“Thrift store shopping usually consists of donated goods whereas consignment shopping is usually designer or high quality goods that retain a better resale value.”
(PRWEB) November 29, 2012
Budget-conscious lovers of designer clothing and accessories are always on the hunt for huge savings. 100% authentic Louis Vuitton bags, Chanel scarves and Christian Dior pumps are classic and high quality pieces, and as a new season looms ahead, savvy shoppers recognize now as the time to go out with the old and in with the green. Today, Rodeo Drive Resale reminds shoppers that if they are looking to earn cash – or simply clear their closet of previously-loved designer fashion, shopRDR.com is one of the best online consignment stores around.
Consignment shops differ from charity or thrift shops, in which the original owners surrender physical possession and legal title to the item as a charitable donation, and the seller retains all proceeds from the sale. They also differ from pawn shops, in which the original owner can surrender physical possession and legal title for an immediate payment, or surrender physical possession of the item in exchange for a loan, and can only reclaim the item upon repayment of the loan with interest or else surrender legal title to the item. In the UK, the term "consignment" is not used, and consignment shops selling women's clothing are called "dress agencies". Although the other types of consignment shop exist, there is no general term for them.
“Thrift store shopping usually consists of donated goods whereas consignment shopping is usually designer or high quality goods that retain a better resale value,” Raya Jaffer, style expert and Co-Founder of Rodeo Drive Resale explained earlier this year. Designer discount newbies are often unaware of this major difference between thrift items and merchandise sold on consignment, which can lead to a bit of confusion.
At Rodeo Drive Resale, buyers can search new arrivals online from well-known fashion houses such as Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo and more. Depending on the popularity of the site, sellers may range from individual clients, high profile celebrities or even actual boutiques, and unlike other resale stores, consignment stores are a bit more discriminating in items they are willing to accept. This means cold weather favorites such as cardigans, boots and blazers are likely to be in better condition when purchased through consignment.
Raya also suggested bargain hunters looking to one-up the competition on winter fashion deals carve out a good chunk of time to invest shopping when visiting an in-store consignment retailer.
“Go with plenty of time to look. Unlike a regular retail store that may have a handful of styles in multiple sizes, a consignment store is going to have multiple styles but not a limited number of sizes. You will need time to browse hundreds, or sometimes thousands, of individual items. Shopping consignment online is a bit easier especially with a site like ours, which has the capability to narrow items down according to size, style, color and price range,” she said.
For shoppers looking to make purchases, shopRDR.com is not only the world’s largest reseller of iconic brand St. John Knits, but offers a large variety of designer goods including discount Prada, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik and Tiffany & Co. On Cyber Monday, shoppers saved up to 75% off all merchandise at shopRDR.com.
Rodeo Drive Resale (shopRDR.com) has built a reputation of providing amazing deals on handbags, clothing and accessories from the top designers of upscale fashion. The company offers a 100% guarantee of authenticity on each item sold, and works daily with a network of clients looking to buy, sell, or for consignment of their luxury goods. ShopRDR.com loves high-end fashion, and believes finding a high quality, classic piece should be an easy, enjoyable -- and most importantly -- hassle-free shopping experience. For the finest in Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, St. John Knits, Christian Louboutin, Tiffany & Co. and more, visit RDR online at http://www.shopRDR.com or call 1-888-697-3725. Also find shopRDR.com’s blog at http://blog.shopRDR.com.
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