Friday, November 20, 2009

Presents and Party Dresses

It's the start of the season of thanks and giving and what better way to graciously treat yourself and your wallet, than with a fun party dress for the holidays and get a $5 gift card to use to buy a present for another and spread the joy! Here are a few of my favorite things I'd surely be thankful to receive~!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Designer Consignments a Hit at Labels on Augusta

With its chic, ever-changing merchandise and growing client base, Labels has established itself as the premier designer consignment boutique in Greenville, SC. Open since June 29, 2009, the store has recently been updated with newly displayed fall and winter items.

Owner Bentley DeGarmo says women have truly embraced the consignment shopping experience at Labels, located in the high-end retail shopping district of Augusta Road. Half of the store traffic includes loyal customers who stop by at least once a week to check out what’s new. These savvy shoppers understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve: "our inventory is constantly changing," DeGarmo states, “new fashions arrive every day, so unless you check in on a regular basis you’ll never know what fabulous items you'll miss out on."

Secondhand clothing typically indicates well-loved, albeit worn out fashions. At Labels, however, the styles are contemporary and of the highest quality. Over a quarter of the inventory comes in brand-new, complete with tags. Customers can hardly wait for the latest items to be placed on the floor. In DeGarmo’s words, "Some things don't even get checked in before the next shopper spots it on the incoming rack and snaps it up."

The range of Labels visitors has also exceeded expectations. "I've been surprised at the number of consignors and shoppers who have traveled from neighboring counties such as Hendersonville, Laurens, Spartanburg and Anderson. We're thrilled to hear of friends sending friends because they've been pleased with their latest Labels find."

This week, shoppers will see 500+ new, one-of-a-kind items in the shop. Cooler weather clothing and accessories are now on the floor including a wide range of fine sweaters, jackets, lightweight scarves, tops, skirts, suits and light coats, all neatly organized by style and size. The owners say they can hardly keep up with the plethora of terrific new fall arrivals including designers like Badgley Mischka, David Meister, Chanel, Gucci, Kay Unger, and more.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trick or TREAT yourself!!!!

This Thursday - Haunted Happy Hour - with tons of fabulously, low markdowns throughout the store.

Take a break, grab a friend and sip wine and enjoy candy and fashion treats throughout the store!

Here are just a few of our latest arrivals to snap up before they're gone!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

This just in... fabulous designer handbags - never worn

Marc Jacobs $325.
Dooney & Burke $379.00

Dooney & Burke $425.99

Louis Vuitton $599.00

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Book speaks to "recessionista," not "fashionista"
Wed Sep 16, 2009
By Camille Drummond

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial crises and war have long fostered dramatic innovations in fashion, and today's times are no different, according to Nina Garcia, author of the new book "The Style Strategy."
The "recessionista" has replaced the "fashionista" in this economy, marking a "pivotal moment that will create a lot of changes" in how consumers shop, said Garcia, fashion director at Marie Claire magazine and a judge on the hit television show "Project Runway."
The style guide, Garcia's third book to be published by Harper Collins, looks at how savvy shoppers have adjusted to this moment by learning to not shop on a whim.
To aid in teaching the science, she peppers the book with historical reminders of how fashion has found a way to adapt to hard times.
In World War II, leather shortages forced shoemakers to switch to cork and wood soles, giving birth to platform shoes. With fabric in short supply, shirt cuffs were deemed wasteful and eventually went out of style.
During the Great Depression, flour sacks caught on as an inexpensive fabric for dresses, so much so that flour companies began designing distinctive prints to feed the trend.
"When we have a crisis like this, I think everybody has to find better, creative ways to work," Garcia told Reuters. "It goes beyond just designing clothes. It's how we sell them, how we buy them -- it's everything."
Garcia suggests that this time, the most pivotal innovations will not be so material.
Garcia said she could not imagine a return to frivolity in the industry.
"There's a consciousness in fashion that wasn't there before," she said, citing greater attention to consumer personal finances, fashion manufacturers' costs and the growing green movement. "We're all becoming a lot more self-aware."
But in her book, Garcia said her goal is to show that such changes do not have to dampen the pleasures of shopping. Instead, they call for a re-evaluation of priorities, she said.
"Have fun! But do not do so much impulse buying. Think about it, have a strategy," she said.
Her cardinal rule is to know exactly what is in one's wardrobe before a shopping trip, to separate needs from wants.
To Garcia, the biggest changes in the fashion industry stem from consumers who have more access to a wider range of looks at a wider range in prices, thanks to large stores such as Target and H&M that sell stylish inexpensive clothing and to shopping outlets online.
Big luxury companies will become more specialized and offer more unique items, she predicted, adding, "It's not going to be at the same level as it was."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We’re proud to report that Labels will be featured on tonight’s local news on Channel 4, WYFF’s Project Economy with the lovely, Kim McCrae!

Thank you for your support and we hope you’ll tune in and get a glimpse of the latest merchandise arriving daily!

Chanel Quilted Handbag: $439.99

Dolce & Gabbana Animal Print Booties: $399.99

BCBG Mosaic print dress, size 6: $42.99

Trina Turk Dress, size 2: $48.99

Thursday, September 10, 2009


FALL PREVIEW PARTY - Thursday, September 10th 5pm-8 pm- OPEN HOUSE COME ENJOY WINE~ TREATS~ and SHOPPING before the Clemson game!!!!!!!!

See all our newest fabulous FALL merchandise. Louis Vuitton Handbags, Manolo's, DVF Dresses for work, and the perfect Bright coat to pair with Jeans for tailgating....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"In today’s economy, thrift is the new bling."

Bling it on, I say. With today's current mindset, the savvier shopper is now the best-dressed woman in town. A customer told me today she was recently at the mall and saw the cutest outfit on some a woman walking by and asked her where she got it. The response: Labels Designer Consignment.

No shame here!

We've got the best selection of gently-worn to never-before-worn
clothes and accesorries.
Check out a few of the new fabulous items that have come in this week:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Rest of Summer is the BEST OF SUMMER

Summer means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Barbeques with friends, long leisurely days by the pool, time with the kids, and that well deserved vacation. Luckily Labels Designer Consignments has everything you need to look your best and keep money in your pocket. The perfect dress is a summer to fall must have. From a tailgating with friends, to a summr bbq party with family your dress needs to go where you go and look great. Try these for versatility.

David Meister - Printed V-neck Sheath - Medium - 48.99

Molly B - Linen Sundress in Tangerine - Size 4 - $48.99 SOLD

Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the sun. Whether you are headed to the beach for Labor Day or headed to class- get out there and make the most of the beautiful weather. Flats and sandals are always best for long walks and pairing with jeans or sundresses. Check out Labels Designer Consignments for the perfect pair in your size.

Kate Spade polka dot flats - $59 SOLD

Prada metallic low wedges - $69

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Who would have thought that you could turn a hobby of shopping at thrift stores into a successful career choice?

Bentley DeGarmo, a former advertising account executive, has always had great luck finding treasures in many of our areas thrift and consignment stores. After moving back to Greenville, she started working retail and found there was a need for the more high-end consignment stores that she frequented in larger cities like Atlanta and DC. She did some serious research into the consignment industry, and as the country moved into a slowing economy and the green trend picked up, felt that the time was ripe for the venture.

She opened Labels Designer Consignments in July of 2009 with a couple crucial goals in mind: to offer a quality, gently-worn women’s apparel and accessories in a boutique setting and to offer both consignors and customers a more convenient and customer-friendly way to stay stylish on a budget.

With hopeful optimism, she opened in the midst of a recessed economy in order to prove that one man’s trash is another’s treasure. The mindset of today’s consumer has had to change to merely get by, but women still enjoy lovely things and want to look their best. The mental block many have of buying second-hand is eradicated immediately upon walking into Labels. With an extraordinary eclectic mix of designer labels, nearly new items and amazing, unique finds, everyone is sure to find “just the thing one’s been looking for”.

Welcome to Labels Designer Consignments!

Labels is a welcome addition to the Augusta Road shoppers looking for something different. Here women, who could only browse and window-shop other “full-priced” stores, are able to purchase and carry that designer handbag or well-made business suit, needed to “dress for success” or nail that interview. Teenagers wanting to fit in, can afford the latest “it” jeans or shoes without spending a month’s allowance.