Let’s chat about consigning with TRR

Have you ever looked for something to wear, stared intently at several closets that were stuffed to the brim, and still not landed on a suitable look? Maybe you even ended the experience flustered and ordered something new.

That’s what it’s like when I go through my closets.

Somewhere along the way, I got caught up in one too many “great deals,” along with keeping things that I outgrew, and styles that just were no longer my vibe.

Vintage YSL round toe pumps, I’m looking at you.

And to my Kate Spade leopard mini dress — babe, we had a great run. You brought me many free cocktails and more numbers than any other dress in my closet.

But I digress…

Last year I decided to start consistently listing on Poshmark, which you can read more about here. I earned nearly $10K from clearing out my closet.

This year I wanted to continue the momentum.

However, not everything would be an easy sale.

My higher end items such as my YSL pumps, Dior clutch, or even my Golden Goose were nearly impossible to sell on my own.

That’s where The Real Real came in.

I reached out to TRR and began working with my girl, Lauren and spoiler alert: she was an absolute gem.

“Demand for pre-owned jewelry continues to climb: Unique, personal pieces like colored stones, vintage-inspired brooches, and pearls lead the way, making it clear that shoppers see the value in timeless styles even when they’re not brand new.”

Lauren Hewlett, TRR Luxury Expert

We quickly chatted and booked an appointment. During our session, she took a look at what I had, and helped me consign styles that were stunning, but just not getting the love they deserved.

The process was quick, and that evening my items were already en route to their processing center where they would be sorted, tagged and listed.

Doing this was such a game changer because it eliminated stress, cleared out some much needed closet space, and helped the planet out.

Something I love about consigning is the fact clothes get a second life and you earn some money in the process. And the ultimate winner? The environment.

This new year I challenge you to make some space and let go of styles you’re no longer wearing but still clinging to.

Wondering what to consign?

  • Women’s blazers
  • Tennis bracelets
  • Designer wallets
  • Diamond earrings

Hewlett says “Instead of investing in ultra-luxury classics, many consumers are looking for more affordable, trendier styles from Bottega Veneta, Prada, Miu Miu, Dior, Burberry and Valentino when it comes to handbags.”

Your 2023 trend report

Lauren dropped so many gems during our appointment, and gave a sneak peak at trends that are still to come this year, saying: “Gen Z and Millennial fashion lovers live for an archival piece, which has kept the demand for vintage steadily growing: sales are up 50% since the start of 2022.

Pearl jewelry, ultra-feminine dresses, tailored suits, loafers, and brooches are poised to be
among 2023’s most bankable trends.”

Fashion that’s good for the planet

Interested in consigning? Email Lauren.hewlett@therealreal.com

One response to “Let’s chat about consigning with TRR”

  1. […] on trend. I consign my higher end items with Lauren from The Real Real, but my everyday brands like Free People, SPELL, or American Eagle yield great success and ROI on […]

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