AFM caught up with Chrissy Sayare, the owner of To Be Continued, a new consignment boutique located within The Shops At Hilton Village in Scottsdale. To Be Continued offers a highly-curated selection of women’s new and gently-loved designer clothing and accessories at can’t-beat prices. Here, Chrissy shares how she culls amazing designer finds from high-end closets and boutiques from around the world, what’s new for spring, and how to invest in staple pieces.
AFM: Welcome to the neighborhood! What is To Be Continued and when did it open? Please give some background –
CS: To Be Continued….A Consignment Boutique is a luxury resale store that specializes in selling and consigning previously owned designer clothing and accessories curated from closets and boutiques around the world. All of our items are in new or “like new” condition.
AFM: What designer brands can shoppers look forward to?
CS: We carry ever luxury designer brand in today’s marketplace including the well known labels like Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier, Dior, Gucci, Lanvin and Valentino. Because our consigners come from as far away as Paris, Athens, London, New York and Boston we carry labels that may come from and are more well known in those areas. Still, all of our merchandise is highly curated and we only take what is new or in “like new” condition, fashionable, in excellent condition and chic!
AFM: What is the full range of items available?
CS: We carry everything to build a wardrobe from A to Z. Categories include dresses, blouses, jackets, skirts, pants, jeans, shoes, sandals, boots, evening gowns, special occasion pieces, jewelry, hats, handbags, scarves and outerwear.
AFM: What is the general price range?
CS: We want everyone to walk out of TBC with something great. Prices start at $9.95 and can go as high as $20,000 for those rare and exclusive items.
AFM: How often do the selections change?
CS: We put new things on the floor every day, all day long. You can always find something new from store open to close.
AFM: Where do you find these items?
CS: Items are curated from our vast network of international and national consignors. Our merchandise comes from very exclusive closets and high end boutiques.
AFM: How do you choose and curate which pieces to show in your store?
CS: We take only what we feel are great pieces with in demand designer labels. All items must be in excellent condition and most often the team and I choose items based on current trends coupled with an appreciation for the classic and timeless.
AFM: Can customers exchange their own clothes and accessories?
CS: We offer customers a chance to consign their own items with us. We have many consignors who sell their previously loved things with us that they no longer want and buy something new from our store with the proceeds they received from the sale of their items.
AFM: What are some new spring fashions available at To Be Continued?
CS: We have really beautiful, bright colored designer dresses, handbags and shoes right now. I am so excited about all of the gorgeous product coming to us!
AFM: How can customers achieve that perfect mix of high-low, combining luxury name brands with contemporary clothing, for spring?
CS: We always offer our professional input to customers looking to make investments in “staple” pieces while avoiding spending needlessly on trendy pieces. Our motto is to invest in key pieces that are more classic and timeless (and hold their value in the resale marketplace) and keep the look current with trendy pieces that won’t break the bank. We call this “high-low” dressing and the TBC team specializes in helping our clients achieve this mix with merchandise available in our store.
AFM: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
CS: TBC is the first women’s consignment boutique to provide an exceptional level of customer service, beautiful ambience and gorgeous merchandise found in the highest end boutiques around the world while offering discounted pricing and great deals on highly sought after products.
To Be Continued
The Shops At Hilton Village
N. Scottsdale Road