Consignment Store Guide
Everything you need to know about Fairfield County's second-hand stores
Give your wardrobe the once-over and pad your wallet at the same time by consigning those designer frocks and accessories that you’ll never wear again. Carrying high-end labels from Armani to Zegna, below is a list of Fairfield County’s premier consignment shops. Check their individual websites for brands they accept and consignment policies.
Valentino, Etro, Dior, Chanel…the labels at Consigned Designs and its sister shop next door, Elle Encore Couture, read like a virtual who’s-who of international designers. One of the largest luxury consignment boutiques in the area, Consigned Designs occupies two floors of its Village Square home selling gently worn high-end designer apparel and accessories, jewelry, and men’s apparel. Too busy to drop off your clothing for consignment? Not a problem – the team at Consigned Designs will gladly make an appointment to come to your home to evaluate your couture cache. They also take consignments in-store Monday through Saturday (no appointment necessary) and items are held for 60 days with a 10% discount taken after 30 days. Sellers receive 50% of the sale price. Bonus: Consigned Designs also sells items on Ebay – providing a larger audience for your treasures.
115 Mason Street, Village Square, Greenwich
Designer Label Consignments
This small shop boasts two rooms of designer goods. While the front room is dedicated to women’s apparel from labels like Valentino, Missoni, and Anne Fontaine, the back room is exclusively for men – gently worn suits from Armani and Zegna, Thomas Pink shirts and men’s jeans from Diesel. New consignments are taken for the season by appointment with a minimum of 10 pieces required to set up an account. After six weeks, items are reduced 20% and after 8-10 weeks are reduced an additional 50%. Sellers receive 50% of the sale price.
1344 Post Road East, Westport
Here you’ll find everything from an Escada leather jacket to a Zara blouse and a nice selection of worn-once evening dresses. The consignment policy allows up to twenty seasonal items be brought in on hangers during consignment hours (Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for evaluation. Once items are accepted, consignors receive 50% of the sale price. Consigned apparel remains on the sale floor for 90 days. Goods are marked down 20% after the first month, and 50% after the second month. Double Exposure also consigns a limited number of collectibles and decorative objects from Limoges and Lalique.
1090 Post Road, Darien
Owned by two fashion industry veterans, DWR stands for Done With Retail. With a focus on great customer service, they offer an online tool for consigners to track their sales (and earnings!). At DWR you’ll find a selection of Tory Burch flats, trench coats from Chaiken and DKNY, and handbags from Ralph Lauren and Chanel. Consignments are taken by appointment only and terms are 90 days with periodic markdowns – consigners are paid 50% of the sale price.
33 East Avenue, New Canaan
Established in 1989, Roundabout is a leading purveyor of luxury resale and discount couture. In their four stores (Westport, Greenwich, SoHo and Upper East Side in NYC) you’ll find pre-owned women’s apparel and accessories from avant garde (Suno, Creatures of the Wind) and classic (Chanel, Louboutin, and Prada) designers. Follow their blog and Instagram for new arrivals. Through their relationship with boutiques and showrooms, they also sell a smattering of new merchandise for up to 70% off original retail. Items must be in pristine condition and no more than two years old (with the exception of vintage) to be considered for consignment and are retained for the selling season ending in June and December when markdowns occur. Consignees receive 50% of the final selling price for clothing, shoes, and accessories and a 66% return to consignors for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes handbags.
606 Post Road East, Westport
48 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
Established over 35 years ago, Second Time Around has become a fixture on the secondhand scene. With a focus on designer merchandise, you’ll find established brands like Marc Jacobs, Joe’s Jeans, Theory, and Vince and a few high-end accessories from Chanel. STA accepts seasonal women’s and men’s clothing that’s less than two years old and in like-new condition and no appointment is necessary. Consignors receive 40% of the sale price on apparel and 50% on high-end handbags (Chanel, Gucci, etc…).
6 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich
135 Post Road East, Westport
Along with the classics (Burberry, Prada), you’ll find lots of young, independent designers at The Label Exchange – Trina Turk, Milly, Nanette Lapore, Calypso, Bird by Juicy, and lots more. In addition to clothing, there’s a great selection of pre-loved jewelry from Tiffany and other established brands. Check out their website for new arrivals and to peruse their online shop which is currently selling handbags from Hermes, Fendi, and Gucci – they’ll even ship it to your door! Consignments of fewer than 30 pieces are taken Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Items are taken on 90 day terms and consignees receive 50% of the sale price.
1700 Post Road, Fairfield
Entering under a sunny yellow and white striped awning, Then Again feels more like a high end boutique than a consignment shop. Then Again consigns designer clothing and accessories with labels like Pucci, Burberry, Moschino, and Kate Spade, along with a few brand new accessories (Tula straw hats, OKAb flip flops). Consignments of seasonal clothing are made by appointment only and consignors receive 50% of the sale price of each item. Terms are 90 days, with periodic discounts taken after 30, 45, and 60 days.
993 Post Road East, Westport