Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like...

I'm not much for the annual holiday-music domination of radio stations, or for the fact that Macy's usually has its halls decked while it's still hot enough to don a swimsuit. But there's something about decorating our stores that dusts off my Christmas spirit each November. The ornaments, presents, wrapping paper, ribbon, tinsel, and lights create a hustle and bustle in the air: a new kind of anticipation even if the store is quiet at the time. If you decorate it, they will come... :)

Something about the festivity also brings the staff together like a second family as we string up lights and spray paint plastic Christmas trees from Big-Lots. Simply: it's a lot of fun and we're a group of grown ups that really digs being silly.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Sale Announcement!

Save Three Ways when you Shop Finders Keepers Consignment Stores this Black Friday!

I'll let you in on a secret: we love sales just as much as you do! So this Friday we're bringing you three ways to save as each of our stores hosts its own sale all day long. All you have to do: celebrate Black Friday by wearing black when you come in to shop. So here's the scoop:

Finders Keepers Fashions: 20% OFF all full-priced coats, jackets, and blazers if you wear black. Also enjoy shopping new markdowns. Many items have been reduced to half price!

Finders Keepers Furnishings: 20% OFF all holiday decor if you wear black! Also, shop the bargain room at half-off the lowest marked price!

Finders Keepers Boutique: 20% OFF all handbags, scarves, jewelry, and shoes if you wear black. Accessories are necessities!

You save money whenever you shop at Finders Keepers, and this Black Friday is no exception. Remember, you have to wear black to get the sale price!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

We Need Your Help!

OMG - we've been nominated as one of's City's Best! But we wanna be "Best of the Best" - and we need your help to do it! Click on this link:

and then click on "Finders Keepers." That's it! You can vote once a day. The website is really cool, and has tons of categories. Check it out at: and if you're not from Atlanta - or if you're traveling this holiday season- get the scoop on what's hot in most major U.S. cities: 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thrifty with $50 (from Creative Loafing's Fashion Issue)

I get the e-newsletters from Creative Loafing and I love to peruse the reviews of new restaurants or nightly haunts. So when an article title in last week's newsletter had two of my FAVORITE words: Thrift and Fashion, in the title, I cozied up on my couch with my laptop to see what the fine people at Creative Loafing had to say:

Thrifty with $50
Who says money buys taste? These six Atlantans shopped on a budget — and ended up looking like a million bucks.
by Bobby Feingold and Amber Robinson
Fashion dictator Karl Lagerfeld once said that fashion isn't for the poor. Or was it not for the fat? Anyway, we disagree. Some of the best-dressed people we know find their duds in the bargain bin, which makes thrifting an indispensable part of Atlanta's style. Anyone can drop a mortgage payment on this season's hippest clothes — and even when they do, it's not always a good look, Housewives — but it takes real panache to pull off a look for $50. That was the challenge we issued to some dapper Atlantans, forcing them to forgo Phipps for faded strip malls in funkier hoods. Our style mavens hit the pavement and proved you can pull off major style in Atlanta without dropping major cash. We're not Paris. We're not Milan. But we do have Value Village, damn it.

For the full article and pictures of the "thrifty with $50" outfits click here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I'm always ready for fall and winter fashion to make its yearly debut. Of course here in Georgia patience is required as we wait through several rounds of temporary cool-downs before fall finally and permanently descends on our southern state (usually in time for Thanksgiving... although I do recall a Christmas morning in shorts some years back, but I digress.)

In the past I've only had one bone to pick with winter-wear: the unceremonious pallets of gray, black, navy, and other equally quiet neutrals. Don't get me wrong - neutral can be chic, interesting, and down-right daring. But sometimes I look back forlornly at the season before and reminisce about the jewel tones of spring and summer splendor. However, fashion trends from the past few turns of the calender seem to be with me on this colorful matter, and welcome with open, covered arms a bolder and brighter color pallet. Purples, pinks, (side note: I heard coral was the new "it" holiday color...) greens, teals, and more are just as much of a winter wardrobe staple as a khaki coat or a black pair of boots. Tis the season to decorate... yourself!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Food Drive Success!

Last Friday and Saturday Boutique hosted a food drive to collect canned goods for D.E.A.M. - Decatur area Emergency Assistance Ministry. And our customers delivered! We collected 140 cans! Food pantries are reporting critical shortages, so we were so happy to be able to help. Thank you SO much to everyone involved!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Our Gift to You: A pre-holiday secret!

Psst – the price tag on your party dress doesn’t have to look like your car payment. Finders Keepers Boutique has three secrets to share this holiday season:

* Save: Our prices are at least half-off the original retail price, and most of our dresses are under $100.
* Sparkle: From sequins to silk, DVF to D&G, you can shop sexy and smart for your special attire.
* Sell: There’s a lot of party left in your holiday wear. Give it another spin on the dance floor and give yourself some cash back on your investment.

We are consistently voted the best consignment shop in Atlanta, and we would love for you to come see why.

2130 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Storewide Sale and Canned-Goods Drive This Weekend!

So here's the meat and potatoes of the situation: This Friday and Saturday we're taking 20% OFF storewide at Finders Keepers Boutique... Sounds good, right? Well what if you wanted to enjoy 30% OFF storewide instead? The power is in your hands, well, your pantry. Just bring in 2+ canned goods for our food drive and we'll take 30% off of everything you wanna buy. Let's see what happens when we all give a little...
So come shop with Boutique this weekend and save either 20% or 30% STOREWIDE! The choice is yours! All goods collected will be given to D.E.A.M. (Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry Inc.) for distribution.

Friday we will stay open 'til 8pm for your shopping convenience.

Consignment Bus Tour This Saturday!

So I went shopping at Home Depot yesterday and couldn't believe my eyes: Home Depot already has her party dress on! Christmas trees, lights, ribbons, ornaments, wreaths, snowmen, and reindeer were everywhere. And then I realized with a start: "I haven't gotten anybody anything yet."

Why am I telling you this? Because this Saturday, from 10am - 5pm, Back By Popular Demand is hosting its own Consignment Store Bus Tour - which means you can be chauffeured around Atlanta on a chartered bus, enjoy a catered buffet lunch, go home with a goody bag, and find gifts for loved ones (and yourself!) from FIVE of Atlanta's fantastic consignment stores. AND bus tour participants will enjoy 20% off their purchases all day long.

All of the sudden this whole holiday shopping madness seems a lot less like work and a lot more like spending a great day with people who love resale shopping just as much as I do...

Tickets are $35 a piece, or $70 a pair and are available for purchase online at