High Style, Low Cost


Let’s face it. January can be a bit of a downer. Weaning ourselves off sweets and wine and sleeping in hit hard this month. We know that on top of the winter blahs, many of us are facing Christmas bills on a tighter budget. So instead of retail therapy, we’re looking for a little give and take.

Dig deep in your closet to find clothes that don’t fit, flatter or find their way on to your lovely curves any longer. Pack them up and take them to Vespucci Ladies Consignment, one of Calgary’s premiere consignment shops for women.

Vespucci has been in the consignment business in Calgary for over 20 years but its location was bulldozed during the recently completed Glenmore Trail upgrade. Owner Diane Rawlinson is no quitter and hired John Brown of House Brand to design her some new digs on the corner of Elbow Drive and Heritage Drive SW.

The result is the nicest consignment store we have ever visited complete with high ceilings, big windows, wide aisles and funky retro finishings. Fortunately, high style doesn’t translate to high prices. We found several of last year’s sweaters, shirts and accessories for under $25. With over 8,000 square feet of floor and thousands of items, there is something for everyone and generally something new everyday.


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