Jennifer was in college at UMASS-Amherst the first time she stepped foot into a Salvation Army. Ok...you can stop laughing or gagging or both but let us tell you she found the coolest Mickey Mouse t-shirt there in their little kids section. She wore that thing till there were holes in the arm pits and the color was almost unrecognizable. Since that day, her taste in pre-worn clothing has changed dramatically, sure the Salvation Army is still great for incidentals, but if you're looking for great designer or brand names, the consignment shops in South Tampa are the way to go! Here are a few of our favorites...
4225 W Bay to Bay Blvd
Tampa, FL 33629
Tues- Sat: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Formerly South Tampa Consignment, we love this little gem of a consignment store! Not only is Monica a consignor there but also a very frequent shopper (don't tell her hubby)! Sacre’ Bleu is owned by two savvy young women Amber and Angel who are super friendly and helpful. They focus on contemporary women’s clothing and accessories and they carry anything from department store brands to boutique brands. There really is something for everyone at every price point!! Right now they have a ton of adorable sundresses and most are under $40. Get in there before they are gone!
Mention this blog and receive 10% off your purchase!!
4230 S MacDill Ave Ste F
Tampa, FL 33611
M-F 10:00 am -6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am -5:00pm
Monica checked out Fresh Threads last week and she was so glad she did! This quaint consignment boutique just opened up at a new location after sharing space with “Blue Moon Trading Company”. The new space is lovely, inviting and cheerful. She stayed for over an hour and sat in one of their big comfy white chairs and chatted with Elizabeth( one of the two owners) who filled her on the inventory. Fresh Threads specializes in women’s contemporary designer and vintage clothing and accessories. Elizabeth told Monica that so many of the items they have in the shop have never been worn before or have only been worn once! Some of the pieces they currently have on consignment are by well known designers like Ella Moss, Lily Pulitzer, Hale Bob, Plenty by Tracy Reese and Milly. Their shoes and handbag collection varies from Steve Madden to Gucci and Louis Vuitton…Yes ladies we said Gucci and Louis Vuitton!!
Monica's lust items...
Louis Vuitton Monogram Viva Cite GM Shoulder Bag Purse. Approximate retail price $1080. Fresh Threads price $550!
Chanel cork and white patent wedge. New, never worn, in box. Size 37. Retail price $475. Fresh Threads price $356!
And Monica can’t stop thinking about this Ella Moss top! What a great price!
Ella Moss size Medium. Approximate retail price $118. Fresh Threads price $48!
Like these great steals aren’t enough, Fresh Threads has a very giving spirit. Every month they pick a charity and 10% of their profits are donated to that month’s charity. Shopping just got better! Plus they do monthly “Sip and Shops” where they spoil you with wine and munchies!
Become a fan on facebook (they're ALWAYS updating their pictures with new merchandise) or visit them online at http://www.shopfreshthreads.com/ for more information.
4912 S Lois Ave
Tampa, FL 33611
Triage is South Tampa's biggest and oldest consignment store. In fact its as old as we are! It's been serving South Tampa since 1981. With 29 successful years under its belt, Triage definitely knows what they're doing. They not only carry women's clothing and accessories but a huge selection of furniture and home decor.
A trip to Triage won't leave you dissappointed they carry everything from casual wear to cocktail dresses. Their assortment of clothing varies from Ann Taylor to Lily Pulitzer with lots of boutique brands mixed in. If you have money left over after shopping their clothing side stop over and check out their home section.
Interested in Consigning? Most feature shops are accepting consignors please contact them individually for their policies and procedures.
Personally, we love cleaning out our closets and consigning pieces that don't fit any more, we never wear, or are no longer in style. It’s so fun to pick up a check after our items have sold at our local favorite consignment stores. It’s like free money!! And you know what that means!! Time to shop! Spend your extra mad money with us!! You know you want to!!