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Get the inside scoop on the consignment and resale of everything from clothing to home furnishings and jewelry. By KRISTY STEVENSON
Peddling high quality goods at often drastically reduced prices, today’s resale and consignment shops have become more mainstream than ever. The resale market is blossoming thanks to value-conscious consumers. Shoppers love a bargain, and as disposable income is harder to come by these days, the public is keenly aware that resale shopping means higher quality for less money. With more than 25,000 resale, consignment and thrift shops across the United States, mammoth online markets such as eBay and craigslist have made the idea of resale even more customary. and, of course, there are those who just enjoy the thrill of the hunt. While many businesses have been forced to close their doors, resale remains healthy and continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of retail. is your home ﬁlled with the unworn and unwanted? With new stores entering the market and current establishments opening additional locations, the industry has experienced a growth of approximately ﬁve percent per year for the past three years. according to the association of resale Professionals, “resale shopping attracts consumers from all economic levels. There is no typical resale shopper, just as there is no typical resale shop. no one is immune to the excitement of ﬁnding a treasure and saving
money. Shrewd shoppers take advantage of the opportunity resale offers to save money on apparel, furniture and other consumer goods.” america’s research group, a consumer research ﬁrm, found that approximately 1215% of americans will shop at a consignment/ resale store at least once a year. That is compared with 21.3% in major department stores, 19.6% in apparel stores, 16-18% in thrift stores, and 11.4% in factory outlet malls. The Triangle is fortunate to have a growing number of consignment opportunities already favored by the savvy shopper. Whether you’re interested in buying or selling, take a look at who’s in your backyard: ADORE DESIGNER RESALE BOUTIQUE With an assortment of ladies’ and juniors’ designer clothing and accessories, aDorE Designer resale Boutique brings samples, overstocks and resale to their own affordable and hip atmosphere. as the resale market continues to grow, aDorE is pleased to introduce “consignment virgins” to the wonders of fashion, quality, and bargains. “our goal is to dress our customers in fabulous clothes and help them look posh for less,” says owner nancy alinovi.
Jimmy Choo bag – Retails for $1,000, sells for $219. Bilingual purple silk dress – Retails for $240, sells for $84.99. Kate Spade sandals – Retails for $298, sells for $59.99. Available at ADORE Designer Resale Boutique.
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