consignment store, here I come!

June 5, 2008 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

I think I’m gonna have to go somewhere and consign some of my too big clothes in order to be able to buy clothes that will fit me. What a problem to have, I know. But, for instance…

…in December 2007 I purchased 5 or 6 pairs of New York and Company (OHHHH HOW I LOVE THAT STORE!) dress pants at an incredible sale price of $20 a piece. (Like these pants are regularly around $44.00)  I also have some blouses from there that are too big, and I may have worn three times in the year that I’ve had ’em.

Then about three months ago, I did the same thing, again, at New York and Company, except I needed size 8’s in the spring. 

Last week I finally broke down and went to New York and Company again, and bought four pairs of size 6 pants. Three of those four pairs I bought for $24 a piece, thanks to a 30% off sale and a 20% off internet coupon. And, one pair I got for $7.99!!!

I think I will keep my size 6 pants in my closet. But, I wanna sell (or consign in order to sell) all sizes larger than that.  Man, I just DON’T need to turn loose of those perfectly wonderful career separates for yard sale prices, ya know? But, no matter what, I don’t want a safety net waiting for me (disguised in pants in two sizes larger), if I decide to ignore good eating habits and gain too much weight again!

So, size 6 will be the new LIMIT on my weight. And, everything else must go! Don’t want anything else in the closet. I’m thinking I’ll try consignment or try to find a buyer who thinks $10 each on some one year old, gently worn and carefully-laundered and cared-for New York and Company dress pants in sizes 10 and 8.  I mean, does that sound fair? My only other alternative is to see what it would cost to have all those pants altered. And, I’m just thinking that’s NOT gonna be worth it. And heaven knows I don’t sew. Not even a button! Well, I could, theoretically, sew on a button. But, that’s beside the point. I have NEVER run a sewing machine and don’t own one, and wouldn’t have a clue where to start if I did own one!

When I was a little girl, my mother would occasionally try to sew, but usually ended up in tears, sobbing with her head down on the sewing machine. Something about viewing that spectacle a few times sorta turned me off to the notion of learning to sew, ya know? Can ya blame me?

Oh, and btw: today at lunch??? I bought my first pair of:

size four britches since college!


Entry filed under: weight control central, woooo-hooooo!.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Tara Bren  |  June 6, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Way to go, girl! Always a good feeling to attain a new size through healthy eating and smart thinking.

    If you’re serious about wanting to get top dollar you’ll probably want to go with a consignment store. You’re right that you’ll probably never get that $10/pair you were hoping for through a yard sale.

    Check out this site — they have a comprehensive listing of consignment and resale stores by state and Canadian province. Many of the stores listed also list their website addy so you can really check them out before you take all your items in.

    Best of luck,
    Owner, Born Again Resale & Consignment


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