Consignment shopping is the fun of wearing designer clothes on the cheap. I could never afford a Coach handbag or an Armani jacket but when married to Hollis...my no-good, rotten, low-rent, cheating ex...I had to look nice. His slogan was you had to look successful to be successful. For me the best part was bragging to my friends how much I paid for my designer outfits! The conversation went something like, “Oh, isn’t that a great Kate Spade purse.” And my reply would be, “I got it on eBay or a consignment shop for forty bucks!” instead of the usual three-hundred and fifty!
For years I shopped consignment stores and now that I need money to pay bills on my partially-restored Victorian, I decided I’d resell all those Hollis clothes I no long need. I’ve opened a consignment shop of my very own here in Savannah, the Prissy Fox.
Don’t you love the name Prissy Fox! Auntie KiKi came up with the name and she also helps me run the place. For me consignment shopping is all about the hunt for the perfect scarf, skirt or shoes. I think that’s why mystery and the Consignment: Murder series seemed like a perfect fit. The hunt is on!
So what about you? What stores in your neck of the woods do you shop for deals? Is there one deal that was your all-time best score that you still have bragging rights on?