If you love shopping designer, but don’t love paying designer prices, then you’re going to absolutely love Designer Exchange. Voted #1 consignment store in Toronto in BlogTO 2016, the storefront definitely lives up to the hype. With brands such as Alexander McQueen, Cartier, Burberry, Dior, and Gucci (to name a few), there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to women’s clothing.
The store is consignment, which if you haven’t heard of before, means that they sell new and gently loved bags, clothing, and accessories up to 75% off retail price. They have over 3,000 items in store, free parking, and you can become a Cosigner member to get access to promotions and events. Having been in business for over 35 years, these folks at Designer Exchange know their stuff.
Consignment is a great way to shop, because it promotes recycling and reusing of items. If you’re looking to make some cash and have designer items you that you no longer use, you can bring them into the store manager for cash. Depending on the designer and quality of the item, you might get around 30-40% of the original value, and up to 50% if tags are still on. When someone buys your item, you will get paid out for it.
All around, Designer Exchange is doing a great thing – it’s providing quality, designer items to people to wear and love, while reusing items that people no longer have use for so they don’t end up in landfills or collecting dust in your closet. It’s also a safe way to buy gently loved designer items, as Designer Exchange can check for the authenticity of the item and guarantee it’s not fake.
Now it’s time to go dig through your closet and bring in those designer items that are dying for a new home. While you’re at it, you might want to take some time to try a few things on and refresh your wardrobe. A new purse is ALWAYS in fashion.
Check out Designer Exchange online at http://www.designerexchange.ca