The phrase “designer at a discount” is enough to lure me down a dark alley waving my credit card, thankfully, there’s a better way to shop secondhand designer pieces thanks to the Luxury Garage Sale pop up in Coral Gables. In the shopping center of Merrick Park you’ll always find Gucci, Jimmy Choo and other fine retailers but for a limited time you can shop amazing labels like CHANEL, Dior and Tom Ford in a gorgeous boutique.
The racks are color coordinated for easy shopping with accessories conveniently positioned to help you complete the look. If you need styling advice or have questions about sizes and labels, there are personal shoppers on standby ready to assist you. The concept is genius. Where else can you shop hand selected, quality pieces at up to 90% off retail price in a low-key atmosphere?
My favorite piece was this pink tweed CHANEL dress with purple collar and gorgeous ‘CC’ buttons. When I worked for CHANEL Beaute I learned that every season, CHANEL destroys the old button molds so they can never be duplicated… the attention to detail is unmatched by any other brand. The gorgeous lines of the shift are so elegant and classic, but the beautiful purple buttons, they’re timeless pieces of art.
For my second outfit, I went for a different more edgy look. Just kidding, I picked out another pink dress. This time I styled it with a gorgeous rose gold leather jacket and Alexander McQueen clutch. The NICHOLAS dress fit like a glove with the perfect slit to allow just enough mobility.
The Luxury Garage Sale pop up shop is not to be missed by anyone. Whether you’re an avid collector or looking for your first designer piece, you’ll be incredibly impressed with both the selection and sale prices. You can even trade in your qualifying items to be sold. It’s the perfect time to look through your closet and consign those gently used pieces you’d like to upgrade. Now through May 1st you can visit the pop up shop at 320 San Lorenzo, Space 1210, Coral Gables. Located next to JOIE and Brasserie Central. Store hours may vary.