Ever since Jen Waxman was the wee age of 10, her passion was hunting for bargains. The thrill of thrifting was her most treasured hobby. But now thanks to her, you can find the best deals all in one place: in her NoLibs thrift store, Once Worn Consignment at 910 N. 2nd St.
A mixture of vintage, designer, jewelry, candy-colored pumps, and novelty items (including a keychain of a fetus), Once Worn takes the stress out of the hunt, serving up the funkiest styles all in one spot.
Essential to a consignment store is a community of hip-dressers. And NoLibs certainly is chock full of those, “The Neighborhood people aren’t generally into designer stuff, but more styles like Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban. They wanna spend 8 or 10 bucks on an H&M dress rather than 200 on a designer piece,” says Jen.
So if you prefer to get a lot of unique pieces for a little chunk of cash, Once Worn is the place to go.
The consignment factor could also cut down on the cost of that pair of Gianni Feretti pumps. Bring in some items you’re tired of, and Jen will buy them from you or give you store credit. “It’s good for me, It’s good for them!” Jen proclaims.
Only in existence a year and a half, the store has grown to be so successful that a bigger location is in order. But Jen loves NoLibs, and wouldn’t want to move too far from her 2nd street location. Up the street lies her sister’s gallery and boutique, Art star, which is the reason she was attracted to the neighborhood in the first place. Across the street are a fleet of restaurants and tap rooms, and Soy Cafe is down the road.
So fill up a laundry bag with old clothes to consign, shop the afternoon away and then relax with a soy latte or draft beer.
Once Worn is open Wednesday through Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 12-6. Be sure to “like” their Facebook Page for updates on new items and sales!
**Photos by Katie Warburton