Edit ModuleShow Tags

Second-hand Style

A trip to New York inspires a return to second-hand style and a second look at local consignment shops



When I was in New York a month ago someone invited me to the launch party for a new website called I-Ella. I learned that the site is a high-end and high fashion consignment website—a kind of boutique EBay. You can sign up and choose to sell, buy, swap, or borrow clothes. And the best part is, a portion of all sales go to the charity of your choice. Also, there are guest celebs who open their closets, post their second-hand items online for sale. 75 percent of the sale of their clothes goes to their charity of choice. It’s a beautiful site, with some very good deals on amazing designer lines. This stuff is in great condition—"gently" used.

The i-Ella launch inspired me to revisit the idea of shopping second-hand in San Diego. If you are trying to save some money or are seriously interested in eco-friendly shopping (recycling your clothes and reinventing used or vintage pieces), I would recommend you check out these consignment and vintage shops here in San Diego:

Consignment:
Encore-High end designer clothing—Supposedly Winona Rider used to cosign here. Located in La Jolla.

Flashbacks- Cash for clothing. Who can resist? Located in Hillcrest & Encinitas.

The Spare Room- A huge selection of woman's clothing. Well worth a visit. Located in Chula Vista.

 Vintage:
Frock You- Kooky, but vetted and very stylish. North Park.

Hunt & Gather- Often re-constructed to update vintage looks. Very fashion forward. University Heights.

Bedouin Vintage Collective- A mish-mash of art, clothing, and gifts. Located in North Park.

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
    Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
  2. A Sneak Peek at ‘The Heart of Rock & Roll’
    The Old Globe’s newest world-premiere musical promises a familiar soundtrack and all the good feels of an ’80s rom-com
  3. What San Diego Women Want
    53 working women share their compelling stories on navigating pay equity, the baby penalty, #MeToo, and more
  4. Sushi’s Next Gen Is Here at Himitsu
    In La Jolla, a Sushi Ota protégé sticks to an age-old tradition of quality
  5. 10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in October
    The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
  6. San Diego Events Calendar: October 2018
    How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module