Seriously? It only takes a glance at all of the sterling reviews of Give + Take to know that this place is a gem. However, I’m happy to add my two cents because I adore the concept, Dora, and all of the amazing clothes and accessories I’ve literally skipped out of the store with filled with that “I can’t believe I just found something so perfect” feeling.

Here are some the things I love about Give + Take:

The selection
Everyone knows that a consignment shop takes on the character of its clientele and Give + Take’s inventory is right up my alley. As a graduate student, my closet isn’t the most glamorous of places. Its a mix of mall labels (H&M, the LOFT, the Gap, Forever 21, Zara, etc.) sprinkled with higher-end department store, boutique and vintage pieces. Give + Take is the same way. It’s clientele are smart, stylish, fun women who know there are others like them out there. On a regular visit, I easily take away at least 2-3 items. I visit the store about once a week and spend at least a half hour browsing, trying on things and chatting with the staff. I understand that this may be more time than some people have on a weekly basis, but I’ve never walked away unsatisfied with my experience.

Lauren L.