HOW A PANDEMIC RESHAPED THE RESALE INDUSTRY

HOW A PANDEMIC RESHAPED THE RESALE INDUSTRY

We’d like to think everything in the fashion industry is back to normal. The Met Gala properly happened on the first Monday in May. We’re out shopping again at our fave stores like the new 13,000 sq. ft. True Fashionistas consignment store, Naples, and we’re being as social as ever. Behind the scenes, however, two-plus years of COVID-19 has resulted in unexpected situations for the related industries of fashion, retail, and resale.

June 15, 2022 — Jennifer Johnson
MET GALA 2022 CELEBRITY OVERVIEW AND THEIR DESIGNERS TOO

MET GALA 2022 CELEBRITY OVERVIEW AND THEIR DESIGNERS TOO

After being canceled in 2020 and pushed back to September in 2021, the 2022 Met Gala, with all its glitz and glamour in full resplendence, returned to its cherished First Monday in May with the dress code of “Gilded Glamour, White Tie.” To further explain, attendees were encouraged to approach late 19th-century clothing through a modern lens. Many of our cherished True Fashionista designers created one-of-a-kind attire to adorn the A-listers who attended the fundraiser of the year.

5 TRUE FASHIONISTA DESIGNERS WE LOVE

5 TRUE FASHIONISTA DESIGNERS WE LOVE

We love our designers! As true artists and creators of gorgeous clothing and accessories, you could call them our favorite True Fashionista subject. We very much enjoy sharing the history and stories behind the people and houses who continue to come up with the looks we revere at Southwest Florida’s largest lifestyle consignment store, True Fashionistas. Here are a few of the top designers whose artistry is continually in high demand by shoppers and consigners in our world.

HOME: THE SUMMER’S HOTTEST DÉCOR

HOME: THE SUMMER’S HOTTEST DÉCOR

It’s never too early to start planning your summer patio. If the thought of hosting outdoor get-togethers ignites the string lights of your True Fashionista heart, then you need to know this year’s hottest trends in backyard décor. A few proper summer tweaks to your indoor design could also add to the ambiance as you get ready for a season of fun memories under the sun. Trends are pointing toward removing stress from your life to focus instead on the things that truly matter.

SPRING AND SUMMER 2022 FASHION TRENDS

SPRING AND SUMMER 2022 FASHION TRENDS

As the world returned to normalcy, so did the runways for spring and summer '22. Like the rest of us, design houses were so happy to move beyond two years of "covid crazy" that collections took on an air of easy playfulness. One step inside the 13,000 sq. ft. space of True Fashionistas, Southwest Florida's largest lifestyle consignment store, and you'll get that feeling as well, but we digress…

As fashion expert Lianne Wiggins recently pointed out, we are living through "the anything-goes mood of now," meaning that the old idea of things being "in" or "out" is in itself redundant. You can be as wild and adventurous or as basic as you like with your spring 2022 trends. Doing what you want is IN, baby!

HISTORY OF DONATELLA VERSACE

HISTORY OF DONATELLA VERSACE

“Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.”

                                                                ~Donatella Versace

When you’re a member of an established True Fashionista family such as Versace and all eyes are on you, you best show up. As the youngest sibling to late designer and label founder Gianni Versace, Donatella has made a name for herself as an award-winning designer, company mogul and collaborator, and philanthropist. Find many Versace pieces at Southwest Florida’s largest designer resale and consignment store, True Fashionistas.

9 CELEBRITIES WHO SHOP CONSIGNMENT

9 CELEBRITIES WHO SHOP CONSIGNMENT

We love our entertainment, especially the celebrities who bring screentime to life. Oftentimes, we forget that most of not all True Fashionista A-listers were struggling actors at one point, and resale shopping was their only option. Many stars were so excited about what they found that they created their own unique style and continue to shop and show off their consignment finds on the red carpet today. Here are 10 celebrities who know that scoring authentic designer fashion on consignment at retailers like True Fashionistas consignment store, Naples is the way to go.     

HOW TO CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE - PART TWO

HOW TO CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE - PART TWO

Welcome to Part Deux in our True Fashionista feature of how to create a capsule wardrobe, that collection of timeless essentials that you LOVE to wear. The goal behind building a capsule wardrobe is to create an effortless style for ourselves so that getting dressed becomes easy and stress-free every day and for every occasion!

HOW TO CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE - PART ONE

HOW TO CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE - PART ONE

It’s that longer-than-usual moment where you stare into the depths of your closet like you gaze into the open fridge trying to make a decision. If that moment seems to happen to you more and more frequently, maybe it’s time to step back and create a True Fashionista capsule wardrobe. If you’ve been wondering where all the clothing went that you used to really like, we will bring it back to the basics here, so choosing outfits will be the least of your challenges. Each day will have more of a chance to reach its full potential once you’ve created your gorgeous capsule wardrobe, much or all of which you can discover at True Fashionistas, the best designer consignment store.

SPRING FLORAL EXCITEMENT

SPRING FLORAL EXCITEMENT

We would be remiss if the calendar says spring and we never discussed florals. Although nice weather reigns all year long here in our home base of Naples, Florida, we know our friends up north are celebrating the turn of seasons to warmer times. We delve into that annual rite of spring fashion known as florals with that thought. Whether you're looking for that adorable, True Fashionista dress for a backyard party or pretty spring décor for your home, we've lined up some ideas with which to greet warmer times, much of it found right now at True Fashionistas, Southwest Florida's largest designer resale and consignment store.
DESIGNER HANDBAG TRENDS FOR SPRING 2022

DESIGNER HANDBAG TRENDS FOR SPRING 2022

Think your closet is ready for spring? True Fashionista florals – check. True Fashionista garden party mules  – check. True Fashionista handbags to match the mood and occasion – Not yet? If you're still on the hunt for the perfect purse collection this spring, it's Naples' best consignment store to the rescue! This year's handbags are sure to turn heads, from the closet staples to hot new designs. If they're at True Fashionistas, where authentic designer handbags on consignment can be found on a regular basis, they won't break your wallet either.

TRUE FASHIONISTAS IS NOW FLORIDA’S LARGEST LIFESTYLE CONSIGNMENT STORE

TRUE FASHIONISTAS IS NOW FLORIDA’S LARGEST LIFESTYLE CONSIGNMENT STORE

We’re positively ecstatic! Our new 13,000 sq. ft. True Fashionistas brick and mortar location in Naples, Florida is finally open! If you don’t live and/or shop locally, it’s a great reason to come visit us here in paradise. Yes, we have the gorgeous weather, the beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and fine waterfront dining, but now the list of perfection also includes our beautiful new store!