Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Lovin it!: Chic & You Shall Find Vintage Boutique
Love vintage clothes but not wild about pawing through thrift stores? A new website CHIC&youshallfind makes online vintage shopping easy. The site was founded by former fashion editor and Vogue staffer, Brenna Egan who decided to leap from the magazine world and into retail. Opening an online boutique instead of a bricks-and-mortar shop lets her keep the prices reasonable and sell to the entire country. The site takes a J. Peterman-style approach to sales spinning a creative yarn about each garment.
The site also features the Posh Pawnshop, an e-consignment area. Customers can e-mail rough photos of their items for approval and then ship them to the CHIC&youshallfind headquarters in Los Angeles where they will be professionally shot and uploaded for resale. Once it sells the customer receives the value minus a resale fee.
Being a lover of all things vintage, I had to check this out; I must say, it is one of the best sites of it's kind. It has a very "modern" look and all items are beautifully presented. Better still, is the fact that one can consign items with them. In my opinion, consigning with a site such as this who boasts a smaller volume of items might prove to be a bit more successful than eBay due to the volume that eBay handles.
They will feature your items for three months and if there haven't been any sales to that point, they will pay the shipping to return the items back to you......not a bad deal. I think I'll try it out.