Number 9

Peace and Plaid

What The Water Gave Me

We Are Family

El Final Feliz

Cuff Love

True Value

Respect the Guidelines

Lou Lou Louboutin

Accustomed to Customs

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Officially Thrift

Little White Exaggeration

Role Models

Her Little Blackbook

Tara Muscarella New York

Judging a Book by Its Raincoat

The Green of Fashion

Laughing Stock

Twirl Tracker

Green Goddesses

Some Party

Closet Cases

Phone Home

Off the Rack

Something for Everyone

Art Appreciation

On the Road Again

Fun Fun Fun

Be Bold

It's a Sickness

Hamptons Style

Lauren Bagcall

The Price is Right

Feet First

Out of the Bag

Guilty As Charged

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Domo Arigato Mr. Mugatu

The Ex Factor

So Not Over It

Ex-Boyfriends Happen

Number 9

Karina commends Wilson for learning the ropes so fast, and gives her thoughts on the faux Birkin.

It was another fun week in and outside of STA. I thought Wilson did a fabulous job with his first consignment, especially the way he priced his items to end with a "9" ($109, $59, etc..). Does it really seem less expensive when you buy something for $59 versus $60? He must be a natural if he recognizes the little retail tricks this early on, and I am excited that he is finally getting to consign items. Funny that even my father in law gave me some Gucci and RL items for Wilson to "help him build out the mens section."

So the Birkin swap. . .it was an exciting afternoon of fabulous fun ladies at the Grammercy Park Hotel. Michael Tonello, author of Bringing Home the Birkin, really knows his stuff. How he spotted the "faux" was amazing. And his experience being able to point out the inconsistencies really sets him apart. No wonder Jane carries her dog around in it, it wasn't real! Birkins are great but for me to spend that much on a bag really isn't practical, especially when I have two kids that still need to go to college!

I'll be spending the week between Mott, Thompson, and the STA Upper East locations. Come in and say hello. . .or better yet, bring some items to consign with us!

Follw me on twitter: @KarinaLepiner

PS: The jewelry I was wearing at the Birkin swap was Daniella Kronfle. Absolutely love her jewelry!

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