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How to Support Small Business this Holiday Season

Carmen Lopez

Support Local Businesses this Holiday Season and keep them thriving! It’s no surprise that small businesses have been facing phenomenal challenge...

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How To Wear Winter White

Carmen Lopez

Honor the beauty of the snowfall with a wardrobe of winter white. You don’t need to put your white clothing into hibernation for the winter. Stop ...

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7 Reasons Cool Girls are Shopping Small in 2022

Carmen Lopez

Big box stores are out, and small businesses are in. Mainstream fast fashion isn’t so mainstream anymore. Unique items from local retailers and th...

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9 Celebs Who Repeat Outfits

Carmen Lopez

Have you read the tabloids? It’s chic to repeat! Wearing an outfit twice used to be considered a fashion “faux pas,” but we’re quickly seeing a sh...

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8 Spooky Wardrobe Essentials You Need for Fall 2022

Carmen Lopez

I love dressing for different holidays, but I don’t like spending hundreds of dollars buying holiday-themed clothes that I can only wear a few wee...

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22 Fashion Quotes to Inspire You This 2022

Carmen Lopez

I love putting quotes on my mirror, in my purse, or on my phone to keep me focused, inspired, and energized throughout the day – and I know my empo...

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The One & Only Guide You Need for Selling Your Used Clothes Online

Carmen Lopez

Want to clean out your closet and get rid of some of your used clothes? Selling your used clothes online has never been easier – and more profitab...

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The Ultimate Guide to All Things Women’s Denim

Carmen Lopez

It’s jeans season! Well, isn’t every season jeans season? Denim jeans are the single most important staple in everyone’s closet. A good pair of je...

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19 Designers We Are Loving Now (And Always)

Carmen Lopez

We resell a lot of incredible designers at Current Boutique and each is unique in its own way! A lot of customers will ask us which designers are ...

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How to Gorgeously Glow Up From The Inside Out

Carmen Lopez

“Glow up” has become a popular trend for gurus and influencers. So I wanted to jump on board to see what the hype was all about. And after my own...

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10 Easy Hacks To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Carmen Lopez

You want your clothing to last longer. You don’t want your favorite clothes to fade, rip, shrink, or wear out. You want every garment in your clo...

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9 Fascinating Facts about Fashion Psychology

Carmen Lopez

What you wear has a direct impact on how you perceive yourself, how others perceive you, and how you relate to the world. Clothes are an indicator...

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14 Cute Fashion Outfits for Valentine’s Day 2022

Carmen Lopez

Valentine’s Day 2022 might look a little different than we’re used to, but it’s still a great time to celebrate love—all kinds of love: romantic, ...

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20 Best Fashion Movies and TV on Netflix Right Now (2022)

Carmen Lopez

If you can’t get enough fashion in your life and want to escape into a Netflix show that’s brimming with style, elegance, and fun, we’ve got you c...

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What is Sustainable Fashion?

Carmen Lopez

Sustainable fashion isn’t just a new and hot trend… Sustainable fashion is the future of the fashion industry. More and more people are making an ...

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The Highs And Lows Of Owning A Small Business

Carmen Lopez

Small Business Saturday was designed to celebrate small businesses and their owners. So I’m doing the same at Craving Current! Owning a small busi...

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15 Winter Fashion Hacks For A Gorgeous Cold-Weather Ensemble

Carmen Lopez

Dressing for winter can be a chilly challenge. You need some winter fashion hacks to get through it all! You want to bundle up for the cold, but ...

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11 Gorgeous Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Carmen Lopez

Not sure what to wear to Thanksgiving this year? Whether you’ll be dining at home, attending a Friendsgiving, going to a fancy party, or volunteer...

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5 Reasons Why Secondhand Items Make The Best Gifts

Carmen Lopez

Still searching high and low for the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? That’s because you’re looking in all the wrong places!...

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9 Wonderful Winter Trends

Carmen Lopez

Versatile and adaptable clothing pieces are the hottest (or should we say “chilliest”) winter trends. Fashion designers are focusing on looks that ...

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8 Fashion Trends as Told by Tim Burton’s Cult Characters

Carmen Lopez

What do Tim Burton’s artwork and characters teach us about fashion? Who doesn’t love spooky season? There’s something so special about putting on c...

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Fashion as Meditation: How to Relax Through Fashion

Carmen Lopez

Did you know that what you wear has a direct impact on your mood? That means fashion can actually function as a sort of meditation! With the right...

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12 Fall 2021 Trends (and 4 Flops)

Carmen Lopez

  What are the hottest fall trends for 2021 that are also sustainable and investment-worthy? At Current Boutique, we love considering current fash...

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Trendy & Timeless Accessories for Summer 2021

Carmen Lopez

Summer is approaching, which means it’s time to break out the warm-weather wardrobe. As you’re spring-cleaning your closet and shaking off the col...

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9 Amazing Ways to Style a Blazer

Carmen Lopez

Blazers are one of my favorite wardrobe staples because they’re stunningly versatile and elegant. A blazer can easily dress up a casual outfit or ...

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Movies for Fashion Lovers: 21 Must-Watch Titles

Carmen Lopez

Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 We’re obsessed with fashion, so we’re always on the hunt for the best fashion finds, both in consignment...

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How Sustainable Fashion Is Changing The World

Carmen Lopez

Fashion is, and always has been, a cornerstone of our society and economy. For centuries, people have been using fashion to demonstrate their stat...

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10 DIY Ways to Revamp Your Clothes + Closet

Carmen Lopez

The quarantine has us all spending a lot more time around the house. It’s been a blessing for me that I’ve been able to spend more time with my fa...

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2021 Fashion Trends We're Obsessed With

Carmen Lopez

Despite (and maybe because of) the COVID-19 era, we’ve seen massive shifts in 2021 fashion trends. What’s exciting for us at Current Boutique ...

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The 5 Best Websites to Sell Designer Clothes Online

Carmen Lopez

More and more ladies are starting to sell designer clothes for cash while simultaneously promoting sustainability, cleaning out the closet.! But t...

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8 Simple Ways To Look Great (For Less!) + Feel Comfortable In Your Work From Home Clothes

Carmen Lopez

Here comes the newest wave in the fashion industry: work from home clothes. The quarantine of 2020 has brought about two major changes to the way ...

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TOP 15 BEST BRANDS TO RESELL

Carmen Lopez

Are you looking to make money by reselling your clothes? The consignment market has been exploding in the past couple of years, especially among M...

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7 Websites To Shop Secondhand Designer Clothing

Carmen Lopez

Filling up your closet with high-end designer goods feels like an incredible indulgence…But it doesn’t have to be expensive! The secondhand clothi...

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Global Fashion Sustainability Efforts: How We're Reducing Textile Waste

Carmen Lopez

We all have the power to impact our world and environment through fashion sustainability. Did you know that the clothing and textile industry is th...

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11 Ways To Look Chic And Stay Motivated At Home

Carmen Lopez

If you want to shake the quarantine blues, it’s time to get up and get dressed. Look great, feel great is the rule to live by this 2020. In this gu...

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11 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Consignment Stores

Carmen Lopez

Our goal at Current Boutique is to provide a fun, inviting environment for customers to fall in love with the consignment process. So today I’m he...

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Quarantine Closet Clean Out: Love Your Wardrobe + Make $$$

Carmen Lopez

Time for a quarantine closet clean out! There’s a lot of uncertainty in our world right now. But one thing we have total control over is how we loo...

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How to Be a Considerate Shopper During COVID-19

Carmen Lopez

How can you be a considerate shopper and make your local community brighter, happier, and more successful? Times are tough for us all right now. C...

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My Mom and Her Love of 1970's Fashion

Carmen Lopez

My mom’s fashion heydey was in the 70’s. As I flip through old photos I see how she rocked floral boho maxi dresses, figure flattering jumpsuits an...

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What Has Been The COVID-19 Fashion Impact For Consumers and Brands?

Carmen Lopez

What’s been the COVID-19 fashion impact? COVID-19 has impacted every area of our lives—even our closets! Fashion is always influenced after major ...

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3 Amazing Reasons To Love The Little White Dress

Carmen Lopez

  Move over Little Black Dress the Little White Dress takes the spotlight for the next few months. The Little White dress is the perfect Summer ess...

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How to Find Your Personal Style: 5 Tips to Get Started

Carmen Lopez

According to Business Insider we only use 20% of the clothes in our closet. Isn’t that crazy? So don’t feel bad. You aren’t the only one screaming...

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The Ultimate Closet Clean Out Guide + Checklist

Carmen Lopez

The rain is washing away the cold, the wind is ushering in the warmth, and the flowers are blooming in all their beauty. It’s spring! That means ...

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting A Fashion Business

Carmen Lopez

Thank you Arlington Magazine for the cover feature! When I was starting a fashion business and consignment shop back in 2007, I expected to run i...

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Woman We Love-Meet Bricia Lopez

Carmen Lopez

Bricia Lopez is co-founder of Super Mamas the popular parenting podcast with thousands of subscribers. She was an avid podcast listener and felt s...

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5 Ways To Find Success For Working Mothers

Carmen Lopez

Happy Mother’s Day to all you incredible, awe-inspiring, dedicated working mothers and stay-at-home moms out there! Thank you for everything you d...

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Carmen Lopez, President & CEO www.currentboutique.com

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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