By Heather Wilkins
Consignment shops are an extremely popular way for the savvy shopper to find great deals or maybe to earn money on slightly used clothes, accessories and furniture for resale. After our recent feature, we received a lot of feedback about other local consignment stores in the area featured below.
Love mall clothing, but hate the traffic? Check out Diva Consignment Boutique, located at 206 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon offering ‘divaliscious’ fashions such as Liz Claiborne, Jones NY, Chico’s, INC, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and more, for divas of all shapes and sizes. These brand names are on sale from 50-80 percent off regular retail. Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., visit www.divaconsign ment.com or call 681-5500.
Family owned by Julie and Brian Pomeroy, Julie’s Walk-In Closet recently celebrated its five year anniversary. Julie’s Walk-In Closet’s 3,000 sq. ft. showroom offers the largest selection of new and pre-owned clothing, shoes and accessories. Check out beautiful new handbags imported from Italy. For more information, visit www.julieswalkincloset.com or call at 381-3846. Julie’s Walk-In Closet is located at 720 W. Robertson St. in Brandon and is open from Monday through Wednesday and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
A changing inventory of fashion designs and name brands keeps customers returning to Liz-N-Things Consignment Boutique. Its bargain prices and refined atmosphere offers smart shopping with the convenience of being close to home. It is located at 13446 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Liz-N-Things also buys and sells home accessories. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Visit www.liznthings.com or call 438-8946 or 324-8951.
Family-owned business, KISS ME Secondhand Boutique offers gently used clothing options for women, men, juniors and children. KISS ME Secondhand Boutique will be offering a sale on school uniforms in early August. It is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. -6 pm. and is located at 121 N. Kings Ave. in Brandon. For more information, visit www.kissme2nd.com or call 727-755-3751.
Arianna’s Consignment and Design Studio, located at 6134 Waterside Plaza on U.S. Hwy. 41 N. in Apollo Beach, offers one-of-a-kind artwork and accessories for home décor. For individuals who enjoy the hunt of finding that right piece, Arianna’s has a newly expanded and constantly changing inventory. It also specializes in custom designed furniture and well-known furniture lines and one-of-a-kind artwork and accessories. It offers free one-hour in-home consultations for window treatments, paint colors, rugs and décor is also offered. Open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit www.ariannasconsignment.com or call 641-2016.
Fifi Queen, who owns Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel, has been in the consignment business for over 20 years, specializing in the resale of designer and name brand apparel for women. Looking for pretty clothes at a bargain price? This is the place to find it. Clothes that are from current designer or name brand can be consigned at Fifi’s. Fifi’s is located at 6410 N. U.S. Hwy. 41 in Apollo Beach and is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Visit www.fifisconsign ment.com or call 641-8444.
Consign DeZigns is a consignment furniture store that specializes in selling quality used furniture at affordable prices. The items in the store are unique and constantly change. The store recently changed hands to a new owner last year and remains a family business. Located at 646 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon, Consign DeZigns is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information of show pieces, visit www.consigndezigns.com and click on ‘showroom’ or call 685-5053.
Looking for quality apparel at affordable prices? What’s In Store? is a family neighborhood store that offers discounts to those looking to decorate or redo their home or a room. It will also accept quality, gently used household items and furniture. It is located at 16727 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia. Open from Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. For more information on sales and special items in stock, check out its Facebook page for more information or call 643-7316.
Gym Locker is connected to What’s In Store? specializing in new and used sporting equipment of all types. Call 643-7393 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recent addition to the local consignment scene, Lillian’s Consignment and Furniture offers fine resale apparel and jewelry as well as consigned furniture. New items are placed on the store’s floor every day. It specializes in selling women and men’s clothing of every possible size and shape as well as offering a wide selection of juniors and kids clothing. Check out furniture and accessories to accent any room. It is located at 116 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. For more information, visit the Facebook page or call 770-1330. Lillian’s Consignment and Furniture is open from Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.