Fashion Clothing for a Fraction

Frisco has become a shopper’s paradise and consignment shops are certainly a part of that progress. I was impressed with the upscale quality of items sold at these stores, and consignment prices are “easy on the wallet”. It’s hard for me to think of a more enjoyable way to spend a hot summer afternoon than to go shopping–especially clothes shopping! . There are now several shops that dot Frisco’s retail landscape.

 

My first stop was the store called Restyle Women’s Consignment on Main Street, just west of Preston Road (at 8700 W. Main). It is on Main, across the street from the orange tractors for sale at Six and Mango near the Fire Station. Restyle opened in 2006 and was the first of three Restyle stores in Texas. The racks

Restyleare always full of women’s clothing, categorized by color/size as well as a selection of fashion jewelry, shoes and handbags. For anyone not familiar with the concept of selling on consignment, it’s essentially lending gently used items to a store to market them for up to 90 days. The store then gives a percentage of the final sale price back to you after items are sold. The concept isn’t new but has flourished in the 2000’s as consumers have become more budget conscious. Consignment stores will usually select a few items from those you bring and then typically offer them for sale for about one third of retail cost. Imagine, as a buyer, buying quality fashionable clothes for about one-third retail!

My second stop was a visit to The Good Steward Consignment Boutique, also on Main Street (6810 Good StewardMain) in Old Town Frisco. The Good Steward Boutique offers premium labels of women’s and men’s apparel- including designer handbags too. It’s easy to spot the shop as they put out mannequins in front of the store every day that are dressed in featured fashion clothing from the store. The clothing selection (including upscale “after five” cocktail wear) is wonderful at The Good Steward and they have a robust selection of shoes in a separate “shoe room”. As a bonus for hungry shoppers, they even offer a free cookie at the door if you choose to snag one!

Clothes Mentor My final stop on my shopping mission was to the newest of the women’s resale stores in Frisco, Clothes Mentor. This is a franchise chain that has expanded into the Frisco and Plano areas over the last few years.   Frisco’s Clothes Mentor is located at 12021 Dallas Parkway NW at Eldorado Parkway (in front of Market Street).  This store only sells women’s clothing but the selection is vast and since they are a resale shop, they pay cash on the spot for any items they accept.

Overall, the quality and variety of clothes at all three shops was much nicer than I had expected. Most of the clothes appeared new or nearly new. Many of the accessories were high end labels for a fraction of the cost. Even the assortment of shoes was lively and up-to-date. So, if you’ve indulged in a little too much “retail therapy” lately, I suggest visiting a local consignment shop. Not just to buy clothes, but think of the extra cash you could make when you’re purging your closets too! It makes me want to clean out my old clothes and make room in my closets!

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Annette Osterland

Annette is a native Texan who has made Frisco her home since 1992. She operates a home based business as a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant and is a longtime member of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Besides writing, Annette loves fashion, authentic Tex-Mex food and spending time with her husband, Tom

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