I was very saddened to learn that one of my favorite consignment stores, Fashion Junction in Beaverdale is closing. This statement is on their website:
“Fashion Junction Clothing and Interiors will be closing on December 31, 2011. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for a terrific 20 years.
After my mother’s untimely and unimaginable death this year, I have decided I need to spend more time with my family. Thus, I felt it was necessary to close one of my operations. “
My heart goes out to the owner, and Des Moines is losing a first-class consignment store. If I said that 30% of my current wardrobe came fromt Fashion Junction, I probably wouldn’t be exaggerating.
I suppose if there were a bright spot to this loss, it’s that a large amount of the current inventory is 35 – 50% off. I stopped in the other night and found this Kenneth Cole skirt and top set for 1/2 off for $10:
OK, it’s not the best ensemble that I’ve thrown together, I know. It’s sleeveless, so I had to wear something over it. I found this shrug at Target for $20, and absolutely love it. And check out the shoes: Madden Girl at Famous Footwear for $27. I had to replace the “nun shoes” with something, and these seem to be a bit more current, don’t you think?
As for the Kenneth Cole ensemble, I love the print, but I’m hesitant about the length. Any suggestions?
Enough of me – this post was really one meant to pay homage to the exit of what feels to me like a dear friend. Good-bye, Fashion Junction. You may be gone, but your memory will always live on in my closet.
I mean that about “always”, because I rarely throw clothes out!
If your in Des Moines, please do me a favor and stop into FJ to make a farewell purchase. Think of it as buying a piece of Beaverdale history.
Geez, the things I come up with to justify shopping!