A consignment boutique that eschews fashion in favor of style—with prices based in reality. And that, folks, is why we're here so dang often.When it comes time to satiate your closet with sartorial treats, ‘tis wise to keep Coco Chanel in mind, who once said, “Fashion fades. Only style remains the same.” Then she said, “Throwing down cash for a designer label that costs more than a ticket on Virgin Atlantic to Paris? Mon Dieu! C’est stupide!” Seriously. She totally said that. Coco then followed up by insisting that Portland shoppers visit Consign Couture, a consignment boutique that eschews fashion in favor of style—with prices based in reality.
Open for just over a year, Consign Couture stands out in the relatively boutique-free hamlet of St. John’s. Open and inviting, light and airy, the shop is an oasis of style, offering up gently used designer dresses, new and previously loved denim (including premium varieties) and almost-new accessories, like the luscious pair of brown leather Camper boots conveniently in our size and conveniently half off. Sprinkled in amid the consignment are new looks from local designers, like Alyson Clair, Ms. Wood or Jewels from Special Portland. And here’s a little slice of genius: if you need the perfect little back dress, Consign Couture has a whole rack of ‘em.
The best part, though? Proprietress Tamara Young created the shop with her community in mind. She’s not just about selling clothes (or consigning yours)—she’s about giving back. She’ll not only help you, she’ll listen, and when someone offloads the perfect ditsy-floral maxi dress you’ve been hunting for, Tamara will remember and call. Not totally perfect? You’re still in luck—inventory is refreshed daily, with up to 15 garments hitting the shelves each day.
Tuesday - Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.