11 Most Popular Pieces You’ll Find in Consignment Stores

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Consignment stores are a fashionista’s dress-up box. You can find so many hidden gems in these treasure troves! Stores like Current Boutique offer a curated collection of preloved items that exude charm, individuality, and style. From classic staples to trendy finds, every piece you’ll find in a consignment store holds endless possibilities. In this article, I'm giving you the 11 popular pieces you’ll find in consignment stores and thrift shops that are always a good buy to take your wardrobe to the next level.

1. Leather biker jacket

leather jacket consignment store

Current Boutique customers never turn away a leather jacket in good condition. Leather jackets have been in style for decades, and we don’t see them leaving the fashion scene soon. They’re a wardrobe staple that adds instant coolness to any outfit, whether you’re looking for a rock ‘n’ roll vibe or to add an edgy touch to a feminine sundress. Classic black leather will never go out of style, but don’t be afraid to purchase colorful leather if you want to make a statement. In recent years, we’ve also seen a lot of vegan leather come through Current Boutique made from plant materials.

2. Vintage denim

vintage denim at consignment stores

Nothing beats the timeless appeal of a good pair of jeans. Many consignment stores like to stock denim because it’s universal and versatile. If you’re looking for a go-to pair of preloved jeans, keep your eye out for a high-waisted, straight-leg silhouette; this style stays consistently in rotation each season and flatters most body types.

3. Cashmere sweater

preloved cashmere sweater

Cashmere is a beloved, ageless fabric. Our buyers at Current Boutique adore authentic cashmere pieces because they always sell quickly. A cashmere sweater is the epitome of comfort and elegance. You can easily dress it up for the office with tailored pants and heels or dress it down for a beach weekend with jeans and flats. Neutral tones like camel, gray, and navy will maximize versatility in your closet, but colorful cashmere that flatters your natural skin tone is also a great option. 

4. Silk scarves

preloved silk scarf

We see a lot of scarves on consignment, particularly in the winter months. But we can’t keep silk scarves in stock! Silk is a natural material that adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Wear it around the neck, tied on a handbag, or styled in the hair for a beautiful pop of color. If you happen upon a timeless Hermès or Chanel silk, we recommend snatching it up – it won’t be there long! 

5. Investment handbags

buy an investment bag on consignment

Handbags are the bread and butter for a lot of consignment stores. The resale for designer handbags is strong, likely because luxury handbags are made to withstand the test of time. Investment, designer handbagsfly off the shelves, and they’re hard to keep in stock! Our authentication process at Current Boutique ensures we only resell genuine bags, which makes these purses even more coveted. While shopping at preloved stores, look for great deals and top-name designers – but most importantly, choose a handbag that matches your personality.

6. Band tees

vintage band tee consignment

We don’t typically carry band tees at Current Boutique, but these tops are one of the most popular pieces in thrift stores. Vintage band t-shirts are an exciting find because they’re usually authentic from their era, which helps build a nostalgic closet. Pair your tee with preloved jeans, leather pants, or a skirt for an effortlessly cool look. Check out our vintage lover collection here.

7. Little black dress

preloved little black dress

The little black dress is a timeless classic that has been around for decades and will persist decades more. Different designers offer a myriad of options that you’ll find in consignment stores, from simple sheaths to elegant cocktail dresses. Keep your eye out for a silhouette that flatters your figure, and play around with preloved accessories to style your LBD for any occasion. Learn how to match your accessories for a put-together look here.

8. High-end watches

preloved watches on consignment

Watches are a symbol of status and luxury. Designer watches are prevalent in high-end consignment stores like Current Boutique because there’s always a market for them. Our watches sell out quickly because they’re an affordable yet quality gift – and everyone loves having the status of a designer watch without breaking the bank! Whether you want a classic design or a bold, unique timepiece, consignment stores carry lots of watches at a variety of price points.

9. Blazers

preloved blazers on consignment

Blazers instantly elevate any outfit. They’re not just a workwear essential; they’re the perfect touch of polish with jeans and a white tee, stunning outerwear over a cocktail dress, or even an unexpected pairing with linen shorts for an upscale-summer vibe. Our fashionista customers are always looking for blazers in diverse colors, cuts, and textures to add to their wardrobes.

10. Prints and patterns

buying patterned pieces on consignment

Prints and patterns transform an outfit. Feminine florals, eye-catching geometrics, timeless stripes, and bold abstract prints all have their place to help you showcase your unique style. Shopping at a consignment store gives you access to designs that may not be ultra-trendy right now (like those shown in big box stores), so you’re more likely to find timeless and unique patterns.

animal prints on consignment

You can find captivating prints that infuse your look with personality and charm. This is a great way to unearth your unique style rather than simply following the latest trends. I particularly love searching for animal prints on consignment because animal prints are patterned neutrals that never go out of fashion.

11. Designer footwear

buy designer footwear on consignment 

“I’m not afraid of heights. Have you seen my shoes?” As told by the bible of Carrie Bradshaw, there’s something really special about a good pair of shoes. Luxury, designer shoes are a dream for a lot of women, but it can be hard to justify the high price point (no matter how much you adore the shoe). Consignment stores are the best place to score designer shoes at a fraction of the original ticket price. Top-tier stores like Current Boutique sell preloved Louboutins, Manolos, Jimmy Choos, and many others at a significantly reduced price tag. That means you can find and buy your dream shoe without denting your wallet. 

What will you find?

Shopping at a consignment store is like digging for treasure. You never know what you’ll find; but when you do find something, it’s a rare gem you’ll love for years to come. Keep an eye out for these 11 popular pieces in consignment stores that are timeless, high-value, and always a good buy for your wardrobe.

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Carmen Lopez, President & CEO www.currentboutique.com


Hello Fashion Lovers! I've been in the fashion industry for over 15 years. I started Current Boutique with the desire to recycle amazing pre-loved designer gems for others to enjoy! I value quality, unique craftsmanship, sustainability & saving money. I am a fashion lover who is energized by the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur. I'm here to share tips on fashion, style, bargain shopping and business. I hope you enjoy!
XOXO, Carmen