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LA consignment shop Decadestwo is popping up in Soho next week, and we've got five tickets to the private opening day. Win one, and you could spend next Thursday browsing racks filled with Chanel, Rodarte, and Marc Jacobs, all marked 80% to 90% off. Yesterday, we laid out the rules of the contest: Send us a picture of your best consignment find, along with the details of where you found it. Check out some of the early contenders, and if you think you've got them beat, email us your own success stories.
1.) The Fendi Spy Bag. The backstory: "Purchased almost three years ago for just under $500 at Michael's consignment shop on Madison Ave in NYC, one of my favorite shopping spots. Given that this bag (the woven leather—without other appliques) retails for $2250 (Saks) , I'd say a savings of 1750 is pretty good. It's a wear-forever bag, ivory python print leather with hunter green woven straps. Matches everything, always iconic and can be worn through every season. I'm obsessed with it and get compliments whenever I wear it because of the unique colors. Fendissimo!"
2.) The Oscar de la Renta suit. Writes the owner: "Very fitted, bow details on pockets and sleeves. The skirt has the same amazing detailing as the pink dress Petrovsky gave to Carrie for the La Traviata date on SATC. Purchased for a total of $400, these also iconic pieces can be worn separately as part of more casual ensembles or together for a classic and very polished ladylike look- to a special event. Though I could not track down which season this suit was worn on the runway, given the typical prices of his silk taffeta pieces and the hallmark sculpted detailing, it's likely to have retailed for well over $3,000. It's stunning on and makes me feel like I own a piece of fashion history since the low drop waste is such a signature of his. Only just beginning my career as a lawyer this year, there is no way I could ever have purchased such a delicious piece of fashion other than by consignment. Thank g-d for Encore! (Also Madison Ave, NYC.)
3.) The Louis Vuitton Monogram bag. The owner explains: "This is a Monogram Denim Black Neo Cabby in brand new condition that I paid half price for at Michael's on Madison and 80th... dust protector with original price tag included... nuff said!"
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