At Driftwood, designer consignment doesn’t mean bland blazers or bad, seasons-old cast-offs that were probably poor decisions to begin with. The women who consign with owners Natalie Anderson and Adam Peart at their Madrona and Downtown storefronts shop at Mario’s and small, indie-minded boutiques, and they love Chloe wedges and the occasional Anthropologie layering piece. I found this out for myself not long ago when I dropped by with some pay-day cash burning a hole in my pocket.

I immediately recognized the bat-wing, heavy linen, perfect-pocketed sac dress/tunic here as a piece from A Small Collection, a sustainably built line from Austin, TX carried at the now defunct Last Waltz. I also immediately recognized it as just the thing to take me outta summer and into fall. Sold.

Too bad about those pointy-toed Jil Sander oxfords that were too small for me, and the red leather purse from Italy that was just, upon contemplation … too … red.

But as Adam got to work ringing up my purchase, I noticed something else in the accessory case. I’d had cloisonne on the brain and was really picturing a bangle to mix in with my other bracelets, and there it was. Sold.

Dress: $49 (on sale from $69)
Bracelet: $22
Total cost of moving from summer into fall: $71

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