House of Consignment
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 7:14 AM
Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 7:05 PM
"Betsy" who live in the Trump Tower was 39 maybe 10 year ago.
I wonder if the cop who showed her closet got into any trouble with her job? It wasn't a good image, I'm hoping that she's in some serious debt, not illegal gains.
Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 7:24 PM
The cop things was very shady. Did she live in the Gold Coast (I can't remember)? If I were McCarthy, I'd be running financials on her immediately.
Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 7:40 PM
I did think the style party expansion was a good idea.
Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 7:53 PM
My wife and I are going to go in there one day and bring our Gap and Banana Republic apparel and ask how much we could get for it:)
Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 8:15 PM
Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 8:22 PM
And the "e-tern"? Seriously? How desperate must someone have to be in order to work for free for some outfit like this?
Just a quick bit of math...let's say there's a $5,000 handbag that sells for $1,000. At the most they get $600, out of which come eBay and PayPal fees, so that's about $500 they net. From that, you assume $100 in tax, so when all is said and done it's $400. Then from that, you have to pay your employees, rent on that office, etc. Maybe $50 at the end. And that's assuming they take 60%. I can't imagine anyone with any savvy would take only 40% on their goods. I'd rather donate it and take the tax deduction.
Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 8:48 PM
Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 9:00 PM
This was their old location:
Hardly high-class. That area is really nothing special or classy. So how they developed this following it beyond me. I used to go by there and assume it had shut down. I will say their new location is in a little higher-end neighborhood.
BTW, the building in which Corri lives has units going for only $500k. If she was as "high-end" as she'd like people to believe, she'd be living in something worth a little more than $500k. For those of you outside of Chicago, $500k here is nothing...it's like $150-200k elsewhere.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 8:06 PM
Jilda the Beverly Hills lady with all of the wretched stuff who kept mispronouncing Birkin as BIRKUM - I rewound several times to make sure my ears weren't deceiving me.
The classic aging BH too much plastic surgery look and Tory Burch - that woman must do a helluva a lot of revenge shopping. My guess is the husband finds it easier and cheaper to stay married and have his sex/hookers.
I don't understand the business model as most large cities have excellent consignment shops. They also take about 40% to 50% but with this model you also have to pay EBAY fees - those are paid by the seller and not by edropoff.
EBAY is great for selling true collectibles perhaps that might actually command worldwide interest but I think that clothing/shoes would tend to do better in a bricks & mortar high end consignment shop since women can try on the stuff before buying.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 8:33 PM
Posted Apr 30, 2012 @ 6:59 AM
Someone else said it, but I am not sure how this business model actually is successful. The sellers must be absolutely stupid. They take a HUGE cut of the final sale and then stick them with the eBay fees. These people would be better off donating the clothes and then taking the tax deduction. There are a ton of higher end consignment shops here in Chicago that don't take such a big cut. I guess their owners don't make for good TV though:)