The Secret to Where We Source Our Pieces
Posted on February 24 2021
Sustainable, Affordable & Accessible Designer Apparel
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved fashion. But I'd say my love for finding an amazing deal trumps all. After years working in the corporate world, I was inspired to follow my dreams, combine these two loves, and open a small, sustainable fashion boutique that would make well-made, quality designer clothing more accessible, while also leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the world. Because I handpick every piece in my store, you will find every article is accurately described online, authenticity is guaranteed and items are priced fairly. This all sounds well-and-good, but you may be left wondering, "where do you source your items?"
The number one question I receive: "Where do you get your stuff?"
The Brand New
I scour designer stores, small luxury boutiques, sample sales and large high-end retail stores looking for the best quality pieces at the best prices. This enables me to resell a designer label at a more affordable price, while also being sustainably conscience. Through choosing high-quality and long-lasting items that can be used for many years to come (and won’t end up in a landfill), I am extending the life of clothes. It's also important to note that nothing is secured from an outlet (which often sells pieces of lower quality and inferior materials.)
I meticulously handpick preloved and vintage items from stores that specialize in luxury consignment, all of which employ in-house authenticators. Simply Audrey is not a consignment store. Although my inventory may be smaller, you can trust the descriptions, authenticity and quality of product.
Terms To Know When Shopping Our Site
These pieces are brand-spanking-new, and sourced directly from the designer or purchased directly from a luxury store (ex: Nordstrom.) Absolutely nothing is acquired from an outlet store.
New Without Tags (NWOT)
This describes pieces that are NEW and have never been worn. The majority of my NWOT items were secured from designer sample sales, and therefore did not come with a tag.
New With Tags (NWT)
This describes pieces that are technically considered preowned, but have never been worn and are in perfect, pristine condition. In addition, they still have the original tags attached.
Our preloved pieces come in three conditions: New with Tags (NWT), Pristine and Excellent. We do not acquire pieces with visible issues.
Our vintage pieces are a minimum of 20 years old, and are assigned one of the preloved conditions seen above.