The Consignment Advantage

Shopping for school clothes for my kids these last couple of weeks has really gotten me thinking back to why I opened my bridal consignment boutique in the first place.  My youngest daughter and I went shopping the other at one of the name brand stores she really likes. I was in shock at how expensive the clothes were.  Even the clothes on clearance.  Needless to say we were kind of depressed when we walked out without buying anything.

We then ended up at a consignment store that I have never shopped at before.  We were both really excited when we had a whole pile of clothes to try on.  Many of which were the name brand of the store we had just been in.  A few of which still were new with tags, at about 80% to 90% off the regular price.  We ended up with a coat and 4 outfits for about what we would have paid for one pair of pants in the other store.

It brought me back to why I started my business in the first place.  I want brides to find a gown they love without having to break what might already be a small wedding budget.  I had one of the best compliments the other day from a bride.  She was saying that she and her bridesmaids came in only expecting me to only have a few gowns to choose from.  She was very impressed by the selection.  She did find her dress.    I am excited about the future and being here for more WNY brides.

625aa0242f4e4cbbc6bf2e62aa03316e_fshldress_______t_w300_h400image

Bridal Yard Sale

2nd Annual Bridal Yard Sale taking place August 16th, 17th and 18th!

Select gowns $50, accessories $.25 to $5, bouquets $10 to $20, special occasion dresses $10, all in store items 10% off.

August 16th 12-8pm, 17th 10-5pm, 18th 10am-12pm.

 

 

318 Main St.   Arcade, NY 14009

yard-sale-sign-hi

Bridal Style: Your Bridal Look For Less

Yes it is possible to get a beautiful bridal look without breaking the budget.  That is why I decided to open my bridal consignment shop.  I have shopped in consignment stores for years.  Admittedly some are better than others when it comes to the selection and condition the clothes.  In the right store you can even get brand new with tags pieces.

I absolutely love it when brides find their dream dress.  I had a bride just recently who came in and was “just looking”.  As soon as I put on the veil she knew.  She cried, her friend cried and I got chills.  It was awesome.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Brand new with tags David’s Bridal style # V9263.  Satin corset ball gown with beaded lace appliques, organza pick-up skirt, and lace-up back.  Original price $599.  At my consignment boutique $450.

Matching veil and tiara are also available.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Say Yes to Your Dress For Less! – Featured Gown of the Week

IMG_0836

IMG_0840

IMG_0837Brand new with tags Maggie Sottero style #j1504, size 8.  White, lace, corset back, beaded belt, ruffled skirt, sweetheart neckline.  Original price $2000.00.  My price $1200.00.

Peacock Bridal Show

IMG_0708We had a great time at the Bridal Show at the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure in Varysburg, NY this past weekend.   The theme was Peacock and I had a great time making the centerpieces.  I never knew how much I loved the look and colors until I did these!  The lodge also does weddings and it is a beautiful location.  They have a place for the ceremony outside, and the reception in the main area of the lodge.

IMG_0692My little assistant wedding planner was so excited about being a part of the “fashion show” and had a great time walking around showing off her gown.

IMG_0707

The lodge was absolutely beautiful and they provided a great room for the girls to get ready and hang out before the show.  They did not have an official fashion show, but my oldest and her 2 friends had a great time walking around in bridal gowns.

IMG_0699

It was a great show and one I plan on doing again next year!

IMG_0693