RESALE THERAPY: Back By Popular Demand Consignment

Friday, May 18, 2012

Need a little resale therapy? Join me every other Friday when I feature one of my favorite local (or national resale stores)! I will also host a resale therapy session at the store, so you can shop to your heart's content. Please feel free to email me your suggestions too for your fave locations to host a resale therapy session. 

Today, I introduce you to Back by Popular Demand Consignment (BBPD). I have been stalking their facebook page for months because they always seem to have such great designer bags at such fabuless prices. So I was so excited to have the opportunity to visit the Marietta location to confirm that this store is just as fabuless in person. The staff was very friendly, the store was very well organized and just as I imagined, it was a designer lover's playground. 

Below is my interview with store owner, Melissa Baxter. She started working in the consignment industry at the age of 15 and purchased BBPD when she was only 20 years old. "It's been a wild fun ride that changes daily", she said. "I love getting to know all my customers about their lives, kids, dogs and "what's happening."

Melissa Baxter, Owner of Back By Popular Demand Consignment
(photo courtesy of BBPD website)

What do you enjoy most about owning your boutique?
I love the challenge of never knowing what is or isn't coming in. I am blessed to be surrounded by the most loyal and fantastic employees ever and God is always showing and teaching me through my store.

The entrance to Back By Popular Demand Consignment- Marietta

Inside the store. Everything is so organized by color, department and size.
What is the biggest challenge?
Keeping items on display! No sooner do we put together a display than it's gone. Keeping Louis Vuitton in stock is a big challenge too because it usually sells in less than a few hours, so we have to take a picture just to prove that we had it!

Why should women today shop consignment vs thrift or vintage stores?
Consignment is the creme of the crop. At a consignment store we have pre-screened thousands of pieces to give you the best selection and you don't have to worry about finding holes, smells, and stains later, plus you will pay 50=90% off retail.
Why consign and shop at BBPD?
Because we make it easy and fast to make money. We offer cash or consignment options at all our stores and never require an appointment. We truly have a new store to offer you every day. On any given day we add over 800 new pieces to the floor between the 3 stores.

What's Haute at Back By Popular Demand?
Brands baby! From Gap to Gucci we've got it all. Twice a year we host a $1 sale were everything is only $1 no tax, you can find awesome items from ann taylor, chico's, and even some designer items for a $1. We turn our inventory ever 60 days, so at the end of the season items that did not sell are sold for a $1. It's a huge event and there are usually 5000 (+) pieces to choose from and they all sell out in under 60 minutes-all the proceeds go to a selected charity of the year.

Back by Popular Demand Consignment is the longest established ladies consignment store in Georgia. Opened in 1980 by Dorothy York, it was later purchased in 2002 by Melissa Baxter. BBPD boasts three locations to serve their clients:

(1) Back By Popular Demand- Lilburn
Target customer ages 25-65. Expect 5,000 sq. ft of Ladies, Plus & Home Decor. 
Located at 4915 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite C, Lilburn, GA
(770) 923-2968 and store hours M-F 10-6 & Sat 10-6

(2) Forever Young-Lilburn
Target customer ages 16-28. Expect a two level store with prom attire and trendy pieces. Located at 4915 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite A, Lilburn, GA
(678) 684-6694 and store hours M-F 10-6 & Sat 10-6

(3) Back By Popular Demand- Marietta
Target customer ages 25-65. Expect high-end designer labels at this boutique. 
Located at 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 13, Marietta, GA
(770) 971-4750 and store hours M-F 11-6 & Saturday 10-6

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Great news for my Atlanta readers! I will be hosting a shopping party at the Marietta location on Thursday, May 31. Join us for shopping discounts, door prizes and light refreshments. Will you join me? What high-end designer piece is on your wish-list?

Whould you like to comment?

  1. When is the $1 sale so I can visit your city??!!?!

  2. Magento DevelopmentMay 22, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    this is simply nice....