While wearing a plastic blue recycling bin is a great way to promote eco-friendly fashion, it also ensures unlimited free rides in the back of a garbage truck. Reduce, reuse, and restyle with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of clothing and more at Butterfly Consignment in Castleton Mall.
Butterfly Consignment's owner provides thrifty fashionistas with a smorgasbord of designer apparel, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and more. The racks and shelves at Butterfly are stocked with preloved items that have been gently used and unsold new inventory from other boutiques, as well as handmade jewelry, bags, accessories, and gifts.
Layer an Arden B. printed tunic blouse ($21) with a J. Crew Rust corduroy blazer ($30) and a pair of Seven for All Mankind jeans ($42) for a casual and versatile work-to-play outfit. Shoppers preparing for a weekend packed with dinner parties and dinner-party robberies can get dashingly prepped with a dress from White House Black Market ($26) and some eye-catching costume chandelier earrings ($11). Since prices are typically set 20%–50% off the original retail value, designer divas can mine for gems from Prada, Christian Louboutin, Vera Wang, and Oscar de le Grouch.
The shop itself is roomy, yet oozes boutique charm from its cozy shoe corner to its glassy, art-deco accessory tables. A wall of windows lines the entrance and floods light into the room, making it easy to distinguish between navy sweaters, black sweaters, and your own shadow. The funky art gallery shows off the skills of local artists, reinforcing the store's focus on community.
Indianapolis CityVoters gave Butterfly Consignment top marks in 2010, naming it among the city's best resale shops:
Splitting your working hours between a career as an attorney and as a self-employed style consultant might seem odd to most, but it makes perfect sense for Niquelle Allen. After deciding not to define herself completely as an attorney, she put her entrepreneurial spirit and keen eye for fashion to use and opened Butterfly Consignment. Through curating an inventory of designer brands such as Gucci, Banana Republic, and Seven For All Mankind, she creates a haven for shoppers determined to save designer duds from ending up in landfills or on mannequins with no sense of style.
Her shop showcases gently worn and stain-free items purchased within the past three years, alongside a small selection of vintage bags and jewelry. She categorizes the inventory into three broad subsets, including pre-loved items, never-been-worn boutique items, and handmade accessories and body products. In order to transform customers from one-time visitors to loyal regulars, she constantly refreshes her racks with recent consignments of seasonal attire.
6697 E 82nd St.
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