Reign in the Holidays at Rags (& Ten20, too!)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And for us, that means pampering and a chic new ensemble. Never ones to score a fashion find without thinking of our loved ones too, we’re heading to Boulder tomorrow for a much-needed wardrobe redesign and a little bit of gifting while we’re at it.
On Saturday, December 15th, two of our favorite Boulder style spots are hosting a bit of holiday cheer just for Reign readers. Rags, the consignment boutique to rival all consignment boutiques, and Ten20, a perfectly posh nail spa, are rolling out the pink carpet. From 10 to 7, Rags will be offering 20% off your entire purchase just for mentioning Reign. Shop from brands like DVF, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch and more at prices that won’t break the bank. Then, head over to nearby Ten20 and stock up on fab little gifts for your gal pals, teachers, neighbors and hostesses (we love the Emi-jay crystal beaded hair ties and the Dogeared jewelry). What’s more, you’ll also receive 20% off your purchases here, plus 20% off all services (call and make an appointment, please). In grand Reign style, there will be cocktails and treats while you shop and primp. The offers, of course, are only good tomorrow and are only for you lucky Reign girls.
Know before you go…
While shopping consignment can be oh-so-fabulous, it also requires a bit of prep work and a keen eye. We caught up with Margaret Miner, Rags proprietress, to get her expert advice on what to know to score the best deals, make the most dough and leave looking like a million bucks (without the price tag to match).
Reign: What should people know when consigning? Are there brands or items that sell better than others?
MM: We take in over 250 items per day. We’re looking for current styles (within the last few years), lightly worn, no missing buttons or broken zippers,… higher end mall and boutique brands. J.Crew, Banana Republic and Free People up to Prada, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton. It’s all in there. And on any given day, there are about 4,000 items out on the floor! If you walked into Rags in four weeks and one day, every item in the store would be different.
Reign: Is it smarter to parlay consigned items into other items from Rags versus collect the cash? Will your money take your wardrobe further this way?
MM: Cash or credit are exactly the same. Although… not many women walk away without finding something they like.
Reign: Tips for new consigners?
MM: We will look at 30 items per person per day. Don’t be afraid, we’re very kind. Gather items in a bin or box, neatly folded. Choose the least worn, best labels in your “giveaway” pile to bring to Rags. You’ll be surprised at how much and how quickly it sells.
Reign: Tips for shopping consignment?
MM: Try it on! Trust the brands you know you love, but don’t be afraid to try something new. It’s a great place to try different styles and colors and cuts… the price is right and it’s all right there.
PS: Not up for the trip? Need some help figuring out what to keep and what to toss? Rags will come to you. The cute little Rags Mobile vehicle is just a phone call away. Your closet will thank you.
Wondering what a gal can find at a store like Rags? Here’s a sneak peek…