I love consignment! It’s a go to for me. There are many ethical reasons to shop consignment, but I love the stories of consignment. I love hearing "I love that top. Where did you get it?" I love thinking, “Oh, I’ve been wanting one of those!” And, “Wait, don’t finish ringing up my purchases. I see something else!”
That is why I love the jackets in my minimalist closet.
I acquired this beautiful leather jacket last December on our epic trip to Reykjavik, Iceland. Per my usual, I googled second hand stores, thrift shops, and flea markets. We found a small store in town and then a weekly flea market, the kolaportið flea market. I liked the shop in town, but didn’t find anything I loved. So, we waited for the Saturday flea market. The reviews literally said “Skip it! It’s just people’s old stuff.” Sounded like fun to me. Saturday came and we grabbed a hot dog at the famous, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, and then headed inside.
Can't you feel the anticipation?! Be patient. Shopping a flea market takes patience, especially if you are on a budget. I went through many booths. I was looking at some pretty clothes, then I turned around and looked up! It was hanging high on a wall above a random booth. I was just sure, being so pretty, it would be way out of my price range. However, I asked to see it and asked the price. It was just within the budget, it fit perfect, and I bought it! I didn’t even bother to negotiate a price.
I still think about our beautiful trip to Iceland every time I wear the jacket. You can checkout some of our trip pictures on Instagram under #mosebyvaca.
The other piece of outwear I’ll be wearing this season is my Milly white trench coat! I purchased this just a few months back at one of my favorite local consignment shops. I usually just go in to see what’s new in the shop. I’m rarely looking for something specific. On this trip, I found the Zara sweater above and a pair of heels from The Loft. I thumbed through the “just arrived” section, while the shopkeeper checked me out. I have always wanted a beautiful trench coat, but have never found one that was right for me. You know the ending! I saw it, I loved it, and it fit just perfect. I feel pretty proud of my find ever time I put it on!
Are you a consignment shopper? Any recent loves on your shopping trips? What are you hoping to find?