We Adore Designer Shoes! (And Buying Them On Consignment)

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Navy suede Prada ankle bootsShoe Obsessive

I honestly don’t know why some women love shoes, especially designer shoes, so much. Others have a thing for designer handbags. Still others go ga-ga for jackets and coats. I suppose it’s a good thing that we don’t all have the same obsession or the competition could get fierce. All I know is that I happen to be one of the shoe & boot women, and I make no apologies. I wear an unusual size, which makes me sad when most of the consignment designer shoes we get are too small, but I revel in the fact that I don’t have as much competition!

Change your shoes, change your personality

Gucci flats designer consignment shoes

At hwga, we do believe that clothing is essentially costume. What you choose to wear on a given day influences the role you play in the world. Play is the critical word in that sentence. I can change my shoes and take on a completely different persona. Perhaps you feel that way too – do you have a particular pair of shoes that make you feel competent and powerful? Another pair that brings out your playfulness? So do we! Revel in that!

Yves St Laurent boots women's designer consignment shoesThe year of the designer shoes

2017 has brought us a plethora of big name designer shoes on consignment – everything from Gucci, Prada, Dries van Noten, Jil Sander, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Yves St Laurent, oh, so many! I don’t expect the influx of designer shoes to slow in 2018, quite the contrary!

I love to look at all these beautiful designer shoes the way a kid looks at a candy store. Colorful, pretty, sexy–shoes can be so many things! Think of how different an outfit can be with a different pair Yves St Laurent shoes oxford pumps toe to heel

of shoes. The transformative ability of a pair of shoes is nothing short of remarkable. And who would have thought that there were so many different elements that can transform a shoe? Everything from the heel shape and height, materials used, colors, vamp treatment, hardware, details, the possibilities are endless!

Chanel designer shoes on consignment


In short, I don’t think there’s any hope of dispelling my love of shoes. I like to be comfortable, and confess that I’m wearing UGG boots right now as I write this, but I hope to keep playing with footwear of all types long into the future.

Want to talk shoes? I’m always game for that – tell me about

Prada boots, designer shoes

your favorites and how they make you feel! But if you wear a size 10, lookout, you’ve got some competition!



Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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