For most, the dawn of a new year signals that it’s time to buy new things. From a new workout wardrobe to help you achieve your “new you” body, to more colorful pieces to balance out your closet full of black, your shopping list is probably filled with a slew of necessities required to accomplish your new year’s resolutions and refresh your look. But whether it’s Marie Kondo’s voice in your head or just your closet’s limited square footage, you’re likely faced with constant reminders that before you can welcome the new, you’ve got to edit out the old. Read on to see what our editors are consigning now to make room for the new pieces they need in 2017.
“I’m consigning everything I haven’t worn in the past year. We recently moved and it made me realize how much stuff I own and continue to move from place to place but never wear! With my earnings, I’m going to invest in a rug for our new living room. Rugs make a space look polished and pulled together, and with our little one running around, it will help with traction while keeping our space looking fresh and ‘grown up.'” — Brittany Gersh, Senior Art & Home Curator
“I’m saying goodbye to Gucci loafers (backless and otherwise), while the market is still hot, but not before I take them to the cobbler (gotta maximize that commission!). I’m always evolving my style, so this year I’m selling cashmere sweaters and buying neoprene sweatshirts. I’m on the lookout for athleisure from J.W. Anderson, Junya Watanabe, and Comme des Garçons. Good outerwear and amazing shoes are always on my ‘buy now, ask for forgiveness later’ list.” — Graham Wetzbarger, Senior Director of Authentication
“I am definitely a ‘shoe girl’ and have been known to collect more flats and heels than necessary — particularly, way too many staple black pumps. This year I will be consigning a few of my classic pumps for a fresh white shoe, like those amazing Stella McCartney loafers from Fall 2016.” — Toni Mills, Fashion Editor
“I have a few summer pieces I need to consign, like a silk Equipment dress and a Derek Lam blouse that I loved and wore so much last year that I’m sick of them! I’m going to use the cash to invest in the winter essentials I’m craving now: a cozy turtleneck, a pair of easy mules and a fur-trimmed jacket.” — Lauren Bradshaw, Editorial Director
Ready to start your 2017 closet clean-out? Click here to start your consignment.