This is the pinboard I made for Rosalind's style: lots of dresses, jackets and some cute tops. You can see the color palette. She ended up buying most of these items. 

This is the pinboard I made for Rosalind's style: lots of dresses, jackets and some cute tops. You can see the color palette. She ended up buying most of these items. 

Ok since you now know that I think clothes are mightily important, where does one find such glorious duds to don for the purposes of making a mark?

TheRealReal.com

Here's my experience: a few weeks ago a client (Rosalind) who is a consultant for a big firm and I went shopping at Saks. We had a sales associate pull items for her taste, color palette, size etc. 

After trying on close to 50 items, we had 1 maybe: a $3500 cashmere Escada blazer that still needed a tiny alteration.

Demoralized and dehydrated, we needed a plan B. 

Enter the RealReal. It's an online consignment store. I've been pondering it in order to offload some of my old Dolce and Oscar and Narciso. (From the days when I worked with more fashion companies.)

But I hadn't really thought about shopping with them. Until Rosalind needed some work appropriate items. I popped on, filtered the dresses and blazers for her parameters, and voila! I pinned her options to her pinboard and she bought the lot. 

A few days later she wheeled a roller suitcase into my apartment and the try ons commenced. She ended up keeping all but three items! Among the loot: an Akris dress, countless DVFs, Moschino, and, yes, Dolce. And the prices? Hovering around $100! 

I was psyched for her! And can't keep this resource to myself! The RealReal even has men's clothes so you dudes out there in the internet world you can get your stye fix too.

While I have enjoyed the past 18 months living in stretch pants, the time has come for me to wear some grown ass woman clothes. So The RealReal, here I come! 

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