Monday, January 17, 2011

Resale Shop Blues

I'm not big on resale shops, it seems whenever I've gone to thrift stores looking at clothes, all the clothes are several years old, like the type of things that I finally cleaned out of my closet, a good 10+ years after buying them.

I've been to one resale shop in Evanston that looked like they had nice clothes but if I remember correctly, it wasn't really my style.

Then last year I heard about this one in a neighboring town and checked it out. It was so cute! It didn't even look like a thrift or resale shop, more like a boutique, and the clothes were newer and I easily found things I liked.

I was bummed to see they had moved to another town, which isn't too far from me. So I was planning on going tomorrow with a friend that I'd been telling her about it. Well I was surfing a bit earlier, randomly wandering around their fanpage and I found a bad review. Read the comments and googled and was saddened to hear such bad stuff about the place. It's actually the owner that's apparently a rip off artist, she's not paying folks, etc.

I'm so bummed, I really liked the shop and had bought a few things from there. Including my very cute lavender raincoat. I wish someone would open another shop like that (especially in their old location) but be a legit company. :( If I had money I'd consider it and hire folks to run it.

DARN!

I think I'll check out this other resale shop and then hit the mall instead, tomorrow. I know there's another resale shop east of the mall, I had stopped in one day several weeks ago. I didn't care much for the clothes that day but who knows, maybe they have some other things in now. Also might need to plan a day to go to the one in Evanston this summer to see what they have.

7 comments:

MYSAVIOR said...

I have heard that very thing about many consignment shops. I have to wonder why people do the things they do.
We have one in town but it is mostly "stuff" not clothes.

So sorry Amy♥
Sue

Angels and Everlastings said...

Is that the one that was the subject of a etsy thread recently? They could probably stock the store with some great product - especially if they didn't feel the need to pay for it.

amystreasures said...

I don't know angels, I missed that thread. Do you happen to have a link to it?

Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

Oh sorry to hear about this!!! Hope you find another one that has good quality & a good reputation!

Impossible Alice said...

Aw, that sounds disappointing! I hope you find another good one that you love =)

amystreasures said...

Thanks! There's one in Evaston that I'm going to head back to later this year (probably in summer) and I'm going to check out that new one closer to home.

Angels and Everlastings said...

Amy, Here is the link to that consignment thread -- http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6743470