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Start Rescue Resale Store

By Suzanne O'Connor

If you love cats or dogs, but cannot adopt, foster or rescue yourself, you can still support organizations that help animals get adopted. Just by shopping at or donated items at the Start Rescue Resale Store.

This little boutique like store is a mash-up of a high-end resale and thrift store goods at savings of 40%-70% off original retail. All the proceeds go to START Rescue.

This clean, small, easy to shop store has a nicely edited collection of donated faire. There is no junk or badly damaged items. Just cute, fun , quality home goods, furniture, crystal & china, jewelry, designer and name brand apparel. Prices are a bit higher than a thrift store, but lower than your average resale boutique.

On an extremely tight budget this month, I had a difficult time not wanting to buy a plethora of items. A NWT, Bellino Leather Computer bag was a steal at just $22 instead of $120. A cool, funky 1950’s, 3-drawer side table was $60. Some Old World, rustic table lamps were $195 each instead of $450 each. A Mid Century Dresser was $150. A unique pair of Hollywood Regency style Crystal Lamp bases were $150.  An Italian Ceramic Center piece was $75 instead of $300. A silver plated oval picture frame was $10. A semi-precious stone, beaded bracelet was $10.

Then I went into the “Designer Room” where it was even tougher to resist! Women’s Manolo Blahnik shoes were just $30. Dolce & Gabbana Pony hair heels wee $40.  Some Prada Pumps were just $45.

An Elizabeth & James silk tunic top was $20. A Marc Jacob Double breasted pink coat was $40. A Versus Cocktail dress was $50 and a Lavin Paris silk blazer was $70. Some incredible Catherine Maladrino leather pants (in my size!) were just $50 instead of $350…. Thank God it was Muggy outside, but what a steal!

There was a smattering of men’s items in shirts and blazers, but not enough to make this a huge destination for guys.

The people here love and work hard to rescue animals from high kill shelters.  You’ll love helping them while you save big time at their shop.  It’s a “ Win, Win” for animal lovers and bargain hunters. Make sure you stop in or donate your quality goods here.

Tails will be a waggin!

START Rescue Resale Store.
4521 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
(818) 849-5250
Metered Street Parking or FREE lot parking in back
Cash/ CC.

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