Before you notice the labels at Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment in Brighton, you may notice the hats. Yet, the hats are more than decorations; they represent the incredible entrepreneur behind one of Rochester’s most unique and successful female owned boutiques: Joan Lincoln.
“I had been working for other peoples businesses in a supporting actress role,” Lincoln said. “I wanted to do something different. I knew I could do something different.” Lincoln decided to focus on what she had discovered to be her true love – making women feel good about themselves through fashion and beauty and identified a hole in Rochester’s market that would allow her to do so: high end consignment.
She attended classes through SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, and wrote her own business plan. “The most difficult part of opening my own business was writing the business plan,” Lincoln recalled. “But I asked questions, took classes, and felt really comfortable with what I prepared.”
Who we are…
Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment, is a Rochester, NY institution, and a staple among Rochester’s most fashionable and savvy women. Since 2010, Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment has been dressing Rochester’s, savvy shoppers in fabulous in high-end designer apparel and accessories for a fraction of the retail price. From clothing and handbags, to shoes, jewelry, and furs, our designer labels are curated by top merchandisers with years of experience in the high-end market. Each item is hand picked for the highest quality style and only items in mint condition make it onto our floor.
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Is Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment a resale, thrift or consignment store? What is the difference among the three?
A Consignment Store sells your items for you. When sold, the store pays you a percentage of the selling price (usually 40% of the selling price) in cash or store credit, whichever you prefer.
A Resale Store buys your items upfront and pays either cash or store credit. With Resale, because the store is taking a chance on the selling price, you are paid considerably less for your items.
A Thrift Store is a “non for profit” store and is selling donated items. These stores are usually associated with a Church or Charity and must meet State Regulations to operate as a Thrift store.
You make more money for your items by Consigning – but you will have to wait until your items get sold (within 60 days.) Prices will be set by Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment based on multiple things like; brand, condition, products original selling prices, etc. For some items, the Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment may ask you the selling price you want for them!
What we stand for…
At Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment and Panache Home & Design, we offer a refined mix of consigned women’s apparel and accessories, furniture and home decor, with an emphasis on value, style and design. We take pride in our relationships through exceptional customer service. We are committed to partnering with local charitable organizations to support our community.