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Spring Cleaning!

It is finally spring break! Those of you who aren’t headed to the islands are going to need some activities to keep you occupied at home. Why not check out your local consignment shops? My hometown has a few cute shops that I intend to visit before leaving for the Dominican Republic on Tuesday.

If you don’t feel like leaving the house (it’s your break, you’ll do what you want to), this might be a good time to spring clean that messy closet. Make sure to keep consigning in mind! Create three sections in your room, one for clothing you want to keep, one for clothing you want to throw away, and one for clothing you would like to consign.

Don’t know which clothes to throw away and which to consign? It’s simple. Anything that is still in style and in good condition but you’re just not interested in anymore, goes to a consignment shop. Old pleather pants and t-shirts with holes in them—trash.

When you are done purging unwanted items into their appropriate sections, organize your “keep” clothes (I like to organize by color), take a picture for mom (she’ll be so proud!), and head over to the nearest consignment shop to sell your unwanted clothes!

Consignment selling tip: Don’t bring your clothes to the shop in a garbage bag, it looks tacky and those clothes are not garbage! Why treat them like they are? Invest in some reusable cloth shopping bags if you intend on consigning often ($1.99 at most grocery stores), or simply bring them in a cute suitcase!

Happy cleaning!

 

Photo courtesy: Shoe-a-Day
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Greene Street Consignment Shop

“recycling. reinvented.”

The first consignment shop featured on the blog is Green Street Consignment Shop. Greene Street Consignment has six different locations around Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. I recently went consigning at their South Street shop in Philadelphia. I love this particular store because the setup makes for such easy shopping, the merchandise is organized on circular displays and each holds a specific item of clothing. Cashmere sweaters are on one rack, blazers on another, and so on. There is even a shoe section with gently worn (or not worn at all!) pumps, sneakers, boots, and sandals. In addition to clothing and shoes, Greene Street carries handbags, scarves, belts, and jewelry.

Some brands on sale this week at Greene Street Consignment were: Ann Taylor Loft, Neiman Marcus Cashmere, Bebe, Seven For All Mankind, J Brand Jeans (for only $28!), Paige Premium Denim ($32), Citizens of Humanity, Arden B, Free People, and BDG.

If you are looking to consign some of your old clothes, there is an associate in the back of the store who is willing to help you do so. You do not need an appointment and there is no yearly fee to sell your clothes at Greene Street! The associate simply looks through your items to make sure they follow the guidelines and hands you a receipt. Your items remain in the store for 60 days and when they sell you will receive a 40% commission check in the mail. If your items do not sell you may pick up the items at the end of the 60 day period. It really is that easy!

I left Greene Street Consignment Shop with an adorable green Nine West trench coat, a Free People embellished sweater, two pairs of J Brand Jeans, and my favorite purchase of the day—a Hero&Leander floral blouse (pictured below). I can not wait to wear my new purchases now that the weather is warmer!

Greene Street Consignment Shop is located 700 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Their hours are Monday – Wednesday: 11 – 7, Thursday: 11-8, Friday – Saturday: 11 – 9, and Sunday: 11 – 7.

Have you ever visited a Greene Street Consignment store? Share what you bought in the comments section!

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