Whether you like a great bargain or as Chicas are, socially conscious and like to give back, this store takes consignment shopping to a whole new level.
Gail Lee, founder of the consignment store One Green Shoe explains, “Together, we have an opportunity and the power to make our world a better place. Locally, nationally and globally there are many worthy charities doing great work and making a real positive impact. In support of these efforts, we give you money back to put towards doing some good every time you make a purchase.”
Seriously, how cool is that!
Below, she also gives us 3 reasons to shop consignment:
In this economy, I have heard many people sing the praises of consignment store shopping. But weak economy or not, there are many great reasons to shop in the new, upscale consignment stores. Here are 3 reasons to shop consignment:
1. Selection. A good resale store will have a wide variety of better brands. This is a great opportunity to define your style and determine your fit. Fit is the most important part of an awesome wardrobe. In a well-stocked consignment store, you can try on several different brands and find what size and style fits you the best. Size, after all is only a guideline. Every designer and manufacturer sizes differently so please don’t pigeonhole yourself to one size. Buy what fits. Take jeans for example. You can go to a consignment store and try on Lucky, Seven for All Mankind, Express or Paige brands. Once you know what fits you well, you can return to those brands, time and again, without all the effort.
2. Choice. You will find styles that others had bought the moment they hit the stores, at full price. Now, you get a second opportunity to have that top or jacket that was so out of your budget the first time, at a reasonable price. Think of the wardrobe you could have if you could double your spending budget. Consignment shopping allows you to do just that.
3. Service. A good store owner knows that giving individual attention to shoppers is the best way to foster relationships and encourage loyalty. Having this relationship has its benefits. A caring shop owner will learn what you like and keep a wish list of items for you. When those items come in, you will be first to view them and have first option to buy. This kind of personal service is less common than it once was. Consignment stores keep those values in mind while building their clientele.
Some people are concerned about “cleanliness”. Ask the shop-owner for the criteria in collecting merchandise. Does it need to be cleaned before purchase? Does the store steam each item? Are the items checked individually? Items in a well kept consignment store are as clean as a department store where many customers try on items every day. You should wash garments before you wear them no matter where you buy them.
I encourage you to give this type of shopping a try. In Freehold, at One Green Shoe, we are very proud of our dedication to recycling (click for more info), our support of the community and our charitable outreach. A percentage of every sale goes to charity. That’s why our motto is “Look good, do good”
Connect with Gail at One Green Shoe Online HERE
If you are in the Freehold, NJ area visit One Green Shoe:
3333 Rt. 9 North,
Freehold NJ. 07728