Monday, June 25, 2012

Don't Knock It Til You Try It: Consignment Shopping

Okay, I will admit, I am not normally one who would go consignment store shopping or "thrifting". However, a few weeks ago I came across a consignment shop near my home and spotted an adorable Lilly Pulitzer beach bag in the window. I had gone consignment store shopping once before and got a pair of Lucchese cowboy boots for $9 (retail value over $350), but I had never thought of hunting for Lilly pieces. So, a few days later I went back and dragged brought my brother along to purchase the beach bag, only to find out that it had already sold.

However, sad feelings aside, my mom and I went back today and this is what we found!

This is a vintage Lilly Pulitzer jarvey skort. It's actually a size 8 (I am a 00 and still have "wiggle room") but this seriously fits me like a 2/4. And, for $25 I can get alterations done and it will still cost less than a new skort!

The Lilly Pulitzer capri pants look much darker than they actually are...but they are so cute! They have little elephants on them and I think they are absolutely adorable. These are a size 2 (and again, will be needing alterations). I don't know how much use I will get out of them, but for $20, I couldn't pass them up!

Both the pants and the skort have the old black and white Lilly label.

This is probably my favorite find of the day, it is a Talbots petites dress in a size 4 that was $29! This is a classic shift style with bright colors, making it look very Lilly-esque. 

I think the coolest feature about the dress is the pattern. It looks like mosaic tile!

Although these items need serious alterations, I just couldn't pass them up! I am very pleased with the consignment shop my mom and I visited today and will definitely be stopping by again soon.
Do you frequent consignment shops?

Have a wonderful day!


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