Monday, December 30, 2013

This New Year, Resolve to Shop Consignment More Often (or Exclusively)

As you consider your New Year's Resolutions over these next few days, why not resolve to do more consignment shopping? Now, I'm not suggesting that you make a resolution to shop more in the New Year. For most of us, that would be like resolving to eat more cake--a whole lot of fun, but not necessarily a valid or productive resolution. What I am suggesting, is that you resolve to replace some of your shopping excursions to malls and outlets with trips to consignment stores. Even better still, you could resolve to buy ONLY secondhand clothing and accessories for a set period of time this New Year, whether that's a month, a season or the entire year.

Still not fully convinced to make a consignment-oriented change in your shopping habits? Check out the list that follows for six superbly convincing reasons to make (more) consignment shopping a goal in the upcoming year. And get a jump on your newly-minted resolution at ReDress today during our 30% off sale on all dresses, winter coats (excluding furs), and leather jackets.

6.) Better quality for better prices:

Allow me to illustrate this one with an example: If you were to stop in to ReDress today, you could find a Versace dress on sale for $68. For the same amount of money at the mall, you could possibly afford to buy a lower-quality dress at H&M. In fact, many of the dresses at H&M would probably set you back a little more than the Versace. And, of the two, the Versace is in-arguably the better made dress and, consequently, the dress more likely to stay with you for years to come.

5.) Support local businesses:

By shopping consignment, you can choose to support smaller locally-owned businesses instead of major corporations. In fact, according to a statistic published in Time Magazine, twice as much money goes back into the community when you spend it at local business as opposed to a large chain. 

4.) It's good for the environment: 

According to an article published by the Huffington Post, Americans dispose of an unbelievable 13.1 million tons of textile waste each year.The amount of that waste that actually gets recycled is shocking--a mere 15%. Consignment stores help to keep perfectly good pieces out of landfills by finding them a second (or third or fourth etc.) home. Furthermore, when you choose to purchase clothing on consignment, you are making use of an item that already exists rather than creating demand for a new one.

3.) One-of-a-kind styles:

Consignment stores generally only have one of each item in stock. This presents the perfect opportunity to snag unique statement pieces for your wardrobe. How dull it is to look just like everyone else when a whole wide world of one-of-a-kind pieces await you! 

2.) New Year= Whole New You:

For most of us, creating an entirely new wardrobe can take years, mostly because of the considerable expense involved in purchasing pieces at regular retail stores. If you can truly commit to shopping consignment more often this year, then a new wardrobe for the New Year is an entirely achievable goal. That is partially because, a wardrobe that would cost thousands of dollars, if purchased brand new, will cost you only a few hundred dollars if purchased at a consignment store.

1.) It's WAY easier than a diet:

This one sort of speaks for itself. Wouldn't it be nice to make an easily achievable New Year's resolution this year?

PLEASE NOTE: ReDress will close at 3pm on December 31st, remain closed for New Year's Day, and re-open at 11am on January 2. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Last Chance for Last Minute Gifts!

Stop by today for 30% off the original price of jewelry and scarves! We will be open from 11-6.

Chalcedony collar, RDB $74; Vintage scarf, RDB $54

Friday, December 20, 2013

ReDress to the Rescue: Last Minute Gifts!

Nicole and Jenna model glasses, scarves and hats currently available at ReDress

Accessories make excellent last minute gifts! Below are some of the most gift-able items available in our store right now: 

Longchamp 'Planetes' tote: RDB $78 and Salvatore Ferragamo silk scarf: RDB $68

Esacada resin cuff: RDB $34

Coach croc-embossed tote--NEW WITH TAGS: RDB $128

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Customer Style: Stunning in Silk

Jennifer is wearing a 1950s Anne Fogarty silk dress purchased at ReDress

There is nothing (seriously--not even chocolate) that all of us at ReDress love more than seeing a beautiful piece go to a loving home. So when we received this photo from one of our amazing customers, Jennifer, it was like Christmas came early. We absolutely love how she expertly paired this 1950s Anne Fogarty silk dress, purchased at the store, with the perfect vintage headpiece and Mary Jane heels.

Love Jennifer's outfit? Stop by the store to pick up some one-of-a-kind vintage flair of your own!

If you would like to share a fabulous outfit with pieces from our store, we would love to feature you on our blog and Facebook too. Just e-mail us at or post the photo directly to our Facebook wall.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Snag a Statement Coat

This week, ReDress will be offering 20% off winter coats, jackets, and blazers and 10% off furs (regular priced items only). Come snag a statement coat just in time for winter, not to mention, just in time to be the most stylish arrival to Thanksgiving dinner! Perhaps this Cartonnier 'Enduring Tweed' Coat in size 2 will do the trick? Originally priced at $138 in store, it will be just $110 this week during the sale!

Like what you see? Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @RedressBoston to see the latest fashionable finds as they arrive in our store!

Reduce, Recycle, ReDress Boston: We are currently accepting stylish winter consignment, including coats, sweaters, jewelry, bags and boots. Reduce your wardrobe, recycle the excess by consigning it, and then ReDress yourself in something totally fabulous--guilt free! Call us at 617.879.0037 or e-mail us at to make an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Saturday from 11:30am-5:15pm.

Friday, November 15, 2013

20% Off Boots This Weekend!

This weekend all of our regular priced boots will be 20% off. We have a wide selection available, including cowboy boots, equestrian boots, ankle boots, and heeled booties. Stop in to get a fabulous deal on boots that are made for walking (and for Boston winters too)!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Our Hats are Off to All of You

All of us here at the store were so excited when one of our customers, Xin, stopped by to show us that she was wearing her latest ReDress purchase--this lovely vintage hat. We love how she styled it with the pearl earrings and green wool coat for a look that is demure, classic, and stunning, all at once.

Envious of Xin's seriously fabulous, one-of-a-kind hat? Stop by ReDress and find one of your own! The store is full to the brim with an unbelievable collection of vintage hats--fur, fascinators, fedoras--you name it, we probably have it. Most of the hats are priced between $18 and $54. However, if you stop by today, you can take advantage of our 20% off store-wide sale and snag an even greater bargain!

Curious about what millinery magnificence awaits you? Below is just a small sampling of what we currently have in-stock, as modeled by the adorable Jenna, who gave us quite the fabulous fashion show while her mother shopped.

Hat: Adolfo II/Vintage, RDB $32 24; Gloves: Filene's/Vintage, RDB $24; Fur Collar: Vintage RDB $38

Hat: Vintage, RDB $24

Hat: Vintage fur pillbox, RDB $32; Fur Cuffs: Sheared possum (include matching collar), RDB $68 51; Fox Fur Collar: SOLD; Gloves: Vintage leather, RDB $18

NOW ACCEPTING WINTER CONSIGNMENT: We are currently looking for high-end winter items in great condition. If you have designer denim, boots, winter coats, jewelry, vintage, sweaters, or anything just downright incredible and one-of-a-kind, we would love to sell it for you. Give us a call at 617.879.0037 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

20% Off Sale Today (11/7) through Saturday (11/9)

Don't let your style go into hibernation this winter! Stop by ReDress Boston today (11/7) through Saturday (11/9) for 20% off all regular priced items and 10% off furs.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from all of us here at ReDress! Stop by the store for some delicious treats, as well as 25% off jackets, coats, and skirts!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Vintage Tag Sale THIS Saturday October 26th

This Saturday (October 26) from 11:30am to 5:30pm, ReDress Boston will be hosting a vintage tag sale (if there is inclement weather, we will reschedule). We will be offering a great selection of vintage pieces at dramatically reduced prices: coats, dresses, seperates, hats and accessories--all seasons, all eras, but mostly 50s, 60s, and 70s, with a few pieces from the 80s. Don't forget, not only does vintage make a fabulous fashion statement, it can also make a scarily good Halloween costume. Help us make room for lots more amazing vintage in the store! Be sure to come early in order to get the best selection.

Battle Royale Day 1: Catalina

Today is Day 1 one of ReDress' Battle Royale. Help us determine the Look of the Week, by liking the ones you most enjoy as they are posted on Facebook. Today's look is brought to you by the fabulous Catalina, who describes it as the perfect thing for "strolling Santa Barbara." Visit us on Facebook at to "like" your favorite looks and check back tomorrow to see Sarah's creation!

Detail View:

Dress: Vintage 1950s (sz XS/S), RDB $98; Necklace: RDB $24 18

Shoes: Nine West (sz 5), RDB $34; Bag: Herve Chapelier, RDB $48 $36

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Scary Amazing Halloween Costumes at Scary Good Prices

Vintage and contemporary consigned clothes make great Halloween costumes--either as a starting foundation and/or to add finishing touches with accessories. Take a look at Betty below, dressed in authentic 1950s vintage clothing and accessories, all of which are for sale at ReDress Boston. Plus the clothes can be worn later not as a costume also--a big bonus over just buying a costume!

In addition to Betty's "Marilyn Monroe" 50s bombshell costume, we have the makings for other costumes, just to name a few:

  • 20s flapper
  • 30s glam movie star
  • 40s film noir character
  • "Mad Men" 50s, 60s, 70s costume--you pick who you want to be--Betty, Joan, Meagan
  • 60s flower power/mod girl
  • 70s flower child or hippie
  • contemporary witch or evil temptress--lots of black and purple
  • punk rocker
  • Pochahontas
The staff here at ReDress Boston will all be dressed up for Halloween and giving out treats. Come in and visit us and bring the kids by for some candy on October 31!

Plus, on October 26th, we are having a vintage sidewalk sale! You might find the perfect costume at a scary low price. Help us make room for the wonderful vintage pieces that are being consigned by buying some of the pieces we have dramatically marked down and are ready to sell. Come early for the best selection. We will be open from 11am-6pm. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013


It's a ReDress BATTLE ROYALE! Next Monday through Saturday, every day we will be posting a fabulous look created by one of our staff members. Vote for your favorite look each day by "liking" it on Facebook. The look with the most votes will be chosen as our "Look of the Week." The winning staff member will receive a lifetime's worth of bragging rights. Kidding. But only kind of.

Be sure to check in Monday to see the first creation, brought to you by our very own Catalina.

Monday, October 14, 2013

ReDress Featured on The Boston Fashionista

Here at ReDress, we are always overjoyed when we can bring together amazing women and amazing clothing and accessories. So, naturally, we were simply thrilled when Kristen, the Boston Fashionista, featured her new Bvlgari briefcase from ReDress on her blog. Check out the full post and see how she styled it at:

Monday, September 30, 2013

It's The Little Things...

It's the little things that can make an outfit great. And right now, ReDress Boston has a whole lot of great little things in the store. Below is just a small sampling of the ridiculously amazing array of bags, jewelry and accessories available in our store this fall.

(Clockwise) Blue Nile rosegold link necklace, RDB $128; Tiffany & Co. sterling necklace, RDB $198; Gucci logo buckle belt (sz M), RDB $98; Vintage 1920s  mesh handbag, RDB $98, Hermes bangle, RDB $358; Gucci sunglasses, RDB $88

Detail view of Hermes bangle

Friday, September 6, 2013

Welcome Fall Fashion and ReDress' Newest Employee, Susan

We're baaaaaaack! Vacation was fun, but let's face it, we missed all of you (OK, and the clothes too, but mostly you--we swear). We are very excited to welcome our newest store employee, Susan. An avid vintage collector and lover-of-all-things-stylish, she brings a welcome vintage flair to our store. Please stop by and introduce yourselves! Susan is modeling one of our favorite fall new arrivals--a limited edition Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade dress (sz 2, $178). This flirty transitional dress surely won't stick around too long so grab it while it is still here!

ReDress Boston is currently accepting transitional/fall consignment. Please call 617.879.0037 to make an appointment! Reduce, recycle, ReDress Boston.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Customer Style: Lorraine and Happy New Year!

Lorraine modeling Dress: Cut Loose, Fascinator, and Hat: Mr. John/Vintage all purchased at ReDress Boston

ReDress Boston would like to wish all of our followers a Happy New Year! We were overjoyed when one of our favorite customers stopped by after attending services at her synagogue dressed head-to-toe in fabulous finds from our store and simply couldn't wait to share her look with all of you. We hope you love it as much as we do and look forward to seeing you all in the store this fall.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

ReDress Boston Summer Sale: Friday 8/9 and Saturday 8/10

ReDress Boston is very excited to announce that this Friday and Saturday, we will be having the summer sale to end all summer sales. Everything in store will be 50% off the original price (jewelry excluded). Now is the time to snag the perfect wardrobe for your end of summer vacation at a price to write home about. Just in case you weren't already totally thrilled to stop by, we have put together a list of our five favorite pieces that will be 50% off tomorrow to get you excited for this the fabulous deals we will have in our store this weekend.

Repetto Pumps, sz 9.5, RDB $144; Sale $72

Vintage Marimekko Maxi, sz S, RDB $138; Sale $69

Vintage Gucci Turnlock Messenger, RDB $118; Sale $59


Jimmy Choo Espadrilles, sz 6, RDB $148; Sale $79

Hermes 'Trim' Bag, RDB $1198; Sale $598

Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Nights

Much to the relief of, presumably, nearly everyone (or everyone sensible, at least), the heat wave of last week has given way to far milder weather. But, let us not forget, that Mother nature is fickle indeed. The only certain escape from the dog days of summer are the summer nights. [Cue Grease soundtrack] And right around the time you revel in the temperatures cooling, you make sure your style heats up with the addition of some fabulous layers. ReDress has everything you need to look hotter than a Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper (the world's hottest, according to the Guinness Book) night after night, no matter your size, style, or budget.

'Tell me more, tell me more,' you say? Read on!

Hopelessly Devoted to Blue:

Sweater, Ralph Lauren Black Label, sz M (fits like S), RDB $84
Skirt, Ann Taylor, sz 6, RDB $28
Belt, Country Road, sz S, RDB $10.50
Purse, Olivia Harris by Joy Gryson, NEW WITH DUST BAG, RDB $118
Necklace, Vintage, RDB $21

Friday, July 19, 2013

ReDress for Less: Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Percy

You could go to Bloomingdale's and purchase this adorable Marc by Marc Jacobs cross body bag, called the "Classic Q Percy" for $198. And I wouldn't judge you; it would be worth every penny. Speaking of judgement, this bag is about as unpretentious as they come. Night out? Grocery shopping? This classy little sweetheart hardly knows the difference. And while she might be worth the full $198, you could also hurry in to ReDress Boston and scoop her up for $98 like the supah smaht shoppah I know that you are.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Jewels So Sweet That You Can't Have Just One

Fans of Kate Spade and J Crew, prepare to do some intense coveting. We currently have a large selection of candy-colored summer jewels, so sweet you can't possibly have just one.

(pictured) Starfish Cuff, RDB $18; Blue Faceted Earrings, RDB $22; Kate Spade 'Apple of My Eye' Bangle RDB $24; Red Leather Clover Earrings RDB $22; J Crew Yellow Beaded Necklace, RDB $34

It's not as easy as you would think to be a piece of perfect summer statement jewelry and endure the envy of the floaty maxi dresses and funky woven beach totes that only wish they could be the constant center of attention like you. But these intrepid beauties are never deterred from their aim, which is to help you shine all summer long no matter where you go. So snatch them up quickly and bring them to the blustery beach days and boardwalk nights of their dreams. And hurry, if you could please, while they've still got their sugary sweet disposition. I would hate for these babies to have to come to me in tears asking, "Why am I still here?"

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wicked Local Reader's Choice Best of Brookline Award

ReDress Boston is VERY proud to announce that we won the Reader's Choice Best of Brookline award in the Consignment category. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our amazing customers for making this success possible. It has been a true pleasure becoming a part of the Brookline community over the past year and a half. So, from the very bottom of our hearts, thank you!

If you would like to check out the award, visit and look for us in the Brookline section or pick up a copy of the Brookline Tab!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I'm Shipping Up to (ReDress) Boston!

"Ahoy landlubbers! I am a nautical vintage cotton Hermes blouse and I'm shipping up to ReDress Boston--just in time for the Tall Sails Festival this upcoming week. Are you ready to sail away with an amazing and thematically on-point blouse, matey?"
(Sz 6/8, RDB $298)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ferragamo Fans, Rejoice!

Ferragamo fans who wear a size 7.5-8 shoe are in luck this week! ReDress Boston just received six pairs of brand new and barely worn Ferragamo shoes in sizes 7.5-8. Styles available range from classic logo bow flats to stunning slingbacks. Check out the pictures below and be sure to visit the store to meet their siblings--Burberry loafers and Poetic License pumps!

(from left), sz 7.5, RDB $88 and sz 8, RDB $84

(from left) sz 7.5, RDB $88 and sz 7.5, RDB $88

(from left), sz 7.5, RDB $88 and sz 8, RDB $78 

Friday, June 14, 2013

T.I.M.O.D.* : Bvlgari Aviators Edition

T.I.M.O.D.* These Bvglari aviators (original retail $650) were a dynamic deal at $128. Today, they were marked down to--get ready--just $64!As Janis Joplin would say, "Get 'em while you can..." NOW SOLD!

*Totally Insane Markdown of the Day

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Statement Jewels are a Girl's Best Friend

Who needs diamonds? I've always been a statement necklace kind of girl

As those of you who subscribe to our e-mails already know, ReDress Boston recently got in a collection of some of the most amazing pieces of costume jewelry we have had in the store to-date. What follows is a preview of some of our favorite pieces. And they are only the very tip of the iceberg! Be sure to come in to see the full collection or, if you follow us from far away, give us a call at 617.879.0037 to place a phone order and have your favorite piece sent right to your home.

Onyx, Rose Quartz, Glass and Sterling, RDB $224

Rutilated Lemon Quartz and Sterling, RDB $198

Blue stone and Silver tone Costume, RDB $54

Blue Topaz and Sterling, RDB $178

Black Marbled Granite and Sterling Necklace, RDB $184 and Ring, RDB $38

Peridot, Labradorite and Citrine, RDB $124

Rose Quartz, Mother of Pearl and Agate, RDB $78