By Brad Meyer
Sure, you can pay inflated retail prices to expand your wardrobe and come home with one or two new items ? or you can take a tip from savvy shoppers who know where to get great new looks for school, office or special events at amazing low prices and fill your closet with new looks.
It’s why discerning women with an eye to fashion ? and an appreciation for value ? head to Designers 2nd Debut. Regulars know it’s a unique ladies’ consignment store featuring the best in gently used quality fashions, footwear and accessories.
“Every item is thoroughly inspected for quality,” said owner Monika Hart. “Upscale, modern fashions are typically priced at 25-30 percent of the original retail price. It’s a great way to get more for your money.”
And with Designers 2nd Debut’s all new Rewards program, shoppers can earn discount coupons for even more savings. It’s free to join, simple to use and helps shoppers get more for their hard earned dollars.
“Customers earn points when they sign up and every time they visit the store or make a purchase,” said Hart. “The more points you accumulate, the more you can save. And the points never expire.”
Shoppers earn 15 points just for signing up. Each subsequent purchase of $ 10.00 or more earns an additional five points. Members can cash in 30 points for a $5 discount coupon, 75 points for $10 off or redeem $100 points for a $20 coupon.
“This is on top of our already amazingly low prices on designer clothing, shoes and accessories,” noted Hart.
That’s especially important for prudent buyers shopping for back-to-school clothes or a special event like a wedding or a cruise. You want something nice, but you don’t want to spend a fortune for something that will see limited use.
“A lot of our designer clothes come to us with little or no wear,” noted Hart. “When something no longer fits or no longer suits your taste, but is too nice to just give away, Designers2nd Debut is an alternative that gives quality clothing a second chance ? and earns cash or store credit for the owner via a consignment agreement with the store. It’s an affordable solution for business and professional women to keep a fresh look or for young people on a budget.”
It’s also a great place for teens and adults to shop for wardrobe basics or upscalefashions. The store has an impressive selection of name brands, including Chicos, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Coach, White House Black Market, Anthropologie, Miss Me, Vince Camuto, Franco Sarto, Antonio Melani, Kate Spade, Joe’s, Citizens for Humanity, Brighton, Chelsea and Violet, Johnny Was, and Ivy Jane.
Designers 2nd Debut is the perfect place to shop and signing up for the new Rewards program is an excellent way to save. Great selection, low prices and special sale events are reasons to become a regular visitor ? to the store, online or via Facebook.
For Facebook fans, members have access to weekly specials as well as other special events, discounts and opportunities to save big on great fashions.The shop also offers layaway service, allowing customers to put a deposit on an item and pay for it within 30 days.
“It’s a good idea to check our calendar on Facebook or our website for our specials sales and discount events,” said Hart. “We offer a lot of incentives and specials sales throughout the year.”
It’s no surprise Designers2nd Debut has been the top choice locally for discerning teens and women seeking great fashions at bargain prices. And because no consignment items stay on the shelf longer than 60 days, the inventory is constantly changing.
Shopping at Designers 2nd Debut is also convenient. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at their location at 3500 W. Davis in the Resource Place retail center.
“July and August are great times to bring in consignments for the back-to-school season,” said Hart. “Business really picks up this time of year, so it’s a good time to shop as well.”
The increased traffic means premium fashions tend to go quickly, however. A number of customers stop by regularly just to see what has come in recently.”We get to know our regulars and what they like,” said Hart. “It’s exciting to be able to help someone find a special item they’ve been looking for.”
Abbey, a Sheepadoodle owned by Hart, is a common sight at the store ? and popular with customers, many of whom bring her doggie treats and toys.
“A lot of our regulars stop by to see Abbey when they come to shop,” said Hart. “She’s very friendly and a popular mascot for the store.”
Whatever your style, you get a great look at a great price ? at Designers 2nd Debut. For information on Designers2nd Debut, visit Facebook, logon to www.designers2nd.com or call 936-539-6220.