The downside to high fashion is when it outgrows your closet, you feel bad realizing it’s time to let go of some of those expensive designer items.
This happened to me when I moved to NYC from Miami. Going from a walk-in closet to a New York-sized closet is painful.
So I took a deep breath and plowed through, making a ‘keep’ pile and a ‘donate’ pile.
But how could I just donate items like my Chloe dress? Something that had cost me $785 new was not going to the Salvation Army.
Instead, I resold the dress, made a couple hundred dollars, and felt a lot better. After a year of selling and managing wardrobes for clients, I founded Closet Compass.
I’m trying to help women think of their closets as not just a storage space, but something that should be kept in constant motion. When you purchase new items, you should purge the things you are not wearing anymore at the same time.
With the popularity of makeover shows like "What Not to Wear" and "Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style" I noticed that people seem to be trying to dress and shop smarter.
This opens up a need for cramped NYC closets to go through a seasonal refresh to make room for upcoming trends.
My approach is more than a basic closet makeover or selling your items on EBay. This is a personal service of wardrobe pruning and consignment sale to the busy women of New York.
It’s a cathartic experience of letting go and getting back money in return.
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