Glamourous style is within reach thanks to The Upside. Based in Calgary, the newly launched online luxury consignment boutique has all of the authenticated designer goods you could ever want. The concept is simple: the curators of The Upside have hand-picked every single item in their inventory, adding up to over 250 designer labels. The luxury brands include Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel and Herms. What makes The Upside so different from other consignment shops is that it is completely online yet coupled with services that give it a personal touch. Home pick-up service is optional and consignors earn up to 70% of the retail prices. Sounds like a win-win to us.
Calgarians are finally discovering another Canadian online consignment concept. Preshrunk is an upscale consignment boutique for children and pregnant women. Specializing in designer goods in baby, kid and maternity sizes, Preshrunk is a one-stop shop for fashion and environmentally conscious families. Janie and Jack, Marimekko and Mini Boden are just a few of the premium labels that you can find on Preshrunk’s online boutique. Consigning is easy if you live in Calgary – Preshrunk’s team will arrange a pick-up time for your gently used items.
New to Inglewood, Moda Consignment is a great place to look for new or gently used women’s clothing. It was open in a previous location for more than four years, so it already has a dedicated clientele that brings in quality product regularly. Its new Inglewood location opens it up to even more stylish women. Carrying everything from Gap to Gucci, you never know what you might find at Moda.
1418 9 Avenue S.E., 403-454-0980, modaconsignment.com
SalvEdge Boutique is the new concept from the people behind Rewind Consignment. Reinventing yourself is a big part of consignment shopping; finding something new-to-you can revolutionize your style and take your outfit-of-the-day’s to the next level. SalvEdge features the same great product as Rewind did, including brands such as Alexander Wang, Coach and J.Crew. It also has fun “Sip & Shop” shopping parties where you can peruse the racks with your friends, glass of bubbly in hand.
1002 MacLeod Trail S.E., 403-263-6669, salvedgefashion.com
The Curated Calgary
While The Curated is not a consignment store, it is your one stop shop for all things new and used in Calgary. It carefully combs through Craigslist and Kijiji, seeking out the best decor and furniture finds and sharing them on its website.
Man of Distinction
Filling a huge gap in Calgary’s lack of men’s consignment shops, Man of Distinction is bringing designer fashion, great accessories and shoes to the stylish gents of the city. The men of Calgary have gotten drastically more sartorial as of late, and it only makes sense that there should be a place that they can pass along their au courant castaways to. Expect to find incredible pieces from all over the world as well as great brands we know and love including Ben Sherman, Ralph Lauren and Lululemon.
Have a little guy in your life that also appreciates a good find? Head to the back of the store to shop from its boy’s consignment selection; this is a perfect way to save money on designer wear while shopping for your ever-growing child.
12100 Macleod Trail S.E., 403-523-0120, manofdistinction.com
Fond Boutique takes the consignment shop to you with its unique Instagram-based concept. Specializing in mid- to high-end brands, Fond takes the guesswork out of styling with a carefully curated collection of complimentary pieces. Pairing accessible street wear such as Joe Fresh and Asos with high-end brands such as Acne and Isabel Marant sets Fond apart from other consignment boutiques that are more rigid about its stock. Fond is a regular vendor at Commonwealth Collector’s Club as well as Market Collective, but clients can book private appointments to view the collection or to consign pieces from their own wardrobe.
TEDDY & COCO Luxury Consignment
If you are on the hunt for great pricing on luxury and designer goods, then you’ll want to follow TEDDY & COCO Luxury Consignment. It is all glitz and glamour when you shop from its by-appointment boutique featuring brands such as Chanel, Dior, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Watch for one of their pop-up sales that it describes as shopping in a private and relaxed home boutique. The ladies behind TEDDY & COCO also offer wardrobe consultation, personal shopping and styling services.
Beyond lots great selection of brands like Kapital K, Tea and Disigual, Purr‘s offering for the mini-set has expanded to include consignment. From infant sizing to 10 years old, there are some great gems to be scooped up. This is a great place to trade in your little one’s designer duds for something new.
118 10 St. N.W., 403-283-7877, purrpetite.com