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16 Facts about Consignment Shopping That'll Blow Your Mind

Carmen Lopez

Consignment stores have become a staple for today’s conscientious shoppers. Not only can you score great deals and reduce your carbon footprint, b...

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The Journey of Consignment from Seller to Buyer

Carmen Lopez

Have you ever wondered what the consignment process really looks like from start to finish? At Current Boutique, we rigorously assess and carefull...

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5 Benefits of Consignment Shopping in 2024

Carmen Lopez

In recent years, consumers have grown more concerned about the environmental and social impacts of fast fashion. Aligned with this desire for a mo...

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2024 New Year’s Resolution: Embracing Secondhand Luxury

Carmen Lopez

Happy 2024, fashionistas! As the calendar turns, it’s time to start deciding what we want to get out of this new year. If you want to upgrade your...

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Decoding “Green” Fashion Terms: How to Find Sustainable Fashion

Carmen Lopez

The fashion industry has recently experienced a noteworthy shift towards greater sustainability, with both designers and consumers recognizing the...

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5 Thoughtful + Sustainable Gift Ideas for The Holiday Season

Carmen Lopez

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite people this holiday season? If you value sustainability, thoughtfulness, and quality when g...

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Make Money on Black Friday: How to Sell Your Clothes for Big Bucks

Carmen Lopez

Black Friday is the official start of holiday shopping, and if you’re anything like me, that means your wallet’s about to take a hit. But what if ...

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6 Holiday Party Looks as Sustainable as They Are Festive

Carmen Lopez

The holiday season is upon us, and that means dressing up in fun, festive outfits for parties and celebrations. While it’s easy to get caught up i...

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7 Fabrics for Winter and Fall That Aren’t Bad For The Planet

Carmen Lopez

The conventional fashion industry has a massive negative impact on the environment. From excessive water usage to toxic chemical pollution to unsu...

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Feeling Blue? Denim is Trending for Fall 2023

Carmen Lopez

Denim is the fabric of the 2023 fall season. Denim is durable, comfortable, timeless, and versatile, making it one of the best staple pieces for ev...

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Choose a Sustainable Halloween Costume with Consignment Pieces

Carmen Lopez

Halloween is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and dress up in fun, fantastical outfits. But it’s not always easy to come up with...

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The Economic Benefits of Supporting Consignment Stores

Carmen Lopez

If you want to make a difference in your community while rocking unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, look no further than your local consignment store. ...

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Luxury for Less: How to Score High-End Preloved Fashion at Unbeatable Prices

Carmen Lopez

Are you a fashion enthusiast always looking for the next piece to add to your wardrobe? What if you could have high-end, designer pieces without s...

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How Consignment Stores are Shaping the Future of Sustainable Shopping

Carmen Lopez

Consignment stores are a beacon of hope for shoppers looking for high-quality fashion with much less consumption and waste. Consignment offers a u...

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From Closet to Cash: How to Consign Your Clothes + Earn Extra Money

Carmen Lopez

Tired of having a closet full of clothes you never wear? Turn those forgotten garments into cash with consignment. Consigning your clothes and acc...

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11 Most Popular Pieces You’ll Find in Consignment Stores

Carmen Lopez

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...

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Guide to the Best Consignment and Thrift Shops to Shop Secondhand in 2023

Carmen Lopez

When I travel to a new destination, visiting the local consignment shops is one of my favorite ways to get a feel for the city’s vibe, culture, an...

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7 Reasons We Love Designer Labels

Carmen Lopez

Designer labels have been a part of worldwide culture for centuries. Even before fashion houses became popular (Hermès was one of the first in 183...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Mending Clothes

Carmen Lopez

  The art of mending clothes has become a lost skill. It’s not uncommon for people to just throw out worn, ripped, or stained pieces in favor of n...

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The Rise of Online Consignment and Thrift Shopping

Carmen Lopez

Online consignment and thrift shopping is the hottest shopping trend taking the fashion world by storm. It’s an eco-conscious, budget-friendly way...

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Pros and Cons of Buying Jewelry on Consignment

Carmen Lopez

If you want designer jewelry at a more affordable price, shopping on consignment is the best option. Consignment stores sell fine jewelry and high...

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How to Spot Quality Clothes When Shopping Secondhand

Carmen Lopez

Shopping at consignment stores is a great way to find high-quality, designer clothing at affordable prices. But how do you navigate the racks and ...

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6 Secrets to Shopping Consignment Like a Pro

Carmen Lopez

You all loved my last article so much I had to give you more tips for shopping on consignment. Want to navigate consignment stores like a pro, eve...

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11 Consignment Shopping Hacks You Need to Know

Carmen Lopez

Shopping on consignment is a fun treasure hunt filled with unique finds and gorgeous goodies. For some women, starting out shopping consignment ca...

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7 Trends in Sustainable Fashion 2023

Carmen Lopez

Sustainability is finding its footing in the fashion world, a hot trend that’s quickly becoming a new way of living and shopping. A few designers,...

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TOP 15 BRANDS TO SELL ON CONSIGNMENT

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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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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25 Laundry Hacks that Will Change Your Life

Carmen Lopez

Laundry is an essential aspect of clothing longevity, health, and sustainability. At Current Boutique, we believe in sustainable fashion, which me...

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8 expert tips for making money reselling your clothes

Carmen Lopez

With rising inflation costs and a shift in working situations, many Americans are looking for ways to make some extra cash. Reselling your clothes...

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How to Spot Fine Jewelry When Shopping Consignment

Carmen Lopez

Are you thinking of upgrading your jewelry collection? Are you looking to add a touch of refinement and elegance to your everyday outfits? Fine je...

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How Do Consignment Shops Decide Which Pieces to Stock?

Carmen Lopez

Have you ever wondered how a consignment shop chooses which pieces to buy and sell? Whether you’re looking to sell your used clothes on consignmen...

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What is Greenwashing in Fashion and How to Be Aware of It

Carmen Lopez

Are your favorite “sustainable” fashion brands actually as sustainable as they seem? Or are these brands skillfully using marketing language to ap...

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9 Sustainable Fashion Gifts for Holidays 2022

Carmen Lopez

Sustainability is the hottest gift trend for the 2022 holiday season. Whether you’re looking for sustainable gift ideas for the fashionistas in yo...

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7 Influencers Who Rock Preloved Fashion

Carmen Lopez

(in photo Carmen Lopez @currentboutique preloved fashion guru) Preloved fashion is quickly moving from niche to norm, thanks to the work of high-e...

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7 Easy Tips to Sell Used Clothes Online

Carmen Lopez

You’ve taken time to declutter your house and clean out your closet—but what now? Throwing out your clothes means sending them to a landfill and c...

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How to Know if a Clothing Purchase is Sustainable

Carmen Lopez

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter on our planet after the oil industry. Fast fashion in particular has significant negative soci...

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Answering All Your Questions About Consignment Shopping

Carmen Lopez

Consignment is a different way of shopping than many women are used to, but it’s becoming increasingly popular, particularly with the increasing m...

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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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Recycling Fashion for a Better Future

Carmen Lopez

You’ve been doing some spring cleaning and you’re ready to say goodbye to some of your old closet cast-offs that you haven’t worn in a while. But ...

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Closet Spring Cleaning Tips for After You’ve Sorted Your Clothes

Carmen Lopez

Spring is such a beautiful, rejuvenating time of year with the warm weather, the flowers, the rain showers – and the urge to purge! I absolutely l...

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How to Avoid Impulse Buying and Choose Sustainable Clothes

Carmen Lopez

Impulse buying feels thrilling as it’s happening, but it can end up doing some serious damage to your wallet, to the environment, and to the integ...

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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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10 Smart Reasons to Shop Secondhand

Carmen Lopez

Are you interested in shopping secondhand or consignment fashion but not sure if it’s something you’ll like? Or maybe you’ve been hearing a lo...

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Clean Out And Consign Your Closet For The New Year

Carmen Lopez

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to clean up your life? No matter what you’re planning to achieve this year, starting with a clean, mess-free,...

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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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How to Buy Sustainable Outerwear That Will Last for Years

Carmen Lopez

A winter coat is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make for your closet. A jacket needs to keep you warm and safe from the elements...

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LET’S DO A SUSTAINABLE CLOSET AUDIT TOGETHER

Carmen Lopez

Do you know how to do a sustainable closet audit? In this blog, we teach you how! Autumn always feels like a fresh, new beginning. The cool air see...

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What’s the Difference Between a Thrift Shop and a Consignment Store?

Carmen Lopez

If you’re like a lot of people who have been impacted by COVID and you’re looking to clean out your closet, make extra cash, and buy new clothing ...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Stunning and Sustainable Bathing Suits

Carmen Lopez

Let’s get ready for a gorgeous and fun summer! Although we don’t resell bikinis unless they are "new with tags" at Current Boutique, we still want...

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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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7 Eco Clothing Materials To Upgrade Your Wardrobe (& 3 To Avoid)

Carmen Lopez

Is your clothing hurting or helping the environment? What can purchasing eco-friendly clothing do for you and the world? The majority of clothes m...

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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 Sustainable Gifts for Everyone on Your List!

Carmen Lopez

The holiday season is here—and we can’t stop celebrating! Here come the snowy days and warm scarves, hot chocolate and good books, and fun holiday...

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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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The Best Eco-Friendly Clothing Materials To Keep You Warm Through Even The Coldest of Winters

Carmen Lopez

You want your winter clothes to be three things: fashionable, warm, and sustainable. If you are like most consumers these days you are sick of fas...

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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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How to Clean out Your Closet

Carmen Lopez

Time for a closet clean out! There will always be a lot of uncertainty in our world. But one thing we have total control over is how we look and f...

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6 Top Brands To Find Sustainable Fashion

Carmen Lopez

Do you focus on sustainable fashion? Why or why not? Do you love the environment? And care about the clothes you put on your body? Do you want hig...

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6 Reasons Why Pre-Loved Fashion Is The Hottest Craze

Carmen Lopez

We are in the year of pre-loved fashion, and I know you’re going to absolutely love this movement as much as we do at Current Boutique! Do you wan...

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5 Ways Shopping and Selling on Consignment is Good for the Earth

Carmen Lopez

Every day is a great time to reflect and think of ways to protect Mother Earth. A small step in the right direction is to consider recycling your w...

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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