Secondhand Style: Chicago's Top Consignment Stores
Look like the millionaire you're not
When Chicago hairstylist Fannie Villasenor steps out of the dressing room in the sexy, flame-stitch Missoni skirt and Prada belt, the women in the shop whistle. Fannie stops at Selections in Lincoln Park once a week -- and has been for the past seven years. "By shopping re-sale, I can afford the designers I love and look like the millionaire I'm not," she says.
Customers frequent Selections for great choices in designer clothing sizes 0 to 18, plus killer handbags, scarves and jewelry deftly displayed in this well-lit, organized boutique. All skirts, blouses and jackets are sold as separates, some starting at $25. You'll also find a strong selection of seasonal coats, casual tops and jeans.
What $150 will buy: $68 Nicole Miller little black dress; $32 Kate Spade black, peau de soie sequined mules; $50 Helen Welsh plum purple shoulder wrap.