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Industry + Insights / November 21, 2013 / Katie Flanagan
Welcoming L.A. Designer Consignment Boutique 'Encore Closet' to the Family
  Consignment Shopping, Encore Closet, Secondhand Shoes, Preowned Handbags We are always proud to introduce new partnerships here at SNOBSWAP, and Encore Closet is no exception! Featuring top of the line items for a variety of personal tastes, this closet is sure to have you shopping. With no shortage of Manolo Blahnik fare, strappy Jimmy Choo's and covetable handbags, Encore Closet will inspire you to open up a special place in your own closet to make room for classics from theirs. We talk with the owner about her favorite trends for winter, as well as her key investment pieces favorite items for sale on SNOBSWAP.   1.)  What are some of your favorite trends for winter? A few specific items I would include would be a Celine Handbag and a pair of shoes from Valentino’s Rock-Stud Collection. As far as colors go, burgundy is my favorite for winter; I love pairing it with everything. The Isabel Marant leather motorcycle jacket is also a must. Celine, Isabel Marant, Burgundy, Valentino, Valentino Rock Stud   2.)  With the holiday party circuit on the rise, what is one key piece that you can stretch throughout the entire season? A great pair of booties can go a long way. Leather ones from Rag & Bone are perfect because you can dress them up with a skirt or dress for a fancier occasion or dress them down with your favorite jeans, pending the atmosphere. Depending on the separates you add to them, they are capable of being really versatile. Party Dress, Holiday Clothes, Festive, Booties, Separates 3.)  When it comes to investment pieces, what are your top five favorite brands?         1.) Rag & Bone makes great t-shirts; they wear really well. 2.) A great pair of jeans; I like Current/Elliot, Citizens of Humanity and J Brand. I think we should all have a great pair of skinny jeans and a pair of boyfriend jeans to run around in. 3.) I think a good jacket is key; like a great blazer. Helmut Lang makes a really good one with an amazing leather detailing. 4.) A bag you can’t leave home without like a Chanel Boy Bag or the Valentino Rock Stud bag (I love that one). 5.) A classic LBD. Rachel Zoe makes a lot of great ones. They are always a mix of beauty and glam. 6.) A good blouse can go a long way. The ones from Equipment are the best.   4.)  We’re thrilled to have you launch with SNOBSWAP! What are the most crave-worthy items avid fashionista’s can hope to snag from your store? I sell a lot of hot and trending handbags that are still in stores among the likes of Chanel, Balenciaga, YSL and Jimmy Choo. I carry a variety; everything from Hermes Birkin bags to Coach shoulder bags, but they do go quickly. I also carry shoes from Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Proenza Schouler. The merchandise changes rapidly so be sure to check back often! Encore Closet, Consignment Clothes, Preowned Handbags, Secondhand Designer Shoes, Manolo Blahnik, Fendi, Balenciaga   5.)  In your opinion, why do you think some people are on the fence about consignment shopping? I think they’re hesitant because of how many counterfeit items are out there. With my store I take pride in knowing I can stand behind the authenticity of everything I’m selling. I try to make sure that I describe my items as best I can so customers can ensure they get what it says they’re ordering. I make sure to photograph things really well. Through the years in this business, it’s amazing how you learn to authenticate an item and little things like that which allow me to spot a faux bag vs. a real one.   Be sure to check out Encore Closet's fabulous collection on SNOBSWAP! Luxury Consignment Boutique Encore Closet L.A. on SNOBSWAP
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