Friday, July 20, 2012

Shopping event for the savvy and stylish

I had never heard of this shopping event before until Whitley Hamlin of The Queen City Style, one of Charlotte's most creative and fashionable women, told me about it. Now that it has registered on my radar, I'm learning that this is a must-attend event for fashion insiders on a budget. Here's the scoop: 

Green Jeans Consignment is holding its summer consign and shop event Aug. 3-5 at the Queens Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Road.

You can consign, shop or do both.

It features new and recycled brand name and boutique clothing (including maternity), shoes and accessories for women and teens from petite to plus sizes.

Consigners can earn up to 75 percent back on every sale and receive VIP shopping privileges at an exclusive pre-sale event. Consigners have to register in advance and space is limited.

Labels include Seven for all Mankind, Dooney & Burke, Kate Spade, Ella Moss, Milly, Tory Burch, Banana Republic, J.Crew and Ann Taylor LOFT.

Hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 3; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 4; and a half-price sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5.

Details: You can also go to the group's Facebook page ( for more information, including a chance to win a Style Challenge for a chance to be styled by Whitley Hamlin, Christine Nelson of Simply Sassy and Marguerite Rupar of Doncaster Charlotte.

Three contestants will be chosen on July 24 at 10 p.m. and announced the morning of July 26.

Each stylist will spend less than $100 to create a head-to-toe look for them in less than an hour. The looks will be posted online and Green Jeans' fans will judge which one is their favorite. The stylist with the most votes wins $100 for the charity of her choice, and the contestant she styles wins $100.