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Best Designer Consignment & Vintage Stores

September 14, 2011 8:36 AM

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These Bay Area stores have made it their business to take in gently used designer clothes and accessories, and resell them at a fraction of the original price. Think of it as fashionable recycling. It's not only good for your pocketbook... it's good for the environment.

Labels Luxury Consignment

1367 N. Main
Walnut Creek
925 952-4566
http://www.labelsluxury.com

Labels Luxury Consignment Boutique has 2 locations – the Walnut Creek store specializes in designer women’s clothing and accessories. The Berkeley boutique on Ashby near College offers consigned handbags, jewelry, belts, scarves, leather goods, as well as a couture shoe salon. In both stores you’ll find Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and others at about ¼ of the retail price.

Bella Vita

5407 College Avenue
Berkeley
510 653-1639
http://www.bellavitahome.com/

Roam through Bella Vita and you'll see a 1920s French bedroom set, vintage jewelry, beaded bags, dresses for women and children from the 50s, Vogue and Simplicity patterns from the 60s, one-of-a-kind handmade crafts made by local artisans, and more. Bella Vita is treasure trove for lovers of all things vintage.

Cougar Horse

4454 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland
510 658-7394
http://cougarhorse.com/

Brother and sister team, Dana and Reed Olson opened Cougar Horse in 2009. They offer one-of-a-kind vintage clothes that have been hand selected from stores and estate sales across the country, an impressive mix of vintage and modern records, beautiful antique art, and jewelry. Check out the Cougar Horse line of very cool hand dyed t-shirts, tank tops, button-up plaid shirts, and dresses.

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Cris

2056 Polk Street
San Francisco
415 474-1191

Owner Cris Zander has run this high-end consignment shop for 25 years. She sells designer clothes in excellent to new condition, for a fraction of what they'd cost off the rack. You’ll find names like Dolce & Gabbana, Puci, Armani, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Versace, Fendi, Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Miu Miu, Prada, Chanel and more.

Sola Lucy

803 Delaware Street
Berkeley
510 526-8611
http://www.solalucy.com

Reduce, reuse, rechic -- Sola Lucy sells and consigns new and gently-used clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories at fabulously friendly prices. Bargain hunters will find boutique brands, designer labels, fine jewelry, shoes, bags and accessories. The consignment process is fast, easy. There are 2 East Bay locations in Berkeley and in Montclair on Mountain Avenue.

Kostüm

4020 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland
510 65401718
http://www.kostumonpiedmont.com

Kostüm, located in the heart of Oakland’s Piedmont shopping district, is wall-to-wall with women's vintage and designer consignment clothes. Be sure to check out the rack of St. John’s knit suits.

Jan Mabry, Red Carpet Bay Area

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