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
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.
5407 College Avenue
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.
4454 Piedmont Avenue
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.
2056 Polk Street
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.
803 Delaware Street
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.
4020 Piedmont Avenue
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