Consignment shops continue to crop up throughout the region.
Hereís a sampling of what youíre likely to find at some area
1916 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood
(414) 332-5665, www.shopat-anotherlook.com
Brands: Everything from J. Crew, Ann Taylor and Banana Republic
separates to St. John and Rena Lange knitwear and Ellen Tracy
and Eileen Fisher suits.
range: $15 to $50 for Eileen Fisher tops and dresses, $32 to $35
for Ann Taylor items and up to $150 for Coach bags and $60 to
$300 for St. John wear.
specialty: This Shorewood consignment shop, owned by Kay
Bergemann, carries a mix of casual and dress clothes, with a
healthy offering of business essentials and suits.
104 W. Friestadt Road, Thiensville
(262) 643-4772, www.bozsclozet.com
Designer and higher-end boutique brands
range: Accessories start at about $9; designer handbags can go
up to $250.
specialty: Better and designer brands
Town Womenís Shop
159 N. Broadway, #1, Milwaukee
Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Shop will not take anything
that looks worn or used and no Kohlís or Target brands.
range: Handmade silk scarves for $4 up to $1,200 for a Ferragamo
or even $2,000 for Hermes new gloves.
specialty: High-end designer brands
Petite to Plus
234 E. Dekora St., Saukville, (262) 536-4537
174 S. Main St., Thiensville, (262) 242-2110, www.e-collectique.com
Banana Republic, J. Crew, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
range: Basic separates average about $8 up to $1,000 for formal
specialty: Buy items that are two years and newer ó and
vintage items 25 years old and older.
2205 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield
Brands: St. John, Eileen Fisher, Diane von Furtstenburg, Chicoís
range: On average, summer dresses range from $20 to $40; winter
offerings are a bit more expensive.
specialty: "We will take something that is 30 years old if
in perfect condition, something reminiscent of Jackie O or a
Chanel look," says owner Maria Collins.
321 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
Nanette Lepore, Calvin Klein, Susana Monaco, Ports 1961 and
range: $15 for shirts and up to $100 or more for a designer
specialty: Special occasion dresses, but not for mother of the
bride, says owner Carrie Arrouet: "Itís dresses for the
first anniversary date when you want to look a certain
Once Again Consignment Boutique
15790 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield
(262) 781-4747 www.onceagainboutique.com
For jewelry, Tiffany and David Yurman; for clothing, Prada,
Gucci and designer jean brands like Miss Me, True Religion and
Seven for All Mankind.
range: Jeans and shoes start at $9.99 and go up to $89.99;
handbags can start at $6 and go up to $600.
specialty: "Some things, like St. John knits, if in
excellent condition we price accordingly. Thereís a market for
that, even it is older," says owner Tricia Kohl.
"There is also a hot market for faux Louis Vuitton
handbags. Itís just something that I can sell."
2943 N. Humboldt Blvd., Milwaukee, (414) 263-1690
2671 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 482-4111, www.rethreadsclothing.com
Crew, Anthropologie, Forever 21 and H&M.
range: Basics, like tank tops, $2 and designer items that range
from $20 to $100-plus.
specialty: Current fashions, regardless of label.
2223 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood
Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Rena Lange, St. John,
Giorgio Armani, Prada and Chanel.
range: Most clothing and handbags from $10 to $120, although
some items, like Prada handbags can go up to $1,100.
specialty: Designer wear, mostly for women, also jewelry and
6905 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
"Weíre not brand specific; weíll take about any brand,
except not a lot from Target and Kohlís. It has to be pretty
current or unique," says Jessica Brittingham, who co-owns
the boutique with Deb Kruse.
range: $5 for jewelry or scarves; shoes range from $20 to $30;
and designer handbags can reach the $300 mark.
specialty: "We want the high-end quality stuff, if itís a
Marc Jacobs and is stained, bring it in," Brittingham says.
123 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee
Ermenegildo Zegna, Brooks Brothers, Perry Ellis, Hugo Boss and
range: Brooks Brothers ties for $10; Giorgio Armani suits for
specialty: Bow ties, watches, mostly upscale menís clothing,
some contemporary womenís apparel.
169 Main St., Pewaukee
Everything from mall brands to Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana and
range: Prices vary by brand.
specialty: The boutique promotes hot "picks of the
week" on its website, allowing shoppers a birds-eye view of
whatís in store before making the trip.