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What's Old is New (and Hip) Again

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by Megan Torrini


Nearly all of us are concerned about the economy these days, and not to mention the hit it is taking on our pocketbooks. Budget clothes shopping, such as consignment shops, stores that sell vintage clothing and discount clothing stores used to get a bad rap- but those days are gone. These days it's hip to have articles of clothing that are sassy and unique- not the same old chain store clothes that everyone in the neighborhood is wearing.


So, forget the embarrassment, look hip, and best of all, save money doing it.


Consignment Shops
If you are planning to sell clothes on consignment, the general ground rule for successful consigning is this: Designer and better department store labels sell. The better the label and the better the condition of each garment, the quicker it will sell, and the better price it will fetch.


Many consignment shops require you to schedule an appointment to bring your clothes in. At the appointment, the associate will briefly inspect your items, and give back any items they feel are not sellable.


Platos Closet
9 locations throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area
www.platoscloset.com

Platos Closet is a nationwide unique recycling retail store specializing in clothes for tweens and twenty somethings. As a consignment store, Platos Closet buys and sells the latest looks in gently used clothing and accessories from the hottest brand name designers for girls and guys. They buy only the best fashions and price them substantially lower than brand name retailers.


Turn Style Consignment Clothing
9 locations throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area
Turn your clothes into cash at Turnstyle. The employees at Turnstyle will help you recycle your gently worn designer label clothing and accessory items into cool, handy cash. As a customer, what's not great about finding brand name, trendy clothes at a discount?


Elite Repeat
1336 Randolph, St. Paul
Known as one of the best consignment shops in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area, Elite Repeat sells bargain apparel for men and women, casual and career. The clothes are brand name and designer; there is a large shoe selection, and an accessories section with high-end designer handbags, jewelry and scarves. What people love best about Elite Repeat- is that the staff is so friendly and helpful, making it a fun place to shop.


Very Vintage
Tatters Clothing
2928 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis
If you love shopping vintage, then check out Tatters Clothing in Minneapolis. The environment at Tatters is fun, loud and constantly changing. Rock stars, wanna bees and even us average people can stock up on leather pants, vinyl boots, bowling shirts, vintage party dresses, military surplus, teeny tank tops and other new and used trendy fashions.


Lula
1587 Selby Ave., St. Paul
Lula sells vintage wear from the 1940s though mid-1970s and is the place to go for vintage clothing in St. Paul. The stock changes frequently, no doubt because everyone who loves vintage shops at Lula. The Lula collection contains cashmere sweaters, formal dresses, casual dresses and much more.



Megan has a range of education and experience-from Resource Management and Forestry to Information Technology. She also enjoys freelance writing and is currently developing her own online business. Megan lives in Inver Grove Heights with her husband Tony, daughter Isabel, son John, and two beautiful but very naughty Siberian Huskies, Mika and Timber.



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