The Lucian Matis Dress

Let me tell you about a dress. Not just any dress, a Lucian Matis floral. I purchased this dress at The Revolving Door consignment store several years ago. The dress was brand new, had the tags still hanging on it. […]

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Year End Consignment Update

Thrift Spending: December 1st – $0 December 7th – $0 December 14th – $43 December 21st – $0 December 28th – $11 Total purchases: $54 Total income: $770 Number of items consigned: 34 Consignment Income $770 – Spending $54 = Month […]

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Financials Behind Consignment, The Gamble

To explain the numbers when thinking about consignment I’m going to use the information from one of our “shopaholics” who often brings $3,000 worth of brand new items in one session to start my post. First let’s talk best case […]

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Ottawa Thrift Trip

I have skipped plenty of Value Village half price weekends this year as sometimes thrifting loses its thrill when the price points start creeping up and I don’t see the value in it. Last weekend I decided to spontaneously treat […]

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Tips for Consigning Clothing

Remove the sales tags if it shows a low value or a price sticker. I collected a few sales tags to show you what people leave on their clothing that they are bringing in. “Outlet $9.99 Compare at $19.00” “Value […]

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Monthly Consignment Update

Thrift Spending: June 1st – $0 June 6th – $0 June 13th – $0 June 20th – $0 June 27th – $0 Total purchases: $0 Consignment Income: June 1 through 5th – $133 June 6th through 12th – $362 June […]

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Monthly Consignment Update

Thrift Spending: May 2nd – $21 May 9th – $42 May 24th – $18 Total purchases: $81 Consignment Income: May 1 through 8th – $224 April 9 through 15th – $140 April 16 through 22th – $120 April 23 through 31th […]

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Monthly Consignment Update

Thrift Spending: March 28th – $34 Total purchases: $34 Consignment Income: March 1 through 6th – $141 March 7 through 13th – $241 March 14 through 20th – $269 March 21 through 27th – $148 March 28 through 31st – […]

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How Consignment Works

I am often asked about how I can afford to thrift as much as I do, they suggest my wardrobe is massive and bursting at the seams. I buy a lot of clothes, that we will admit up front. But […]

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Monthly Consignment Update

Thrift Spending: Value Village on February 8th – $34 Value Village on February 10th – $18 Value Village on February 14th – $14 Total spending: $66 Consignment Income: February 1 through 7th – $39 January 8 through 14th – $125 January […]

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Hurry Up Spring!

Working in a retail setting that doesn’t follow the mall’s idea of “seasons” where they bring in the summer stock in March and Christmas stock in August… we operate based on the weather so naturally mall shoppers will walk in […]

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Tips for Thrift Shopping

If you cannot view the video above, please check it out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwYxutG-jJg The number one question a thrift-lover is asked on a regular basis is: “How do you ever find anything?!” The thing about thrifters is we don’t […]

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