Need a new dress? Buy mine!
I have a perpetually overstuffed closet. Chalk it up to too-frequent thrift-store splurges and an overwhelming amount of grandma hand-me-downs. I'm constantly trying to make room for new scores. Usually I throw everything I haven't worn in a few months into a big black bag and tote it to Goodwill.
But the other day I came across a lime green Banana Republic wrap dress my mom gave me with the $125 tag STILL ON. She bought it about a year ago, ended up not wanting it, and gave it to me because too much time had passed to return it. (No judgment, Mom, but eek.) It never fit .
Anyway, I decided to try my luck consigning it -- thinking I'd use the profits to buy mom a Mother's Day gift -- and took it to Fresh Threads on S Macdill Ave. Owner Juli Halifax said she plans to put it on her racks for spring with an $80 price tag (half of which that I/mom get if it sells! Sweet!)
Other than shameless self promotion (Isn't it pretty??? Don't you want it?? Don't let this deal pass you by!!), I had to tell you how easy and awesome it was to consign. So easy and awesome!
I signed a paper agreeing that Juli would keep my dress for 90 days after she puts it out for sale and then donate it to charity if it didn't sell. Fantastic!
I wouldn't recommend hauling all your cast-offs into Fresh Threads, Plato's Closet and the like, but if you've got some impulse purchase hanging in your closet that you've only worn once or twice (or never.. ahem, Mother), why not roll the dice?
While we're on the subject of Fresh Threads, you might want to stop by next Thursday, Feb. 10, for the store's "Sweetheart Soiree" sale. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., enjoy wine, yummy nibbles, slashed prices and raffles for various gift certificates.
And, you know, you could always come back when the weather warms up and scoop up something perfectly suited for spring... perhaps something like the lovely lime green number to the left. Hmmmm???
Deal Diva Kim