Monday, May 3, 2010

Consigned Design in Alabaster- bet you didn't know it was there.

By Cheri

In a small plaza on the corner of Rt. 119 and Fulton Springs Rd. in Alabaster, AL. is a cute consignment shop run by Wendy B. I have been eyeing this place since we moved here this past Nov. and finally made the time last Friday to stop in and check it out. I was pleasantly surprised.

Consignment stores, thrift stores etc: can be a gamble whether they have up to date items, how clean and organized the store is and this one rates right up there. Wendy has an up to date, organized and clean store; one you would like to frequent from time to time.

Look at these cute dressed mannequins. Don't they just scream "summer" and sherbert ice cream?

Wendy has really dressed up and accessorized to go from office, to evening and then casual.

On this one wall she has lots of really cute formals to choose from. Prom time is coming.

And in this case and the case at check out she carries some Dooney & Bourke handbags besides some consignment bags.

On her carousels she has and more jewelry that is so reasonably priced that you couldn't just walk away with one piece. Isn't that clear beaded necklace so versatile? And look at those pearls.

Summer time hear we come.

More accessories and she even carries SHOES!

Last week when I was there I was not able to spend as much time as I would have liked but did spy some purses on top of one of the carousels and couldn't resist. I scored these two purses for $18.00. It wasn't until I got home and noticed the one on the right had an embossed "S" on the bottom and here it was a Saks Fifth Ave. purse. I am not a name brand person, I just like what I like, but I wondered "why" there was that "S" and now I know.

Wendy will tell you that when you look at the tags, on the back, there might be a date stamped on it. The date will let her know (you too) how much it will be discounted at the register.

Even with the wonderful prices that Wendy has you may get lucky and pick up something with an additional discount.

** Added bonus: If you love Mary Kay and do not have a consultant, Wendy does sell Mary Kay products too. Usually on Monday nights after the store closes she will have one on one consulting, but you need to call and be added to her list. If you feel uncomfortable with other women, Wendy will be glad to make arrangements with you to work solo. (Disclaimer: I have not been paid or even asked to mention Consigned Design or Mary Kay on this blog...I just wanted to share).

Consigned Design
72 Fulton Springs Road
Alabaster, AL 35007-5362
(205) 664-7540


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Awesome! Another thrift shop to add to my route! Great post. TY

Kate said...

This place is great! I've been a couple of times and loved it!

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