From Crayons to ConsignmentThe colorful world of designer and luxury resale.
Combining knowledge with a passion for fashion and an awareness of our ecology.
Although counterfeit bags have been around for many years, we now know the counterfeit industry rose to prominence during the six seasons of US television comedy Sex and the City. Unfortunately fashion apparel, handbags and accessories are not the only consumer...read more
It’s no secret that I love handbags. Want and need is such a fine line. I have sold designer brand handbags for a US corporation to retailers. I also had the pleasure of owning a consignment store for 10 years that had a minimum of 100 bags at any given time for sale,...read more
Who is Consigning Women? Born and raised in the Niagara region, I left the area for Toronto to pursue a career in sales. What followed was a 25-year sales career with Lego, Crayola and Liz Claiborne consumer brand products. Toronto was a wonderful experience that I will always treasure but it was time to move on.read more
Consignment, resale, thrift or retail? Can you tell the difference? Most likely not! Today’s brick & mortar stores and online shops look very much like mainstream retailers. So how can you tell the difference? It all comes down lower prices, designer brands and quality.read more
The Balenciaga leather motorcycle bag is made to last. Like a favorite leather jacket worn season after season, the bag is meant to take a beating, and look fantastic well used. The longevity of the Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag, in all its incarnations, is astounding. The design debuted in 2001 and was then known as the Balenciaga Le Dix.read more
We are all about the fashion label. No, we are not snobs. We are just using the almighty label to guide us through the masses of clothing that come our way. We do not sell fast fashion, private label, most outlet or retail chain merchandise. For Consigning Women, the clothing, handbag, accessory or jewelry label is a telling piece of information whether it’s a high-end label, designer or luxury label.read more
There are definitely people out there who think that consignment stores will take your stuff no matter what! Once they have made up their mind to consign, nothing will stop them. They come into the store totally unprepared, with garment bags slung over their shoulders or their stuff inread more
What a year it’s been! There’s always something going on whether it’s in the store or on social media. For the most part it’s all good, however, from time to time we are faced with some pretty interesting situations that leave us in a state of disbelief. We have seen weather phenomena,read more
Back in 2009 my idea was to open a ladies fashion boutique that operates by consignment and I knew that having a website was an important component of retail today. But I never expected to become a product specialist, a writer, a photographer and a social media expert!read more
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