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LA consignment shop Decadestwo is known for finds at 80% to 90% off labels like Chanel, Rodarte, and Marc Jacobs. Luckily for New Yorkers, they're running a pop-up shop in Soho this weekend with a private opening on Thursday. We announced our contest last week: the five best consignment finds win tickets to opening day. Our early contenders put up a good fight, but see which Racked readers came out on top!
1) The Chanel Tote Bag: This bag was found by our reader "amidst the snow-capped mountains, luxury boutiques and world class cuisine of Aspen, Colorado" at Susie's Consignment Shop. Upon entering the store, the shopper's keen eye immediately "noticed a large, nearly tote size black Chanel handbag behind the counter." Even though "one of the inside CC pulls had broken off but was inside the pocket", she made the purchase—strong>for $90. Doubting its authenticity, she took the find to the Chanel store on Newbury Street, where "they took it with open arms, sent the bag to be repaired (zipped pull) and confirmed the authenticity." It's a fashion fairytale!
2) The Valentino LBD: This find was almost too good to be true—our reader found a "vintage Valentino black silk corseted cocktail gown" for just $300 at a consignment shop in her hometown. Even though she's "not one to wear a dress more than once or twice", this consignment shopper admits she would "wear it around the house if [she] could!" And who could blame her?
3) The Oscar de la Renta Silk Taffeta Suit: Says the shopper: "Purchased for a total of $400, these iconic pieces can be worn separately as part of more casual ensembles, or together for a classic and very polished ladylike look"—the very epitome of Oscar's style. Found at Encore in New York City, the reader estimates full retail price at "over $3,000".
4) The Louis Vuitton Epi Red Bag: Found for a mere $600, this timeless classic would make any shopper swoon. The added bonus? "I took it to the 5th Avenue store to get an attachable strap, and the shop girls couldn't stop talking about how lucky I was to have the gold hardware... They don't make this version anymore." But the real icing on the cake was the savings: the bag (without the gold hardware) retails for over $1280. That's more than 50% off.
5) The Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Three-Piece Suit: Racked would like to say "you're welcome" to this particular winner. She spotted a Housing Works sale on our site and immediately "ran to the sale from work when it opened to the public". Even though "people were already snagging up" most of the good stuff, good shopping karma kicked in. "I saw a woman beside the line with this amazing suit in violet wool and black velvet. I complimented her on her amazing find, but she felt like it was a bit too much and kindly offered it to me." After spending just $250, this reader got a suit "designed by Yves Saint Laurent himself". Her favorite part of the day? "Knowing that all proceeds went to a good cause" thanks to Housing Works.
Congratulations to all of our winners! If you're interested in checking out the Decadestwo sale after its private opening, discounts will be in full effect at Kiki de Montparnasse (79 Greene Street) through October 4th.—Phillip Picardi
· Racked Giveaways: Tickets to Decadestwo's Private Soho Sale [Racked]
· Racked Giveaways: Send Us Your Consignment Finds [Racked]
· Decadestwo [Official Site]