Q & A With the #FabULyss #DesignerRevival-September 13th, 2016
Fall is upon us and that means new #FabULyssfall clothing! I want to introduce you to a new #FabULyssFind. Designer Revival
on the Upper East Side is the place to go to consign and shop. You will want to purchase everything in this hidden gem. You can set up a time to meet with the a personal shopper as well as someone to help you decide what its time to clean out of your closet and what to keep.
Tiffany has a talent for style as evidenced by appearing in Bill Cunningham’s On the Street in the NYT Sunday Styles section almost a dozen times. Aside from her sense of style, Tiffany is an accomplished marketing executive who was in the beauty industry for over 15 years. She’s held senior marketing rolls with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, June Jacobs Spa Collection, Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skincare and Pola Orbis. She spent most paychecks on her fabulous wardrobe and her favorites are Roland Mouret, Givenchy, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford and has been a consignor and consignment shopper for almost 20 years. She travels regularly to Europe and Asia in search of style treasures and has a true love and touch for making women feel fabulous in their clothes.
She graduated from Columbia University/Barnard College and is a proud #divamom of an adorable baby boy named Kai Asher. She lives with her husband Michael in Tribeca.
Q: Please tell our #divamom blog readers what sets you apart from other high end consignment boutiques?
A: With Designer Revival you not only have access to a highly curated selection of high end and contemporary designers at very accessible price points but we offer service like no other consignment store or website. Our services are the following:
– personal stylist assistance
– education on what brands are an investment and have the highest resale value
– an enjoyable experience that is is more like a “glamorous treasure hunt” with a neighborhood feel without the “stuffiness” of a high end department/retail store
– a tailor on premise
– white glove consignment pick-up
– closet management which educates the client on the Designer Revival Method for tackling a cluttered closet
Q: Is it true that there is a team of stylists that will work with the clients?
A: yes! All sales assistants are stylists and help our clients to create a “complete” outfit with multiple items and we assist in helping clients with what looks are right for them. We believe fashion is a reflection of one’s personality and out mission is to provide style guidance and closet management to help our clients create their own unique image.
Q: How long have you been on the Upper East Side?
A: The store has been on the upper east side for over 20 years. I purchased the store in 2015 and renamed it to Designer Revival (was called Designer Resale).
Q: Have you seen a constant trend in the world of consignment? Is Chanel always a winner?
A: What else are consignment favorites of yours?
The consignment category is hot right now and luxury brands and retailers are embracing the value of liquidity for a woman’s wardrobe. My favorites are Chanel and Hermes. They are always a winner and have the highest resale value so truly are a smart investment.
Q: How does it work with your consignment? What’s the best way to bring in clothes and accessories? Should the #divamoms make an appointment first? Or just come in?
A: We are open 7 days a week and our clients can come by anytime to consign and no appointment is necessary. We also offer white glove service and provide home pick ups for 10 or more items. We take all seasons unlike other consignment shops because we have storage so we take all seasons at all times.We have a competitive cost structure that is a 50/50 split and up to 70% for certain merchandise like Chanel and Hermes hand bags.
Q: What have been some of the best treasures you have found in your recent years of business?
A: I am in love with FUR! so I have come across a beautiful Chinchilla coat and a Gucci (by Tom Ford) mink and leather bomber jacket.
Q: How often to you recommend #divamoms coming in to shop?
A:Every week! We put out new merchandise everyday and we have many women who consign on a monthly basis to make room for new purchases.
Q: Do you take cash, checks and credit cards?
A:We take cash, credit cards and paypal (online). We also have a layaway program in store.
Q: Anything in particular you want our #divamoms and #glammas to know?
A: The more you consign and/or shop with us the more rewards you receive with our customer loyalty program