What is the sneaker consignor?
A sneaker shop, consignment store or consignment retailer is one of the most common ways people get their hands on vintage sneakers, and with good reason.
The shoe industry is booming, with brands such as Nike, adidas and Reebok now selling an average of more than one million pairs of shoes per month.
With the rising demand for vintage sneakers for people of all ages and tastes, the demand for shoes has been on the rise for a number of years.
But as sneakers have become more and more sought after, they’ve also become increasingly expensive.
Consignment stores are becoming increasingly popular and there are currently over 600 in Australia, with many more in other countries.
They’re not cheap to operate, and there’s also the fact that the prices often vary greatly depending on the style of the shoes and the size.
While it may sound like a lot of money, buying vintage shoes can be a pretty good investment.
“It’s one of those things where you have to really think about what you’re spending your money on,” says Nicky, an independent vintage shopper in Brisbane, Queensland.
“What are you really spending your time on?
What are you actually going to buy?”
It could be a very good investment for you if you’re looking for something you like.
It’s something that you really enjoy.
“Nicky says her shopping habits have evolved in recent years, as she’s found herself wanting to buy vintage shoes, even if it’s just to try and recapture some of the nostalgia of her childhood.”
When I first started doing this I had this feeling that I wasn’t really into vintage, so when I went into one of these consignment stores I just knew that I wanted to be able to take it out of the box and get it back into the box,” she says.”
I think it’s really exciting for me, it’s exciting for my kids and it’s also exciting for the people that I buy from.
“The key to making sure your vintage shoes fit in with your lifestyleThe way vintage shoes are made has been changing over the past few years, and the way you wear them is no different.
Consultant and vintage shoe expert, Daniel Jones, from Daniel Jones Vintage Shoes, says the most important factor when it comes to choosing a pair of vintage shoes is the type of footwear you wear.”
If you want a pair that’s comfortable and you’re able to wear it everyday, that’s probably a shoe you should buy,” he says.
Consumers looking to get a vintage pair of shoes should get a pair made from a pair from one of their favourite brands.”
Consultants say it takes about five to 10 days to make a vintage shoe from the same leather or fabric as the shoes you want,” says Jones.”
That’s a really good point, that if you get a new vintage pair that you love, you’ll want to wear them everyday, because they’ll look great and they’ll fit in.
“But if you don’t like the same fabric as your shoes and want something different, you can find a different pair from your favourite brand, it’ll take less time.”
Consignment retailers have been growing in popularity for a while now, with the rise of online consignment websites and consignment consignment companies, which cater specifically to vintage shoppers.
“A lot of people are looking for the perfect shoe,” says Daniel Jones.
“A lot people have come to consignment shops for the same reason, because the vintage shoes they want are just as good as they were before.”
Some people like the vintage style, and some people like different styles, and they go online and they’re able a lot quicker and they can buy the exact pair that they want.
“Consignors in Australia have a number different types of shoe, with some looking to sell shoes that are vintage-inspired, while others will also sell vintage footwear from brands such toadoo, gothic shoe, classic shoe and vintage footwear.
Consignor Nicky says she is finding a lot more brands she’s really enjoyed.”
As a consignment shopper, you want to buy from brands that you trust, like adidas, Reeboks, Nike, Reel Shoes, Puma and more,” she said.”
These brands are really iconic, they have a really strong following and they really are an absolute must for a consignee.
“And they are really affordable.
I bought my first pair of boots from Puma for $700, so it’s not expensive.”
When it comes down to it, Nicky is a huge fan of the old school, vintage-style footwear.
“There’s something very special about shoes that you wear everyday,” she explained.
“The way you’re dressed, the way the shoes are laid out, the fit of the shoe,