Hi friends, today I’m sharing about designer consignment shopping, an aspect of fashion that I’ve been excited to explore more over the last few years. I’ll be the first to admit that consignment shopping and consigning my clothes is still quite new to me. One thing I’ve come to realize is that you can’t really have an agenda with either of these, especially designer consignment shopping. It’s all about patience. You have to keep an open mind and you just never know what kind of treasure you’ll come across. My rule of thumb is when you’re the most open to finding new pieces, that’s when you’ll come across the best and most unexpected finds.
As our society becomes more and more consumerism-driven, the entire globe is facing the crisis of mass-materialism and increased demand for more clothing. Fast-fashion is feeding this issue, creating for access to more cheaper clothing which in turn makes these pieces more disposable from a price standpoint, however not from an environment perspective. As I’ve started increasing my awareness of this fast-fashion crisis, I’ve been interested to seek alternatives that offer a sustainable mindset.
I’m so excited to have recently come across a local consignment shop called SalvEdge Boutique. SalvEdge is one of the top consignment stores in Calgary focusing on sustainability in fashion. With two stores in Calgary, I appreciate their high end options of designer luxury bags, shoes and clothing. SalvEdge is focused on both women and men’s on-trend consignment, and often has rare gems that you won’t find elsewhere.
Wearing a designer coat by Mackage and carrying a Spanish designer handbag by M2Malletier, I feel like a million bucks especially when knowing there’s a benefit to the environment! My number one tip for staying on top of the treasures that come into their store, follow along on their social media for updates including SalvEdge Instagram. Believe it or not, this is the best way I’ve found for being the first to discover the amazing new gems that show up in their two stores. Given I’m more new to consignment shopping, I’d love to hear from you! What’s your tips for designer consignment shopping?
A very special thanks to SalvEdge Boutique for partnering with us for this post!