5 Must-Try Consignment Shops in the Bay Area

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Could designer fashion be more expensive these days? Our secret is consignment.

Buy mint condition parts at a discount and even sell your nearly new products to earn a few extra bucks. Check out these must-visit consignment stores in San Francisco (and beyond).


(Courtesy of Sui Generis)

sui generis

Despite a bit of address shuffling, Sui Generis is a longtime destination for high-fashion, bold, and beautiful men’s and women’s wear. Brands offered include Gucci, Tom Ford, Alaia, Dries Van Noten, Saint Laurent, etc. Recent finds include a Love Moschino studded jacket and a Burberry Prorsum lace dress.

How to record: Make an appointment to sell your coins: you will receive 40% of the purchase price. Before you go, check the store’s list of accepted brands and plan to bring at least $500.

// 2231 Market Street (Upper Market), suigenerisconsignment.com

Bye

Head here for designer finds for men and women at affordable prices. Hang on to a pair of Gucci ankle boots or an embroidered spring jacket, all in nearly immaculate condition. Recent finds include a Burberry quilted coat, a Dolce & Gabbana ruffled top,

How to record: Items require a minimum resale value of $100 and will be held for 60 days; Goodbyes offers a 50/50 split on the sale price. On items priced at $500 or more, you will receive 70% of the sale price.

// 3483 and 3464 Sacramento St. (women’s) and 3462 Sacramento St. (men’s), Presidio Heights, goodbyessf.com

Fashionphile

Known for its collection of luxury handbags as well as jewelry and accessories, Fashionphile offers major brands – Chanel, Celine, Saint Laurent, Versace, Lanvin. In vogue right now: a large Chanel goatskin quilted flap bag and Saint Laurent pink suede star sneakers.

How to record: Submit details and photos of your items in line to receive a buyback quote. Then you will receive a free FedEx US ground shipping label to send your item. Payment is processed the next business day after receipt and authentication of your bag or trinket. Or make an appointment at Fashionphile Studio at Neiman Marcus Union Square.

// The sales studio at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (Union Square), is open by appointment only, 415-423-3332. Shop online at fashionphile.com.

screams

Cris is a charming consignment shop brimming with modern designer clothing, accessories, shoes and leather goods for a third of the original retail price. Expect a wide selection from Chanel, with a few Lanvins and Hermès for good measure. Recent finds include a resort-ready Balenciaga floral-print handbag and red suede Hermès ankle boots.

How to record: Meet during their shopping hours (2pm to 5pm Wednesday to Friday and Saturday by appointment), price each piece together, leave it in the store for up to two months, then split the price sale 50/50.

// 1813 Polk Street (Russian Hill), crisconsignation.com

Labels

With two locations in Berkeley and Walnut Creek, this stylish boutique has a plethora of brands to choose from – go for the Marc Jacobs and splurge on the Balenciaga. Here you will find clothes, handbags and accessories. Recent finds include a Stella McCartney faux suede tote, Chloé leather ankle boots and a Chanel silk dress.

How to record: Call 925.952.4566 to schedule an appointment to bring in your designer clothes, two years or newer, unless it’s high-end vintage clothing. The split is 50/50 and payouts are made every Friday.

// 2629 Ashby Ave (Berkeley) and 1367 N. Main St. (Walnut Creek), labelsluxury.com

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