The Children's Exchange may very well be one of the sole remaining places in this city where fashion can still be had at an amazing premium. They have truly epitomized the "spend less yet get more" paradigm seemingly crucial for working families to navigate through this depressed economy we all face. One need look no further than the new owners to realize why this store has grown by leaps and bounds to provide a much improved product for the customer and, more importantly (perhaps i'm a little biased), a higher return for their consignors. As a long-time customer/consignor, I was growing disappointed in the fact that the prior ownership presented a store that simply had a huge disproportion of old, worn and faulty or defective products when compared to those articles actually worth buying. The old adage of finding a needle in a haystack could not have been more appropriate. Luckily, such is not the case any longer. The new owners have provided the ultimate in face-lifts and breathed new life and vibrance into a fleeting prospect with their caring, compassion and honest approach to providing the best experience for their clients/consignors. I felt the need to respond to a prior posting because it truly baffles me when people try and take advantage of the sweet and innocent. I have been there when people like this come in with bags and bags of decrepid and worthless clothes (which are fit for donation but certainly not for consignment) and are then insulted when their clothes are sifted through and 3/4 are returned or donated to charity. THE CHILDREN'S EXCHANGE IS NOT A FLEA MARKET!! These kinds of people are much better suited for the old Flagler dog track on Sundays. Should you feel the need to stretch your dollars and frequent a store where you will be treated with the utmost respect and empathy...look no further than your friendly neighborhood consignment shop...I promise you will certainly like what you find!!!!
Do you like shopping at consignment and thrift stores? Do yourself a favor and head over to Twice in Coral Gables. Owner Carmen is a pleasure to deal with and though her store is small she has a lot of lovely things and goes out of her way to be helpful and friendly unlike her larger, snottier competitors. Check Twice out. You won't be disappointed.
I have been going to the Consignment Corner for many years. The store is great and it has everything anybody could need. Items include babies clothes and furniture, children's clothes and toys, women and men's clothes, books, jewelry, and furniture. Everything is in great condition, slightly used or some items are new, for sale at very good prices.