1728 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.951338 -75.169961
Neighborhoods: Center City West, Center City
Declining collection & theft problems – I used to visit here relatively frequently since I work nearby, and I just put up with the snotty attitudes of the women who work there b/c the deals were often pretty good.
However, the quality of the clothes has declined a LOT over the past few months: moth holes, rips, stains, strong mildew odors, etc. Plus, I feel like I'm going crazy when I visit this "high end fashion" consignment store lately b/c the bulk of the clothes are from stores like Old Navy, Forever 21, and the GAP. The average upscale picks are Ann Taylor Loft these days (I wish I was kidding). There are still a few very high end labels to be found, if you're willing to dig, but, seriously, so many of these are really, really out-of-date styles, not even "retro" stylish...just unattractive and dowdy.
Apparently they're refusing to consign any more high end denim labels because of theft, too. Maybe that explains the Gap and Old Navy jeans I've seen? I've also have heard from two different people that they consigned items that the store lost and never recovered. Doesn't seem worth the risk to sell there, and certainly not worth it to buy there anymore, either.
Don't take your good clothing there – If you are a seller, this is the worst place to take your better clothing. I brought them a number of items and when the three month sale period was up, I learned that the most expensive pieces I had given them had all been stolen. And of course, the store has no liability. I lost that clothing and didn't get a dime from the store. Others tell me they have heard sad tales like mine from others who have left expensive clothing at this store.
So, let the seller beware.
My suggestion would be to take your items to a place that has good security, or just give it to friends or relatives.
Best second hand shop in Philly! – I am a huge fan of this place, and if you haven't checked it out yet, you MUST! There is quite a lot of merchandise, all of which is nicely displayed and easily to browse through. The prices are very fair on all sorts of fabulous designers and name brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Longchamp, Prada, Diane Von Furstenburg, Lacoste, True Religion, Seven For All Mankind, Marc Jacobs, Coach, Juicy Couture, and more!
Plus, it's a great place to consign too. It's easy, painless, and I've made more money through selling with them than I have with any other consignment shop since it is so heavily trafficked.
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