(This story is sponsored by Turnabout.)
There are plenty of reasons why fashion enthusiasts should frequent local consignment stores and at the top of the list is the leader of quality, authentic resale Turnabout. Shoppers will find high-end labels and one-of-a-kind pieces being sold at a fraction of their original cost. Plus, buying preloved clothing, footwear, and accessories is also an easy way to reduce your environmental impact.
There are seven Turnabout locations in the Vancouver area, two of which are found along South Granville. Plus shops on West Broadway, Commercial Drive, Main Street, Fraser Street, and in South Surrey with an eighth store located in Oak Bay, Victoria.
Turnabout’s retail website allows out-of-town trend followers to shop its impressive selection of brand names from a distance.
Turnabout has reflected the unique personality of its local community for the past 44 years, embracing discovery, inclusivity, inspiration, quality, and sustainability. The store’s faithful customers enjoy the thrill of the hunt while recognizing the value in giving high-quality clothing a second chance at life.
The friendly team at every boutique can help you revamp your wardrobe as November is the optimal time to breathe life into your winter clothing collection. Currently, there’s a wide selection of coats and boots in every shop. Turnabout also has evening wear that will have you feeling fabulous at every holiday event.
The stores found along Commercial Street, West Broadway, Main Street, and in Victoria all have a men’s division with great designer wear and accessories.
“Shopping at consignment stores is a sustainable way to fill your closet. We’re also providing customers with the opportunity to create a wardrobe with pieces from luxury designers, without any guilt. By buying and selling, you can keep your closet decluttered and always have something new to wear,” says Joy Mauro, owner of Turnabout.
When browsing through the store’s racks, you’ll notice coveted labels like Chanel, Gucci, YSL, and Hermes, as well as trendy pieces from Aritzia and Lululemon. Turnabout associates love offering styling support and building relationships with their clients, calling them when something they’re looking for arrives.
Those hoping to pare down their wardrobe can consign or sell their items to any Turnabout store for cash or store credit. The boutique’s buyers work hard for each seller, authenticating and securing accurate pricing so that they can earn 30 to 80 percent on the pieces they drop off with no appointment necessary from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
The company is currently looking for winter clothing and accessories, including branded jewellery, scarves, belts, wallets, shoes, and boots for women and men. Designer bags are also a big seller both online and in-store.
“Elevated casual clothing is very popular at our stores. Right now, evening wear and glitzy pieces that can be worn to a cocktail party or for a night out are selling fast,” says Mauro. “It’s all about labels and style.”
In addition to helping Vancouverites express themselves through high-end clothing, Turnabout gives back to the community through its nonprofit shop on Fraser Street. The store is a fundraising collaboration with Dress for Success Vancouver, and other great causes, with all profits donated to the organization.
To start shopping or for more information on selling through Turnabout, visit www.turnabout.com/