Friday, December 26, 2008

Looking for a cute little dress to wear when you ring in the New Year? Raspberry Beret has them! Our racks are decked with cozy sweater dresses and sexy little cocktail numbers - all with a variety of stripes, solids and prints that are sure to compliment any personality.

Don't forget to pick out a fun pair of shoes and fabulous jacket or wrap to keep you warm to and from your celebration destination.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Rock It Like a Celebrity

What do Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore have in common - besides their rich and famous lifestyles, of course? Both know how to rock a cool weather scarf. 'Tis the season and nothing feels cozier or looks cooler than a big strip of fabric wrapped around your neck a few times.

You can rock the look just like the celebrities do, and you don't have to pay the high fashion price. Put either of these ensembles together for under $50 at Raspberry Beret.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I'm not at the store....

because it was truly busy this Sunday - so really no time to blog. A customer/consignor came in and said she is truly enjoying the website and the pictures. I'm glad to hear it - we are working hard at the shop to make sure that all the great things we get in is out on the floor and in cyberspace as soon as possible.

Well, although it isn't awful late, I'm going to bed - nice to sleep before midnight - doesnt happen too often.

btw, returning the Olympus tomorrow and getting another camera to try out for 2 weeks -

Saturday, November 1, 2008

If Only These Were in My Size....

I love all of the following items and would most likely use my store credit to buy every single one if they were my size. Take a look!

Gray sweater by Ortensia, Size M, $12
Navy top by Arden B., Size XS, $17
Brown embroidered tank by Free People, Size M, $15
Cream sweater dress by Gap, SOLD while I was blogging
Pink lined boots by Bakers, Size 8, $18
Mustard top by Rue21, Size XL, $16

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday's are my fave days!

Changed the Window and uploaded to "How Much Is That Outfit in the Window?"

Here is our window for the week of October 20, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Anti-Recession Obsession

Think about it

yesterday was awesome

too busy to post anything - but got so much done at the store! It looks fabulous! And today, when I came in - Kathleen (you'll meet her very very soon) did a fantabulous job on the walls! I'm going to post those pictures when I get home =)

Don't forget to visit our official site at

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I've been away from the store...

for too long, I miss it terribly.

The happy raspberry coloured ceilings, the gorgeous clothes on the wall and windows - the awesome jewelry in the display case and of course, all of the wonderful customers.

It's getting quite chilly out there...

Don't forget our stuffed rack of coats and jackets - both light and heavy - for these chilly days and nights. Not only are they reasonably priced but fashionable and necessary!

Monday, October 20, 2008


the majority of the items we have are ONE OF A KIND so when you see something you love - come in and get it because it may be gone and we don't 'want you to be sad!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Handbag Obsession and Joanne's Top 7 Slideshow!

Newly updated and for sale even! Click on the picture to get more details about the item!

Rumford Maine

I'm in Rumford Maine, if you don't know where that is - you are in good company - I just drove where "Max" my GPS buddie told me to go - I haven't found a consignment shop yet - maybe their "second hand" stores are considered consignment - but def. not funky trendy consignment.

They could use a serious dose of funky and trendy here in Rumford.

Friday, October 17, 2008

So yesterday, I was shopping...

for things that we don't sell - tights, men's jeans and men's sneakers....

I was shopping at Marshalls, one of the more inexpensive shopping places available and found Hollister jeans for about $35 each....of course that is discounted substantially...and Lucky jeans for about the same price - maybe $5 less....and then I told the woman in front of me at the register about the Raspberry Beret and how paying $17 to $21 for Hollister jeans sure sounded fine to me!

She agreed, took our address and was excited about it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Top 7 Reasons why Wednesday's is my fave night:

Me Happy At the Store...

I get to be at the store for at least 3 hours
  1. I get to choose my fave 7 items
  2. I get to straighten up (unless wonderful customers come in to browse and purchase)
  3. The store is open until 8pm
  4. I get to jam to great music that I can sing along to
  5. I get to drool over the new clothes that have been put out since I was last in
  6. I get to meet some of our consignors, old and new, when they bring in their trendy awesome stuff

Yeah, Wednesdays are awesome

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Yes sir its SOLD NOW

Authentic Handmade Designer Bag - retails for $480 sold it to a lovely lady for $48!

I should get a commission....

seriously, when "new" consignors come in and their stuff is too...ummm....conservative ahem "stuffy" for our awesomely trendy customers - I tell them to go down Main St to another consignment shop in Wakefield - or I send them to yet another consignment store in Reading owned by two really nice seriously, I should get a commission... =)

Lots of updates....

We are updating our blog with more information about the store. There is now a FOR SALE slideshow of the current things we have in the window and other goodies we have gotten in lately. Of course, it isn't everything we have - I don't think "GOOGLE" will allow that much space haha but it is the things that we are finding to be fabulous.

Let us know if you think they are fabulous too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Who doesn't love bags????!?!?!?

Ummm...not me - I'm not only in love with them but totally obsessed with them - change them each day with the outfit I'm wearing - I think in the past 3 years - I haven't used the same bag for two days in row - seriously! In fact just the other day I bought 1? 2? THREE!!! bags yesssssssssssss and it was so satisfying!

The Raspberry Beret has such a great selection of handbags - mini, small, medium and large - authentic, faux, vintage, green, pink, gold, black, clutch, wristlet, hobo, tote, shoulder, hand...just ask us and we'll name just a few! and wanna know something?


Here are just a few! Click on our Slide Show for an updated thumbnail list

Wakefield's nice but should we go ~global~?

Shopping blogs are a big thing these days - people don't have the money to drive anywhere and online shopping has become the norm. Select consignment shops sometimes have the most amazing finds - so saying all this, should we become a online shopping blog as well as a consignment shop? Just a thought.