Designer Consignment & Resale of Luxury Label Handbags & Jewelry
I grew up with a love of fashion, especially high-end designer handbags. My background is in the retail business which I was born into and grew up in. My great grandfather was the largest cloak and suit manufacturer in New York in the early 1900's. My family later owned Furchgott's of Florida, a chain of specialty department stores in north Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida with a journalism degree, I wrote for several small newspapers but realized that newspaper reporting was not the career for me. By this time, Furchgott's had sadly closed the last of its stores as off-price stores began to flourish.
The idea of consignment was just coming around and there wasn't much when it came to high-end consignment. I was in my early 20's when I went to work for a good friend in her consignment shop and fell in love with the business. A few years later, in 1996, I opened Jill's Consignment in Orlando, Florida. And that's where it all began.
Three years after opening Jill's Consignment, I expanded the business by adding a website at the urging of a friend who was a fashionista, shopaholic and budding web designer all in one. I remember very clearly the first item I sold from my website. It was a Coach shoulder bag (very popular at the time), and it sold for $60! I was thrilled. Since then, we have gone on to consign and sell some of the most coveted labels in the world... Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Bottega Veneta and Fendi to name a few.
In 2002, we moved our operations to Delray Beach, Florida (just outside of Boca Raton) and later to Jacksonville, Florida. We became an internet-only company focusing on high-end designer labels. Since day one, Jill's Consignment has flourished. Our consignors are the best in the world. Over the last 25 years, we have built solid relationships with some of fashions best clientele. From New York, to Texas, to California, we've built relationships on trust, excellent customer service and individual attention to our clients.
Since opening our brick and mortar store in 1996, and then moving to our internet-only concept, we've built a solid and stellar reputation as the best in the business. We've done this by following a few simple rules, the most important of which is to be honest. We don't have "contracts" with our consignors. We go on the simple principle that if you do business the right way, you will continue to do business. We want our customers and our consignors to be so happy with us that they tell all their friends and that is how we've built Jill's Consignment from a little store in Orlando to a thriving internet sensation.
Our site may not have hundreds of Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci as some others do, but you better believe that what we do have comes from the most well-heeled clientele, that it is the real deal and that the condition of each item we sell is described to a perfect T down to the tiniest mark.
We have been recognized nationally and locally as one of the top names in designer consignment by Mademoiselle, The Orlando Sentinel, The Dallas Morning News, Redbook, Forbes.com, The Tampa Bay Times, fashion bloggers and more!
We want your experience with us to be a positive one. To ensure this, we will always be here to answer your questions, and any concerns you may have. If ever you have a problem, please know we WILL resolve it right away. We are just a phone call or email away!
I hope this helps you to know us a bit better, and I thank you for visiting Jill's Consignment!