Classics at Consignment Store Navette
Navette Store Front
Navette Jewelry Display
As a self-proclaimed shopaholic, I love to explore all types of shops in Annapolis to find the most fashionable, high-quality, classic pieces available. These durable classics will last in your closet for years. They’re staples that must be had! And while I fully understand that the price tags of ‘fast fashion’ retailers can seem too good to pass up, there are options. My solution? High-end consignment shops. My favorite one is right here in Annapolis.
Navette (at 88 Maryland Avenue in downtown Annapolis) is my go-to for gently used, high-quality, affordable clothing. Navette, founded by sisters Chrissy and Farah Fitzgerald, is a pop-up consignment shop, meaning it periodically run consignment sales. With their years of experience in fashion, art, and business, Chrissy and Farah have curated an impressive selection of stylish second-hand clothing for the fashionistas of Annapolis.
The sisters carefully select their merchandise in accordance to their clientele. That said, their consignment collection includes designer and contemporary brand names, vintage collectables, and other timeless or rare clothing and accessories. There is something for everyone at any price range. Some of my most coveted pieces have come from Navette. My favorite finds include a vintage Chanel blazer, a Salvatore Ferragamo scarf, and several J.Crew button-up shirts. Anything I purchase as consignment from their store is reasonably priced and affordable. I get the quality material and designer name without blowing my budget.
As soon as you walk into Navette, you are most likely greeted by the sisters-slash-shop owners. Conversing with them always makes it a great shopping experience, regardless of what I walk away with.
The glass case at the register is sometimes filled with desirable vintage Hermès scarves, chic sunglasses, and sparkly jewels. The racks to the right are stocked with seasonal dresses, the shelves to the left have beautiful shoes and handbags, and the middle of the store is full of clothing with brands by Anthropolgie, Free People, and Madewell. The list of awesome brands and selections at Navette goes on and on.
Navette is also a hometown-clothing brand that creates gorgeous silk dresses and tops with unique prints exclusively hand designed by Chrissy and Farah. Navette’s beautifully designed silks are their main creative focus, inspired by “modernist motifs, dreams, Hayao Miyazaki, [their] Persian mother, and our nautical hometown.” Their brand can be purchased in their studio, online, or Way Off the Beaten Path/Angelique St Croix at 216B Main Street.
Currently, Navette is showcasing its signature collection, consigned accessories, and art by local artist, Kim Hovell until mid-June. The next pop-up consignment event is happening on July 1, 2016. Follow Navette’s blog or Instagram pages, @shopnavette and @shopnavette_consign, to stay updated on additional upcoming events.
Photos courtesy of Navette. Cover photo courtesy of Allision Zaucha Photography.