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The Best Consignment Stores in Toronto

Posted by Dayna Winter / June 16, 2011

Consignment TorontoThe best consignment stores in Toronto bring Gucci to the H&M set and give a second life to frocks and footwear otherwise destined for the fashion graveyard.

I'm a thrifter. Growing up on garage sales and flea markets has taken its toll, I suppose. Oh sure, I believe in investment pieces, but they are purchased, typically, with a hesitant hand on my wallet. These out-of-my-league add-ons are the anchors in an otherwise budget-conscious wardrobe. I live for the thrill of the find (and a great deal) - the Runway at Winners, a church basement rummage sale, clothing swaps. But sometimes I might covet a Marc Jacobs handbag or a pair of Kate Spade flats, knowing that even the sale price is unattainable. Consignment shopping is my happy medium.

And when I'm over my purchase or it's, like, so last season, the proprietors of Toronto's finest consignment shops will happily take it off my hands. Buyer's remorse no more! While not everyone is keen on the second-hand aspect, I'll ask you to consider this: in the dating market, we'll easily snap up seconds. So if we'll take that girl's ex-conquest, why not the dress she wore to score said fella?

Here are the best consignment stores in Toronto.

See also:

The best vintage clothing stores in Toronto

Fashionably Yours

Fashionably Yours

I marvel over a pair of Betsey Johnson suede platform mary janes (in my size!) while my shopping partner finds some Ben Sherman gems among the men’s shirts. The focus here is designer, but the odd down-market piece might turn up here and there. The shop has nailed customer service - super friendly and not pushy. Coveted item? Preen black lace dress with sweetheart neckline for $400. More »

Haute Classics

Haute Classics

Designer denim and high-end handbags look barely worn. You’d swear that they hadn’t lived another life, yet the price tags say otherwise. Under-$500 Prada bags mingle with $100 Betsey Johnson frocks and $20 Rock & Republic jeans. For those looking to sell some rarely worn duds, Haute pays 60% of the selling point to the consignor (the norm is 50/50). Great find? Armani white tweed jacket for $225. More »

The Cat's Meow

The Cat's Meow

This Avenue Road shop has been a destination for designer vintage consignment for 5 years. High end labels like Chanel and Hermes dominate and the focus is 1950s and 60s vintage. The Cat's Meow excels in dresses, and owner Louise Cooper services many brides looking for “something different” and classic. Check out the back of the shop where, after 60 days, pieces are gradually marked down. Jaw-dropper? A 60s silk Pucci-esque Bessi mini-dress for $400. More »

Revival Couture

Revival Couture

This huge Eglinton West designer consignment boutique was born from the retail genius of owner-duo Christine Hadden and Donna Nesrallah. The shop carries gently-used clothing and accessories from high-end labels like Chanel Chloe and D&G. The products are so carefully selected and merchandised, you might not suspect they were second-hand. Good finds? Pink suede YSL platform pumps and a one-shoulder ruffle Kabi dress. More »

Second Time Around

Second Time Around

In this heart-of-Yorkville spot, expect to find designer duds at up to 70% off the original retail price. The pieces had previous owners, sure, but the almost-new condition would fool anyone. Labels like Gucci and Lanvin are regularly spotted. Would you expect anything less from Yorkville? Best bets? Splurge handbags. More »

Off the Cuff Designer Menswear

Off the Cuff Designer Menswear

With exceptions, many of the men I know wouldn’t be bothered with consignment shopping. Shopping in general just isn’t top priority in their minds, and the necessary chore is pure in-and-out function. But Off The Cuff has managed to achieve a dude-friendly shopping experience. Guys can get expert help in choosing an Armani suit (at a serious discount) or navigating the designer ties. Boy-approved finds? A wide selection of branded denim under $80. More »

Coco's Closet

Coco's Closet

Another newish addition to our list, Coco’s Closet services Toronto’s Bloor West ‘hood. The small boutique carries curated mix of high-end labels and young modern brands. From Dior to Theory to Banana Republic, there are price points for every budget. Owner Nadia Trelle takes pride in her work, which shows - the selection is gorgeous and the space is inviting. Shop stand-out? Knock-‘em-dead work-wear. More »

Discussion

100 Comments

clotheshorse / June 16, 2011 at 02:54 pm
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I have to say, for very high-end shopping, ReMIX at queen and bathurst is pretty incredible... and for those on a budget, well, it's nice to dream sometimes...
kastle-freak / June 17, 2011 at 04:17 pm
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What about Penny Arcade?
vintagevixin / July 11, 2011 at 03:38 pm
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Wort consignment store in Toronto: "Ex-Toggery"

Unprofessional, rude, and with little knowledge of fashion. I don't even know how that place is still in business!!
vintagevixin / July 11, 2011 at 03:38 pm
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-Worst
BEST RUNNING SHOES / August 13, 2011 at 03:21 am
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for those on a budget, well, it's nice to dream sometimes...
SNEAKERS SHOP / August 13, 2011 at 04:52 am
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well, it's nice to dream sometimes...
Jocelyn replying to a comment from clotheshorse / August 31, 2011 at 03:37 am
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My friend's experience was a NIGHTMARE at remix, they would not give back her items at the end of the contract period, she had to fight with the owner for weeks... He is a very shady guy... just look at their window! It say designer "CONSIGNMET" !!!
jerry cammidge / October 5, 2011 at 11:12 am
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i have opened a consignment shop , in sarnia , all items , any ideas or info would be app. just starting out .love to get some info on what to do and not to do s, info on priceing and items to sell and not to carry tks .
Shysea852 / December 18, 2011 at 09:32 am
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Consignment shopping is a must on my agenda everytime I visit Toronto from the UK. My two favourite stores are Yorkville staples and give an affordable variety of designer gear in great condition: L'Elegance and Shoppe D'Or.
Frances / January 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm
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Love Shoppe D'Or in Yorkville. Have been going there for years. Always find something nice.
wendy grozelle / January 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm
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love these stores! There should be a wide range of them in all corners of our neighbourhoods. Great for people on a budget!
Erika / February 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm
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These are all "high end" consignment stores. What about something more mainstream, selling articles from Gap, Banana Republic, Jacob . . . Does this kind of consignment store exist in Toronto?
Eloise replying to a comment from clotheshorse / February 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm
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horrible experience at this store. the owner is rude, and does NOT know what hes talking about. they DO NOT AUTHENTICATE. fakes are mixed in throughout the store, and he purchases them himself to put on the floor. shady guy, shady business. and if you don't even know how to spell CONSIGNMENT (mis spelled on the front of the store) then maybe you shouldn't have your own consignment store.
Steve / February 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm
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It can be difficult to determine which consignment stores are honest and authentic. There a few ways you can pre-determine if they are honest or not. I wrote about 4 ways to determine this if you want to see it.
Erin replying to a comment from vintagevixin / February 8, 2012 at 04:49 pm
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Considering that Extoggery has been in business for over 50 years they must be doing something right. The staff is polite and to the point, without question they know their labels. It is a high end designer store, the staff knows their stuff. To say that it is the "worst consignment store in Toronto" is FAR from the truth. It can compete with any store on this list.
molly / February 8, 2012 at 09:21 pm
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I know for sure extoggery has been in business for over 80 years, so I agree they must be doing something right. I am a frequent shopper at the avenue rd. location and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. One thing to remember is that extoggery is not a vintage shop, they only consign high-end designer fashions, none older than two years of age. I spend a ton of money there as I see many customers do and more importantly I never leave empty handed or disappointed.
Kristyna replying to a comment from Erika / February 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm
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They do, Not sure what size you are looking for but I run one for kids in Bowmanville, plenty of other second hand shopping opportunities in thr area also. Worth thr trip!
Love consignment replying to a comment from vintagevixin / March 5, 2012 at 09:22 pm
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Extoggery on Avenue Rd has the worst reputation for rudeness. In fact informed me that you were only able to try on a very limited amount of clothing in one day. Never heard of such a ridiculous policy. They need to take a course in customer service. I agree with the other post!!!
Consignment_Software replying to a comment from jerry cammidge / March 19, 2012 at 08:44 pm
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Hi Jerry. There are important considerations for software written specifically for consignment. 1. Choose a software development company (not an individual programmer). 2. Avoid annual service fees. 3. Select a program that gives you resale rights (not just a usage 'license'). 4. Know what all fees will be after purchase (because they can and do exceed the initial cost of the software). 5. Don't buy the notion that paying a lot more provides a better program and service. 6. Get a WRITTEN disclosure prior to purchase of all possible fees. Steve Henning, BCSS
daisy May / April 14, 2012 at 04:06 pm
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Ex-Toggery has never been pleasant to me EVER. I decided I'd never go in again when I was missing 2 pairs of jeans that "apparently" didn't sell and I was seeing a salesperson who I believe was the manager, wearing one pair!! They were quite distinct because I had put a patch on them myself and it was taken off (deliberately) She told me that theft was a constant problem
liz r / May 9, 2012 at 07:27 pm
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this is to steve henning BCSS who replied to Jerry C. consignment software. Im planning on opening a consignment shop and wanted to know if you could be a bit more specific about a good++ software program to use, and an accounting program that works well with it.
Elizabeth / May 22, 2012 at 02:33 pm
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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone has any feedback on Marc Davis Consignment store?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Take Care and Be Well
lili b / May 25, 2012 at 07:51 am
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There's one great shop that's not on the list here - Renaissance Man, Gentlemen's Resale Boutique on Grosvenor Street downtown. It's a fabulous place for guys to shop consignment, both mainstream and high end, the prices are amazing and the owner is a sweetheart. The shop is very small but crowded with a collection of clothes and accessories, you just have to spend some time to look through. There's always a bargain bin too. And - she blogs:
http://renaissancemantoronto.blogspot.ca/
sportshop / June 23, 2012 at 05:43 am
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Great shop effectively, good clothes and accessories.
Anna Weber / July 4, 2012 at 05:06 pm
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I also have to post that I had the same issue with Ex-toggery on Laird. I came to pick up my stuff one day later and they told me it was given to charity. we are talking about very high end jeans that would sell at Holt's for $275 among many other items. They were also quite rude and really do not care if you are upset or not. I also think they have tons of junk among some decent items. Lots of the items had balls and looked sloppy. they also charged allot for the decent items of which they did not have much. Do not really know why they are in business. Mostly junk.
John / July 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm
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Hi We're a new Consignment store in Markdale , ON. Check us out this summer, south of Owen Sound/Tobermory. We specialize in the consignment of new and gently used furniture and home decor items.
Amy / August 10, 2012 at 07:26 pm
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What about for babies clothing? you can find second gently used items on www.toddlertrunk.com.
Tanya / August 14, 2012 at 01:56 pm
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I was at Shoppe D'Or over the weekend. The owner is not very pleasent. I don't even plan on returning.
Tina replying to a comment from Erin / August 21, 2012 at 04:28 pm
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Extoggery will be out of business due to the rude staff, which makes it the absolute worst costumer service experience that one can experience. Some of the items are worth their value; however, many were overpriced and dirty.
There are far better high end consignment shops in the city so don't waste your time here!
TTW / August 21, 2012 at 09:39 pm
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Ex-toggery on Avenue Road is the worst customer service that I have ever encountered!!!!! They didn't care that I was unhappy and basically said if you don't like us, leave! They were very unprofessional, snobby, and unfriendly. Who ever hired the women that work there didn't do their homework. The management and staff need an overhaul!!!! I will never recommend them or go there again!!!!
TTW replying to a comment from molly / August 21, 2012 at 09:41 pm
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you must work there becasue it is the worst place I have ever shopped!
TTW replying to a comment from Erin / August 21, 2012 at 10:50 pm
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you must work there because there is no way that it can compete with other consignment stores! Does customer service account for anything? The sales people there are rude and not knowledgeable! They didn't even dress well!!!! They need a style overhaul along with an attitude adjustment!
R replying to a comment from TTW / August 22, 2012 at 02:07 pm
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I had a talk with management today. They told me I might come across a comment I might recognize. You might remember me, I was the customer that offered to put the old coffee cups on the front counter in the garbage. One of them being yours. Whats the matter? Don't you know how to throw out your own garbage? I entered the store and had to leave because your child was making so much noise, running around like it was a play ground. I leave my kids at home when I shop, so no I don't want to put up with yours. Then you rudely take it out on staff. What did they tell you? "supervise your child" and "leave your drinks at front counter" Is that what you call rude and unfriendly or is it just standard store policies you don't like? I myself was happy to see you leave I'm sure staff was too. I'm not sure in this case the store was a problem and I have no problem correcting this statement.
TTW replying to a comment from R / August 22, 2012 at 07:49 pm
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Yes, I remember you, you are the old lady that came in after my friend had left with her kids because her son had to use the washroom which your manager friend made clear was unavailable to shoppers even if the kid had an emergency. Any establishment I have been to has always allowed the use of their washroom when it was an emergency but obviously you don't anything about children or being kind. You obvious have a biased opinion being friends with the manager. Why would anyone believe you? First of all, I did everything that was asked of me from putting my cup on the counter ( the old lady that works there that was dressed from the 1960's asked me to put it there-check your video) and controlling my friends kid-he was not loud and he was well behaved-you must not have had kids to understand that (p.s check the video again!). Also, if you want to shop with no kids around then you should shop on-line at home!!!! Who doesn't allow kids in their shop and who would admit on a public forum that they don't like to shop when kids are around. Do you know how many families live in the surrounding neighbourhoods? I am pretty sure I almost tripped over 3 kids lying on the floor at the front of the store playing their electronic devices-how professional! I did not speak rudely but clearly explained how I felt after I made a purchase about how I felt the customer service was not up to par. Clearly, most people would apolgize and would want to make up for the bad experience but in my case, the manager, your friend, wanted to make it clear that she liked being rude and unfriendly and didn't care about my shopping experience. I was happy to leave the store and I really don't care about how you and your friends feel. The fact that you see no problem is THE PROBLEM and the fact that your friend doesn't have the balls to write or defend the store or her actions is cowardly and proves that store and the staff have everything to hide! I have nothing to prove but the store does because I am not guilty of anything but walking into a store that lack customer service and class.
concerned replying to a comment from clotheshorse / September 10, 2012 at 01:10 pm
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While a lot of the merch at Remix is legitimate, this store also carries MANY counterfeit items. Mostly handbags.

The owner knowingly and deliberately buys and resells many fake bags (and other accessories) at near retail prices- and many customers have come to realize their purchases are fake. The customer testimonials are shocking, and they're everywhere online. I've seen fake merchandise here with my own eyes (and as someone who's worked in high-end designer retail for many years, I can spot it.)

It's an illegitimate and inexcusable business practice.
M replying to a comment from TTW / September 14, 2012 at 11:28 pm
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If you don't like extoggery dont go. Theres a KFC next door if you needed the bathroom and the staff isnt there to push you clothing. If you want it you buy it, you don't then you leave. As for the person who showed up a day late, have some integrity, you admit to showing up a day late which means you should be honoring your contract and the clothes will be given to charity.
TTW / September 17, 2012 at 03:33 pm
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Ex-toggery is a joke! Any store that doesn't want customers is off the charts ridiculous! If you look on-line there are plenty of consignment stores that sell great items and I don't understand why anyone would want to shop at Ex-toggery. I know I am not the only person who feels this way-eventually you will be out of business! Karma!
jeezlouise replying to a comment from TTW / September 17, 2012 at 03:56 pm
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I'm open to admitting on a public forum that I never like to shop when there are little ankle biters around, making noise. And as someone who also works in customer service, if I am told that my service was "not up to par" (and while you may think you were not being rude, it almost always comes across as such), I am not obligated to make it up to you. Better luck next time. And I'm not affiliated with the shop at all, just sick and tired of shoppers/mums who think they deserve special treatment.
TTW / September 17, 2012 at 05:10 pm
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Maybe you don't think you are special but I know I deserve respect when I walk into any store. I feel sorry for you that you don't think enough of yourself to deserve respect, kindess, and having a decent overall shopping experience. Please let me know where you work and I will be sure to not shop there either or let others know that you don't think people deserve any good treatment while dealing with you or where you work. Thank you for your comment but as a person who wasn't there you can make as many assumptions as you want but I know the real truth and people who shop there know exactly what I am writing about. Good luck with the rest of your shopping experiences but I will never accept anything but good customer service.
Cosplay / September 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm
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I was at Shoppe D'Or over the weekend. The owner is not very pleasent. I don't even plan on returning.
michelle / September 29, 2012 at 08:19 pm
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EX-toggery on Avenue Rd is the worst store ever for customer service!! I live in the neighbourhood and many others feel the same way. BTW, I saw some stuff in there from JCrew marked higher than I paid in the states....what a joke. Most of their stuff is from seasons ago....I am talking 5 if not more! Save you time, don't visit this store!! This store is more like a really crappy Winner's!
Rene / October 2, 2012 at 02:12 pm
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I love shopping in cons
Rene replying to a comment from Rene / October 2, 2012 at 02:13 pm
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I love shopping in consignment stores! You can save a lot if you take the time to look around.
Have had great experiences at Haute Classics and Ex-toggery in Leaside. I also shop www.kimandkerriscloset.com.
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James / December 20, 2012 at 01:40 pm
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Extoggery staff are completely unfriendly, unhelpful and downright rude. I would never go there again due to the inconsiderate staff at the Avenue Road store. How a consignment store can have rude and nasty staff is being me in 2012!
kathryn / January 14, 2013 at 06:45 pm
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Discover your inner( plus size) goddess at Curvaceous Consignments Thornhill....servicing the GTA since 2008, we are the only resale shop which caters to the full figured female...sizes 14-5x..check our website for store hours and details...
Matt replying to a comment from clotheshorse / January 18, 2013 at 11:07 am
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I personally wouldn't trust remix, I accidentally bought a fake wallet there once
jim / January 24, 2013 at 06:33 pm
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Extoggery Avenue road!!!!!! Worst customer service I have ever experienced. My girlfriend wanted to try on dresses and look at bags and no one would assist. We also had a coupon for the three things that we wanted to purchase deciding to buy becuase the prices seemed reasonable in comparison to alot of things in store. we are told the coupon is not valid (even though it had no expiry) we were then told that the prices are good so we can buy it or not. The service was deplorable. The three people working upstairs during the week were so unfriendly and cold. Negative experience we left everything and will never be back. In comparison to other consignment stores the prices seemed inflated on many things and there were a few bags that did not even look authentic in the back. Now a days you would think that stores would want to help new and existing customers. We later checked out consignment stores on mount pleasant and along yonge st (a mens store near eglinton and a store for men and women down the street) and were served with a smile and scored some great deals. They even took down our names for future sales and product we wanted. Really turned around the day.
Simon Tarses replying to a comment from jim / January 24, 2013 at 07:15 pm
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Maybe your girlfriend is just ugly?
Megan / January 25, 2013 at 01:19 pm
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If you're looking for a place to take mens or women's gently used, contemporary fashions, take them to Common Sort! It doesn't have to be designer (just awesome)! Rather than having to wait until your stuff sells, they'll give you cash or trade on the spot! Two locations on either side of Queen: Riverside (804 Queen St. E) and Parkdale (1414 Queen St. W).

CA$H FOR FA$HION!

commonsort.com
@CommonSort
facebook.com/commonsort
Gill / February 8, 2013 at 07:13 am
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If you're ever out in Cobourg, ON, why not give us a try? We've been in the consignment business for over 20 years and I think you will be presently suprised! Better still come out and stay the weekend in Cobourg! It's a lovely little town!
Twice As Nice Consignment Shop replying to a comment from Gill / February 8, 2013 at 07:16 am
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Ooops! Thought the post would add our website address but it did not. Here it is:
www.twiceasnicecobourg.com
facebook.com/twiceasnicecobourg
larissa / February 16, 2013 at 03:29 pm
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Kingsburry Consignment Boutique in the Beach at 2225 Queen Street East is a wonderful new shop that carries high end goods like True Religion, Prada, Chanel and Micheal Kors and Coach as well as brands like Banana Republic, Won Hundred, Jacob and so forth. Great neighborhood shop.
Lauren / February 20, 2013 at 10:36 am
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Kim and Kerri's Closet! Really good prices and the consignor receives 60% !!! I have shopped and consigned with them. Very cute items. I recommend them to all my friends and family!

www.kimandkerriscloset.com
Lauren replying to a comment from Rene / February 20, 2013 at 10:37 am
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Such a good recommendation! Im glad im not the only one who shops with them.
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Nextdoor Neighbor / March 25, 2013 at 09:02 pm
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I agree - Extoggery on Avenue is terrible for service. I go there for there stuff, sometimes I get lucky. But the staff is beyong arrogant. Since noone's going there and treated decently I suggest someone should open up another store in the are and put them out of business.
bob ray / April 1, 2013 at 06:56 pm
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Hello, I would be wary of any consignment shop. I have been burned by 2 , both used the same scam. New To You in Mississauga and Back On The Rack in Barrie. Both were supposed to donate un sold clothing but I found my clothes still on sale in the stores on a store account (meaning I don't get anything for them) . Basically I just gave 23 items away. Admittedly I was late in picking them up , but I figured they were going to a good place, not into the owners pocket. In Back on the Rack I, I took 3 items and said " these are mine" she was embarrassed and quickly put them in a bag and told me to take them. In New To You she just shrugged and walked away. Also at the same store I consigned a coat to be sold for $200 (60/40 split) . I went in 2 weeks later and it was gone., however when I went to pick up the check it was for $35 , she said it took a long time to sell and she had to mark it down. Other friends have gotten 1/3 to 1/4 of her price for the same reason.
So try to find trustworthy relailer as there is no way of knowing the sale price for your cut and you could end up stocking the store for free., better to donate your items yourself than enrich someone else.
Brampton Consignment / April 2, 2013 at 09:26 am
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It happens all too often in consignment stores that customers do not pick up after expiry. We have to keep the store fresh. We work on contracts that are binding. They expire. You have to pick up on time. Just the rules. These stores are no storage facilities.
Deborah replying to a comment from clotheshorse / April 11, 2013 at 02:16 pm
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I am very happy to have found this Discussion Group while doing research of the Toronto area consignment, thrift and donation shops. I have read almost all the posts. Reason being, I am working on a book for the Toronto market. The book is presently being published for Ottawa and the Ottawa Region and will be available by the end of this month, April, 2013. If all goes well, Toronto will be next as well as across the country. The book is titled "THE NAKED SHOPPER" and I will write more once the Galley Copy has been signed off. Would like to add that the Toronto book will NOT include any location that receives an excess number of negative responses to shopper satisfaction. I appreciate the information that has been shared by this group as your insight is helpful and appreciated. Watch for the book later this year. For further updates and information for the Ottawa version please write to THENAKEDSHOPPER@yahoo.ca. Yours in Resale and Accessible Fashion. Deborah
Cameron Thomas / April 26, 2013 at 04:36 pm
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Great discussion group. I just wanted to make everyone aware of our existence as we often get overlooked because of our other services. Unlike other consignment stores,95% of our items come from the downsizing services we provide to our clients in maximizing the value of their home goods. We do this through selling items at estate sales, auctions, online and at our consignment store. Anyone looking for antiques, furniture, art, collectibles and more please put us on your radar. I would also like to hear any feedback you had regarding our business.
Marlina / May 21, 2013 at 01:49 pm
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If you are a parent you should checkout this new online parent-trusted marketplace for gently used baby and kids clothes, toys, books, furniture... etc You can sell, buy and swap with your other friends or neighbours. www.kiinzel.com
Kathryn Toliver replying to a comment from Cameron Thomas / June 4, 2013 at 10:48 am
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To Cameron Thomas:

What is the name of your business?

Where are you located?

Do you have a website and if so what is the address?

Do you take in consignment items from individuals?

I am in the process of helping my mother-in-law downsize from a two-storey house to a studio apartment and have many collectable and household items.

Please let me know if we can work together.
Cameron Thomas replying to a comment from Kathryn Toliver / June 4, 2013 at 11:04 am
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Hello Kathryn
Thank you for the questions. The name of the business is Transition Squad and we are located at 3200 Dufferin St, Unit 25. You can read more about what we do at http://www.transitionsquad.com. Do you have a lot of items to sell? If you think the worth of the items exceed $5000 maybe we could plan an estate sale at the house. I would suggest you give us a call at 416-249-4049 x332 to get an assessment. We do take items on consignment as part of our process, but give priority to clients we are working with on all steps of the downsizing process. If we have room we will also look at consigning on an item by item basis. Please reach out to us for more information and next steps.

Best Regards
Cameron Thomas
Transition Squad
Kim replying to a comment from bob ray / June 24, 2013 at 03:03 pm
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Thank you for the info on New To You. I live very close to this store and was excited about it. However, it is NOT cool that they did not donate the items that you didn't pick up. A contract is a contract. I will be wary when shopping here in the future.
Lisa replying to a comment from vintagevixin / June 29, 2013 at 01:15 pm
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I have to agree. I stopped doing business there because of the number of items that would get "lost" due to "theft" and yes, if you are one day late picking up your items they absolutely will not be there. They also have lots of attitude. Not worth the hassle.
monna / July 28, 2013 at 11:22 pm
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I've been around and I can't agree more that exxtogery has the meanest staff. They don't understand the need for flexibility in small business settings. They need the consignor more than the consignor needs them. Yet they bully the consignors. Closed my account there. They gave my stuff back damaged and claimed they left me messages when they decided not to consign something after they had already accepted it. I had to keep going back and forth and sometimes they donated my stuff b/c I never got a call that it was being pulled from the shelf. Not worth the attitude or hassle.

I was in remix the other day and I am debating whether to consign there. Their attitude reminded me of extoggery. They don't seem to be well liked on this blog. Is there a fair consignment store out there?
consignment shops in ri / August 1, 2013 at 08:01 am
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Few days back i had just buy pair of Kate Spade and some leather collection. I go there with my friends and buy some unique used designer bags. I am really impressed with their services. Finally it's great experience of shopping at that place.
Marie replying to a comment from vintagevixin / August 14, 2013 at 09:50 am
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I am suspicious of Ex-Toggery now. I gave 1 pair of newish Gucci shoes (the traditional canvas pattern with green and red stripes)and the woman told me "Gone to charity". 1 year later, I give 2 high end Moschino short jackets and got the same answer at the end. Charity?? I don't believe it for a second, the staff must have taken it at the end after keeping it off the rack during the sale period.
GiveMeABreak replying to a comment from Marie / September 17, 2013 at 02:50 pm
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First of all Ex-Toggery works with Oasis. If you read the brochure or listened during your take in you would know this. Oh heres the link to the oasis website http://www.clothingbank.ca/

You can call them to confirm their affiliation with Ex-Toggery if you would like.
GiveMeABreak replying to a comment from Marie / September 17, 2013 at 02:54 pm
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Oh, and the store would never keep anything off the rack during the sale period. It isn't very business savvy. And maybe you should consider the insurance next time if you're that paranoid about your merchandise.
GiveMeABreak replying to a comment from monna / September 17, 2013 at 03:01 pm
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Rejecting items the store doesn't have a market for isn't bullying.
marie / September 17, 2013 at 03:45 pm
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Your less than gracious response is not business savvy.
GiveMeABreak replying to a comment from marie / September 17, 2013 at 10:05 pm
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Maybe, but perhaps it has provided you with a little relief. Now you know your items haven't been stolen, but have gone towards a good cause instead.
L.A replying to a comment from clotheshorse / September 26, 2013 at 12:28 am
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If you guy's are looking for high end fashion and don't want to spend an arm and a leg then this guy is the one to go to. He use to have a website called labelseeker but is now under construction and a due over was needed. Till then he sells on
kijiji you can view the link below. I garantee that you won't find any prices better then what he has. plus he always staks up on new items.

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-PostersOtherAds-W0QQUserIdZ2974583
marie replying to a comment from Anna Weber / October 4, 2013 at 05:59 pm
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I agree having had the same experience. Moschino jackets and Gucci shoes (new) - "donated to charity". Yah, right. After writing my experience in a blog, I recently got an unprofessional reply from someone who obviously has an interest (employee/owner) in the store.
shelly replying to a comment from vintagevixin / October 21, 2013 at 09:50 am
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Worse consignment store in history!! I have to agree.
The consignment buyer is absolutely inexperienced and clueless.
Ok if you want to buy and/or sell beige coats, white blouses,
or black skirts-you might have a chance in this store, otherwise, anything
flattering with color or flare-forget it.............
challenged / October 25, 2013 at 03:17 am
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Awesome post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.
Easy consignment
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consignmenteasy / November 8, 2013 at 01:15 am
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I am happy that I found your post while searching for informative posts. Thanks for sharing.
jody / November 20, 2013 at 05:13 pm
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The labels exchange at bathurst/wilson has by far the cheapest prices for their brand names out of the bunch. They buy their clothing cash upfront though, so im not sure if you can consider them consignment?

They don't advertise much, I found them because they are actually nearby the Ex-Toggery on avenue road. Their staff (especially Rose) are definitely enjoyable to shop around!

you can look them up at www.labelsexchange.ca
anny / November 22, 2013 at 10:20 am
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Twice Is Nice Mississauga has consistently been rude. When I consigned & items sold I was told they had been reduced (eventho they were not in the store after only a week). When I bring in items to consign she says they don't take things older than 2 yrs (& I bring things in after their lst season of wear - almost new). It looks like she buys a lot of junk for $1 a lb. & then resells in her store. Awful person.
annie / December 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm
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The new Labels Exchange at 3795 Bathurst needs to be on this list!
Denise / December 11, 2013 at 08:50 pm
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I shop at Repeat Boutique located near Annette and Runnymede. Great store and interesting range of clothing.
Colleen McDonald replying to a comment from Erika / December 19, 2013 at 03:46 pm
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Yes, There is a resale boutique at 1765 Danforth Ave. called
In This Closet they have brands like Bananna Republic, Anne Klein, J Crew all at prices WAY below any of these consignment shops! enjoy!
Ela / December 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm
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Kingsbury in the Beaches, located on Queen St East is terrible. The selection offered is mundane, but it is the customer service that is really off the charts bad. The store has odd hours, no one returns calls or emails and the staff can't keep track of the items brought in for sale. I brought in six items over one year ago and 5/6 are MIA. Stay away!
chris / January 3, 2014 at 01:28 am
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im looking to sell a designer jacket if any one in Toronto or near by please give me a call 6477657066
Deborah / January 8, 2014 at 07:23 pm
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Almost a year ago I posted on this blog and now I am back with an update. My book titled "THE NAKED SHOPPER", the Ottawa version, was published six months ago and it is going strong in Ottawa. For those interested, you can find it through Chapters, Ottawa University Bookstore, Carleton University Bookstore and several of the better consignment shops in this area. THE NAKED SHOPPER has been on CTV Morning Live, Rogers TV and also featured on the cover of two newspapers in Ottawa. The Toronto version of "THE NAKED SHOPPER" has just been completed and it goes off to a Publisher for pickup consideration this week. Please know that after 10 months of tracking this blog, I have removed one location from the book - giving respect to the people who keep consignment shops in business in the first place. Hope you will find me on Facebook at The Naked Shopper and give me a 'Like' so you can follow along as I head into Toronto next. Much thanks for your posts and all the best for your consignment experiences. Deborah
sheekgeek / February 8, 2014 at 06:51 pm
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With extoggery closing on avenue, Ive been frequenting the labels exchange. The prices so far blow away most of the other consignments
Karen / March 7, 2014 at 08:27 pm
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They are way too many consignment stores in Toronto. If you want to get better prices for designers' items and support local designers - visit their website and buy directly. They usually have some kind of promotion going on. I bought three stunning soutache jewelry pieces of Victoria Sorkin directly from her site (www.victoriasorkin.com) for 30% less than what I saw on Queen street.
Rita / March 8, 2014 at 07:25 am
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Playnwear on Yonge st. north of Lawrence sells designer and brand-name ladies and kids fashions.
They used to be on Avenue Rd. up to about a year ago and moved to 3241 Yonge St.
www.facebook.com/PlaynwearToronto
kiran / April 21, 2014 at 06:51 am
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do you have delivery service internationally as i want to purchase few stuff for me?
Dee replying to a comment from vintagevixin / May 2, 2014 at 10:41 pm
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I love the Leaside Ex-Toggery -- best selection and prices I've found anywhere, including all the trendy downtown places. We always find the staff friendly and not at all snooty, with good advice. You can also find really interesting/weird things at amazing prices in the basement of Second Nature on Mt. Pleasant just north of Davisville.
Ellen / May 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm
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I recently visited the new Kingsburry Consignment location in Vaughan just off Steels ave. They have a lot of new items. I bought a YSL clutch for less than what I would of paid elsewhere and a pair of new Miu Miu heels. Worth checking out if you are in the GTA.
Mountaingrrrl / May 25, 2014 at 09:31 am
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I have recently discovered " The Comeback" , a store on Dundas West, just west of Islington .I love that place and highly recommend it.And I live on the other side of Toronto!Really interesting and lovely clothes in Mint condition,truly helpful and courteous staff and reasonably priced.Check it out!
Mountaingrrrl / May 25, 2014 at 09:36 am
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I add my name to the list of those who avoid Ex- Toggery like the plague. Unfriendly and very rude,and over priced for what they have in stock.Also ,How does it help their business the you can only try on a few pieces? ust senseless.Just because I shop second hand, does not mean I deserve less respect or courtesy than anyone else.
Kay / May 31, 2014 at 08:47 pm
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The Labels Exchange is actually the best consignment store in Toronto... the prices are so good and they have really good items there. I heard their store is also going online with sales too!!! I recommend anyone check it out!!!
Danny / September 19, 2014 at 05:10 pm
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Check out this designer consignment. Lots of designer items at great price. http://stores.ebay.ca/The-Comeback-Boutique
Sue / October 8, 2014 at 05:48 pm
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I just took a lot of things into L'Elegante in Yorkville, not having been there before. Although some of my stuff was unsuitable for the store, I found that the owner and the two women who went through everything were incredibly pleasant, and very sensitive - they obviously didn't want to hurt my feelings when rejecting things! I don't know what the entire experience will be like, but there were lots of lovely things in the store, and my experience so far was great.

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