Fall has Begun
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Fall has officially begun. The air is cool and crisp. The leaves are starting to change colors and fall. The scent of wood-burning stoves fills the air. Along with these wonderful things, fall prompts me to dig out the sweaters, long pants, coats, and boots. My husband and I have pretty much everything we need for fall, minus a few items, however, our growing 2-year-old, does not. This prompts me to make a few shopping sprees to our local consignment or thrift store(s) soon!
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Standard BAGGU Reusable Bag
*The BAGGU National Consignment Reusable Bag shown in the pictures below was provided to me to help spread the word about #neverthrowaway, #National Consignment Day by The RealReal.* You can purchase the BAGGU Reusable Bag here. This bag is great! I love the rust color, especially now as we are going into fall. The bag holds 50lbs (approx. the contents of 2-3 plastic grocery bags) and weighs less than 2 oz. It fits comfortably in your hand or over your shoulder. The bag is 100% Ripstop nylon and is machine washable. It is machine washable (YEA!) and ethically made in China. Order your BAGGU Reusable Bag so you can be more sustainable and thrifty!
Bring out the Fall Clothes
Since I am currently pregnant, I may need to pick up a few items for fall. I really enjoy shopping, but really enjoy shopping at consignment and thrift stores. I do like the rush of finding a great deal on a name brand item, for sure! It is nice to be able to find something that someone else no longer uses or needs and get some great use out of it for me or my family. This is a great way to be sustainable, not to mention save money (or make it) through consignment.
Sustainability & Consignment
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I have purchased from local consignment/thrift stores for a number of years, and have also sold (& donated) some of my items through them. I enjoy doing both, although shopping is my favorite (ask my husband!). Sustainability is very important for me, especially as our little family is growing. It makes me feel like I am getting a great deal while at the same time not being harmful to our environment. Consignment is a great way to do both! Consignment means being able to feed my need to shop and getting very high-quality items as well as being able to be sustainable! Two birds, one stone!
I feel that not only is shopping at consignment shops enjoyable for me, it also helps me feel like I am doing something good for society by recycling things that are still good and saving them from being thrown away!
The RealReal is an online consignment shop for luxury items. You can find high-quality name brand items for a fraction of the price than you would find at the retail stores. If you enjoy consigning to make a little extra money (and saving things from landfills (WIN, WIN) check them out to get top dollar for your high-quality pieces. Also, if you enjoy getting name brand items for bargain prices (who doesn’t?) The RealReal is a great place to shop! Get out and start shopping at your local consignment/thrift stores if you don’t already do so. Stay sustainable and thrifty!