Monday, November 30, 2009

Sweet Holiday Dress

This silk, cream and charcoal print dress from Forthe and Towne is just the ticket for holiday parties this year.  Size 2, was $41, now 50% off.  Don't miss it. SOLD

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Free People Orange/Fuschia Sweater

"Free People" is one of our favorite clothing lines.  This small floral orange and fushcia long sleeve empire is perfect alone or layered with a cami, tee, or turtleneck.  Pair it with jeans or a skirt and you've got the perfect outfit for day or night.  A steal at $27. SOLD

Friday, November 27, 2009

Prada Tan Suede Heels

Lovely heels from Prada
Size 38.5
$41 SOLD

Chico's Chic

You'll love this pretty Chico's Purple Silk Jacket Embellished with Embroidery and Beads
Size 1 - you know that a Chico's 1 is like a medium

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble Gobble!

If we could send you only one message this Thanksgiving day it would be that of gratitude for your continued loyalty and support for our store.  Our customers and consignors are top rate and we thank you for being part of the Red Umbrella Neighborhood.

But of course, we can thank you for many things.  Lots of great clothing, lots of great furniture, terrific blingy accessories, your good cheer and friendship, the list can go on.

Have a splendid day with family and loved ones and know that we are lucky to count you as our friends.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Merrell Has Your Tootsies Covered

Perfect for keeping warm on early morning walks, after skiing, trips to the Farmer's Market, or looking fabulous while shopping at your favorite consignment store - Red Umbrella!
Merrell Polartec Boots
Size 6.5

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cozy "Lucy" Jacket

If you love "Lucy" sportswear, you'll be delighted with this Olive Green Puff Jacket.
Size M
$27 SOLD

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fitzwell Hooded Jackets

Check out 2 new cozy ski jackets from Fitzwell
Blue Parka- New With Tags
Size Medium
$27 SOLD

White Parka - New With Tags
Size - Large
$27 SOLD

Friday, November 20, 2009

Coach Purse

Coach Tan Signature Handbag with Green Suede.  This is a cutie.
$80 SOLD

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Did You Hear the News?

We are beyond excited to share our great news with you.  We'll be moving our store to new digs at the end of January, 2010. That's just a couple of months away.  Where? 120A Kentucky Street in downtown Petaluma. Yep, we're doin it.  Can't wait to unveil the new and improved Red Umbrella Consignment.  2500 square feet awaits you all.  There'll be plenty of room to browse through our clothing racks, sit down for a cuppa tea, delight in our new array of furniture which is coming in daily, and enjoy the ambiance of a wonderful downtown shopping district.  We've loved our location across from Whole Foods these past four and a half years, but when opportunity knocked, we had to answer.  We've been bursting at the seams this past year and we are tickled pink with this new opportunity.  What do they say about opportunity never knocking twice?  Stay posted.  We'll be keeping you updated and maybe giving a sneak peak or two on the blog. Tah Tah For Now.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Let the Holiday Merriment Begin!

In the tradition of plentiful shopping the day after Thanksgiving, Red Umbrella will host our annual post Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa sale.  On top of our already great prices, we'll have discounts on top of discounts for one day only.  Bring a friend, a turkey sandwich (for sustenance), your pink slip, your eldest born child and of course, that little plastic card for all of your holiday shopping.  We'll be open at 10 and close at 6 as usual.  Gobble, gobble.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reiker Orange Suede Walking Shoes

Sharp looking Reiker walking shoes. Like walking on clouds.
Size 8
$31  SOLD

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coach Burgundy Suede Handbag

This Coach handbag is in mint condition.  Watch for our other handbags this week.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

More Shabby Chic

Two more companion dressers

Shabby Chic Low-Boy Dresser
48"W 30"H 16.5"D

Shabby Chic High-Boy Dresser
26.5"W 43.5"H 14.5"D
$95  SOLD

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Shabby Chic Dressers & Side Tables

We have several new shabby chic dressers and side tables for sale.  We'll be posting them over the next couple of days.

Vintage Shabby Chic Dresser - 4 drawers
39"W 35"H 18"D

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Clutter into Cash

Ready to tackle that messy, crowded closet?  Now that the weather is getting colder and keeping you indoors more often, what better time than the present to get organized? Here are some tips for cleaning up, clearing out, and cashing in.

Set aside a couple of hours (or more if you're the sentimental type who hates letting go of anything - even those 20 year old prom dresses).  Grab a cuppa joe, tea, or something of a stronger nature and...

Ready? Set? Gooooooo!

Separate everything into 4 piles - yes EVERYTHING.
Pile #1 - You love it, you wear it regularly and Dahling, you look maahhvelous in it.
Pile #2 - You like it, occassionally wear it (1 or 2 times a year) it's looks okay on you.
Pile #3 - You don't like it, doesn't fit now, never really did, don't know why you keep it, (it cost so much.. it was such a deal...)
Pile #4 - You're not sure - can't decide why to give it up, can't decide why to keep it.

Now what?  Is your closet empty?  It should be.  Have another cuppa.

Put everything in Pile #1 back in the closet and be happy you have things you love.
Pile #2 goes back in the closet as well with this caveat - if you don't wear it after 1 year goes by, it will likely be outdated, the wrong color or the wrong size next year.
Pile #3 gets the heave ho.  Fold it up, put it in a bag and off it goes to your local charity or if it's cool and current, take it to your favorite consignment shop, Red Umbrella Consignment.
Pile #4 is the tough one.  Go through each of your undecideds and ask yourself.  Will I really get use out of this piece, or can I cash in on it by consigning it. Keep those you know will work and launder/dryclean the others before you box or hang them ready for inspection at Red Umbrella.

P.S.  Keep a basket or a box on the floor of your closet to collect the items you intend to consign each season.  That makes separating them much easier.

Sit back, put your feet up and admire the clean closet that now has room for new pieces to love.