Modern Renaissance Fashion:The WearHouse

October 26, 2023

A Women's Consignment Boutique

Modern Renaissance Fashion: Reviving the Classics at The WearHouse

Fashion has a remarkable way of reinventing itself, and the modern Renaissance movement is proof of that. At The WearHouse, we're excited to delve into this captivating trend that's bringing classic styles and artistic influences back to the forefront of fashion.

What is Modern Renaissance Fashion?

In essence, modern Renaissance fashion is a celebration of the classics. It draws inspiration from the opulence and elegance of the Renaissance era, characterized by sumptuous fabrics, intricate details, and a sense of romanticism. Yet, it's not merely a historical reenactment; it's a modern interpretation that combines the best of both worlds.

The Modern Renaissance Wardrobe:

  • Rich Fabrics: Think velvets, silks, and brocades. These luxurious fabrics are central to the modern Renaissance look. A velvet blazer or a silk blouse can instantly elevate your outfit.
  • Opulent Details: Modern Renaissance fashion is all about intricate detailing. Think ruffled collars, lace cuffs, and elaborate embroidery. These small details add depth and dimension to your look.
  • Muted Tones: While the Renaissance era featured a rich palette, modern interpretations often lean towards muted tones like deep burgundies, forest greens, and royal blues. These colors exude an air of sophistication.
  • Statement Accessories: Finish your ensemble with accessories like chandelier earrings, ornate belts, and brooches. They add a touch of grandeur to even the simplest outfits.
  • Layering: Layering is key in modern Renaissance fashion. Consider a flowing cape over a tailored dress or a lush scarf draped over your shoulders.

The Modern Renaissance Collection at The WearHouse:

At The WearHouse, we've curated a collection that celebrates the modern Renaissance style. Our consignment boutique is filled with pieces that capture the essence of this trend while allowing you to embrace it in your unique way.

Why Choose Modern Renaissance Fashion:

Modern Renaissance fashion is a statement. It's a nod to history and an expression of timeless elegance. It's a reminder that the classics never go out of style. And at The WearHouse, we believe that fashion is an art form - a way to express your individuality while paying homage to the styles that have shaped our sartorial history.

Discover Your Modern Renaissance:

If you're intrigued by the allure of modern Renaissance fashion, visit The WearHouse and explore our collection. Our consignment boutique offers you the chance to embrace this trend while curating a wardrobe that's uniquely you.

Unleash your inner Renaissance muse and revel in the classics with a modern twist. Because at The WearHouse, fashion is an art, and you're the masterpiece.

Effortlessly Chic,




Welcome to Second Story, Albuquerque's premier consignment Boutique, where excellence, quality, and style are our top priorities. If you're already familiar with the exceptional standards of Gee Loretta!, then you'll know that our commitment to excellence extends to our consignment offerings as well. Join us as we delve into the world of Second Story and discover how last season's styles can transform into someone else's treasures.

Selling with Second Story:

We are delighted to buy your quality clothing, shoes, and accessories and offer them for sale in our WearHouse Boutique. Visit us every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm to explore our curated collection. Our team carefully examines each item you bring, determining its potential for resale. We'll then email or text you an invoice detailing the items we're interested in and their respective values. You have the choice to accept or decline our offer. If you accept, you'll receive a credit at Gee Loretta - an added bonus! Alternatively, we can issue a check if you prefer.

Drop-off Details:

You can conveniently bring your items to Gee Loretta during our store hours, Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you and guide you through the process.

Preparing Your Items:

To ensure a smooth evaluation process, please make sure your clothes are clean, pressed, and placed on hangers. We accept items in "new" or "like new" condition, free from wrinkles, stains, pet hair, or missing buttons. If you're a smoker, we kindly request that you air out or dry clean your items before bringing them in. Remember, the better your items look, the higher the offer we can make!

Items We Accept:

At Second Story, we have a keen eye for fashion and appreciate styles that are in excellent condition, ensuring that our customers find only the best in our Boutique. We prioritize unique and high-quality pieces that stand out from the crowd. 

In addition to contemporary fashion, we have a soft spot for fun and fabulous vintage pieces. If you have vintage fashion treasures that are still in great shape and have stood the test of time, we would love to see them. Vintage fashion adds a touch of nostalgia and character to our collection, making it even more diverse and exciting for our discerning clientele.

Donations and Giving Back:

If we determine that some of your items are not suitable for resale, you can let us know whether you'd like them returned or donated. Donated items find a new purpose at the Annex, a local boutique we helped establish to support women reentering the workforce. Nancy and Joy, the amazing ladies behind the Annex, help us match previously loved fashion with someone who will give them a Second Story.

Specialty Items and GeeLuxe:

For valuable designer items such as Louis Vuitton handbags, Chanel scarves, or diamond studs, our expert, Emilia, steps in. She will thoroughly research the value of the item and reach out to you to discuss pricing and the percentage paid to you upon its sale.

Join Second Story:

Discover the joy of consignment shopping at Second Story. Experience the thrill of finding hidden treasures, supporting sustainability, and giving your items a chance to continue their story with someone new. Whether you're dropping off your items, browsing our collection, or contributing to our community, we're excited to have you join us on this consignment journey.

For more updates on consignment trends, fashion inspiration, and valuable tips, stay tuned to our blog!

With style and enthusiasm, The Second Story Team

Carol, Catherine, Deanne, Emilia, & Wendy

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