I happened upon the biggest shopping gem when I peaked inside the window of a shop called Savvy Consignment and saw some Lilly Pulitzer dresses. It was closed that day, but I decided that I'd have to come back with my mom the next day and show her the place. When we did, I found more than I even expected. There were tons of brand name clothes all at great prices.
I couldn't believe that a store like Savvy Consignment existed, vowing to shop Consignment over Marshalls from now on. The girl at the counter gave me a list of other consignment stores around the area so my mom and I took off and I did pretty well for the day. So I did a little research into what the regular price of the brand's item would be (by finding similar clothing prices from the brand) versus what I actually paid to find out how much I saved.
J. Crew // Coral Polo // Regularly $39.50 // Consignment Price $9
J. Crew // Navy Polo // Regularly $39.50 // Consignment Price $4.25 (50 % off, was $8.50)
Ann Taylor // Ruffle Top // Regularly $68 // Consignment Price $10.50
Ralph Lauren // Sport V-Neck // Regularly $34.50 // Consignment Price: $4.75 (50 % off, was $9.50)
Double Strand Pearl Necklace // Consignment Price: $9.25 (50 % off, was $18.50)
Lilly Pulitzer // Palm Green Eliza Kentucky Derby Dress // Regularly $188 // Consignment Price: $16.75 (50 % off, was $33.50)
In the end I saved $324.25 an estimated by shopping consigment and spending $54. It feels good.
P.S. I even found an Argus Seventy Five. But more on that later.