By Holly Henry, WTKR/WGNT Online Producer
Fall is great – jeans, jackets, boots, and hats. The tricky thing is finding the things you want, while being wise with your money.
Luckily, Hampton Roads has a lot to offer when it comes to fall fashion on a budget. And, you can find quality clothing from stores that are locally owned and not chains!
Take Love Esme for instance. Love Esme, located in Virginia Beach’s Hilltop section, features clothing that is hand-picked, and carefully chosen by the owner. Each line represents quality and style, while providing customers with options that are affordable.
Local artisans featured at Love Esme include Outerbanks Candle Company, and Handcrafted Jewelry by Kathy Bailey Designs. Click here to find the complete list of brands and artisans featured at Love Esme.
Another great stop for Hampton Roads fall fashion on a budget? Double Take Consignment.
Double Take is located in the Hilltop section of Virginia Beach, as well as the Ghent section of Norfolk. The great thing about Double Take is that since it is a consignment shop, you can find some great designer clothing, shoes, and handbags at very good prices. For example, I recently found a brand new Coach bag barely used by the original owner, for $45. Originally, it would have cost $125. Also available at Double Take – gently used Chanel bags and Juicy Couture, for very reasonable prices.
Double Take is great for a shopper who loves vintage items, and enjoys the ‘hunt’ for unique apparel. Fashion finders will flock to a place like Double Take.
You can also consign your own gently used items at Double Take. I recently brought in two gently used BCBG Max Azria dresses, and they sold within a month. Double Take also offers a frequent shopper card, where you can receive $20 off a purchase after buying a certain number of items. It’s really cool to see that at a local shop.
These are just a couple fashion-hubs in Hampton Roads. For more, follow me on Twitter!
Holly Lynne Henry (@mediaholly) October 26, 2012
And, check out this video below. Candace Corey at WTIC in Hartford shows us some more ideas and trends for this fall. Au revoir!