|Posted by Tonza Borden on November 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM|
People No Longer Embarrassed Shopping at Estate Sales and Luxury Consignment Shops
It wasn't that many years ago that people would not dare tell anyone that they purchased furniture and clothing from estate sales and luxury consignment shops.
A consignment store may have been a great place to take clothes to sell on consignment, but not a place where you actually would go to shop.
Times have changed, and so have attitudes about where to shop.
Getting a good deal on designer clothing and designer hand bags at a fraction of the retail cost is considered not just acceptable but trendy.
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Today, people are not at all embarrassed to tell others how much they saved by shopping for high-quality, designer clothing at estate sales and consignment shops.
In fact, they're proud of it.
More and more estate sales and consignment shops are popping up across the country, from large cities like Atlanta to smaller communities.
They sell a wide aray of home furnishings, everyday and vintage clothing for women, men and children, designer and brand-name clothing at a fraction of store prices.
And estate sale managers and consignment shop owners are noticing that more of their customers are shopping with them rather than paying the high prices at retail furniture and clothing stores.
So, it seems there is a growing consensus that we are all in this economy together, and the stigma about shopping for slightly used stuff is fading fast.
How to Buy More for Less
The key to buying more for less is to look around for state sales and consignment shops that have brand name clothing.
This generally indicates that the clothing at estate sales and on consignment is coming from wealthier clients who want to sell items they no longer need.
It's not unusual to find items that have never been worn at all and still have the original price tag from the retail clothing store.
In addition, estate sales and consignment shops also have discounts, which give buyers a great opportunity to save -- and buy more bargains while you're there.
They need to move their merchandise just like regular stores do.
Consignment Shops Increasing
Estate sales and consignment shops have grown at least seven percent a year over the last two years.
About 12 to 15 percent of Americans now shop at estate sales and consignment shops, compared to 21.3 percent that shop at department stores and 19.6 percent that shop at apparel stores, according to the Association of Resale Professionals.
With the economy still struggling, these numbers are likely to continue growing.
Thank you for reading and please comment or ask questions.
Written by Tonza Borden from Atlanta, Georgia: Hi, I'm estate liquidator of EstateSaleServiceAtlanta.com, and publisher of Secret Of Estate Sales Marketing Success: REAL Estate Sale Techniques & Templates To Go From Beginner To Getting An Endless Stream Of Estate Sale Clients. I help people find the resources they need to succeed in estate liquidation, worldwide.