Shop Around: Consignment Shops

 

Whether you need to make room in your closet for holiday gifts, just need to clean out your closet for the new year or want to make a little extra cash, every woman should have her favorite go-to consignment shop. Plus, recycling and reusing clothing is one little way you can help save the planet. And consignment shops are always full of surprising finds.

Ensemble
24 Ann St., ensembleconsignment.com
You’ll find well-curated pieces from popular store brands including Anthropologie, Free People and Madewell, as well as high-end designers such as Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff and Parker.

How to Consign
In January and February, Ensemble accepts some winter pieces, such as sweaters and layering pieces, and items that transition into spring. Ensemble accepts items Monday through Thursday. You do not need an appointment. Items will be displayed for 90 days. You will receive 40 percent of the selling price. You can choose to receive a check or use your credit in the store.


Consign Charleston
1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., consigncharleston.com
Check out the designer couture section, which can include items such as Gucci sunglasses, Coach handbags and Oscar de la Renta gowns. The large store also sells men’s clothing, furniture and household items.

How to Consign
The deadline for consignment winter items is Jan. 13. Consign Charleston begins accepting spring clothing for consignment Jan. 22. You can take up to 20 items between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. If you have more than 20 items, you can drop them off on Thursdays and Saturdays. Clothing must be less than three years old, clean, pressed and on hangers. Items will be displayed for 90 days, and you receive 50 to 60 percent of the selling price.

 

Consigning Women
21 Magnolia Road, www.consigningwomenavondale.com
Consigning Women, in the Avondale neighborhood of West Ashley, features casual to couture and fresh to funky clothing styles from high-end clothing stores and designer labels.

How to Consign
Consigning Women accepts winter clothing through January and begins accepting spring clothing after Valentine’s Day. Clothes should be less than two years old, clean and on hangers. Consignments are accepted 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed. Items are displayed for 60 days, and you will receive 40 percent of the selling price.


Reinvented Upscale Resale
847 Savannah Highway, www.reinvented-resale.com
You’ll feel like you walked into your best friend’s closet when you’re shopping at Reinvented. Expect to find high-quality clothing from Lafayette 148, Eileen Fisher, Ralph Lauren and St. John Knits.

How to Consign
Reinvented accepts winter clothing through the end of January and transitions into spring clothing as the weather changes. Clothing should be cleaned, pressed and on hangers. Consignments are accepted Monday through Saturday, and no appointment is needed. Clothing is displayed for 90 days, and you receive 40 percent of the selling price.

 

Consigning Women and Men
1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant, www.consigningwomensc.com
Shoppers will find a selection of popular store brands and designer clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as select men’s items, such as button-down shirts, sweaters and windbreakers.

How to Consign
Consigning Women and Men accepts winter clothing through the end of January. Clothes should be no more than two years old and should be clean, pressed and on hangers. Consignments are accepted Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary. Consignments are accepted by appointment only on Saturdays. First-time consignors should take at least 10 items, and no more than 25 items are accepted at a time. Items are displayed for 60 days, and you receive 40 percent of the selling price.