Consignment shopping has a LOT of benefits, but of the many reasons to shop consignment, our favorite by far is the benefit of having a choice. Many of us desire to shop ethically, but we just can’t afford to do so. There are many labels and designers who have made the difficult (and expensive!) choice to only create clothes that source quality fabric and are made in factories that are run with the utmost integrity. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have access to those brands either because we don’t have time to search them out or we just plain can’t afford it. Enter: your local consignment store! There you know you are supporting a small business and can find many of these brands that are normally too expensive for a stricter budget. Not to mention, any of the other more “fast-fashion” brands that you may find in the store are second-hand, meaning they are living a double-life — which is great for the environment AND the economy! It’s a win/win!