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From Marlena G.
Yelp.com 2/13/2011 (admittedly our favorite)
There are few things I adore more than designer goods. I'm boco for Burberry, totally coo-coo for Chanel, campy for Chloe, gaga for Gucci, the list goes on. Unfortunately for poor 'lil me, my middle class wallet would rather spring for Mossimo than Miu Miu. The outlets can be a temporary relief but there's something sketchy about driving an hour north for a poorly constructed Coach purse that looks like it was made for a toddler. And while TJ Maxx/Marshall's & I are total BFF's, it's unlikely to walk out with Fendi or Prada (although, surprisingly, I did spy a small collection of Gucci scarves and bags last summer). Consignment and thrift shops can also be fantastic resources however depending on the individual store fronts, they can also be a rip off trap. I can't even begin to count the many, many times I've spied bootleg Louis Vuitton being passed off as the real deal at absorbent prices. Obviously, this is especially frequent at local thrift shops where their "guarantee" is the equivalent to a glass case & screaming orange tag. Thankfully for us fabulous ladies, Karma Couture exists.
Nestled at the very end of East Greenwich's Main Street, Karma is a fashionista's oasis in this dessert of knock-offs and fakes. A consignment shop specifically for the sale of lux and high end items, they have a nice collection of purses, cute accessories, jewelry, clothing and shoes at extremely affordable prices. A Louis Vuitton shoulder bag for under $300?! A Burberry bucket bag for under $200?! Adorable kate spade wallet for around $45 bucks?! Amazing. While I unfortunately didn't have much time to browse, I found serious deals throughout the store that totally knocked my socks off. If you're a shoe 'gal, definitely check out the special room they have in the back (I was practically salivating for the 2.5 seconds I popped in).
The perks don't even end there. One of the lovely shop ladies pointed out that they offer progressive discounts on the items: goods on the floor for over 30 days get a 20% discount, over 60 days, 35% and over 90 days, a whopping 50%. Their consignment guidelines are also very fair and reasonable (I have quite a few items I plan on bringing by). Most importantly, all items sold are authenticated so shoppers can feel secure and assured that they're not plopping done hard earned cash on a Canal Street replica.
The store is small but clean and well organized. I had no issues searching through their stock for that special little something. To add, their staff was wonderful: one pet peeve that crawls under my skin to that point of no return are pushy or snobbish associates. I've found during my many designer sales excursions in the past, that if I'm roughin' it with, you know, a single hair out of place or nail polish a chippin' I'm given the total cold shoulder (see: Burberry). Judgment Day? The T-1000's got nothin' on those chicks, And man, was I "Pretty Womanin'" it today. I've been sick for the past week with a terrible respiratory infection that's left me with a swollen face, rings around my eyes and the voice of an 86 year old chain smoker. Regardless, the sales ladies were fantastic, knowledgeable and very friendly making the entire atmosphere welcoming and inviting despite my looking like a soulless zombie.
I usually avoid these long winded reviews but the "wow-factor" was totally there from my very short but sweet visit. Overall Charlie and I were completely pleased and I left with a smile on my face and an adorable Burberry change purse for practically a steal: sixty-eight bucks. This cute lil store front is wholeheartedly recommended.
From Arous P.
"I love that hat on you:)" as she scans my body strolling trough fantastic hats, shoes and dresses, jewelery and scarves. Then out of nowhere she pules out this most amazing dress, as if she new me all my life. Truly it would take few people to pull this off! I stare, then my eyes start dancing, before I know I am prancing in my so imperfect body, feeling like the princess. She looks at me and "Wear it with your hair down, there you look stunning with this dress on, Wow......."
Never met her before, but after talking and playing in her unique boutique, filled with consigned upscale treasures, I walked out gaining the most beautiful dress and a friend
From Lori Ann
I just pulled six of my designer handbags that have been sitting in another consignment store for three months and brought them into Karma. It's only been two weeks and they've already sold two of them. This store is the real deal - they know what they're doing. I highly recommend them to anyone who consigns. I've never actually shopped in a consignment store before but there were a few pieces there that I actually may go back and pick up for myself!
I have been dying to get into this store since I found them on Facebook. It was all I expected and more. You would never believe this was a resale store. It's a beautiful boutique! And every thing was so cheap. I will never buy anything at Nordstroms ever again.
THIS STORE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!
There is a reason why Karma won Best of Rhode Island Monthly. The store is lovely, the owner is delightful and the clothing is to die for. My only regret is that the good stuff goes too fast! If you see something you love grab it before it's gone!
Fabulous - I am a serial consignment shopper and speak from experience when I say that this shop blows every other store I've been into out of the water. An absolute must for consignment shoppers! A lot of places call themselves "high end" but this shop has the inventory to back up the claim. Every piece is more beautiful than the last and the shop itself is gorgeous. The prices are right and the staff is friendly and helpful. 5 stars!
I came as a shopper, have no experience consigning here, but loved the clothes, selection, range of sizes and overall atmosphere. The prices were really reasonable for a high-end consignment shop, too. Can't wait to return!
Just got my first check from this store. After nightmare experiences with other consignment stores I couldn't be happier with Karma Couture. The owner is wonderful and they have some incredible clothes. I'll be shopping with next month's check!
Check it out girls:)Great buys:)
Rosemarie P. Beaubien 9/24/2011 Facebook
Beautiful items, great website.
Found your website in a online search today, I have some shoes I am looking to sell! I'm very impressed with your site and flexibility for out of town consignors! :)
Debra Godin Demartini 7/9/2011 Facebook
Made my first purchase at Karma Couture today, an awesome Tory Burch handbag! I'm hooked!!
Gretel Lorna Fioravanti-Castro 7/6/2011 Facebook
Kathy Vigoda 5/26/2011 Facebook
Karma Courture was a great online shopping experience. The site is easy to use, great and detailed photos, acurate about condition and classy finds. I placed my first order, shoes and sweater fit and look great. Got it in three days. I'll be back!