“Don’t Discount the Consignment Store!”

Yesterday was my first time ever in a consignment store. I always thought consignment stores were mysterious places where strange transactions took place. Boy was I wrong.

The same tour guide who took us to Cuba is involved in a consignment store in Miami called Las Tias. We decided to visit Carmen Santamarina this past Wednesday and now I feel like a whole new world has opened up to us.

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Carmen Santamarina with me

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The name of the consignment store

I never realized that an upscale consignment shops contains a multitude of jewels and treasures that you can’t find anywhere else. I did some damage. I found vintage jewelry, handbags, and even a lamp for a fraction of what I would have had to pay for these objects somewhere else. I bought a beautiful clutch for $45 and chandelier earrings for $18.

There is a constant flow of new inventory at consignment shops like Las Tias. While I was poking around, a well-dressed gentlemen came into the store to offer 5,000 square feet of merchandise from an estate with no heirs. He wanted Las Tias to sell all of the merchandise. Bullseye! More treasures.

So many goodies, so little time. I suggested to Carmen that she puts all of her inventory on a website and start social media marketing as soon as possible. These finds are just too good not to share. I want to do this project with her because it’s like being in a candy store. New treats all the time. Stay tuned. I hope to make some of the offerings right on this blog. After all, seniors need to explore.

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