Designer wallets at LGS
Photo by TJ Turner
Luxury Garage Sale is a bit of a misnomer: Its designer goods are way too upscale to be sold from a place where you park your car. In fact, the Chicago-based company selected a storefront at 50th and France in Edina as its first retail shop in Minnesota. LGS launched five years ago as a series of pop-ups, selling gently used, luxury-brand clothing and accessories before expanding into e-commerce and brick-and-mortar (its has previously hosted several pop-ups at 50th and France).
Unlike most consignment shops, which tend to be cluttered with overstuffed racks, LGS’s clean, minimal layout and merchandising mimics that of a high-end boutique. Every gently used item on the sales floor has gone through an extensive authentication and inspection at LGS’s Chicago distribution center and is in like-new condition. The store also offers new, unworn merchandise from boutiques from around the country, with original tags intact.
In contrast to typical consignment store goods, LGS’s merchandise selection emphasizes unique statement pieces rather than basics. The company’s national network allows for broader sourcing, including knockouts such as a Prada floor-length fur coat trimmed in curly lamb wool, fringed suede gloves by Lanvin, and bejeweled Miu Miu sneakers. LGS’s bread and butter—or, more aptly, its toast points and caviar—is its selection of designer handbags from names such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Valentino, Marni, Gucci, and Chloe.
Prices are higher than most other resale shops in Minnesota, but items are highly coveted: a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps for $395, a Balmain fringed leather moto jacket for $4,295. In the world of designer consignment, demand controls the market value of items, and accessories hold their value longer than clothing—meaning that vintage Chanel handbag you’re eyeing could appreciate faster than your stock portfolio. (View more photos of Luxury Garage Sale on the TC Style blog.)
5051 France Ave. S., Edina, 612-354-3356, luxurygaragesale.com