THE SAVVY SHOPPER
The consignment boutique ...
For discriminating women!
I drove over to Mc Gregor Blvd. last week to check out Once Again Consignments. I haven't been in there for years but thought I would see how things were going in this economy. I spoke with Judy, she has worked here for 13 years, That tells you one thing,it is a good place to work! She said the business has been going for 23 years. It used to be on Colonial but they had to move when they tore down the building to make way for the bridge, so they moved to this location. Judy said business has actually picked up in this economy.
They have everything you would find in a department store. It is an upscale resale shop. The owner is picky on what she takes in. She likes things with designer labels or upscale clothing, but in this economy, they take other labels in good condition.
There was quite a display of designer purses at resale prices. I saw those by Michael Kors, Louie Vitton, Coach, Channel, Dooney & Bourke among others. There were some unusual designs and really pretty bags for evening wear.
There is a whole section of clothes from Chico's and another from Mallie Montgomery. I'd say this is the best in consignment shopping. There were racks of jeans, slacks, capris, lots of tank tops in all colors. Plenty of stylish dresses to choose from and many suits for you working professionals.
The back of the store has a shoe department that many looked new or almost new. From bargain shoes to designer shoes. Prices ranged from $15. to $17. on the ones I checked out.
I found some things with the price tags still on them. I saw a lot of clothing by Liz and things from Saks.
There is quite a display of unusual jewelry in the cases up front. Also find a great selection of fun belts and sunglasses, and accessories.
They have a small section of home decor from small pieces of furniture to fun things to decorate with.
Judy said people don't feel guilty spending money here because the prices are so good. The sign on the outside of the store says "The best in consignment shopping!"
Once Again is located at 12721 McGregor Blvd. in Ft. Myers
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays.
Closed on Sundays.