Renting luxury handbags is so 2005. Buying resale is so much better for the environment. And besides, the thought of schlepping into the city in search of the latest designer sample sales is beginning to wear thinner than your sheerest blouse. Speaking of… are you the one that has that Christian Dior dress in the back of your closet that you wore only once, WITH THE TAGS STILL ON?
The RealReal.com, a new website focused on luxury consignment, is your new one stop shop-and-sell destination. Brands like Hermes, Chanel, Balenciaga and Prada are sold at up to 90% off of retail prices. Every week the site offers a number of exclusive luxury designer sales events (from the likes of Chloe, Fendi, Manolo Blahnik) in addition to ongoing contemporary designer sales (hello Marc by Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Elie Tahari, and Tory Burch). The selection is great and the whole site feels like a carefully curated designer boutique.
For consigners (that’s you, Ms. Tags Still On) the deal is pretty sweet: The Real Real offers free in-home pick up if you consign more than 10 items and live in the tri-state area, and you’ll make 60 – 70% of whatever you sell—clothes, shoes, handbags, even jewelry.
It’s the new way to runway: reuse, recycle, RealReal. Really.
I'm a teacher and will be home this summer w/ my 14 month old. Can you suggest fun classes near Glen Rock to keep us busy? -Jen
So exciting to have the summer to hang with your little one. Doing a Mommy & Me Yoga class is something both of you can really enjoy. A good place to check out is the Yoga Studio at Destination Maternity in Paramus. Many public libraries also have everything from story time to baby/toddler classes that are free and so much fun. You can check out Barnes & Noble and Pottery Barn Kids- they offer story times as well. The Bergen County Zoo is a great place to spend a couple hours with the stroller (and don’t forget to take a train ride & ride the carousel). We love music classes like the ones offered at Music for Aardvarks and gym classes at My Gym. Your baby is on the young side for this, but perhaps later on in the summer you can check out The Big Playhouse in Westwood so he or she can explore around their adorable little kids village. Of course, keep reading our Weekend Playlist for a list of all the fun things to do in Bergen & surrounding areas each week!
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