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I know this sounds snobby, but normally I’m kind of skeeved out by consignment stores. I just feel weird wearing a stranger’s old clothes. I have no idea what happened in them, what was spilled on them, or what the previous owner’s personal hygiene was like. That creeps me out.

About 2 months ago, a new consignment store opened up not too far from me. It’s actually right across the street from the consignment store I used to bring my own old clothes to, until the owner conveniently stopped answering phone calls or emails when I wanted to come collect my check. I’ll be sure to wave to her as I’m leaving the new store. Heh heh.

This new place is called Plum Consignment in Beverly, Massachusetts, and if you’re in the area, I highly suggest you check it out. It’s just so darn cute. It’s set up like a little boutique and it is so so SO clean and organized that I felt like I was shopping for new clothes on Newbury Street.

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I tried on a few things and ended up buying a t-shirt and tank top. The T-shirt ($10) is a navy blue, sort of baggy, ruffly type shirt from H&M, with big sleeves that there is probably a name for, but I’m not cool enough to know it. The tank top ($8) is just a black Merona (Target brand) cotton tank top with some design at the collar.

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They even have adorable bags! Every item is tagged also, just like in the store, so the prices and sizes are easy to find. I will say that the prices were a tiny bit higher than what I expected considering the 2 brands are relatively inexpensive already, but both shirts are like new and still cheaper than what I would have paid in the store, so I grabbed them.

I was looking for a shirt to match a pair of pink shorts that I got for FREE at Bob’s the other day. (I had a coupon for $10 off a $10 purchase that I got in the mail and the shorts were only $5 on clearance, so they ended up free!) The tank top definitely matches. Not sure about the navy blue shirt though. What do you think?

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For the love of gawwwd, will someone puh-LEASE teach me how to take pictures?!

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