Somewhere between High Street store and charity shop, there’s an alternative – the consignment shop. Many of us have expensive clothes and other items at home which we no longer have a use for, but can’t be bothered to sell. A consignment shop takes in items like this on a sale or return basis and then sells them for a commission. It’s a win-win situation for all concerned.
I recently read about Jane Hoffman who runs a 990 square foot consignment shop selling high end clothes in Los Angeles after working for several years in the film industry providing wardrobe for the stars. Consignment shopping is growing rapidly in the United States, but I don’t see too much of it here in the UK. Perhaps it’s time we changed that. There are very few limits on what you might sell.