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Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:00 am

It happens to all of us—our closets begin to fill up from the endless shopping, but somehow we end up wearing the same five outfits every week. Vintage ReVamp—a consignment shop concept started by Carol Fuller and Niki Regan—gives people an opportunity to do something with their clothes other than donating it to a thrift store.

Not all older items should be doomed because, as Fuller suggests, with just a bit of a revamp an item can be completely made over. By shopping at Vintage ReVamp, customers have the opportunity of finding items that cannot be found elsewhere, and according to Fuller save up to 80 percent on retail.

Vintage ReVamp will be starting its trial period in Blue Jay this coming weekend, starting Friday, and will operate as a community co-op consignment sale that will have name brands on women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Aside from name brand items, Fuller has taken it upon herself to revamp vintage items making them more fitting for today’s trends.

“Vintage ReVamp gives people another option other than the average mall,” Fuller said. “They can find things here that cannot be found elsewhere.”

In order to run a consignment shop, Fuller depends a lot on consignor’s that are willing to add to the uniqueness of Vintage ReVamp. It is a win-win situation for the consignor as they are getting rid of items they no longer use, all while making some money.

“You can earn extra money by becoming a consignor,” Fuller said. “The more consignor’s we have, the more inventory we have, and we can get a bigger space.”

The idea here is to declutter your wardrobe and make money while doing so. As a consignor of Vintage ReVamp, you can earn up to 60 percent from the items you sell. When finished selling, an extra five percent can be earned by donating the unsold items to the store.

To register as a consignor for Vintage ReVamp, people will need to collect a minimum of 15 items to sell, register online and pay a $12 non-refundable fee. Consignor’s must be 18 years or older. To register as a consignor visit http://www.vintagerevamp.net/register-as-a-consignor.html.

Vintage ReVamp accepts new, and gently used brand name and designer items. The shop aims to sell the latest trends with items perfect for everyday wear, date night, business casual and special occasions. The most desired items are dresses, skinny jeans, shorts and skirts, sweaters and accessories like shoes, handbags, belts and scarves.

If you have items from Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Free People, H&M, Forever 21, J. Crew, True Religion and more, then Vintage ReVamp is the perfect stop for you. Of course there are other brands that are accepted, all dependent on the condition of the item. If a consignor is unsure if an item will be accepted they can email Fuller and Regan at VintageReVamp@charter.net.

“There are people that throw good stuff away because they don’t know what to do with it,” Fuller said. “If the item has character, is in good shape and is not poor quality we take it.”

Vintage ReVamp will open Dec. 2, Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at 27190 HWY 189, next to Health Habitat in Blue Jay. There will be coffee, hot chocolate and cupcakes offered to those that stop by. If all goes well, Fuller and Regan plan on having the consignment sale twice a year. Once during the fall/winter months, and once during the spring/summer months.

For more information on Vintage ReVamp visit http://www.vintagerevamp.net/home.html or call Fuller at (310) 717-2978.

“I feel like the community needs something different,” Fuller said. “Something fresh and fun.”

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