For those who covet designer duds sans the steep price tag -- and instant shopping gratification -- ReFashioner is the place for you.
Unlike other consignment shops where you have to wait for your item to be sold, the clothing swap site lets you instantly start shopping once you submit garments from your own closet.
"It's swapping as shopping - the ultimate consignment store."
ReFashioner, whose members sell and swap items from designers like Anna Sui and Yves Saint Laurent, proposes an upscale version of what Buffalo Exchange does at their brick-and-mortar locations. Once you've registered to become a member, you simply add garments from your real wardrobe to your virtual closet and you'll receive store credit based on value to start shopping. ReFashioner explains below.
ReFashioner members upload photos of the treasures they want to part with, and the ReFashioner Fashion Police team vets and prices them in "ReDollars." When the member accepts the price, she instantly receives 50% of the value to spend immediately for any items on the site. She gets the other 50% when someone takes her piece. Itʼs swapping as shopping - the ultimate consignment store.
Not bad. Plus, the site is user-friendly, especially if you're looking for a specific designer, type of garment, color shoe, etc.
Visit ReFashioner for more.
Emma Grady is TreeHugger.com's resident fashion expert; she is a stylist and the founder and editor of PastFashionFuture.com. Find her on Facebook and Twitter, too.
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