Luxury Consignment in San Francisco
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: we make consigning quick, easy and painless. But have you ever wondered exactly how it happens, what it looks like, and just how easy it is? To give you an inside look, we’re bringing you our Luxury Consignment series. We’ll show you what some of our chicest consignors across the country are reselling, and share their tips on how to get the most out of refreshing your closet.
For our first installment, we started in our home base. To show you what luxury consignment in San Francisco looks like, we followed Business Development Director Stephanie Southerland on a White Glove consignment appointment at the lovely, light-filled home of Halle. Furnished with modern pieces and bright colors (not to mention plenty of Céline, Proenza Schouler and Hermès), Halle’s space reflects the playful, polished cool that defines her style. With limited closet space in her quintessential SF Victorian and a busy schedule of school runs and social activities, fast and easy consignment appointments are key for the wife and mom of two. Read on to see the favorite designers she regularly consigns, how she knows when to let something go, and just how quick a consignment appointment is.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m the mom of two crazy kiddos (3 and 6) and a wife to an even crazier husband. I spend my days running around SF taking my kids to school, ballet, lacrosse, chess, tennis, the list goes on and on. I try to squeeze in a yoga class (my latest obsession) on a daily basis, and maintain some sort of social life. Right now I’m taking some time off from my career in advertising to focus on my family, for which I feel very fortunate (most days ;-).
How would you describe your style?
Easy and laid-back. I aspire to be somewhat pulled together (not in lululemon all day), but my lifestyle calls for casual, easy pieces that can go from the playground to drinks with friends or dinner with my husband with a few accessory changes. I tend to mix high/low a lot, e.g. Madewell jeans with an Isabel Marant top, and I’ve been loving the skate shoe trend (the Céline, Vince and Givenchy versions are my faves!).
Is your wardrobe minimal or maximal?
Minimal. I tend to be pretty monochromatic, wearing greys, blacks, and blues that are tailored but easy and not super buttoned-up.
How often do you consign?
3-4 times a year.
What is a typical consignment appointment like for you?
Quick and easy! I typically have everything laid out for the appointment so when the Luxury Manager comes the pieces get photographed and it’s over. I don’t think it’s ever taken more than 10 minutes which is great, because I always feel time-crunched.
How do you decide what to keep and what to consign?
If I haven’t worn something in 12 months it’s out, unless it’s a really classic piece. I tend to keep Hermès, Chanel, Céline and anything sentimental. I like the idea of passing along items to my daughter, although closet space is a challenge.
Who are your favorite designers?
Isabel Marant, Erdem, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Céline, Acne, Givenchy, Mary Katrantzou, and J. Crew or Madewell for basics.
Do you purchase items knowing you will later consign them?
It’s nice to know that if I get sick of something or need space in my closet, the option to consign is there.
Who are your style icons?
Cate Blanchett, Carey Mulligan, Kirsten Dunst and Gwyneth Paltrow.
What’s your advice for smart consigning?
Consign pieces that don’t get used. Because I live in a Victorian that doesn’t have great closet space, I only have room for items that are in heavy rotation or pieces that have sentimental value.
Favorite thing about consigning with The RealReal?
It’s totally hassle-free and you get a great value for what you’re selling.
Interested in scheduling an appointment with your local Luxury Manager?
Give us a call at 800.215.0566 or get started online here.