The Ultimate Personal Style Quiz To Rock Your Wardrobe

What’s YOUR personal style? How many times have you walked into your closet and thought, “Ugh, I have nothing to wear!” even though your closet is filled to the brim with clothing (a lot of which still have the tags on them). 

It’s probably because you haven’t yet figured out what your personal style is. You’re trying out a bunch of different looks that don’t seem to fityou or feel right. And that’s okay!

We’re here to help you discover your unique look, so you can fill your closet with clothing and accessories that make you feel confident, happy, and bright. We can help you reorganize your wardrobe so when you walk into your closet you instead say, “There’s toomuch to wear in here! I can’t wait to get dressed and look incredible!” 

We love a good style quiz as much as you do… And this is the ultimate test to find out what your current style is!

As you go thorough the quiz, tally up your answers with their corresponding letters. At the end, you’ll unlock your Current Boutique style! It’s that easy—and fun! 

1. Which of these sets of words do you most identify with? 

  • A – casual, comfortable, vintage 
  • B – timeless, sophisticated, elegant 
  • C – unique, spirited, eclectic
  • D – bold, confident, striking
  • E –  pretty, girly, soft
  • F – magnetic, flaunting, flirty 
  • G – trendy, Contemporary, tonal 

2. Which description sounds most like you? 

  • A – My favorite clothes are ones I can lounge in. I prioritize comfort and practicality, but I also love clothes that have a cool story to them. 
  • B – I prefer investing in quality clothing that’s good for my health and for the world. I like timeless looks that withstand the test of time. 
  • C – I love expressing my personal style. I am spirited and original. 
  • D – I wear clothes that make a statement. I’m comfortable being the center of attention, and I like wearing pieces that feel like artwork.  
  • E – I love feeling girly and feminine. I like clothes that make me feel flowing and free. 
  • F – I love my body and I want to flaunt it. I am magnetic to those around me. 
  • G – I am poised, polished, and professional. I want to be both classic and contemporary at the same time.

3. Which outfit would you prefer to wear out on the town? 

  • A – white tee shirt, bootcut jeans, a black sweater, and sneakers
  • B – light neutral blouse, black pants, a beige overcoat, and designer ballet flats
  • C – graphic shirt, floral print pants, bright windbreaker, sparkly high tops
  • D – frilled crop top, flare jeans, woven wedges, statement necklace
  • E – pink floral top, white jeans, denim jacket, and light pink ballet flats
  • F – red velvet bodysuit, leather pants, black heels, hoop earrings
  • G – white button up, light wash jeans, black denim jacket, neutral loafers

4. Which formal outfit would you wear to a party?  

  • A – knee-length sundress, black sandals, cross body bag, silver watch
  • B – little black dress, pearl earrings, black stilettos with gold accents, black frame bag
  • C – neon print top, artwork heels, character purse, white gem earrings
  • D – floral maxi skirt, white tank top, black frill earrings, lace up heels
  • E – white lace dress, pink strappy heels, floral crossbody, dainty rings 
  • F – slip dress, sparkly clutch, swooping necklace, mesh heels
  • G – maxi black dress, gold tear drop earrings, investment bag, red heels

5. Which designer do/would you shop at the most? 

  • A – J. Crew 
  • B – Chanel 
  • C – Alice and Olivia 
  • D – Ted Baker 
  • E – Rebecca Taylor 
  • F – Diane Von Furstenberg
  • G – Theory 

6. Which activity sounds most fun to you? 

  • A – reading a good book
  • B – attending a conference 
  • C – painting or journaling 
  • D – window shopping 
  • E – dancing in the mirror 
  • F – going dancing with your girls
  • G – going to work   

7. Which quote speaks to you most? 

  • A – “Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  • B – “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel
  • C – “Always have fun with fashion. Dress to entertain yourself!” – Betsey Johnson
  • D – “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katherine Hepburn 
  • E – “The essence of femininity is to absolutely love being a woman.” – Madonna  
  • F – “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • G – “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah  

If you got mostly As… 

You’re a Vintage Lover!

Your easygoing nature and carefree attitude draw you towards more casual, relaxed outfits. You like simple lines and designs that are easy to wear. You’re obsessed with soft, cool vintage pieces that have been lived full lives with a history in them. You tend towards denim, cotton, and lightweight fabrics, and your accessories tend to be minimalistic, and often sentimental. Your footwear is practical and comfortable, like ballet flats or your favorite sneakers. You’re fashion savvy, but you love the practical part of fashion too. You’ll throw on a vintage piece because it makes you feel connected to the world around you. 

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If you got mostly Bs… 

You’re a Classic Beauty!

You love investing in quality fabrics with timeless styles. You prefer to throw on something with classic refinement rather than jump on trends and styles. Your polished, professional look that often matches and coordinates. You lean towards more neutral colors, blacks, and solid colors. Your accessories complement your clothes, but they’re not the centerpiece of the look.  For you, putting on clothes is about sustainable fashion and connecting with timeless fashion icons of years past. You’re a pro when finding, selecting, and purchasing quality clothing items that will last in your closet for years to come. 

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If you got mostly Cs… 

You’re a Downtown Darling!

You are spontaneous, fun, and the hit of the party. You’re not overly influenced by trends, but rather you’re a trendsetter yourself. You believe that fashion comes without rules, and every outfit is uniquely yours. Fashion, for you, is meant to reflect your personality and make a statement. Your wardrobe is filled with colors, textures, and prints. Your accessories are usually statement pieces, and you’re not afraid to mix and match. You’re always down to hit the town and show off your style. 

Shop Downtown Darling

If you got mostly Ds… 

You’re a Rebel Style Star!

You’re all about effortless yet striking fashion. You like trying out trends while maintaining a mysterious, cool air about you. You’ll often go for a basic piece with lots of details or a single accent, like a bold lip or an eye-catching shoe. You believe jewelry is like wearable art, and you’re not afraid to get funky with thick chains and big earrings. You’ve got an edgy vibe, and you look incredible in leather pieces head to toe. You’re confident knowing you totally rock the look.

Shop Rebel Style Star

If you got mostly Es… 

You’re a Boho Romantic!

You are a total free spirit in a soft, feminine way. Generally, you prefer flowing silhouettes with girly features like bows, ruffles, pleats, and lace. You tend towards the muted and light colors as well as florals and delicate designs. It’s possible you even imagine yourself wandering along the beach or in the middle of a meadow when you throw on your favorite skirt or white blouse. You look gorgeous in both minimalist jewelry as well as larger, eclectic finds. You can rock it in ballet flats or strappy sandals equally. Your style is as free and flowing as you are. 

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If you got mostly Fs… 

You’re a Sexy Siren!

You are the center of attention in bold colors and prints that make you stand out. You’re all about figure-hugging silhouettes, sparkly heels, and thrilling accessories that will turn heads. You know how to intrigue with mystery, and grab the attention of the room. Flirtation and fun are the name of the game, and your fashion style helps you dominate with confidence. You know that when you look great, you feel great! You’ll go for trending styles or timeless looks, as long as they make you feel hot. 

Shop Sexy Siren.

If you got mostly Gs… 

You’re a Polished Professional!

You dress to impress. You’re driven by work, and your fashion reflects that drive and confidence. You’re willing to experiment with styles and trends, but you like to keep it tasteful for the office. You love playing around with solid colors with classic silhouettes, and you tend towards the monochrome look with one color in different tones and materials. Your jewelry and shoes are minimalist but confidence-boosting. Your wardrobe is filled to the brim with boss-lady essentialsthat bring out the fashion leader in you. 

Shop Polished Professional

Does your style quiz result match your wardrobe? Start shopping your style now to see more looks that you’ll love!  

How To Choose The Right Sunglasses For Your Face

Buying the perfect sunglasses is one of the greatest challenges of being a fashionista! It can feel especially impossible to buy sunglasses online, because you have no way of knowing if they’ll be the perfect fit when they come in the mail. Even if you’re in the store, you could end up staring at a rack of sunnies, trying every pair on for hours…until they all start to look the same. 

How can you find the perfect pair in less time without the headache? 

Let’s make purchasing sunglasses simpler and easier—and a lot more fun!  

In this blog, I’m taking you through how to choose the right sunglasses for you based on face shape, size, style, color, and protection! 

Face shape 

You can narrow your search quickly and effectively if you start the buying process based on your face shape. You want the shape of your glasses to accentuate your face’s best features. Most face shapes fall into four gorgeous categories: heart, round, oval, or square. 

Heart

Your heart is so big that it shows up in your face shape too!  A heart face has a broad brow line and the chin is the narrowest part of the face. To highlight the downward pointed jawline and moderate the brow, you want frames that are wider on top than on bottom. 

Your heart shaped face would love these kinds of frames:

  • Cat eye 
  • Retro square
  • Brow line 

Round

The soft roundness of your face is gorgeously feminine and delicate. Round faces are widest at the cheekbones and narrower at the forehead and jawline. The width and length of your face are roughly the same. We recommend focusing on horizontal frames, as this will elongate the look of the face while drawing attention to your natural beauty.  

Angular frames look especially striking against a round face:

  • Cat eye
  • Square
  • Oversized

Oval 

The most versatile face shape, an oval face is longer than it is wide. You can pull off just about any sunglasses shape with your oval face, but more upswept styles will complement your cheekbones and brow gorgeously. Horizontal, rectangular frames look especially nice against your face’s vertical orientation. 

Some styles you’ll want to start browsing: 

  • Aviators
  • Oversized
  • Retro square

Square

Square faces have striking, prominent features like a strong jaw, high cheekbones, and a wide forehead. To balance the strength of your face, you’ll want to look for soft lines, curvy frames, or rimless edges on your glasses. 

Try out the follow styles: 

  • Aviators
  • Brow line
  • Round
  • Butterfly
  • Rimless or semi-rimless

Color

Want to find the perfect color for your sunglasses frames that will make your face “pop”? Here’s how! 

First, determine the undertone of your skin color. There are three classifications: 

  • Cool: pink, red, or blue undertones
  • Warm: peachy, gold, or yellow undertones
  • Neural: a mix of warm and cool 

The best way to figure out your undertone is by looking at your veins. If they’re blue or purple, you’re likely cool-toned. If they’re greenish, you’re warm toned. You’re likely neutral if your veins look both blue and green. 

You may also be able to tell based on the jewelry that looks best on you. If you tend to look better in silver or platinum jewelry, you’ve got cool tones. Gold looks great on warm tones. If both look equally good on you, you’re neutral. 

Still not sure? If you burn easily, you’ve probably got a cool skin tone. If you tan more than you burn, your skin tone is likely warm. 

Cool-tones

Cool-toned skin looks beautiful with blue, green, pink, purple, and magenta colors. You look stunning in indigo, eggplant, and grey frames. 

Warm-tones

If you have warm-toned skin, you look good in warm colors like red, yellow, orange, brown, and ivory. Amber, turtleshell, and walnut frames look especially beautiful on you.  

Neutral

You can make either shade work for you, but you may look best in a lighter color frame like white, pearl, or pink. 

What about the color of your lenses? 

Along with adding a unique style, different lens colors can actually have different practical uses – 

  • Gray lenses: minimize light without distorting colors 
  • Brown lenses: enhance contrast, especially good in the snow or outdoors
  • Yellow lenses: block blue light, but it loses most coloring 
  • Red/orange lenses: enhance contrast on cloudy/overcast days 

We also absolutely love mirrored lenses. These never go out of style, and they’re a great way to stay in stealth mode! 

(If you play a sport or use your glasses for another purpose, you may want to look into the best lenses for that specific activity. For example, copper lenses work well to find a golf ball in the grass, while blue lenses help you with your tennis game.) 

Size

Not sure how big your frames should be? 

Measure the size of your face from temple to temple using a ruler (measured in inches). In general, you can determine your frame size with the following chart:  

Face size (temple to temple)Frame size, suggested
4.5”49-50mm
5”52-53mm
5.25”54-55mm
5.5”56-57mm
5.75”58-59mm
6”60-61mm

Do you already have a pair of glasses or sunglasses that fit you perfectly? Measure them to see the width, height, and length. You especially want to note the length of the earpiece and the width of the lens. Inside your glasses frame, you may find a series of numbers like 54-18-131, which refers to the eye width, bridge size, and temple length respectively. Knowing your size helps narrow your search and ensure you get the right size for your face – so they’re not too tight or sliding off your head. 

Protection

Sunglasses are one of our favorite fashion accessories, but they also serve a practical purpose. The goal of sunglasses is first and foremost to protect your eyes from UV radiation from the sun. This keeps your eyes healthy and strong, helping to minimize cataracts, burns, cancer, and more. Sunglasses can also help prevent wrinkles! They stop you from squinting in the light, and frequent squinting can cause crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes! 

If you live somewhere sunny (everywhere has sun), you want your sunglasses to be as protective as possible.  Look for sunglasses that block at least 99% of UVB rays and 95% of UVA rays. That means for the most part you’ll want to avoid “cosmetic” sunglasses. Generally, higher-end designer or luxury sunglasses offer strong protection withthe style you’re going for. 

Polarized glasses offer more sun protection. These are especially useful if you use your glasses on the water, where the reflective sun can especiallydo damage. Some women don’t like the look of polarized lenses, so you may just want one functional pair for outdoor use. 

Fun in the sun

Now you’re ready to take on the sun with gorgeous sunglasses that fit your face, style, and coloring beautifully! 

What are you waiting for? Find your perfect pair of designer shades with Current Boutique right now! It’s time to find your summer 2019 pair! 

Top 15 Brands You Can Make Money By Reselling

Are you looking to make money by reselling your clothes?

The consignment market has been exploding in the past couple of years, especially among Millennials and Gen Zers. In fact, 1 in 3 women shopped secondhand last year, with a 26% increase from 2016.

“Thrift clothing” is only becoming more popular for women who are looking to buy high-end fashion at discounted prices. Women buy secondhand to try out new designers and styles that they wouldn’t normally wear or pay full price for. Consumers are also becoming more environmentally conscious, so they see the value in wearing and re-wearing “secondhand” clothing that has lived a previous life.

This boom in the consignment industry opens doors for you and your closet as well. You don’t have to get stuck with old clothes you don’t wear anymore (but that you also don’t want to throw out). You can clean out your closet, focus on the wardrobe essentials, and even make a little money by optimizing on this increasingly popular demand for “thrift.”

But there are a lot of questions we get when women look to resell their clothes:

How do I know if my clothes and accessories are worth anything?

Which brands are most popular?

How much should I sell each article for?

Are my clothes in good enough condition?

We’re going to address these common questions and concerns about selling your clothes with consignment by giving you the top 15 brands that resell best, why they are in such high demand, and how YOU can make money by reselling.

Note: We’ve included those brands that are in high demand with high earning potential. There are hundreds of other brands that resell well.

1. Kate Spade

Kate Spade has made a name in the designer apparel, accessories, and lifestyle space. Because of the design’s broad reach, the flirty and fun Kate Spade look has yet to go out of style. Everyone—from those who grew up in the Kate Spade blossom to new-on-the-scene purchasers—falls in love with the feminine and playful Kate Spade style.

Because Kate Spade has continued to make such a splash, their bags and designs rarely go out of “trend.” Last year’s Kate Spade becomes an instant classic that girls can’t wait to get their hands on to show their dedication to the brand.

This long-term brand loyalty makes Kate Spade one of the top resellers for consignment.

2. Rebecca Minkoff

Like Kate Spade, the Rebecca Minkoff brand has exploded in just about every area of fashion. The difference is that RM customers constantly want new and trending. They won’t settle for last year’s styles because they want to strut with Rebecca Minkoff’s hot and current trends.

This actually bodes very well for Rebecca Minkoff consignment. There is a fast turnaround of Minnkoff goods. The original purchase usually happens before the season hits, reselling begins towards the end of the season, and a fast resale occurs before the post-season hits. There’s high demand for secondhand RM towards the very end of the trending season, which bodes well for resellers who are also looking for the next hottest trends.

3. Tory Burch

The famous Tory Burch ballet flats are one of the most popular and successful second-use items. Because they come in an array of colors and sizes, the variety of supply perfectly matches the high thrift demand. These shoes also hold up well against wear, making them one of the best re-sellable shoes on the market.

Tory Burch purses are also popular. Their logo instantly denotes high fashion to a young purchaser, which is the primary audience of the consignment world.

The Tory Burch brand is durable, which means it’s resellable.

4. Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs has remained a steady following for some time, but a lot of consumers feel the retail price is creeping too high. To offset rising Marc Jacobs prices, brand fans are starting to buy more and more Marc accessories on consignment.

Most of the styles of Marc Jacobs don’t change. Rather, the seasonal colors vary. This means that consignment shoppers aren’t looking for the “hot” trend, but their favorite hot color. Consumers can see a color they like and then wait for it to pop up on their consignment shop.

5. Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone is casual, effortless fashion. It carries a heavy reputation for status, but prices are hefty. You could end up paying $200 for a tank top.

Women want the comfort and cut of this gorgeous brand, but they’re hesitant to pay such high prices for their everyday wear. This gives Rag & Bone one of the top resale values on the market because there’s an incredible demand for their products with a lower price tag.

6. Theory

Theory is almost always in high demand because it’s simple, elegant work wear. Girls feel comfortable shopping at Theory, knowing that their professional wardrobe will be cared for. But for fashionable girls who want to show off their style at work, constantly buying new professional clothes can be a strain on the budget.

With Theory’s high-quality fabrics and cuts, women are finding that they can get that same elegant boardroom look for a fraction of the price. Lower costs mean more outfits to wear Monday through Friday.

7. J. Crew

J. Crew creates simple, refined clothes for a range of generations. It has a more consistent, enduring style that appeals to a specific audience. It’s common for J. Crew pieces to pop up in thrift stores not because the outfit went out of fashion but simply because the original purchaser is looking to update their J. Crew wardrobe.

Reselling J. Crew brings with it a more dependable and stable response, which appeals especially to newcomers to the consignment world.

8. Gucci

Gucci is the most popular luxury designer that you’ll find on resale. This is likely due to Gucci’s wide target audience, meaning there’s generally a more expansive demand for product at a discount.

Consignment shops love purchasing Gucci because it instantly increases the value of their stock. If you’re looking to get some Gucci off your hands, you’re usually in a good negotiating position.

9. Vince

Similar to Theory, Vince is known for its professional style and quality of clothing. This graceful, refined style stomps on fast-fashion by emphasizing long-term quality.

Vince sweaters are one of the most popular resale items. Vince is known for its comfortable yet chic sweater collection, and women love buying these up at a steal.

10. Alice + Olivia

Alice + Olivia consists primarily of more formal or specialty dresses and outfits. Women want to strut with a trendy Alice + Olivia dress for a special occasion, but they don’t want to re-wear that expensive dress again for their next occasion. That means a lot of women want to buy Alice + Olivia at a marked down price for a one-time wear, and then they’ll turn around and resell it to secondhand shops as well.

Alice + Olivia is the “Rent The Runway” of the consignment world. Consumers purchase a unique outfit at a discount before reselling it to make back some of their money.

11. Burberry

Burberry is a luxury item with instant brand awareness. This street credibility has remained in high demand for decades, and it’s not subsiding anytime soon.

Burberry purses purchase well on consignment, because they are easy to care for and maintain their high quality. Burberry dresses and capes are also popular. Women who want to invest in a Burberry item but don’t want to pay the price tag are bound to find a strong supply at any consigner.

12. Lululemon

Athleisure is still one of the hottest clothing styles, but it also requires a lot of wardrobe upkeep. Constantly paying high prices for “workout clothes” can feel overbearing to a lot of women, especially younger women who are wearing their athleisure outfits nearly every day.

Women love the comfort and versatility of Lululemon. They’re excited to purchase Lulu secondhand so they can expand their athleisure lineup without extending their budget. That makes it easy to make money by reselling your gently worn Lulu clothes.

13. Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg is a dress designer favorite even 40 years after inventing that iconic wrap dress. The styles are uniquely elegant, which makes them perfect for the urban-fashionista.

What makes Diane von Furstenberg especially popular in consignment are the materials of the outfits. A silk bodice is common for these designs, and silk is surprisingly resilient and strong. This makes it a great candidate for cleaning and rewearing for decades to come.

14. Lilly Pulitzer

That preppy, pastel Pulitzer is a favorite for consignment shops. These articles are made of a sturdy, durable material that makes them ideal for cleaning and reselling. In fact, they’re one of the easiest designer lines to be purposed and they coming out looking newer than new.

Lilly patterns come and go quickly. However, a lot of Lilly purchasers aren’t too concerned about this season’s pattern. They’re often more concerned about how the color scheme works with their own coloring or style. This essentially makes Lilly seasonless, timeless, and lasting.

15. Longchamp

Longchamp is one of the best investment bags you can make. These bags withstand just about any type of wear and tear, and they’re easy to fix if anything happens to them. Women get heavily attached to their Longchamp bags, often keeping them for decades until they’ve completely worn out their use.

But Longchamp bags are on the pricier side, so not all women—especially young professionals—can afford them. Because most women get attached to their Longchamps, supply on the consignment market is low. That means there is a lot of high earning potential for any women out there looking to part ways with their Longchamp.

What NOT to consign

Below are some of the brands that are having a bit more trouble selling for big bucks on consignment.

Brands with high demand but low earning potential:

  • Chico’s
  • Limited
  • Forever 21
  • Who What Wear
  • Express
  • Asos
  • H&M

(Some thrift shops might buy these from you, but often for a low price.)

Brands with low demand but high earning potential:

  • Rebecca Taylor
  • Nicole Miller
  • Anthropologie
  • Club Monaco
  • Max Mara
  • Free People
  • Giorgio Armani

(If you have these in your closet, consider reselling them. They might take longer to sell, but you could still get a good price for them.)

Brands with more supply than demand:

  • Ann Taylor
  • Banana Republic
  • Calvin Klein

(These brands are hard to sell)

TIP: Make the investment.

You’re not “splurging” on quality, designer clothing. Think of your clothing and accessory purchases as an investment. A superior brand won’t lose its value on the market, which means you can still resell it after you’re done wearing it. Although you won’t make all of your money back due to the slight depreciation of worn clothing, you’ll still be able to get a nice return that you can use to update your closet once again.

Quality clothes never go out of style.

Have something you’re thinking about consigning? Learn more about selling with Current Boutique here. We look forward to chatting about your wardrobe!

7 Websites To Shop Secondhand Designer Clothing

Filling up your closet with high-end designer goods feels like an incredible indulgence…But it doesn’t have to be expensive! The secondhand clothing market has made luxury clothing more accessible without losing the beauty, quality, sophistication, and rarity found with the designer clothing market. Plus, when you shop secondhand, you don’t just upgrade your wardrobe, but you also help to reduce textile waste and boost environmental sustainability!

There are hundreds of websites and stores you can find secondhand or “preloved” designer clothing. But they’re not all created equal. You want to ensure you’re getting the highest quality clothing at the right price with the best possible service. When choosing stores to shop secondhand, you want to look at: 

  • Designer and brand options 
  • Clothing selection process (read: How To Buy Quality Clothing Like An Expert Designer)
  • Cleaning process
  • Price
  • Seller (direct from individual or through consignment shop) 
  • Payment protection
  • Returns policy 
  • Reviews, ratings, and community 

There are a lot of variables, and you want to be positive you’re getting authentic clothes while protecting your wallet. So we’ve made it easy for you! We’ve done the research to make it simple to shop secondhand designer clothing!

-Check out our top 7 websites where you can buy the best pre-loved designer goods!

Read6 Reasons Why Pre-loved Fashion Is The Hottest Craze

1. Current Boutique

Current Boutique is the best place to find pre-loved designer items at a major discount. Whether you’re looking for a Louis Vuitton investment bag, a Theory dress, or a Vince sweater, Current Boutique carries all of your favorite brands. From apparel to accessories and beyond, Current Boutique always comes out on top as the fashion lover’s choice for secondhand shopping. Women continuously come back to Current Boutique—some clients for more than a decade—because of the incredible community and gorgeous fashion aesthetic the brand offers. 

Girls especially love to shop secondhand our site because we use “heart” symbols to tell you what’s special about an item. So you might see a heart that says the fabric type, or if it’s a top pick amongst our staff, or if the item is new with tags. This is a great way to browse by your interests and the hottest items Current Boutique has available! 

Some of the perks of shopping with Current Boutique:

  • Free shipping on all orders (no minimums!) 
  • 3-5 day U.S. shipping (get your goods fast!) 
  • Authenticity guarantee, backed by expert authenticators and inspectors (you’re getting the real stuff) 
  • Hassle-free returns policy (love everything in your closet)
  • Major discounts on original retail price ($$$)
  • Large assortment of designers and brands from moderate to luxury (find everything you want and more)

Shop online or stop into one of our four experience-driven storefronts to see what we’re all about! You can find us in Bethesda, MD, Arlington, VA, Washington, DC (Logan Circle), and Old Town Alexandria, VA. 

2. The RealReal

The RealReal is a luxury consignment shop that authenticates every single piece that comes through their doors. They accept high-end and luxury brands like Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton. They consign moderate-to-high designers as well, like Alice + Olivia and Michael Kors, but they usually stick to the higher price point spectrum. But with up to 90% off retail price, The RealReal is an awesome site if you’re looking to splurge—without feeling like you’re splurging. 

We especially love that The RealReal has a team of in-house experts to inspect the authenticity of the goods they put in their store. This ensures you’re not just getting original designer pieces but that these items have been well cared for, cleaned, and looked after throughout their lifespan. The brand also emphasizes sustainability as a core mission, so you can feel good about the clothes you purchase! 

P.S. They have stores in NYC and LA if you’re looking for an in-person luxury shopping experience.

3. Swap 

Swap is an online thrift store made “for the whole family.” As seen on Vogue, the Today Show, and the Wall Street Journal, Swap is popular because of its array of items at a reasonable cost. They typically offer low to moderate price point goods, like a Terra & Sky shirt for $14 or Lands’ End sweatpants for $10.

What really puts Swap on this list of the best places to shop secondhand is its shipping. Not only is it free shipping over $60, but they can combine all your goods into one shipment – no matter how many sellers you’re shopping from. This further reduces your waste, promoting a more sustainable fashion world. Plus, they’ll ship your goods out in one day—so you can have that instant gratification with your retail therapy.  

4. ThredUp 

ThredUp is one of the largest online thrift and consignment stores in the world. With over 35,000 brands at up to 90% off, it’s got a lot to offer the fashionista shopper. For some shoppers, this can feel a little overwhelming, but you can easily filter by sizes and preferences on their website. They also offer free shipping over $79 with a simple return policy. 

One of our favorite parts about ThredUp is their “Goody Boxes®” offering. You send a $10 deposit and they’ll send you a box of 10 unique finds tailored to your size, style, and budget. They’ll charge you only for the items you keep, your deposit, and $1 in ThredUP credit. You can return any items you don’t want within 7 days, hassle free. This is a super fun way to discover unique items you may not have otherwise tried out! They even have different themes like a “box of favorites,” “9 to 5 styles” with work wardrobe essentials, a “just for you” handpicked by your stylist, or even “wedding guest dresses” just in time for wedding season. 

5. Vestiaire Collective

Vestiare Collective has over 3.5 million shoppers with thousands of listings each week. This makes them one of the largest consignment shops in the business, boasting the top luxury designers in fashion. They guarantee the best quality goods, thanks to their team of stylists who curate the online selection every week. We especially love browsing through their Vintage section. 

Vestiaire Collective also offers Premium services that offer you special privileges for your subscription. If you want to fill up your wardrobe with discounted luxury goods, this priority status is a great way to get VIP access to the hottest items coming into Vestiaire. 

6. Poshmark 

Poshmark lets you bid on items directly from sellers, as opposed to a third party like the other sites on our list. While you usually have to be careful about these kinds of seller marketplaces, Poshmark has their buyer-seller relationship down to a science. With over 5,000 brands, 2 million Stylists, and millions of sellers and buyers, Poshmark is one of the most legitimate and connected platforms for one-on-one consignment selling.

Poshmark is especially fun to browse on your mobile app. It can be a blast to just sit and shop through different people’s closets to see their styles and curated designs. Successful Poshmark sellers often curate their own wardrobes based on look and aesthetic, so it can be really fun to see what other girls are putting together out there. Plus, if you buy more than 2-3 items from the same seller, you usually get a percentage off your bundle. 

7. Bagista 

Bagista is a consignment shop specifically for buying, selling, and swapping luxury handbags. This is a great place to find timeless investment bags at a discount or shop for this season’s new and unique piece. They sell high-end brands like Céline, Prada, Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and others. All bags are thoroughly inspected to ensure authenticity and quality.

Psst… The Bagista blog is especially hot. They give awesome style tips to help you pair your new handbag with outfits and accessories galore. 

They’re a UK company, but don’t let that stop you from browsing! 

Start shopping

Do you love to shop secondhand designer clothing as much as we do? Then it’s time to start shopping! 

Definitely start by checking out Current Boutique. With hundreds of high-quality, authenticated pieces ranging from moderate to luxury, you’re sure to find an item you’ll fall in love with—at a price you’ll love even more! 

Not sure where to start? Shop by look on Current Boutique to get the style and feel that suits you best! 

5 Ways To Find Success As A Working Mother

Happy Mother’s Day to all you incredible, awe-inspiring, dedicated mothers out there! Thank you for everything you do for your children, families, and communities. Every day,  you contribute to the growth of our future as a society. Moms are the fulcrum of all we know about love, support, and growth.  

Moms aren’t just the framework of the family. They’re linchpins of the economy as well. Today, I’m taking some time to especially look at the beauty that is the working mother

Working moms have become the norm in our society. Back in 1965, moms were working about 9 hours per week on average. In 2016, moms report working a minimum of 25 hours per week. Nearly 70% of mothers with children under age 18 participate in the labor force, and 70% of those moms work full-time. (We acknowledge the other 30% of mothers, too, who are holding up the forts to keep our kids and communities running efficiently!)

If you’re a working mom, you wear so many hats that they don’t all fit on your head! So what can you do to “have it all” and find success as a working mother? I’m here to give you some tips to make your life easier while celebrating yourself the way you deserve!

1. Separate home and work. 

It sounds a lot easier than it is, and we’re sure you’ve heard it a hundred times over. But the ability to be completely and totally present wherever you are is an integral part to making it work as a working mom. Research shows that you actually lose time by switching between tasks, even mental tasks (like trying to think about your kids and work projects at the same time). 

The best way create this barrier to employ two (or more) separate to do lists. If you’re at work and think about something that needs to be accomplished at home, write it down on your “home” to do list. If you’re about to fall asleep and can’t stop thinking about something you have to accomplish at work, write it down on your “work” to do list. This allows you to acknowledge the thought and still keep it “top of mind,” while freeing your mind to continue focusing on the important task at hand. 

“Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive, fully aware.” – Thich Nhat Hanh 

2. Make time for you. 

You don’t just deserve “you” time—you need it! Taking a few minutes every day can help you reboot and recharge, so you can return to your family and work with more vitality.

It’s especially important to take time to exercise. Getting your body moving will help keep you healthy and energetic, which will show positive ripple effects in every area of your life. 

Other awesome self-care tips:

  • Find a relaxing hobby that you love, like knitting, reading, stargazing—or anything!
  • Volunteer. Bonus points if you volunteer with friends. 
  • Enjoy outdoor yoga. 
  • Go for a walk in the sun. 
  • Lock yourself in the bathroom to do a face mask and hair mask in a lavender-scented bubble bath. 
  • Go out with your gal pals.
  • Write in a journal. 
  • Meditate, sleep, and relax. 

Don’t skimp on your vacation days at work, either. Vacation—even a staycation—can actually improve your physical and mental health. So don’t worry what people think when you take your vacation days. You earned those days—so take the time off for your mind, body, and spirit. 

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott

3. Gather your village. 

“It takes a village” is as true a concept now as it always has been. Whether you’re in a relationship or a single mom, there are always people you can gather around you to help you raise your children. Pull together your support system whom you can rely on when work runs late or your child needs to stay home from school one day. Have family and friends you can call on to ease the burden of having to care for work and home all at once.

You’ll also want to employ a few on-call babysitters so there’s always someone to cover in case of an unexpected scenario. Care.com is a good place to start searching for local sitters, but make sure you do thorough screening and interviewing before inviting anyone into your home. 

Work village

Create a village at work too! Building a work family is a great way to ease the work-life balance burden. Find friends and colleagues at work who will be there to support you and back you up, whether they’re coworkers in your department or outside of it. You want people who are willing to pick up the slack if you need to run home to take care of your child or you’re feeling run down. They’ll do it for you if you would do the same for them! 

If you don’t have a support system around you at home or at work, it might be time to make a change. For your home life, maybe you’ll want to find new mom groups or hobbies to get involved in to make some new friends. For your work life, you might consider talking to your boss or changing to a different type of working environment or industry that is more accessible to working moms.  

“I’m every woman. It takes a village to make me who I am.” – Katy Perry

4. Organize, organize, organize. 

Heard of “meal prep”? I’m all about “life prep”! Anything that you can organize and plan in advance will help you save time and headache during the week. Organization is one of the best ways to save time on little mental distractions that take up your time during the week. 

So plan out your meals, grocery lists, to do lists, and even your outfits at the beginning of the week. This actually frees up your mind, so you can focus on what’s really important (like your work and family) when you’re in the midst of the storm. 

Check out this awesome Lifehack article with the 10 habits of really organized people.  

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” – Benjamin Franklin 

5. Plan for distraction time. 

How much time are you wasting? It can feel like everything feel like a blur, because, when you really look at it, a good portion of your day is lost to mindless social media scrolling or daydreaming. 

Track your time with a journal. Write down exactly what you did for every minute of the day. At the end of the week, see where you’re losing the most time. (The average internet user spends an average of 2 hours and 22 minutes on social networking every day… That’s a lot of time spent on something that isn’t usually productive.)

Once you acknowledge where you’re wasting time, you can make a strategy to minimize these time wasters and fill it instead with fruitful time (like self care or exercising). 

You may even want to plan in “mindless” time. You don’t need to completely release your social media—because it can be fun and productive in some cases! But planning it into your schedule actually ensures you don’t use it mindlessly or as a time filler, and you’ll hold yourself more accountable during the rest of the day because you know you have a 10-minute time scheduled in to check your social media. 

“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” – George Lucas

You got this, mama! 

Tina Fey said it well: “I think every working mom probably feels the same thing. You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible—Oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.”

You’re making possible what seems impossible to everyone else. You’re filled with success each and every day. 

Thank you to all the incredible mothers out there for all you do for your families, your companies, and your communities. To say that you are the lifeblood of our society and economy is an understatement!