Where to Take Your Unwanted Clothes to Make a Difference or Make Some Money

It’s that time of year again when the idea of spring cleaning becomes so fun and exciting that it’s impossible to resist!

There’s dusting off to be done, rooms to redesign, and fresh organizational tactics to try, and for some pieces that don’t make the cut this year, a new home is in order.

Goodwill is an easy drop off that most of us have close to home, but there also are a bunch of different Austin organizations and businesses you may not be as familiar with that make a difference in our community or can make you some money from your unwanted goods.

SELL

If you’re looking to sell items before donation, your first step is to determine what is sellable.

If you’re looking to strictly donate, skip this part and find your drop off spots below.

Sellable items from your closet will most likely fall into one of these categories:

  1. MODERN: Excellent condition pieces that are less than four years old.

  2. VINTAGE: Excellent condition pieces that are more than fifteen years old.

Once you have those two categories established, break down the modern pieces into subcategories.

  1. Fashion-forward, high-end designer pieces (i.e., Chloe, Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Valentino, Theory, Gucci, Lanvin, Helmut Lang…)

  2. Moderate or low-priced trend pieces (i.e., Rails, Equipment, Paige, Joe’s, Madewell, Nike, Michael Kors, Wildfox, Kendra Scott, Dolce Vita, Sam Edelman, A New Day, Wit & Wisdom, Caslon, BP., Halogen, TopShop, Leith)

If your modern pieces fall into subcategory “1”, take them here:

MOSS

If your modern pieces fall into subcategory “2”, take them here:

UPTOWN CHEAPSKATE

STYLE ENCORE

BUFFALO EXCHANGE

For all vintage pieces, take them here:

FEATHERS VINTAGE

PROTOTYPE VINTAGE

GARMENT

CHARM SCHOOL VINTAGE

Note: Some boutiques are by appointment only, so make sure to call ahead and arrange your visit before you get to the store.

DONATE

Once you’ve consigned or sold what’s possible, it’s time to make a big difference with your bag of items.

From the unsold items, separate items that can be used professionally from those that are more weekend appropriate.

For professional items, take them here:

Dress for Success

You can donate directly to the organization at their Austin location or you can take your donation to any Westbank Cleaners.  

(Dress for Success items must be on hangers, so make sure to hang them back up before delivery. Shoes and accessories can be placed in bags.)

For casual items or if you’re looking to donate solely at one spot, take them here:  

SAFE Donation Warehouse
1401 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741

Now I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below and tell me your favorite place to consign your unwanted items in Austin.

Xx.

R

20 Boutiques To Shop At Le Garage Sale

It's better than Christmas...it's Le Garage Sale! And guess what?! It’s almost here!

If you've never been before, here's what you need to know:

Le Garage Sale is Austin's largest 2-day, bi-annual shopping experience with more than 80 boutiques under one roof, giving you insane deals and steals that will get your 2019 look on point without breaking the bank. 

It starts with VIP shopping from 10 am -11 am on this Saturday the 26th, then continues that day from 11 am - 6 pm followed by 11 am - 5 pm on Sunday, January 27.

And to celebrate my favorite shopping event of the year, I’m giving away two tickets for you and your gal pal to shop the day away at Le Garage Sale on Saturday or Sunday.

Here’s how to enter:  
1. Follow me on Instagram, "like" the Le Garage Sale post (it's the second in my feed), and tag a friend you'd like to take to the event in the comments of my Le Garage Sale post. 
2."Like" Greer Image Consulting on Facebook

The winner will be contacted via email on January 24th. There's no pick up or print out for tickets. You'll simply mention your name at the door for easy access to all the best sales of 2019!

And if you’re not sure where to start shopping at the big event, here’s my list of must-hit boutiques at Le Garage Sale:

Adelante Boutique



Beaded by W — The best tassels in town!

he Beaded by W is a local Austin jewelry designer whose pieces could add a pop to any outfit. Visit the Beaded by W booth at Le Garage Sale on Saturday, January 26th or Sunday, January 27th.
I love Beaded by W so much, I wore them on my wedding day! These tassel earrings come in almost every color, so they’re the perfect addition to any outfit.

I love Beaded by W so much, I wore them on my wedding day! These tassel earrings come in almost every color, so they’re the perfect addition to any outfit.

Beaded By W makes the best tassel earrings in town, which means they’re a perfect spot to visit at Le Garage Sale in Austin, TX.

Shira Melody Jewelry

Redbird Boutique


Beehive

Beehive has a colorful and eclectic collection of pieces that can easily brighten up your day. Stop by Beehive at Le Garage Sale for some of the best steals in the whole place.

Solid Gold

Spring Frost Boutique


Bloomers & Frocks


Vink Boutique

The Art of Shoes


Dylan Wylde


Esperos Soho

Alma Boutique


Strut


Powder Vintage

Rose & Violets Boutique


Teddies for Betties

Love your lingerie by adding the perfect piece from Teddies for Betties to your collection at Le Garage Sale.
Shop for your sexy little pieces at the Teddies for Betties booth at Le Garage Sale.
Need some fresh bras and panties to 2019? Stop by Teddies for Betties at Le Garage Sale in Austin, TX to find your perfect addition.

Uptown Cheapskate Austin


Now I want to know, what boutique are you most excited to see at Le Garage Sale? Leave me a comment below and tell me where you’ll be shopping this Saturday and Sunday.

Xx.

R