I am shocked many of you do not enter consignments!
Are we not all discount hunters here as well?
Some of my consignment finds over the years:
- I remember well picking up a Hermes suit still NWT with boutique tags for a not so thrifty 500 dollars but a dang sight cheaper than getting it somewhere else!
- How about a NWT Gucci suit for $350?
- How about a pair of Lobbs lightly worn for $200?
Of course, consignments are also a bargain hunters trap with numerous overpriced old suits / shirts as well, but you can find deals with a little luck.
I do feel many consignments have a higher knowledge of womans clothing or just pure fashion stuff over good quality more trad mens brands. I have seen Versace well overpriced over Kiton or Brioni. Recent trip saw a Versace suit with an astonishing price tag of $700 while a Kiton suit had a tag of $450. Both second hand. The Versace was just a Versace Collection piece, nothing outrageous.
Not a lot of consignment shops around here. The one I did visit recently had lots of crap ($25 for a Stafford suit) but also some decent stuff (also $25 for an older HF suit, pretty worn). They're mostly women's clothes from what I've seen.