When it comes to fashion, Baltimore is sometimes a bit behind the curve. But where the city seems to shine is in funkiness and being rather eclectic. Of course, there is also a growing movement to up the ante when it comes to style in Baltimore, as evidenced by the Baltimore Fashion Alliance, a number of established and up-and-coming fashion bloggers from the city, and other groups.
Another avenue to “fashionability” is for the city’s ladies to be out and about in great styles. For the working gal, that means getting the goods at less than retail prices, so of course I’m going to tell you about consignment shopping and how that can benefit you as you seek to work your fashion magic!
Resale women’s clothing itself is a notion that some consider rather gauche – they think of the Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with that! My husband just bought a couple of Brooks Brothers shirts at Goodwill for about 5% of the original cost – a true find. But many don’t like the thought of heavily-worn clothing, and the atmosphere at typical thrift shops and the local Goodwill can be a bit, shall we say…offputting.
Resale boutiques, on the other hand, operate on the same notion – recycled clothing. But most are consignment outfits, where owners of great clothing, accessories, etc. bring their threads and split the revenue from sales with the shop owner. Discerning resale women’s clothing boutique owners will make sure to take in only clothing in great condition, and only well-known brands. Atmosphere is important, of course, so…make of that what you will!