Showing up in the same outfit as someone else is always awkward, especially if that person is Lisa Kudrow. You wish you had the well-trained eye needed to sift through thrift stores for something original to wear, but you fused your eyelids together to avoid looking at Internet pop-up ads. Today’s Groupon relieves you from your sartorial struggles: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale fashion accessories at It’s a Girl Thing, a consignment shop in Willow Glen. It’s a Girl Thing is one of the first consignment shops in the bay area to specialize in upscale women’s fashion accessories.
The designer-logo-stuffed, small boutique drips strands of colorful jewelry and sprouts towers of buttery leather bags. Louis Vuitton purses and Christian Louboutin’s red-soled shoes are sold alongside vintage brooches and costume jewelry. The prices range from $5–$3,000, though everything that sells is drastically marked down from its original store-bought price. The average price for designer purses is $300, while vintage purses come in around $50. Keep it simple with a pair of stilettos, or stuff a handbag with costume jewelry to distribute to villagers assembled beneath your balcony. Hunting in a consignment shop can be more rewarding than regular store searching since you never know what one-of-a-kind treasures you'll find.
The store’s proceeds often benefit charities such as local schools and The Humane Society. Owner Cindy Sanders is known for the knowledge and warm aura emanating from her person and flickering off the metallic merchandise. She’ll be sure to answer any questions about the history of secondhand items, the quality of gold in a ring, and how many wishes you’ll get out of the rusted oil lamp you found beneath a pile of necklaces.
- The owner of the store was very helpful and welcoming. – Larissa C., Yelp
- This is such a beautiful spot in Willow Glen. You can shop forever looking through all of the jewelry, shoes, purses, wallets, etc. – Carmen, YellowBot
- Shopping here is like a treasure hunt - so many great necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, purses, shoes, belts, sunglasses... We found nice costume pieces, as well as gorgeous "real" ones, all reasonably priced. – Tessa M., Yelp
It’s a Girl Thing
It’s a Girl Thing—voted the area's best consignment store by readers of the San Jose Mercury News three years running— stocks an ever-evolving supply of ladies' accessories and all things haute couture. Filled with designer logos, from Chanel, Gucci, and Prada to Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin, the store's goods include handbags, shoes, and jewelry. Along with contemporary brand-name gear for women, It's A Girl Thing features numerous vintage items and a style-savvy inventory for gents including belts, ties, and watches for men who don’t need to show off their strength by wearing a wrist sundial.
During the boutique's business hours customers can preview items for consignment. If accepted, they remain on It's A Girl Thing's racks and shelves for 120 days; if sold, the store splits its final selling price 50/50. The boutique’s proceeds frequently benefit charities such as local schools and The Humane Society.
241-B E Campbell Ave.
Campbell, California 95008