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The Secondhand Shopaholic’s Shopping Guide: Plum Consignment (Colorado)

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This week I’m bringing you the second interview as a part of the Shopping Guide series. I interviewed Crystal, Owner of Plum Consignment in Denver, Colorado. Her boutique is beautiful! I love the décor, which she explains in the interview is mostly up-cycled items, so her store is an all-around eco-friendly experience. Her store is full of amazing designer finds in “plum-perfect” condition, including women’s and children’s clothes, shoes, and accessories. So read on to find out more about this must-visit boutique in Denver. I will most definitely be making a visit if I’m ever in Colorado! 🙂

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Plum Consignment
{fresh designer consignment + sweet deals}
Address: 2373 Central Park Boulevard #106, Denver, CO 80238
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; Sunday 12-5pm
Founded: 2012
Contact: 303.322.PLUM {7586}
Website:  www.plumgood.com

1. Tell us a bit about you. Fun fact?

As mother of two school aged girls & future Plum fashionistas, when I’m not scouting for finds, you might catch me doing yoga, running, cooking and commuting to/from work in my Stapleton Denver neighborhood on my “green” golf cart.

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2. Why did you decide to start a consignment store?

I guess you could say I’m passionate about consignment. So much, that I traded my corporate restaurant industry career in sales and marketing to take on the mission of redefining resale.  My goal: Create an uncommon consignment experience {while supporting sustainable clothing practices for the environment & my community}. PLUM is the fruit of that labor.  PLUM specializes in mint condition carefully curated clothing, shoes & accessories for women + children on consignment.  We are discriminating in our consignment process & therefore offer a great selection of name brand clothing in pristine condition. When you come to shop, you’ll find our merchandise will be close to Plum-perfect.

3. What’s the best part about your job?

Resale is a great solution for fashion pollution.  I love providing Moms a means to recycle their previously loved wardrobe for new designer threads & to continue to fashionably outfit their kiddos as they grow.  Consignment provides a fashion-forward way to be earth friendly while saving savvy shoppers some green!  Clients are relieved to find an outlet for purchases gone awry, to recoup a portion of their initial investment.  People bring clothes to PLUM they want to sell & I provide a space to showcase them. I enjoy meeting new PLUM friends & fashion forward consignors!

4. What types and/or brands of things could a shopper find in your store?

Plum specializes in boutique brands, Nordstrom brands & Anthropology brands. From Polo to Prada, Plum has you covered!

5. To give readers a better idea of what great things they can find, what is one (or some) of your favorite pieces in your store right now?

My favorite piece in Plum’s designer display case right now is a retired Louis Vuitton carry-on travel bag that is in pristine condition & very rare.  $2,500 and it’s yours!

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6. What is one thing that sets your store apart from the rest/makes it unique?

I believe our distinguishing difference is the overall value we bring to the community, starting with legendary service & offering “uncommon consignment.”

PLUM has a unique boutique feel, complete with wooden hangers to showcase fresh inventory daily.  In keeping with the concept’s eco-friendly focus, most of our interior décor items have been repurposed into up-cycled displays, providing an urban eclectic edge and hip shopping experience.  As for selection, we hand pick each new or nearly new item for resale, which means they are close to PLUM perfect for a fraction of the cost of buying new designer duds.  And If you’re looking for something special, you can add it to our “wish list” and PLUM will contact you when we have what you’re looking for (before it even hits the floor)!

7. What’s the best part about being in the location (city/state) your store is in?

I LOVE having the Rocky Mountains in our backyard!  Keeps us in tune with Mother nature & a constant visual reminder of why our sustainable shopping practices at Plum are so important.

8. Quick! You have one minute to convince someone why they should start shopping secondhand…go!

Designer resale shopping is a great way to stretch your wardrobe dollars. Added bonus: the thrill-of-the-hunt! You can find mint condition or never worn merchandise at a plum good price, allowing you to stake your claim on current designer, high-end apparel and accessories for a fraction of full retail cost. And you are helping out mother nature by being sustainably fashionable!

9. Do you have a website, Facebook page, Twitter, or blog where readers can learn more or stay informed about events, sales, etc.?

Website:   www.plumgood.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShopPlum
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=9746267&trk=tab_pro
Twitter: @plumconsignment
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/plumconsignment/
Blog: http://plumgood.com/blog/
Appointments: http://plum.appointy.com
Wish List: http://plumgood.com/wish-list/
Email Sign-up ~ Plum Good News: http://www.facebook.com/ShopPlum/app_100265896690345

10. Any last comments?

We are plum pleased to be your Stapleton neighborhood go-to shop for curated women + children’s clothing on consignment.  Come say hi ~ we are always excited to meet new friends and fashion-forward consignors!

Thanks Crystal!

If you’d like to offer some input on locations (cities/states) I should cover in the future or if you are a resale store owner, please let me know in the comments or go enter your location in this poll.

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Author: Maggie J.

I'm Maggie - an artist, designer, and consignment store enthusiast.

One thought on “The Secondhand Shopaholic’s Shopping Guide: Plum Consignment (Colorado)

  1. Great interview! She seems very down-to-earth 🙂 Loved this quote: Resale is a great solution for fashion pollution

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