Friday, October 18, 2019

Shopping Sustainably at FiFi's Consignment Boutique in Cameron Village + 7 great FALL finds!

There's never been a better time to shop for clothing + accessories, secondhand. More and more we understand how important it is to reuse and recycle and shop sustainably for quality items. Shopping curated local consignment boutiques are a great (and fun!) way to find gorgeous, unique, quality clothing and accessories. Fifi's Consignment of Cameron Village is a standout consignment store in Raleigh, carrying seasonal designer and name-brand apparel and accessories, including handbags, jewelry, shoes, scarfs and much more!

Pre-owned clothing and accessories are not only attractive to customers because of the price, but also because of the sustainability. By choosing to shop consignment you help reduce the demand for "fast-fashion" which translates to saving water and materials used in the production process, and reducing tons of waste that comes from the process of manufacturing clothes. Shopping consignment and secondhand clothing reduces business for companies who may also be guilty of poor working conditions and failing to support worker's rights.

Located conveniently in Cameron Village, Fifi's is a fun place to shop with knowledgeable and friendly staff. New merchandise is arriving every day! They accept seasonal items year-round, no appointment is necessary. Not only is the selection fantastic at Fifi's, it's also really well organized and easy to shop.

When items are not sold, they are donated to local charities, putting those items back into the Raleigh community to support women's shelters, and other charities like Dress for Success, avoiding ending up in our landfills.

Fifi's is thoughtful about what they accept, taking quality reputable name brands versus fast trendy fashion brands. Secondhand shopping is trending up especially with younger shoppers today (it's the way my teenagers almost always shop!) and it's expected to continue to be a fast growing market.

There's nothing better than walking out of the store with something that's "new to you" purchased at a bargain price that can add a little spark to your Fall wardrobe, and knowing you've also helped the planet, one purse or pair of shoes at a time.

LOCATION: 2028 Cameron Street, Raleigh
HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm, Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

I was at Fifi's Consignment in Cameron Village last week and I wanted to highlight 7 great fashion finds at the store!

1. Fifi's has great oversized bags / totes, perfect for FALL. 

Tory Birch tote.

Dooney & Bourke vintage tote and clutch.

2. FALL is always bootie season! Check out these Doc Martens too!

Huge variety of booties at Fifi's! LOVE these black boots with the tiny fringe detailing.

3. Perfect for the college student! A cute sporty cap.

Sporty winter cap by Vince Camuto.

4. Oversized and polarized. Lots of great sunglasses for fun in the FALL sun.

RayBan, Quay and many other high end brands of sunglasses to chose from.

5. Sweater Weather + Blanket Scarves.

Chose from a big basket full of blanket scarves in every color!

6. Support local Raleigh artists by investing in handmade, local jewelry.

Beautiful handmade jewelry from Feather and Stone - @featherandstonenc

Feather and Stone ~ Amelia Lu Lynch

Feather and Stone ~ Amelia Lu Lynch

Feather and Stone ~ Amelia Lu Lynch

7. Add a cool new jacket to your FALL wardrobe!

Cute and colorful Burberry jacket is just perfect for Fall.

Mini backpack makes a great accessory to any outfit! Backpack by Francesco Biasia.

Super cute fitted and cropped jacket by Cynthia Steffe, sporty and smart!

#CVTRENDREPORT: I'm excited to partner again with Cameron Village this FALL to feature some of the great merchants in the Village and highlight some 2019 Fall trends and great "hidden gems". I love shopping, dining, drinking, exploring local and it's been an amazing opportunity to get to know these merchants, their stories and their passion for what they do!

Happy 70th birthday this Fall to the Shops at Cameron Village!
Join the festivities in OCTOBER!

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