Resale shopping, otherwise known as consignment shopping, pays off in many ways. Check out these 5 ways you win big by shopping at local consignment stores like Here We Go Again (HWGA).
1. So Much More than Retail
Do you love getting big savings on the best brands and trendiest trends? Prefer to shop uninterrupted? HWGA provides all the help and none of the hovering. Want styling help? The knowledgable staff at HWGA delights in helping you find new-to-you treasures, and they specialize in making your day better! Whether it’s a seasonal change, a job change, or for no reason at all, you win by trading in or consigning your formerly loved pieces.
2. Recycling for Clothes
What’s an environmentally conscious shopper to do when they know apparel manufacturing generates excessive pollution and waste? Did you know it takes around 2,700 liters of water to make one cotton shirt?! Consumers are buying more clothes than ever, but keeping each garment half as long. When you choose to shop resale, you’re choosing sustainable consumerism—and that’s being one smart shopper.
3. Local Shopping
Shopping at a resale store like, Here We Go Again supports a local, woman-owned business and the greater Portland community. Giving back is at the heart of HWGA’s values. They regularly donate to and hold benefit sale events for local not-for-profit organizations like: The Oregon Food Bank, Depave, OPB, and Mainspring Portland among others. Need one more reason? Consigning your clothes with local resale shops earns you money and keeps more of your dollars working in the community.
4. Available Online, too
Online shopping is convenient and Here We Go Again knows that! While the dedicated ladies of HWGA love assisting their clientele in person, the fact is that online shopping is here to stay. In keeping up with the Jones’, a selection of the latest and greatest can be found on the company’s website and on the (sort-of-secret) Facebook group, The Re-Hive. The Re-Hive is a fun place for first dibs on fabulous new finds, participating in contests, and receiving exclusive member-only offers.
5. It’s a Family Affair
For owner, Chris Gauger, Here We Go Again is more than a family business, it is a family. Chris learned the art of resale, shoulder to shoulder with her mom and sisters. After moving to Portland, she missed the vibe of her family’s Midwest stores: the laughter, whimsy, and the personal touch found in a boutique atmosphere. She also missed the commitment to the recycling aspect of resale and other green business practices. To recapture all of that, she opened her very own store! When you shop at Here We Go Again, you are part of the family!
Get in on all the awesome resale action by joining the Facebook group, The Re-Hive, so you can be the first to see what treasures arrive, watch Chris's fun videos on all things resale, and even buy things using their "Shop n' Scroll" feature on Facebook. You'll also be notified of specials, news, and sales!