Designer Resale Consignment Shopping

We took a break from our film festival marathon last week, to check out a local consignment shop. In truth, I dragged my husband along. He’d rather have this eyes put out with a hot poker than go clothes shopping.

It was rainy and cold so I wore Eileen Fisher Ponte knit pants, which are warmer than my crepe ones, my favorite leopard coat, comfy Rockport shooties and a pink wrap to brighten the look. I love pink and gray together.

I’d heard great things about Re-Deux, in Rancho Mirage and was anxious to see what they had.

Shopping at Re-Deux in Rancho Mirage

It’s a resale, vintage and consignment store featuring designer garments and accessories. The owner, Colleen, has been photographed several times by Ari Seth Cohen for Advanced Style and I was hoping to meet her. She wasn’t in the shop that day, but I did have fun poking around.

Resale shopping at Re-Deax in Rancho Mirage
This satin robe is one of my favorite colors but it was way too small for me.

Consignment shopping is like a treasure hunt. There’s only 1 of everything so you have to get lucky and find your size in the garment you want.

Vintage Mink coat at a resale shop
Full-length Mink coat with an alligator belt, anyone?


Resale Shopping at Re-Deux in Rancho Mirage

Jewelry and handbags are an easier find…no size required. They had one vintage Chanel handbag but it wasn’t a color I would use. Apparently, they’d  just sold 3 last week which all sounded like ones I would have loved!

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I think the secret to finding that perfect treasure lies in stalking good resale shops or having a friend on the inside who’ll call you when something awesome comes in.

I’ll be back to Re-Deux during our holiday here because:

  1. I want to shop without my husband
  2. I would like to meet Colleen
  3. I’m hoping someone drops off that perfect vintage handbag I want

Do you shop resale shops? What’s your favorite thing to shop for at consignment stores?

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Thank you to Rockport for sponsoring this post. The shoes were gifted: all words and styling are my own.




  1. I love your blog. I get Eileen Fisher pants on eBay. They have needed altering but all said and done less than $40.

    Thank You For being so honest and open.


    1. Thanks for being here Roseanna! That’s a fabulous price. Good for you!!

  2. I Love, love, love Consignment shopping!! I love getting a great deal. Also Love, finding clothing I may be the only one who has it.
    I’m new to your blog and am enjoying it. If you don’t want to answer this it’s ok, but courteous your age. I’m 58 and enjoying life but trying to figure out a “new style” for our age.
    Do you ever do posts for creams you use for nighttime?

    All the best,

    1. Hi Holly! I’ll be turning 62 in August. How’d that happen so fast? I’ve trying several new face creams and washes lately so I will be sharing. It was time to mix things up because my skin was looking dull.

  3. You look fabulous! I’ve bought several pieces at designer consignment stores. You can find fabulous things there.

    1. I’m going to have to scout out the ones near my home. I can see there is an art to resale shopping.

  4. Jeffery W Green says:

    I’ve hardly bought anything new in over 20 years. If I find myself in a retail establishment, I just gawk in disbelief at the prices. I have a wardrobe of good clothes: Armani, Brioni, Prada, Hugo Boss, and more. I’ve rarely paid more than $20 for any single garment. I love the anticipation of finding another treasure by shopping resale.

    1. You sound like an experienced and successful resale shopper! There are certainly treasures to be had, if we know where to look.

  5. I love resale shopping! You’re right about “stalking”. Really good buys don’t tend to last long at our local shop, so I drop in quite regularly to see what’s new.

    1. I think there are a lot of women stalking the resale shops for the very best deals.

  6. Bravo to your husband for tagging along…mine would drive but would insist on staying in the car reading a book or listening to a podcast!

    1. I begged him to come in to take a few pictures:). He didn’t last long!

  7. has vintage chanel bags for sale today!

    1. Wow, thanks! Heading over to look now.

  8. I left a comment earlier but it seems to have disappeared.
    I find consignment stores have the thrill of the hunt and hopefully a good deal. You never know what you’re going to find. I can easily spend an hour in a good one.
    I hope you get your vintage purse.

    1. I’m haunting the shop hoping to find one. My husband just doesn’t get it 🙂

  9. Susan Bartlett says:

    I found an awesome Eileen Fisher tunic length sweater jacket years ago in a consignment store that I still wear. It’s the only way I could have afforded it!

  10. You finally made it to the consignment shop. Husbands should be banned on these trips, because you can be there for an hour looking, trying on, deciding, chatting with other like minded people and the owner. I was in one,just yesterday, for at least an hour. I ended up finding a leather jacket, a cream cashmere sweater and a wool one, a belt and a caramel colored purse. My friend had a bag full, too. It is the thrill of the hunt in a consignment store.
    Love your leopard coat. It would smarten up any outfit.

    1. They should be banned! Mine wasn’t overly patient either:) she had some very nice things so I’ll be back to check it out in more detail.

  11. I love that pink and grey on you as well, Jennifer. I have a friend who owns a consignment shop here on Ottawa. It’s called Frock Exchange… love that name. I take my own stuff there to sell and she has a list of clients she calls regularly when something their size comes into the store. That’s how most of my stuff gets sold.. when I bring something in, Fiona calls two ladies who are just my size. Sadly I rarely find anything to buy for myself, but I did organize a shopping night for friends. Fiona opened the store just for us one evening, we had wine and nibbles and lots of laughs and everyone (except me) went home with a new-to-them purchase.

    1. That sounds like a fun evening! Love the name too. Maybe Fiona can call you when things your size comes in. I suspect you bring in some great things in!

  12. retro-roost says:

    Thank you for all of your posts lately. They are great!! I feel like I’m on a little vacation too.
    I love thrifting at the Discovery Shop — the American Cancer Society resale store. Their shops are located in up scale communities, and I usually shop for vintage decor, especially wood items, which have added warmth and interest to my spaces. In many instances, these items seem better made than newer items of today, and/or are made with materials that, sadly, are no longer available. In any case, a treasure hunt is always fun!

  13. This is my kind of treasure hunting!! I wish we were in the same town to shop together…and I love your outfit!

    1. We would have such fun!!

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