They say there’s no bad weather, just bad clothing!
Fall is officially here and that means we're accepting Fall consignment.
Why Shop Consignment?
After many years accepting all sorts of clothing, we’ve noticed a trend in todays retail fashion market.
Clothing is becoming less and less about the quality, and more about producing it cheaply.
With that, brings paper thin material that deteriorates after a few washes.
You see a trendy sweater at the local mall and decide to pick it up. You wear it and it feels amazing but after a few washes, it becomes useless. The threads are unravelling and the logo is flaking off.
This type of fashion isn’t sustainable and something we avoid at Pipsqueaks and Damsels Consignment.
Every item we accept has withstood changing trends and tumbling driers. You can feel great knowing you aren’t producing more garbage for the planet by shopping for fast fashion.
Consignment: Feel Good, Look Good
Many shoppers have a negative stigma around consignment thinking that it’s “thrifty” or “out of style”. But what if we changed the narrative? What if consignment was in fact trendy AND sustainable.
By working together, building a community, and getting the word out about consignment, we can reduce the amount of waste in our landfills.
The average Canadian throws away 37 kg of textiles per year with North American sending over 10 million tons of textiles to the landfill every year. The staggering fact is that 95% of these textiles could be reused or recycled. Crazy!
"What a great store! It’s huge and full of great stuff. They are very picky about what they’ll accept for consignment so you’re bound to find something awesome"
We sort through the clothing and put only the best on the floor. From our hand picked selection, shoppers commonly find rare items at a fraction of the price, we even have a dedicated Lulu rack!
Along with our Lulu rack, we have a section of the highest quality items. You can come in and know exactly where to go without sifting through unwanted items.
With several racks of new items entering our system daily, you can be assured there will be something new every time you shop.
This entire outfit is from Pipsqueaks:
As we strive to be Penticton’s best clothing store and build the consignment community, we are forever grateful for the kind hearted people that walk through our doors. We love to share stories and laughter with you and can't wait to see you again.
After our fashion show last year, we began thinking what our next big event would be.
We wanted to educate the Penticton clothing scene about the benefits of consignment. To get the word out, we wanted to do something big.
With COVID-19 preventing gatherings in our store, we had to go outside.
Something big was in the making, we just didn’t know what.
After seeing pop-up sales in large cities, we came up with the idea of a tent sale.
Penticton, although small, has a community feel that we want to nurture.
Also, we redesigned our logo and bought new signs. It was time to reveal them to the world!
It's Show Time!
On the early morning of Saturday, September 5, we carried 15 racks of clothes down stairs.
With the help of some friends, we had everything set up for our famous fill-a-bag sale.
The community flocked to the opportunity to fill a large bag for just $15. It got a little crazy!
Calming jazz music set the tone for what was a rather hectic event.
Under the shining sun and warm Okanagan weather, laughs were shared as friends and family spent time together looking for their next treasure.
Penticton needs some excitement once in a while and our tent sale accomplished that.
Shoppers were thrilled when they discovered they could stuff as much as they could in the bag!
Upon The Setting Sun, We Were Finished
At the end of the day we donated 39 bags to the Canadian Diabetes charity.
It was a pleasure to meet so many new people and hear how they loved our selection of items.
As the awareness towards consignment grows, we find our quality of clothes increasing which is awesome for everyone!
We look forward to seeing you again Penticton,
Pipsqueaks and Damsels
"Great place to shop. Quality clothing at great prices. There are a couple of staff with a fantastic sense of color and fashion to help shoppers say what looks great on someone. So very helpful for those of us who need an extra eye to help us shop."
Hi, I'm Niva. I want to share my experience with fashion and consignment to help readers make more informed clothing purchases. Stay tuned for fashion trends and consignment insight!