Shopping on Thrifty Thursday…Consignment Shops (& what I found)

I am a huge resale store fan! I thought I would start sharing my best finds each week with you. See how you can find something great for very little!

This week I tried a new shop. This one was a consignment shop.

What is a Consignment Shop?

“Consignment is the act of consigning, which is placing a person or thing in the hand of another, but retaining ownership until the goods are sold or person is transferred.” Consignment Shops sell items for others. These shops can be higher priced than other thrift stores. This is because a percentage of the price is for the shop and a percentage is for the item’s owner. I have taken lots of the kids clothes to consgnment shops. Usually they will do 40 / 60 splits. That means you get 40% and the shop gets 60%. Occasionally you will find one with a higher owner payout. But considering they are selling it for ME , I am ok with the 40 % profit. It makes me a little extra cash while cleaning out the closets.

So that is why I love Consignment shops. If I have a few extra dollars I like to check them out. Even though they are more than thrift stores they are still less than resale.And MANY times you will find items still with the tags on them.

So what did I find this week? I hit the jackpot! I LOVE Vera Bradley. I spotted a purse from across the store and knew I had to get my hands on it!

Oh YES! It is Vera Bradley Blue Rhapsody that retails online for $65! I got this baby NEW WITH TAGS for $5.50!

I was shocked and THRILLED! So this just proves you never know unless you look. And you might have to look hard but it is definitely worth it when you find something you love at more than 90% OFF!

Do you have a hot find that you are proud of? Share! Tell us what a great price you paid! Brag! I love to hear these stories!

About Heather Brummett

I am Heather Brummett , the owner of Living on Love and Cents, a Christian, wife and mom of 2 sharing real life experiences. I'm am a Texan, living in Louisiana. I'm a real mom, sharing my real life experiences with the world. Thank you for being a part of my world. To be featured or for information on freelance work contact me at livingonloveandcents@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. GASP!!! I am so jealous. GREAT find, Heather! I’ve been eyeballing Vera Bradley bags for soooo long, but just can’t justify the price. I am also a big consignment shopper, but where I am, there aren’t too many shops for adults.

  2. HOLY COW — where did you go? I would love to get my hands on a good steal like that!

  3. swedenesefamily says:

    wow, that is a great deal. I have never been to a consignment stores, just Good Will, etc. I am usually looking for housewares or other things for general needs though, not accessories for myself.

  4. Crystal Epperson says:

    Awesome! I too love consignment stores. You never know what your going to find!

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