Consignment Store Guide
Everything you need to know about Fairfield County's second-hand stores
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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