What You'll Get
- $18 for $40 toward women’s clothing
Q&A with Tamara Stavrianoudakis of Upscale Resale
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Upscale Resale is a women’s consignment boutique providing excellent customer service, consigned merchandise from the finer stores at up to 90% off retail, many which come from stores which are not found in our area. Labels range from Chico’s to Prada, and everything in between. High-end jeans include Paige, Hudson, Frankie B, Citizens, Sevens, David Kahn, Miss Me and a whole lot more. Some of my favorite brands are Johnny Was, Tory Burch, Donald Pliner, Harvey’s and Louis Vuitton, but we also have plenty of CAbi, Ann Taylor, Talbots and Tribal too.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The closest Macy’s, Nordstrom, and high-end department stores were 2+ hours away, and I was a mom on a shoestring budget with 2 young kids. I love great products but I like a great bargain even more, and I found that my neighbors did too. Upscale Resale was started in 2008 and we’ve been a huge success ever since.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the sisterhood of socializing with women from all over the world. I love the awesome merchandise which arrives daily, and I love the huge savings. The fun, funky vibe of my downtown SLO location is right in the middle of Farmer’s Market Thursdays and right across the creek from the Mission. It’s very different from my Templeton location 30 miles north, which is an upscale wine-tasting region, with lots of locals, many whom I’ve become very close to.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
I had a local girl buy a dress she was wearing on TV to promote her book, another gal wear a great dress from my store to the Academy Awards, but I mostly love it when I see someone post a photo of herself in one of our awesome outfits online! Makes me so proud to be of help.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per day. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with any other promotions or sales. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.