over50feeling40: Two Accomplishments: Opening A Consignment Shop Story and Links a la Mode!!
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Sep 16, 2011

Two Accomplishments: Opening A Consignment Shop Story and Links a la Mode!!

Creative settings greet shoppers at the door!

“Pam, you have to check this place out! It is my new favorite store!” That was the call I received from Gigi, so naturally I had to go check out a new consignment shop she discovered on the north side of San Antonio….what kind of fashion blogger would I be if I didn’t? Right?

 San Antonio meet Dallas!! Dallas Smith moved to SA over a year ago as her husband’s job caused them to relocate. With many years of education experience as a school psychologist in her back pocket, Dallas spent 15 months attempting to find opportunities…only to come up dry as the drought itself. At 48, she decided there was no time like the present to follow her dreams and open a consignment boutique. “I have always loved consignment shops and you just do not find that many really good ones around,” she said. Sewing since she was a child, Dallas also has tried her hand at designing clothes and feels very comfortable offering style advice.

So, this summer, Serendipity Clothing, a resale and consignment boutique, was born. Boutique is the operative word here. When you enter the store, it feels as though you just walked into a high end clothing boutique with beautiful décor and hard wood floors. Dallas’ creative touch is throughout the store from the bright color schemes, to the actual artwork on the walls. One of her pictures hangs among eclectic selections from local artist, Lisa Hohertz of LH Design Elements who also sells her unique jewelry pieces in the shop.

Artwork by local artists.  Interested? Just call

“I wanted to create more of a boutique and not thrift store atmosphere with personalized interaction,” Dallas explains. Here is a woman confident of her styling abilities who desires to offer advice and assist customers who are looking for specific pieces. She has a wish list and will look for those items you most desire to see in your closet; she will style and present fashion shows; and also offers teachers a 10% discount! For consigners, Dallas desires for her consignment process to be user friendly and not too complicated or confusing.

I was personally pleased with the selections from Chico’s, Ann Taylor, White House/Black Market, Banana Republic, DKNY, and Coldwater Creek, but I saw a little bit of everything. There were many pieces to use for styling current trends! Finally, Serendipity’s shoe room….to die for! San Antonio….stop by this Saturday and meet Dallas….welcome her to town and step up your wardrobe for huge savings!

Also, jewelry comes from local  artist Mariposa, who
imports materials
 from Mexico and Columbia.

Boutique owner: Dallas Smith

See me in the mirror taking pictures!!
Does anyone know someone else who has entered the retail or fashion industry because they could not find work in their area of


Inspired by IFB, FNO & NYFW!

Edited by: Taylor Davies

The week of New York Fashion Week is one of the busiest of the entire year for the industry. It’s also one of the most inspiring for the IFB community. This week’s Links a la Mode features helpful posts about blogging that remind us of topics from our IFB Conference, as well as fun round ups of Fashion’s Night Out, NYFW shows, and designer inspiration.

The IFB Weekly Roundup: LINKS À LA MODE: September 15th


Satchel Bags at Shopbop: Roccatella, See by Chloe, Tory Burch Bags, Jerome Dreyfuss, Motif 56, Tory Burch Wallets, LeSportsac, DVF bags, Alexander Wang, Rachel Zoe, Juicy handbags.


If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine


  1. What a fantastic store, I wish I were right there to shop. All best wishes to Dallas for huge success. And congrats to you Pam, for your well-deserved placement on the Links!

  2. Wow, congratulations on the LALM! And that shop, WOW! I wish I had something like that in my neighborhood.

  3. That is a fantastic looking store! Like Patti, I would love to be there shopping.
    Congrats on being featured in Links A La Mode! That was a great post that is being featured.

  4. You are describing paradise to me, ahhhhhhhhhhh.
    Congratulations, my dear Pam. I couldn´t be in better company.
    Much love, and a superb weekend.

  5. we have a place like that here in Charlotte
    totally spoiled me, only consignment store i will go in now
    congrats as well

  6. Congrats Pam ;) The store seems such a fantastic place.

  7. That place makes me want to visit San Antonio!
    I sure hope you can stop by and play with us this weekend for my link up.

  8. Congratulations on another well deserved honor. This consignment store look like a great place to stop by! I have my favorites here and Denver, and they never disappoint!

  9. Looks like such a lovely little shop to browse around in. She had me at the cute earring display! xo

  10. Kudos to Dallas in San Antonio!

  11. Congratulations, Pam. And what a lovely boutique you and your friend have discovered.
    I'd definitely be checking it out too if I lived in your area.

  12. Congrats on yet another LALM.
    I am just getting to appreciate consigment shops. I love one that makes you feel like you're shopping in a boutique so your Dallas sounds like my kind of shop-keep!

  13. Congrats on LALMOde! You deserve it!
    (Also, this sounds like a really cool new consignment shop! So fun to check it out via you!)


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