Why buy new when you could get something just as good for half the price? Of course, we’ve all driven past a Goodwill or two, but for those seeking a more selective collection or a wide range of luxury brands, consignment stores are the place to go. Next time you go shopping, consider one of these incredible consignment stores instead of a chain store at the local mall — whatever you find is going to be a lot more interesting. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Stella’s Fine Consignments (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Consignment Store picks see below.
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The selection of high-end labels and vintage pieces at Swan Dive are well-curated, with only the best of what has stood the test of time available for sale. If you’re looking to consign your Louis Vuitton bag, this is the place to hand it off so that it can have a refreshed life in someone else’s hands. Hours are 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
1 First St., Corte Madera, 415.927.3033
Fashion moves fast and the RealReal knows how to keep up with the pace. With experts on hand to appraise luxury purchases and even make the necessary alteration or two, this is the highest of high-end that consignment stores can reach. They’re big on brands, with an online catalog allowing you to see if they’ve got that pair of Jimmy Choo heels in stock before driving to the store. For the VIP treatment that many Marinites are searching for, the RealReal is the place to go. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.
1201 Larkspur Landing Circle Suite 9B, Larkspur, 415.275.5040
For over 20 years now, Stella’s has been offering an inventory of ever-changing styles, brands, and designs. Unlike most consignment stores, Stella’s searches for not only classic brands, but also emerging artists, local designers, and brand new items. The quality of everything creates an atmosphere more akin to a fresh-off-the-rack boutique than a consignment store. As an additional bonus, the owners have a sister consignment store just down the street called Seesaw, which specializes in children’s clothing. Hours are 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday.
224 Greenfield Ave. Suite 3, San Anselmo, 415.453.6191
Owner and founder Linda Hensley has loved fashion since childhood, learning the art from her seamstress mother. That knowledge is now put toward assessing designer consignment clothing, ensuring everything is high-quality and beautifully styled. With large windows streaming in natural light and enough mirrors to go around, it’s easy to spend a fun afternoon trying on outfits you never before considered you might fall in love with. Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
401 4th St., San Rafael, 415.456.7309
Sax has served as a women’s consignment boutique in the San Anselmo community for years. With a variety of designer, quality basics, and unique pieces make sure to stop by for the newest wardrobe staple. Sax takes seasonal consignments every day until 3 p.m. and stays open until 6 p.m.
629 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, 415.456.7655
Easily accessible in downtown San Anselmo, SeeSaw is a one-stop shop for any children’s clothing, no matter what your budget is. If your child is going to outgrow their shirts in a year, it’s not hard to see why consignment might be a better choice than brand-new. SeeSaw also offers books, toys, and art supplies, so there’s no need to stop off at Target afterward. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
722 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, 415.295.7979