25 Fun Ways to Tie a Scarf

Hello Friends! We at Labels feel that scarves are an often overlooked Fall accessory that can add a splash of color or a layer a texture to any outfit.  Here is a great video that will show you many ways to create multiple outfits with a single item. Check out 25 ways to wear scarves of different sizes and lengths and let us know what you think.   We would love to see photos shared with us via Facebook/Instagram of you wearing your scarves. Enjoy!

8 Fashion Trend for Fall 2015

We thought it would be fun to come up with our favorite fashion trends for fall 2015, so here are 8 big fall trends. They are all super versatile and of course you’ll always find your favorite trends at Labels!

Plaid is everywhere!  From coats to dresses to backpacks.  Plus pretty much everyone looks adorable in a tomboy shirt.  They make me want to head straight out for a hayride and a hot chocolate.



 Bucket Bags
I love bucket bags!  These bags were big in the 70’s, but these days the shapes are simpler and more discreet.  Throw one over your shoulder and you have an instant look.



Flares and High Wasted
Take a break from the skinny jean and pull on some flares or super high wasted instead this fall season. Elongate your legs by wearing them with high heels or chic wedges. Many brands have been super successful with their 1970’s-style jeans all year, and I have seen tons of gals around town wearing them.

High wasted


The 70’s Vibe
If you feel like reliving the last days of disco, now is the time to do it. Designers looked to the decade that brought us Saturday Night Fever for inspiration this fall, which means lots of flares, as we mentioned, plus knits and boho silhouettes. Fun!



Cool Hosiery
Basic black stockings will always be chic, but by the end of the season, they’re so played out! New colors and geometric patterns will give your outfit the spark it needs.



Statement Jewelry
Minimal effort, maximum impact: Sparkly earrings, chunky necklaces and cocktail rings are the chicest way to accessorize this season.  For items that have a lot to say but don’t cost a lot of money, head into either Labels store for your best price on costume jewelry isn’t too expensive if you know the right place to look. 

Chunky Necklaces


Winter Florals
When compared with a teal or red background, floral prints work for winter. Team them with traditional cold-weather fabrics like suede or wool to keep them from feeling too spring-y. The trick to pulling this look off though is not to wear Spring/Summer pastels and flowy frocks, but instead to rock graphic print florals that say “What up cold weather… bring. It. on.”



Chunky Sweaters
Sometimes a gal just wants to cuddle up in the biggest sweater possible, right? Well you’re in luck, because designers are providing tons of options this season. Balance extra bulk with a slimmer silhouette on bottom or soft basics under your favorite multi texture cardigan. One of my favorite looks!


What we look for at Labels

Both our locations are always accepting for CUTE, CLEAN, and CURRENT clothing, accessories and houseware items every day we are open, no appointment needed! Consignors are also welcome to cash out their accounts and/or use store credit anytime during our store hours.
Monday – Saturday 9am to 7pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm.

Labels Consignment


  • Style/Age-All women’s sizes, including petites and plus sizes in clothing and shoes. Items must not be more than 3-5 years old. Some exceptions apply. We also take handbags, wallets, belts, jewelry, perfumes and more!
  • Season – Items must be in season. Spring in Jan-April, Summer in April-July, Fall in August-October, and Winter in October-December.
  • Brand – We accepts many brands. Please ask if you have any questions.
  • Clean – Items must be CLEAN.
  • Overall Condition – Items must be gently worn. No wrinkles, fading, pilling or yellowing of the tags. Should be free of lint, pulls, pet hair, and deodorant. Your items will sell faster and for more money if they are fresh and wrinkle free.
  • No Odors – Items must not smell like smoke, a musty storage room or moth balls.
  • No Stains – Items must not have stains. Even a small stain will stop the customer from buying the item.
  • Collars, Cuffs, Underarms, Neckline and Hemlines – Please check these areas carefully for condition.
  • Pockets – Items must not have holes in pockets
  • Button/Zippers – Items must not have any missing or loose buttons and zippers must work.
  • Houseware Items – FUN useful items with purpose sell well! Top sellers we look for include-lamps, nightstands, coffee tables, dining tables, living room or dining room chairs, sofas, love seats, mirrors, baskets, candle holders, vases, planters, centerpiece bowls, wall decor, unique photo frames. Sturdy frames of fun colorful or elegant prints. Simple or flashy sell well. Both modern and vintage styles.  Appliances sell best in the original boxes. Big bright pillows in like new condition. Pier 1, Ikea, Target, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, West Elm are all good brands that we are always looking for.
  • We take houseware items that are the size that 2 women and a hatchback could take away 🙂 !

** TIP: Spending a little extra time getting your items ready will mean more money $$$ for you. Items that are cleaned, ironed, and folded, with all pieces attached sell much better!

If we pass on your items please don’t take offense! We try to only take items that sell well for you.

See our contract for more information on How to Consign!


Labels Women’s Consignment Store Is Moving Original Outlet to Larger Building

Media Contact: Sage Bishop, Owner
Dec. 12, 2012

Labels Women’s Consignment Store is moving its original store this spring to a larger Bellingham building, owner Sage Bishop announced today.

Labels purchased the former Al’s Honda property at 2336 James St., just south of Sunnyland Square. Bishop said the 5,000-square-foot building is twice as large as the current Labels store on Ellis Street. Bishop added there is much more traffic on James Street and many Labels customers also enjoying shopping at Trader Joe’s, Wee Ones Reruns and Deals Only, all within a block of the new location.

“The larger location also will enable us to add home décor and housewares as we did in February when our store on Northwest Avenue opened,” Bishop said. “Labels Northwest has been very successful in offering side tables, photos, art and throw pillows, plus products for kitchens and dining rooms, to complement our lines of women’s clothing and accessories. We’d been looking at the James Street area, so we jumped at the opportunity when this property became available.”

Bishop opened the first Labels store in 2004 at 1512 Ellis St. in downtown Bellingham. She expanded in 2007 with a second store, which moved in February to 3927 Northwest Ave., next to Chambers Chevrolet Cadillac.

Earlier this month, Labels surpassed 25,000 different consigners who have brought it products to sell. In comparison, Whatcom County has just over 200,000 residents.

“Most of our consigners are county residents, but we definitely picked up some Canadian consigners with the opening of Labels Northwest,” Bishop said. “We’re most proud thatmany of our original consigners from nearly nine years ago still shop with us.”

A grand-opening date for the James Street location will be announced in 2013. For more information visit www.labelsconsignment.com.

Logo Contest Winner!

Thank you to all who submitted designs for Labels new logo! We received some very inspired art work and we loved seeing them all. The response we had in such a short amount of time was wonderful. Dar was the $1000 winner of the contest with her bag and shoe combo. The orange and pink colors look delicious and said “fun”! Al Zimmerman from the Zim Group finished it off with our new custom lettering for Labels and the whole package conveys the style and fun we try to create in the store every day.

Labels Women’s Consignment Store opened new location Feb. 29!

Labels Northwest is in a newly constructed building at 3927 Northwest Ave., next to Jerry Chambers Chevrolet and just north of Interstate 5’s Northwest Avenue interchange. Owner Sage Bishop said Labels Northwest has 4,000 square feet of retail, about 1,500 square feet more than her downtown and Bakerview Square stores.

“The extra space allows us to offer home décor items such as side tables, photos, art and throw pillows, plus products for kitchens and dining rooms,” Bishop said. “Like our clothing, we only accept consignments that are cute, current and clean. We believe this expansion will appeal to the 21,000 local consigners who have worked with us in the past eight years.”

Bishop opened in 2004 the first Labels store at 1512 Ellis St. in downtown Bellingham. She expanded in 2007 with a second store in Bellingham’s Bakerview Square. Kirsten Reid, manager of the Bakerview Square store, is moving to manage the new Labels Northwest store. The Bakerview Square location will close in late June, Bishop said.

“By constructing our own building, we were able to create an open layout and add space for our home décor section,” Bishop said. “Also, Labels Northwest has easy access from I-5 and convenient parking.”

For more information, call (360) 676-1210 or visit www.labelsconsignment.com.