When Denise Resnick’s daughter was invited to more than 100 Bar and Bat Mitzvahs the year of her own Bat Mitzvah, Denise had some serious shopping to do. She did not want her daughter to have to wear the same thing over and over, but who wants to buy a different dress for each affair? The dilemma ultimately led to her and friend Jacki Stern creating Jade Formals.
Jade Formals is a consignment boutique based in Roslyn, NY, that sells formalwear for women, teens and children. They have more than 1,000 dresses in stock, sizes 2-22 for adults and 2-16 for girls.
The clothing that comes in (sometimes with the tag still on) sells for a fraction of the original price. Gowns, dresses, suits and temple clothes by Badgley Mischka, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Reem Acra and others sell for $20 to $800. The seller receives 40% of what the item sells for. If the clothing does not sell, Jade will donate the items to a charity, with the owners’ permission. “If at any time the owner would like to claim her item back, she is free to do so,” Denise explains.
Denise and Jacki work out of their homes and meet with clients by appointment only. They tend to meet with a client for about 30 minutes to assess what she is looking for. If they do not have the right item in stock, but see something come in soon after that they feel the client would like, they will follow up with the client to let her know of the new arrival. Jade does not offer alteration services, but will make recommendations.
To learn more about buying or selling, or to set up an appointment with the Jade team, call 516-707-2636 or 516-641-1083.