignment shopping is all about, right?

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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