Luxury Garage Sale is now open at 50th & France. Emphasis on luxury. The hot Chicago-based start-up—which also has a store in Dallas and a popular website that is a secret resource for local fashionistas—brings to town an elite consignment experience in a sleek boutique setting that is about as far from garage sale as the 5-inch bejeweled Christian Louboutin heels on the shelf are from practical.
On the racks are brands you won’t find new at neighboring boutiques, even in Edina: Chanel, Balmain, Prada, Hermes. This is definitely competition for Fashion Avenue, which has long been known for its designer consignment finds, however Fashion Avenue offers a broader assortment of women’s apparel and accessories.
LGS prides itself on a rigorous screening process, and indeed, you may find yourself wondering if the merchandise is actually previously owned. Good are anywhere from 10 to 90 percent off the original price, but keep in mind that might make a bag $4,000 versus $6,000. At the low end are tops and accessories in the $300 range. The handbag assortment is top-notch. Shoes are another highlight.
Luxury Garage Sale will celebrate its arrival with a grand opening party on Thursday, Oct. 20. The store is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 5051 France Ave. S., Mpls., 612-354-3356