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"This place is hands-down the best consignment shop in the city. I love the Granville Street location for its high-end brands (Gucci, Celine) and affordable prices. I encourage my two girls to spend their allowance here instead of the usual teen go-to’s—fewer, better things, I preach—and this place allows them to buy quality-made pieces that will last a lifetime."
- VANCOUVER MAGAZINE, MARCH 2017
"Designer Finds at Turnabout"
DECEMBER 2017 WHERE.CA
Fashion maven Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City famously said, “I like my money right where I can see it . . . hanging in my closet.” If Bradshaw had stepped out of the TV and into Turnabout Luxury Resale, she could have filled her closet with designer labels and still had enough left over for matching shoes. For nearly 40 years, this locally owned consignment boutique has showcased expertly curated clothes, jewellery, shoes and accessories for men and women. Find well-priced like-new pieces by catwalk veterans such as Manolo Blahnik and Gucci alongside gems from beloved local brands like Nicole Bridger, Aritzia and Lululemon. Pro tip: labels are colour-coded for additional markdowns. We’re going to need a bigger closet.
SEPTEMBER 2017 CTV NEWS
Turnabout is featured on a CTV News segment about consignment in Vancouver for the Cause We Care 'Clean Out Your Closet For a Cause' campaign.
See the clip here >>> Link to Video
"Clean Out Your Closet for a Cause and help single-mother led families"
AUGUST 2017 'NICHE MAGAZINE'
September’s Clean Out Your Closet for a Cause month encourages Vancouverites to host a consignment party or bring their gently used women’s clothing, shoes and accessories to any Turnabout location in the city (West Broadway, 4th Avenue, South Granville or Main Street). Proceeds from the items donated to the Cause We Care Foundation account will go directly to the charity when they are sold.
"Zero Waste Innovator Profiles"
JANUARY 2017 'THE SUSTAINABLE REGION' - METRO VANCOUVER
Turnabout is featured in an episode of The Sustainable Region where Joy Mauro discusses the environmental & economical benefits of extending the life of your apparel & home goods through consignment.
See the episode here >>> Link to Video
"Why the buy-sell clothing economy is taking off"
NOVEMBER 2016 CBC NEWS
"Marketing experts and resale shop owners say Canada's buy-sell-trade clothing economy is taking off, thanks to millennial consumers' increasing interest in sustainable shopping, more online websites and apps to facilitate demand, the de-cluttering craze and a shrinking stigma around wearing second-hand clothes.
Joy Mauro, owner of Turnabout luxury resale stores in Vancouver, said demand for quality second-hand clothing has "exploded" in the last five to ten years."
"The Best Consignment Stores in Vancouver"
OCTOBER 2016 VAN MAG
"From day one, Turnabout has offered only like-new pieces from brands such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Céline and Balenciaga, while also stocking contemporary streetwear from the likes of Aritzia, J Brand and Club Monaco. Their expansive dress selection is full of pieces suitable for weddings and formal functions, plus there’s that added bonus that you won’t end up wearing the same thing as everyone else."
"Thrift Stores to Check Out in Vancouver"
AUG 2016 DAILY HIVE
"If you’re looking for secondhand Burberry, Christian Dior, or Versace pieces, Turnabout is the place to go. With several locations around the Lower Mainland, Turnabout has plenty of designer inventory to fulfill the needs of any high-fashion bargain hunter."
"Stars of Vancouver 2016"
APRIL 2016 VANCOUVER COURIER
"In April 2016 Vancouver Courier readers chose Turnabout as the 'Best Vancouver Consignment Store'."
A big shout-out of thanks to all the readers who voted and to the Vancouver Courier!
"Vancouver's Best Consignment Stores"
JANUARY 2016 VANCOUVER IS AWESOME
"Turnabout’s flagship store, located in chic South Granville, carries the city’s biggest selection of contemporary high end designer clothing and accessories. The “Holt Renfrew” of consignment shopping, even the ladies who lunch are known to visit the store for their luxury evening wear, cocktail dresses and designer handbags. Find top designers including Prada, Chanel, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Brunello Cucinelli and Stella McCartney as well as affordable everyday high street fashion including racks of designer jeans from Gap to J Brand. With two levels to explore, Turnabout’s South Granville location is a must visit for those who love to hunt designer labels."
"Eco Fashion Week Best Looks"
APRIL 2015 VANCITY BUZZ
"Vancouver luxury reseller Turnabout Clothing sent this perfectly coordinated stone-coloured suit down the runway. The modern man’s definition of masculinity is changing, so cheers to breaking away from the black on black suit."
"The Best Consignment Stores in Vancouver"
AUGUST 2014 BC LIVING CATHERINE TSE
"If you're one of those shoppers who gets a thrill from the hunt, Turnabout could tip you over the edge in frenzied glee. Each Turnabout location has a slightly different vibe but all are chockablock full of treasures and gems. If you're willing to sift through their inventory (they have a lot), you could be rewarded with some amazing discounts on designer LABELS.
Later this year, Turnabout will be launching their E-COMMERCE site where shoppers will be able to purchase items online."
"Turn Heads with Designer Labels for Less"
JANUARY 2014 PETER RAAB
"Turnabout Consignment offers a huge selection of designer men’s and women’s fashions. This shop is always getting new items in, and quality is always the word of the day. The discount system in place only adds to the thrill of the hunt. Items are colour coded and discounted dependent on their colour. Turnabout offers three locations in the Vancouver area, and has been in business for over thirty years. It has a list of over thirteen thousand consignors, meaning there are styles available for every taste. You can check out Turnabout's selection at 3112 W Broadway in Vancouver."
"Vancouver's Great Consignment Stores Pt. 2"
JULY 2013 SAVVY INSIDER
"Turnabout is a fabulous consignment shop. Their are deals galore. You can find some of the best designer clothing at greatly reduced prices from their original ones."
>>> Link to Article
"Hunting Through the Ten Very Best Vintage & Thrift Stores in Vancouver"
DECEMBER 2012 SCOUT MAGAZINE
“It’s super clean, easy to navigate, and full of interesting garments. Expect to find items from Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Burberry, A Moveable Feast, Joe’s Jeans, Pink Tartan, Tod’s, Michael Kors, and tons more. It’s easy to find incredible pieces here for mere fractions of what they originally sold for.”
"BC’s Best Consignment Stores"
AUGUST 2012 BC LIVING
“The devil might have bought her Prada at this store, where brand names like Chanel, Armani, and St. John share rack space. After over 30 years in the business, Turnabout has a client list of 13,000 consignors. Downside: some Yelpers complain it’s a bit pricey. But Christie S. writes: "You will think you’ve died and gone to rich-people’s-castoffs heaven."
"U.S. Thrift Store Giant Targets Metro Vancouver"
AUGUST 2012 BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER
“Turnabout Prestige Consignment owner Joy Mauro told Business in Vancouver that her sector of customers increasingly wants to sell items outright rather than leave them on consignment. Mauro gives them 40% of the resale price for items up to $500 and slightly higher percentages for items priced above $500. When she pays cash for items, she pays a much smaller percentage.
"I used to tell customers, 'Sell it on consignment and wait a while, you'll make more money. And they would,'" she said. "Today it's different. Especially for less expensive merchandise, they don't want to worry about consignment."
"Need a NEW wardrobe? Consignment shopping is the answer!"
JUNE 2012 GREEN KICK
"One of my favourite consignment clothing stores is Turnabout Clothing. They have 3 locations in the lower mainland. Great quality, excellent prices and always a huge selection."
"Consignment Sales up as Fashionistas Get Frugal"
JANUARY 2012 CTV NEWS
“The rise of internet shopping also means that people are much more aware of brand names and are hunting out those status pieces. The sale of gently used clothes has come a long way since Mauro opened her shop when she was 23. The days of Value Village finds are making way for classic pieces from names like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel.”
MAY 2011 INSIDE VANCOUVER
"My absolutely favourite eco-friendly store is Turnabout, on Broadway. Consignment stores are a fantastic way of reducing waste, and allowing perfectly great clothes to be worn over and over again! Plus, not only do I get to save the environment, I get to save some money! :)"
"7 Boutiques in Vancouver"
ALL WOMEN STALK
“If you’re wondering why would I shop consignment? It’s because consignment stores have higher chances of carrying luxury and designer brands. Since Turnabout is Vancouver’s most prominent consignment store, you’ll definitely find a gem or two if you stop by.”