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The Herstory of My Sister’s Closet

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Can it really be 32 years ago that our humble little store was born? In 1991, we bravely (or naively) entered the world of resale opening My Sister’s Closet in the heart of Phoenix.

Who knew a 1,200 square feet store would change shopping in the Valley of the Sun? More than three decades later, we would be operating 10 of the best consignment stores in the country. People love buying previously loved clothing and home goods!

Shopping “resale” literally went from a somewhat unseemly proposition in the early 1990’s to bragging rights in the new millennium. In 1991 when we recognized a customer outside of the store, they would look the other way, not wanting to be recognized. Now our shoppers proudly show off their recycled purchases to their most discerning friends, be it patio furniture or the latest designer handbag. In either case, they saved hundreds, or sometimes thousands of dollars while giving used items a new home and keeping them out of landfills.

In 2001, we opened Well Suited for men, and My Sister’s Attic now has four locations for furniture and home furnishings. In 2012 we opened our first store outside of Arizona in San Diego. We now have two of our stores (in one location) in the San Diego area.

In 2014, we opened a small thrift store that donates millions of dollars to nonprofits in our community to help others. My Sisters’ Charities is our own 501(c)3 foundation that also hosted A Dinner with Wolves for years to benefit groups that help save the Mexican Grey Wolf (the second most endangered wolf species in the world). We also gave a $1 million donation to the AZ Humane Society to help build their new shelter.

As a family business goes, sometimes the family moves on. After working as the director of Marketing at Petsmart Ann started the business with her own money in 1991. She’s proud to say she has never borrowed one penny to finance the business. Her sister Jenny joined along back in the beginning but decided to leave in 2019. Sister Tess joined in 2016 but a series of miscreant behaviors have led her out the door. This leaves Ann as the only sister once again and she is quick to tell you she has no desire to retire. It might be a little lonely at the top but if you have any siblings you also know it’s a little quieter too.

With a seasoned, talented management team, the My Sister’s family of stores will continue to expand with brick and mortar stores as well as shopping online. Thanks to our consigners and customers, we sell the best of the best at amazing prices for second hand shopping.

Why We Dumped Single Use Plastics

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My Sister’s Closet's entire business is built on sustainability, so it’s no surprise that we’re strict on our ban on single use plastics. Single use plastics cause a huge detriment to the environment and to the health of people. It is important to be knowledgeable about these dangers to make better decisions for the well being of the planet and for our families. That’s why Ann Siner, CEO of our company, banned single use plastics all the way back in 2014 for a multitude of reasons that include the health and safety of our employees and customers, as well as the wellness of our planet over all.

Out of the 50 billion plastic water bottles used just last year, only about a fourth were recycled. That means that the rest of this waste went to dumps and littered the environment. Plastic never goes away, it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, eventually turning into something called microplastics. In aquatic environments, plankton will eat these microplastics and these toxic materials will work all the way up the food chain to be ingested by people. By the year 2050 there will be more plastic by weight than there will be fish, which is a terrifying prospect.

Plastics that make their way into the human body are dangerous to our normal everyday functions. As mentioned before, because of microplastics found in the food chain, studies have shown that human beings are suffering the consequences of their actions through hormonal imbalances, reproductive problems, and even cancer. Single use plastics have a huge effect on climate change as well. Single use plastics are made using fossil fuels, and it is estimated that 12.5 to 1.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas from these fuels is being admitted to our atmosphere. Furthermore the removal of forested land to make space for these plastic factories has created more carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere with no trees to turn it back into oxygen. 1.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide have already been released.

This is why we’ve banned plastics from our stores. The dangers of using single use plastics far outweigh the ‘convenience’ of them. Our employees use reusable water bottles, and we offer paper bags for 25 cents instead of the plastic alternative, because we care about the environment and the people that live in it. Take a stand against single use plastic today, and we can guarantee that ocean denizens, our atmosphere, and even more affected by plastic will thank you!  

How to Wear White After Labor Day

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White after labor day isn’t the taboo that it once was. There’s more than a few ways to look sleek and stylish rocking cream, off-white, and ivory these days, and we’ve got more than a few style ideas for you to feast your eyes on.


Pictured: Bag - Kate Spade, Pants - Katherine Deen, Top - Kendall & Kylie

1. White Out - With use of different textures, White on white can make a person of any color look classically stylish and elegant. Don’t be skittish about adding a pop of color, like turquoise, to your all white ensemble either.

Pictured: Bag - Coach, Pants - Michael Kors, Top - Kendall & Kylie

2. Neutral Zone - Pair your white centerpiece with warm neutrals for a fall look that is chic and cozy. Animal prints can add a bit of flavor to your neutral outfit as well without becoming overpowering.

Pictured: Sweater - Valentino, Jacket - Michael Kors, Pants - Balenciaga, Shoes - Christian Louboutin

3. Black is Always the New Black - Black and white go hand in hand in fashion. Pair a summery white dress with a black leather jacket to extend your favorite dress into fall. Or go for European stripes for a more Parisian experience.

Pictured: Dress - Shoshana, Jacket - Max Mara, Bag - YSL

4. We’re Blushing! - For a softer look, pair blush tones with white. Petal pale pink blazers paired with white trousers are a sure way to show the more feminine side of yourself.

Pictured: Top - Haute Hippy, Skirt - Proenza Schouler, Jacket & Bag - Burberry, Bike - Huffy (Sold at My Sister's Attic)

5. Passion for Plaid - That academia look never quite goes out of style. Pair plaid with white for a cozy, fall look, whether that be with a plaid skirt, pants, or a simple plaid scarf.

We hope these looks have sparked ideas about what to shop for this labor day weekend. Keep us in mind when you’re scouting out that perfect white outfit for your next big event.

Celebrating Earth Day Everyday

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Each day, our home faces peril. The Earth is undergoing negative changes caused by our overuse of its resources, the waste we throw into its waters and land, and the mistreatment and downright exploitation of its creatures to the point (or sometimes past the point) of their extinction. We as individuals have to change our ways before it’s too late and we don’t have a home to take care of anymore.  That’s why My Sister’s Closet’s Staff believes that Earth Day should be every day. 

Did you know that globally the world produces 270 million tons of plastic per year? Of that plastic, 275 million tons of it is wasted. That’s correct, because in previous years, 5 million tons of plastic waste existed outside of plastic production per year. Why is this so bad?  Plastic cups are being found inside whales, and recent discoveries have shown that plastic toxins can drastically change the metabolism and growth of sea creatures. Not to mention that humans are breathing in the toxins given off by plastic production every day. 

The fashion industry is just as bad as the plastic industry. Clothing waste is one of the biggest contributors to pollution on our Earth. 85% of textiles end up at the dump every year, and some clothes contain plastics that when washed and end up in our oceans. Fast fashion, which is when large corporations make catwalk fashion for cheap, contributes to this waste. The women and children exploited to make this fashion in countries outside America are often underpaid and overworked , leading to questions of human rights as well. 

So what can you do to fight back? Learn who you’re buying with. In the words of our CEO Ann Siner herself, “We’ve been [recycling fashion] for 31 years while others are hopping on the bandwagon. We recycle men’s and women’s clothing, as well as home furnishings and furniture. AND what our stores don’t sell goes to My Sisters’ Charities thrift store where they are given another chance at recycled life.” 

By taking in well-made fashion and selling it at a cheaper price, we encourage our customers to give our merchandise a second life, instead of sending perfectly good items to the dump. This combats fast fashion because we’re still taking the higher quality items - we’re just putting them into a price range that’s a bit more accessible to more buyers. 

Furthermore, My Sister’s Closet banned plastics in 2017 in their stores. Employees drink from reusable water bottles and every store has a water filter system to refill their containers.  Customers are offered paper bags instead of plastic bags. Oftentimes, our sales people will say that our customers will forgo the bag and just carry their stuff out, saving even more on waste! We use compostable plastic trash bags in our stores and office. We have eliminated plastic from our company!

For the last 31 years, everyday has been Earth Day for My Sister’s Closet. We want to be role models for our customers and other businesses to show how it should be done. Ann Siner and team have taken care of our Earth and its creatures from day one since opening the doors to these stores, and there’s no plan to stop climbing the path to a better future for our planet anytime soon.

Hot Spring Trends in 2022

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Spring has sprung sooner than most of us have expected it to; birds are singing, bees are buzzing, and spring fashion has already hit the runway and stores near you. This can leave the average person wondering what trends are hot like the season, and which are going to leave you out in the cold. Not to worry, we’ll set you on the straight and narrow on which ones to follow for spring 2022.

  1. The Bigger The Better- Select pieces that will make your frame seem bigger and bulkier than it is. Fluffy jackets, dresses with over accentuated hips, and oversized pants and shirts rule this trend. 

  2. Power Colors- It’s no surprise that bright, rich colors are taking over in the springtime. Feed your need to stand out in bright fuschias, oranges, reds, and pinks.

  3. Beach Ready- If you’re a beach bum, this one’s for you. Mix your swimwear with your other clothing to create an outfit that shows you’re ready to hit the waves.


  4. It’s a ‘Sheer’ Thing- It’s time to show some skin! But not really. Sheer fabrics are a perfect way to create an ethereal look that can show off the body while still keeping that hint of mystery.

  5. Me-wow!- Credit Kim Kardashian for this look, because catsuits are in this spring. Don’t be afraid to show off those curves in these skin tight pieces; the tighter the better!

  6. All About The Bra- This will be a lazy girl favorite; take your favorite lacy bra, bandeau, or bralette and just rock it. No top needed. It’s the perfect mix of sexy and minimal effort.

  7. Tails and Trains- A long train isn’t just for the bride anymore. Choose dresses or tops that have simple or exquisite trains and tails to add a little flair to your outfit.

  8. Work that Shoe- Take your work shoes out of the office and onto the streets this spring! From boots, to platforms, to loafers, get them out from under your desk and into the open.

  9. Puss In Boots- Shatter expectations with knee to thigh high boots this season! They’re a classic, and a must for every closet, even in warmer weather.

  10. Mmm Watcha Say- Brand names, logos, and sayings on your clothing items are a huge hit for spring. Show off your love for your favorite brands, and get the word out about your opinions right on your clothes.

  11. Honey I Shrunk the Fashion- Micro pieces are totally in right now. Purses the size of a piece of candy. Tops and shorts that cover the bare minimum. Make that big statement with a tiny treasure.

  12. Going on a Stripe Hunt!- Really embody your inner zebra, because you heard right, stripes are back in! Any color stripe is welcome of course, but that classic black and white can’t be beat.

  13. About Face- It’s important to round out the look with the right makeup. This year the focus is on natural skin, very flushed cheeks. So go ham on the blush and easy on the concealer and foundation!

  14. Pantone’s Very Peri- We of course can’t forget 2022’s color of the year, very peri. This is a bluish purplish shade that’s flattering on a range of skin tones, so keep this color in your arsenal.

So now you know what’s what, it’s time to shop your closet to see what you have in your collection already. Of course stop by My Sister’s Closet to find the spring trends you’re dying for at affordable prices to make up for what you’re missing. Hope to see you there!

How To Economize Your Gas Usage

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In America, where public transportation is lacking in comparison to other countries, we rely heavily on cars to take us where we need to go,so gas is essential. However, gas prices are on the rise, so much so that the U.S is looking at an average of $4.25 per gallon come May according to USA Today. With every cent counting these days, citizens can’t afford to be wasting gas willy nilly. But what is the best way to save on the stuff? Stick around and we’ll give you the 8 best ways to economize that gas usage!

  1. Avoid using your car in the first place- The best way to save something is to not use it. See if you can make your commute virtual by working at home. Or if you’re close enough, try bike riding or walking to your destinations. You’ll get the workout and your car will get a nice break. 

  2. Split the Cost- Here’s another way to give your gas usage a break. Carpool with neighbors or coworkers to destinations. By taking turns daily,weekly, or splitting the cost of gas between you a gallon can go a long way.

  3. Strategize Your Route- Sometimes the shortest or fastest route isn’t the most fuel efficient. Use the map function on your cell phone or computer to map out which route has the fewest stop signs, street lights, and over all traffic congestion to minimize acceleration and deceleration. 

  4. Slow and Steady Wins the Race- Sometimes as people we get impatient and just want to floor it when that light goes green, or slam the breaks when we hit a red. However, being gentle and slow is the way to go. Ease your way into acceleration and go slowly into your stop. Always obey speed limits as well, because every 5 mph faster you go up to the point of 50 mph, you’re wasting more gas.

  5. Don’t Idle Away Your Gas- Generally if you’re parked in place for more than 60 seconds, it’s best to turn off your engine instead of wasting gas.

  6. Don’t Weigh Yourself Down- Avoid putting cargo on top of your car, as it’ll add weight and affect your car’s aerodynamics. If you must add cargo, put it in the back so the weight won’t affect the aerodynamics. On the note of weight, make sure you aren’t keeping things you don’t use in your car, because the more weight your car carries the more gas it uses up. 

  7. Running Errands?- Minimize the number of trips you take out with your car. Try to get all your errands done in one day. When you get to your destination, park farther away so that you’re not wasting your time and gas looking for a parking space close to the front.

  8. TLC- A well taken care of car is a gas saving car. Make sure that your engine is in tip top shape with the correct fuel grade, and that your tires are filled to the correct PSI. PSI information can usually be found in the door frame of your driver’s seat.

This just goes to show that with a tiny bit of adjustment, the individual can make a difference in their gas intake, and in turn make a difference on their impact on the earth. These are just some of the ways you can economize your lifestyle to save yourself some money, and the planet.

Turn Couture Into Cash

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Are you addicted to the finer things? Are you always looking for a way to fund your passion for fashion? Maybe it’s time to take a look at that fine jewelry that’s collecting dust in the back of your jewelry box. Pull out those high end bags free from their dust bags prisons. At My Sister’s Closet you can turn that long forgotten couture into up to 70% commissions!

It’s a simple process to consign your high end item with us. Just take your fine jewelry or designer bag to our nearest location where it will be priced by our staff. When the item sells, you get the cash, or credit to spend at our store locations. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. 


If Your Item Sells For: Cash Credit







Over $4,995



Our best selling bags are those by Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Lowe, Goyard, and Burberry. Designer jewelry also sells very quickly for top dollar. Do you have pieces by David Yurman, Cartier, Fendi, Chanel, John Hardy, Ippolita, Tiffany, and Lagos? If so, stop in and get your cash or credit today. You may be funding the next big purchase for your wardrobe with the designer wear you don’t use anymore!

Why Work for Us?

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Why work for us? Besides the obvious fashion and home decor perks for those of us who are slaves to creative design, there’s plenty of good reasons to consider becoming a member of our pack. We’re willing to work with your schedule, and make sure that you’re working in an environment that is safe and conducive to you being successful. Not to mention these other fabulous benefits:

  • If you are fully vaccinated, come work with us! No mask is required unless you prefer to wear one.
  • Competitive base pay plus substantial commissions
  • Flex schedules may be available
  • Co-paid health insurance
  • 401k with a 100% match
  • First dibs on designer merchandise
  • Career positions paying six-figure incomes
  • Earned discounts for employees
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Continuing education
  • It might even be possible for you to bring your dog to work!

Not enough? Consider the fact that the client base you’ll be working with will be fabulous as well. The people you meet will wow you and touch your life in ways that you never expected it to be.

Finally you’ll get your first pick of the thousands of items that come in every day. That means bags, shoes, clothes, accessories, furniture, decor, you name it. Along with all the other benefits mentioned above.

So join the My Sister’s Closet team today, and sign on for new life experiences. Apply at Or apply in person at any location.


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With the world thrown into the chaos of climate change and human consumption, conservation should be on the forefront of everyone’s mind. Yet sustainability appears to be an unattainable goal held above our heads with large corporations taking little care in sustainable living. This is when the power, your power, as the individual comes into play. It’s our job as individuals to come together to educate ourselves and support organizations that covet sustainability as one of their most important facets.

My Sister’s Closet takes the issue of sustainability very seriously. In fact, the business is based around the idea of giving high end clothing, accessories, and footwear a “second life”. Shopping at My Sister’s Closet and Well Suited combats the acts of fast fashion, which is when businesses take successful catwalk fashion and mass produce it at a cheap cost. Why is fast fashion so bad? It leaves a huge environmental footprint, and the workers who are making fast fashion are sometimes women and children doing so in abhorrent conditions for little pay.

That’s why buying a more durable item you’ll wear for a long time at a bargain price is considered more sustainable. However, this isn’t the only way that My Sister’s Closet has lessened their ecological footprint. Ann Siner, Owner and CEO of My Sister’s Closet, has gotten rid of plastic use throughout the company. This includes the banning of plastic bags at check out counters. Instead, recyclable paper bags can be bought for twenty five cents.

As an individual, you vote with your dollar what businesses stay and what goes. That’s the kind of power that you have. Sustainability isn’t going to just happen on its own, there has to be the kind of people there to nurture its success. You start the nurturing with a decision as simple as shopping at My Sister’s Closet.

How to Consign

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A home is a temple, and sometimes temples can become cluttered. The Manolo’s you thought were the bees knees that didn’t quite suit you after all, the Armani sports coat that you just don’t seem to wear anymore, or the old dining room set in the garage, are all collecting dust is your sacred space. The best solution is to clear out the old and make room for the new, but what to do with the old items?

If they follow the three C’s: clean, cute and current, then consigning is the best way to get value on your previous purchases. Bring your items to any My Sister’s Closet, Well Suited, or My Sister’s Attic location ( you can mail them in if you’re out of state!), or if your furniture is too big for you to move, we’ll come to you and take it off your hands. Then leave the rest up to us!

As soon as your items are sold, you get paid. That’s the bottom line. No fuss, no muss. It’s that easy. So bring us your items today.

Fall Fashion Trends 2021

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Photos by: Tanielle Gilbert

As summer’s heat fades to fall’s cool breezes it has become the time to indulge in things that can only be enjoyed when the season turns. Watching as the Autumn leaves turn crisp, splurging on expensive pumpkin themed drinks, and of course, seeing what’s new in the fall fashion line up. Last year we were all bundled up inside, unable to really explore creative fashion trends, but this year is a different story. So grab your favorite blanket and a cup of cocoa; we’re going through some of the top fall trends of 2021 that are sure to bring that autumnal feel to your wardrobe.

When one thinks of fall, color is not what usually comes to mind. Pastels and neons usually reign supreme in the summer. However, saturated colors are in. Brilliant jewel tones such as magentas and rich mustard yellows paired with bright pops of pink and blue are considered appropriate fall wear this year.

It’s time for skinny jeans to scoot over! Even though they’ll always have a place in our hearts, looser fitting denim is the trend taking over autumn of 2021. Mom jeans, straight cut jeans, and other looser fits are making a comeback. This trend is especially cute when paired with a tighter fitting top to balance out the bagginess of the denim.

Knits are a fall essential, so of course they would be mentioned in this list. In particular, the sweater vest stands out this year from the rest. Whether on its own, or paired with a button up underneath, the sweater vest makes a statement that you’ll definitely want in your closet repertoire.

This next one is going to be easy for those who don’t live in snowy weather. Showing a bit of skin can be as fashionable as wearing clothing itself, which is why this fall trend is asking that we show a little midriff this season. Of course, show what you’re comfortable with, whether that’s just a little seam of skin seen while in motion, or full on midriff.

No need to pray for your ankles this year ladies! Retro platforms are in, so you can get that extra height that you want without having to don the dreaded stiletto. So feel free to swing with the seventies and walk a mile in this trend.

Last and certainly not least, there’s a little sparkle and shine. Sequins and sparkly pieces of clothing are making an impact this fall season. Adding a sequined skirt or shirt to your outfit can really give you that glow up that you’ve been searching for.

So whether you want to play bold with color, and stay safe with knits, there’s something for everyone on this list. Fall is the time of year for comfort, so being comfortable while playing around with your fashion is fun and encouraged. That being said, I challenge you to try something you might not have before; you might find yourself enjoying something you never thought you would have.

Timeless Western Wear at My Sister's Closet Pinnacle Peak

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As we ring in the New Year, the latest trends and styles of the coming season are taking shape, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about one of our favorite timeless styles - western wear! At My Sisters Closet and Well Suited, we have a large variety of items at our stores and online for you to choose from. Whether it is a fringe jacket to rock with your favorite jeans, a new pair of boots, or jewelry, you can always count on finding incredible western pieces at our stores.

Currently, our Pinnacle Peak store located at 23269 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, has a large number of western styles such as boots, jackets, vests, and more. Let everyone know this is not your first rodeo when you come and shop western wear with us!

Celebrate Our 2020 Employee of the Year!

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Please join us in congratulating Santino as our 2020 Employee of the Year!

Santino started as a driver/mover with us in Arizona and was quickly promoted to Moving Manager in California. After almost two years in that position, he returned to Arizona as our assistant manager of movers.

He is dedicated, hard-working, does anything that is asked of him and always goes the extra mile. He works well with everyone, even when lifting that granite table in 115 degree heat!

Thank you, Santino, for setting the standard for our employees. Outstanding job!


What Happened to the Chico's Racks at My Sister's Closet?

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2020 wasn’t all bad. The crazy year made us take a look at our business, our customers and what’s in our stores. Our hurried lives of 2019 became a casual weekend every day.

So we took a hard look at our inventory. We made changes to the labels and the styles that we sell. Customers are not looking for fancy clothing or even structured office attire. Customers want comfort and simplicity. And they still want to look fashionable.

So we created a category we call Wear It Better (or WIB). You’ll find comfortable and well-made clothing from the likes of Eileen Fisher, Lafayette, J. McLaughlin, Escada, Neon Buddha, Misook and other labels designed for the savvy mature and fashion forward shopper.

Eileen Fisher uses natural fabrics with designs that you can mix and match. The pieces are structured yet have the freedom to move and be comfortable. The “look” is casual yet can be worn anywhere. From cashmere to linen to organic cotton, EF uses fabrics that are better for women and for the environment.

Clothing by Lafayette epitomizes ease and comfort. Isn’t that what we are all looking for? The manufacturers in our WIB category are catering to refinement and style while keeping comfort at top of mind.

Escada and J. McLaughlin mix an enticing mix of color with fun with their clothing. These are the favorite labels you’ve longed for but your wallet said NO. Now you and your wallet can say yes to these brands at My Sister’s Closet.

So check out our WIB and Eileen Fisher racks at My Sister’s Closet five locations throughout Arizona and Southern California. These items typically retail for well over $300, with some prices over $1,000. Our prices start at $24.95. And the sizes range from XXS to XXL. In a nutshell, there’s something for everyone. Just try on a few pieces and we guarantee you’ll be coming back for more.

Tips for Cleaning Out Your Household

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Happy New Year! We finally made it to 2021, so what better time for a fresh start. Although we can’t predict what this upcoming year has in store for all of us, something that is in our control is giving our wardrobes and living spaces a little refresher. And who better to help than our teams at My Sister’s Closet, Well Suited, and My Sister’s Attic. We are your one-stop-shop for selling or trading items you no longer wear or use and replacing them with fresh, high-quality styles at a fraction of the retail price.

Going through your home and closet to let go of pieces you no longer wear can feel liberating, and simplifying your wardrobe allows you to make room for fewer, higher-end pieces. The timeline can be different for everyone, but if you haven’t worn the item in over a year, let it go! 

This is where consigning comes into play, and it’s so easy.

Here’s how it works:

  • Go through your closet and stick to the 3 C’s - Cute, Clean, Current
  • Bring us your items. Anything you consign with us should be ready to hit the racks.
  • Get paid! Whether you’d just like cash for your items or you’ve spotted something great in the store, as soon as your item sells, the money or store credit is yours!

Some things to keep in mind when bringing your items to My Sister’s Closet - make sure all clothing items are clean, wrinkle-free, and on hangers. We accept stylist items that are no more than 4-5 years old unless it's a great vintage piece. The better the condition of the items, the more money or store credit you’ll receive for them. When bringing in furniture or household items to My Sister’s Attic, make sure they are clean and ready to be sold. Items should be no more than 8-10 years old, with the exception of vintage or mid-century items. Email photos of your items to [email protected].

Let’s turn the page and make 2021 the best year yet!


Why Do We Give?

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From the first month in 1991 when my sisters and I started My Sister’s Closet, we donated our unsold inventory to the thrift stores of local animal shelters. Since then we have given millions of dollars in product and cash to save the lives of those who can't speak for themselves.  The return has been immeasurable.  Rarely a day goes by where a customer in one of our stores doesn't go out of their way to share that they shop with us because of our commitment to help suffering and homeless animals.

In 2013, we set a company record, donating 32% of our net profits from My Sister’s Closet to those in need. In 2014, we created our own 501c3 organization called My Sisters’ Charities and thrift store in AZ. This small store not only recycles the items that don’t sell in our regular stores, but the profits have been donated to many groups totaling well over $1.4million in just a few short years. From Fresh Start Women’s Foundation to SW Autism Center to Defenders of Wildlife, we chose to help wildlife, women and homeless pets.

In 2018 and 2019, my sister Tess and I chaired “Compassion with Fashion” a fundraiser to benefit the AZ Humane Society. We set a new record in 2018 by raising $1.1million and then chaired the event again in 2019 and raised a record $1.3million for homeless pets in the Phoenix area. 

I have personally served on the boards for the AZ Humane Society, The Phoenix Art Museum, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and several other nonprofits. Not only do we give in kind and cash donations, we give our time and creativity.

Now Helen Woodward Humane Society and Last Chance at Life in the San Diego area join our list of beneficiaries for donations. We literally give truckloads of thrift items every week to their thrift stores. These in kind donations have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2019 for homeless pets in CA. 

We also give truckloads of unsold product to the AZ Humane Society thrift stores every week resulting in record sales once again to benefit dogs and cats.

The sisters behind My Sister’s Closet and My Sister’s Attic are proud to help the communities we serve. We thank our customers for their donations and hope to do even more in 2021 to help the four-legged animals we so dearly love.


Ann Siner

CEO and Founder

My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited


San Diego Humane Society Animal Rescue Initiative

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My Sister’s Closet and The San Diego Humane Society have joined forces to help animals who are affected by the California fires. 

Last week the amazing people at SDHS sent crews into these affected areas to rescue animals trapped in this disaster. Our company made a donation of $10,000 to support efforts initiated by the SDHS as well last week.

You Can Help Too By Cleaning out your Closet or Home:

Drop off your items to any location of My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic or Well Suited and ask to consign them to the San Diego Humane Society account. When your items sell, proceeds will go to the amazing people at the San Diego Humane Society. 

Designer handbags and jewelry are best sellers as are current home furnishings. Click here for consignment information.


My Sisters Closet: The Standard in Profitability, Sustainability, Charity, and Style

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What was happening in 1991?

- The first commercial website was launched
- Neiman Marcus opened in Scottsdale
- The US liberated Kuwait from Iraq

What wasn’t happening was the practice of sustainability. Nobody even knew what it was. So, not surprisingly, discerning consumers didn’t want to wear other people’s used clothing – luxury or not. Nevertheless, we had this crazy idea that buying and selling high-end used items could be good business if we created an experience that equaled traditional retail. That meant designing a store that looked, felt and smelled like a trendy boutique, not like some dingy thrift shop. Impeccable customer service was non-negotiable. With our plan in place, we opened the first My Sister’s Closet store in 1991 in Central Phoenix. This would prove to be the first of many crazy ideas over the ensuing decades.

After 28 years, our stores continue to show vibrant year-over-year growth. In the retail world, that’s rare. While we’ve had great success adding home furnishings, men’s apparel and expanding our brands into Southern California, we’ve also learned some lessons along the way. For example, selling and consigning wedding dresses and kid’s items weren’t such hot ideas in hindsight. Eleanor Roosevelt once famously said, “every day do something that scares you” and owning a retail business more than helps us meet her challenge.

Whereas people once were embarrassed or ashamed to wear used clothes, nowadays they brag about the smoking deal they got on designer jeans or shoes. Sustainability and recycling have become retail buzzwords and societal trends. Today the resale bandwagon is jam-packed with wannabe stores, some of which are even backed by venture capitalists. However, My Sister’s Closet continues to be the gold standard for the industry.

One of the areas where we have always forged a new path is our dedication to community involvement. For 20+ years we donated unsold merchandise to the thrift stores of our favorite non-profits. We came to realize those stores weren’t producing as much revenue as they could have been for their organizations. Which shouldn’t be such a surprise since running a retail store is pretty different than administering a successful nonprofit. On the other hand, we do know a thing or two about retail, and that gave us an idea. It was time to raise the bar and raise it we did.

In 2014, thanks to the flexibility of our landlord, we opened our own 501(c)3 thrift store in Chandler. This would be the first brick and mortar initiative of our nonprofit arm, My Sisters’ Charities. Over $100,000 was generated in less than six months and in 2018 the store netted $300,000. This helped propel us to making a $1 million donation to the Arizona Humane Society. My Sisters’ Charities also proudly supports Fresh Start, Defenders of Wildlife, Phoenix Art Museum, SW Autism Center and Rancho Coastal Humane Society (San Diego), to name a few.

As community leaders, the sisters also serve as board members for some of Phoenix’s most respected organizations. Ann currently sits on the Board of Directors for both the Arizona Humane Society and the Phoenix Art Museum, after previously serving on the boards of Fresh Start, The Nature Conservancy and SW Wildlife Conservation Center. Tess was recently named a Trendsetter in 2019 for her charitable work for the Arizona Humane Society, Fresh Start, SW Wildlife Center and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Another major initiative in our commitment to sustainability has been eliminating single-use plastic items likes bags, cups and straws in all of our stores. This initiative began internally years ago and in 2019 we launched an external awareness campaign targeting local and national consumer businesses. Slowly but surely, people are learning about the devastation plastic has unleashed on our environment and wildlife, and we are proud to say they are starting to do something about it thanks in part to our advocacy.

What’s next? Well, we plan to make the 20’s roar! Initiatives are being rolled out that will yield even higher quality inventory, improve customer service and enhance the look and feel of the stores. We’re as committed to our brick and mortar locations as we were back in 1991. We remain passionate about being community leaders, specifically supporting homeless pets, the environment, wildlife, and women’s organizations. We might have graduated from the school of hard knocks when we started out, but as our mom taught us, “until you fail you don’t succeed.”

Spring Unveiling with My Sister's Closet

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It's almost Spring time which is totally bizarre since let's be honest, my Christmas tree is still up, but with temperatures in the high 70's and sunshine everyday I'm not complaining. With the gorgeous weather comes gorgeous clothing so I've teamed up with my friends at My Sisters Closet (pretty much the only place I shop for clothing!) to share a few of my favorite colorful outfits for Spring.

Dolace & Gabbana Floral pencil skirt $99.95
Ted Baker Scarf $34.9
Equipment blouse- $59.95
Jo Jo Cat purple butterfly pumps $14.95

Kate Spade blue cuff- $24.95
Kate Spade Gold white bangle- $19.95
Kate Spade red white script cuff - $15
J Crew Orange bangle- $14.95
Jay Godfrey Red dress- $79.95
Cameo Pearl Pumps $12.50

Jo Jo Cat purple butterfly pumps $14.95
Laundry Shelli Segal Dress $24.95
J Crew shocking pink necklace $14.95
Kate Spade purple necklace $14.95

Rainbow cat butterfly shoes yellow $14.95
Sportmax Skirt- $49.95
Frame Striped blouse- $39.95

Moschino Cheap & Chic Floral Skirt $59.95
Moschino Cheap & Chic Floral Jacket $69.95
Foree Multi strand pearl necklace $145

Jamaro Maxi dress $14.95
Blue Wing Heels $12.50

The Real Housewife of Scottsdale Mandy Holmes Shops MSC For The Holidays

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Fall is my very favorite time to get dressed, as it allows for everything I love: texture, prints, pops of color, and layers. This season I've teamed up with my favorite consignment boutique in town, My Sister's Closet to share a few of my favorite holiday finds.

Starting with this whimsical dress from Diesel ($34.95) - it is truly a showstopper! The material moves with every step you take and with the cut and neckline details, doesn't require many accessories. I love the mint green hue and forgiving shape (since we all know I LOVE holiday cookies) and the leather snap neck embellishment adds a bit of an edge. Think nice list meets naughty list. I paired this dress with a crystal bracelet ($39.95) in the fine jewelry section of My Sisters Closet.

Adding a pop of color is always a good idea, especially red during the holidays. I adore these wide leg red pants by Leifsdottir ($24.95) with a patterned top like this Joie brand houndstooth ($34.95) blouse. These pants still had the original tag attached and retailed for over $125! A bargain and style? Can't beat that! With the help of Maggie at My Sisters Closet, we paired a just-the-right-size cross body Marc Jacobs metallic blue bag ($89.95) to complete the look.

With the AZ temperatures dipping into the 50's at night, I was on a mission for a stylish but functional jacket and the fact that velvet is HOT this season, the gals at My Sisters Closet and I thought this was the perfect combo. The faux fur coat from Betsy Johnson ($29.95) and cocoa colored velvet dress from Rachel Roy ($24.95) combine to create the coziest look that with a shoe and jewelry change is versatile enough for the office or that after work holiday get together. In this case, the necklace adds just the right pop of sparkle.

Speaking of mixing textures, I will thrilled to find this sparkly little number from Dress the Population (on sale for $19) and combine it with a leather biker jacket ($55) to create a little rockstar vibe. If you're looking for a New Years option, this could be it. Rock and roll meets glam if you ask me.

One of my favorite parts of shopping at My Sister's Closet is when you find an expected piece that feels like it was designed just for you and the cost is less than your morning Starbucks. That's exactly what happened when I picked up this Michael Kors fur lined sweater poncho ($12.50). Not only did it fit like a glove, the price was incredible. Full disclosure, I purchased this sweater right away but they have others very similar you can get your hands on! It looks adorable with a pair of comfy boyfriend jeans like these by Vince ($49.95)

The key to dressing for an Arizona winter is layering. Not only is this grey sweater dress from James Perse ($24.95) SO comfortable, it's the perfect piece to pile on a print jacket or vest like this one by Angel of the North ($14.95) and a cute bag like this versatile black and white satchel from Marc Jacobs ($245.00)

If this next outfit doesn't scream "holidays" I don't know what does. The sangria hued cozy wool blend coat ($395.00) puts the "burrrrr" in Burberry and is the perfect outerwear option for days the temps dip below 70. I paired it over a Haute Hippie forest green dress ($35.00) for an unexpected play on traditional Christmas colors. The green accent ring ($14.95) is all this outfit needs!

Mixing patterns and prints is something I love to do but I get it, it can be totally scary! My rule for mixing is go with what feels comfortable, it doesn't have to match but it will definitely make sense. I try to stick with 2 patterns and a few textures if I'm feeling extra wild. Speaking of wild, these cheetah print pants ($24.00) and the textured Tory Burch ruffle ivory top ($39.95) are the ideal match for a cropped jacket such as this one with gold thread details from Amanda Uprichard ($24.00).

I hope you have a fun and fashionable holiday season- Be sure to make it a December to remember by stopping my the My Sister's Closet location nearest to you!

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California Stores Donated 1.5 Million Dollars in Clothing Donations to Rancho Coastal Humane Society

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Dear Ann,

There's no way that we can express in a letter how much My Sister's Closet and Well Suited have done to help support Rancho Coastal Humane Society's programs for people and animals. 

Over the past six years, clothing donations to us from My Sister's Closet and Well Suited exceed $1.5 million and provided more than $600,000 in revenue to the shelter through our thrift shop. 

Thanks to My Sister's Closet and Well Suited, the animals in Rancho Coastal Humane Society's pet adoption program receive the best care possible. Children are learning lessons in humanity. Senior citizens and their pets stay together because of the food they receive from the RCHS Pet Food Bank. Pet Assisted Therapy dogs visit extended care facilities and struggling students with the gift of "fur therapy." Victims of domestic violence are able to escape with their lives thanks to the safety net of the RCHS Animal Safehouse Program.

All of this thanks to the generosity of My Sister's Closet and Well Suited. 

For those who have no voice, Thank You!


Jim Silveira, President/CEO


California Well Suited & My Sister's Closet donated clothing worth more than $1.2 million to Rancho Coastal Humane Society

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Dear Ann,

There's no way that we can express in a letter how much My Sister's Closet and Well Suited have done to help support Rancho Coastal Humane Society's programs for people and animals. 

Over the past six years, clothing donations to us from My Sister's Closet and Well Suited exceed $1.5 million and provided more than $600,000 in revenue to the shelter through our thrift shop. 

Thanks to My Sister's Closet and Well Suited, the animals in Rancho Coastal Humane Society's pet adoption program receive the best care possible. Children are learning lessons in humanity. Senior citizens and their pets stay together because of the food they receive from the RCHS Pet Food Bank. Pet Assisted Therapy dogs visit extended care facilities and struggling students with the gift of "fur therapy." Victims of domestic violence are able to escape with their lives thanks to the safety net of the RCHS Animal Safehouse Program.

All of this thanks to the generosity of My Sister's Closet and Well Suited. 

For those who have no voice, Thank You!


Jim Silveira, President/CEO


California Well Suited & My Sisters Closet donated clothing worth more than 1.5 million to Rancho Coastal Humane Society

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Dear Ann,

There's no way that we can express in a letter how much My Sister's Closet and Well Suited have done to help support Rancho Coastal Humane Society's programs for people and animals. 

Over the past six years, clothing donations to us from My Sister's Closet and Well Suited exceed $1.5 million and provided more than $600,000 in revenue to the shelter through our thrift shop. 

Thanks to My Sister's Closet and Well Suited, the animals in Rancho Coastal Humane Society's pet adoption program receive the best care possible. Children are learning lessons in humanity. Senior citizens and their pets stay together because of the food they receive from the RCHS Pet Food Bank. Pet Assisted Therapy dogs visit extended care facilities and struggling students with the gift of "fur therapy." Victims of domestic violence are able to escape with their lives thanks to the safety net of the RCHS Animal Safehouse Program.

All of this thanks to the generosity of My Sister's Closet and Well Suited. 

For those who have no voice, Thank You!


Jim Silveira, President/CEO


My Sister's Closet Holiday Style: The Traveling Little Black Dress

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This holiday season My Sister's Closet is showing how everyone's holiday staple - the LBD (Little Black Dress), can take you from a trip to the grocery store to a fabulous holiday party. It's one dress, five ways - the perfect way to be ready for any occasion this busy holiday season. This Blaque Label black dress, only $34.95 at My Sister's Closet, will take you anywhere.

Running Around Town

With the holiday season comes tons of shopping - from picking up groceries for a delicious meal to buying presents for your family, and of course stopping by My Sister's Closet for some amazing designer fashion finds.

Style it with an adorable knit sweater, like this Yaya Aflalo sweater for only $14.95, to stay warm in the mornings. Pair it with these comfortable Yohji Yamamoto red shoes for $195.00 (retailed for $400) that won't slow down a woman on the run and this STM cross body bag for $14.95 to hold all of your shopping lists and daily necessities.

Working Through the Day

For a busy career woman, this take on the LBD is great for the office or even if your job takes you away from your desk. In the mad rush to tie up loose ends before the end of the year and of course the excitement of time off for the holidays, this outfit is perfect for any woman on the go.

Layer a collared blouse, like this white Elizabeth and James top for $44.95, under your classic LBD to give it a more structured feel. Top it with a whimsical tie, like this Penguin tie for $14.95, to show off some personality and throw on a cute jacket, like this one from Babette for $99.95 (retailed for $495), to take off the chill from the winter weather. And for accessories? These Gucci black shoes for $145.00 (retailed for $550) keep the outfit comfortable, but classic. And off-set this classic look with a bright statement bag, like this Reed Krakoff handbag for $795.00 (retailed for $1,700).

Racing to the Holidays

Have Thanksgiving dinner with your family? Brunch on Christmas morning? A holiday get-together with friends? Holiday celebrations always provide a great reason to dress-up and show off your style.

Pull in the traditional holiday red to spice up an outfit that can easily take you from picking up a list minute gift to racing straight to a family gathering.

This great Moschino plaid jacket, only $44.95, is a great addition to your LBD and instantly makes the outfit perfect for the holidays, and show off your waist by adding a cute belt, like this Moschino one for $34.95.

Finish off the look with this beautiful red and black Love Moschino handbag for $99.95 (retailed for $1,000) and these Miu Miu pumps for $79.95 (retailed for $750).

Meeting Up with the Girls

Thanks to Arizona's warmer winter weather going sleeveless for the holidays isn't out of the question. For a night out with your girls keep it chic and monochromatic.

A great way to dress for fall in Arizona, this sleeveless turtleneck top by Malo for $44.95 adds a wintery edge to your LBD. Nip in your waist and accessorize all at the same time with this Ralph Lauren belt for $17.50. Add this beautiful Daniele Alessandrini handbag for $49.95 and Jeffrey Campbell booties for $39.95 to finish the look.

Don't forget the jewelry! Put on a cute cuff and a bowtie, like the ones pictured for only $14.95 and $12.50 to be the envy of all of your friends at happy hour.

Party Time

Office parties, Christmas gatherings, New Year's - tis the season for parties!

Let the jewelry do the taking with this party look. Dress up your LBD with a statement necklace like these BeBe strands of pearls for $44.95 and add a fun cocktail ring like this one by KJL for $59.95.

Bring a small bag that holds only the essentials - lipstick, wallet and keys, like this one by Beverly Feldman for $34.95 and slip into a pair of strappy, patent shoes like these Ralph Lauren heels for $125.00.

Shop all of these looks and more at My Sister's Closet. It's the perfect place to find gifts for friends and loved ones with something for everyone at My Sister's Closet, Well Suited and My Sister's Attic. Don't forget to pick up a few things for yourself too!

'Tis the Season for Shopping! Holiday Decorating Ideas from My Sister's Attic

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Have an enchanted holiday with My Sister's Attic! Get amazing decorating finds and furniture just in time for the holidays.

Gnome for the Holidays

Minimalism is in - downsize and go miniature this year with your holiday decorations! These cute mini gnmoes and creatures create a magical, festive feel in any home! Keep it small and shop for a 4" to 12" mini Charlie Brown Christmas tree or old world greenery, perfect for any home! A Little DIY can take you a long way - find a cute container, empty paint can, shopping bag, coffee can or garden pot to plant your tiny tree.

Owl Be Home for Christmas

If you're feeling a little more glam than woodsy consider pastel feather trees. Display these fun trees on a coffee table or end table, they can even double as a centerpiece for dinner. Use faux snow blankets, gumballs or mini marshmallows to fill in the space around the tree for whimsical feel. A touch of moss and a tree topper help finish the look.

An Enchanted Christmas

A fun and easy alternative to the traditional wreath is to create a cute, custom sign for your front door. Make a quick trip to the hardware store, pick up a few cedar planks and you're on your way to a great looking, old world sign. Plus, the smell of cedar is a great way to welcome visitors coming to your home! Hang it up or prop it up on the side of the door with moss and pine cones. A fun family craft, let the kids do the letters to give it a loose, free and authentic feel.

Come up with text that can match your décor or is just fun: Enchanted Christmas, Gnome for the Holidays, Welcome to Our House, the list of possibilities is endless!

Winter Wonderland

Perfect for a holiday party backdrop or to spruce up your entryway, create an enchanted forest right here in the desert. Wintertime evokes memories of skiing through tall aspen trees and blankets of white snow on the mountains. Recreate it yourself with an outdoor winter scene that doesn't require you to leave your home.

Use long, vertical pieces of plywood to paint a simple scene of aspen trees using black and white paint. Create several shades of gray for your trees by mixing different amounts of the paint. Paint the trees on using a 2" and 4" roller, and then add in detail with a small brush to create shading and detail.

Place white velvet or faux snow below the painted trees to complete the wintery scenes and if you're feeling extra festive you can drill holes into the plywood and insert mini lights to light up the scene.

"The Holiday season is already here and there's no better time of the year to start saving," said CEO and Founder, Ann Siner. "My Sister's Attic is the perfect place to save on holiday shopping and we just love these low cost, do it yourself decorating ideas."

For amazing holiday décor and home items visit My Sister's Attic. Don't forget to pick up some amazing pieces that make for the perfect holiday gift. Visit to view some of the items in store.

How to Look Hot When It is Hot

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When popular magazines talk about dressing for the summer heat, they probably aren't talking Arizona HOT. It is hot enough to bake delicious cookies in your car while at work and melt your favorite lipstick in minutes. When it tops 110 or higher it can be enough to make anyone question how to stay cool. Here at My Sister's Closet, Arizona's favorite Consignment shop, we have some tips/advice to dress in the heat for work/play/weekend:

ALL ABOUT THE DRESS: We love the idea of chic shirt dresses, they are super easy and professional. This Akris shirt dress for $59.95 is on point or this floral sleeveless one from Opening Ceremony for $59.95.

SHOW SOME SKIN: Unless you are working at a law office, in finance or another industry with a strict dress code, wearing a tasteful sleeveless top to work is totally appropriate. Be sure to always keep a sweater or jacket with you for that sometimes frigid A/C. This Kate Spade, size medium floral top for $59.95 is as cute as can be, or this simple orange top from Brunelli Cuccinelli works perfect.

FREE FLOW: Tight fitting clothing might look good other days of the year, but the sweat marks on your back won't look good any day of the year. This Chan Luu dress for $69.95 at our Scottsdale store is just perfect or this Lorenzo Antoniazzi green cotton dress for $89.95.

Lounging by the pool is a great way to stay cool. In July we shelter under the shade or just stay in the pool for hours on end. Make sure to have a hat and sunnies on hand at all times, that sun can be fierce.

This Emilio Pucci graphic one piece is just $69.95, paired with an open knit cover up from Kaktus for $12.50, sunglasses from Marc by Marc Jacobs for $39.95, Betsey Johnson hat for $12.50, Stuart Weitzman sandals for $24.95 and Kate Spade straw bag for $89.95. All at our Lincoln Village store: 480-443-4575.

WEAR SUNSCREEN/DRINK WATER: Seems like an obvious tip, but as chic as your summer wardrobe might be, sunscreen and water will keep you looking young and feeling great. We love tinted moisturizers such as Neutrogena's Healthy Skin tinted moisturizer And this Hydro Flask water bottle will keep your fluids cool all day long even in your hot car (seriously we tried it) and they come in lots of cute colors.


What I Wore to Coachella

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Ah, Coachella - the land of the free, home to the wanderers with flower crowns adorned on shiny golden locks, Woodstock-era clothing and festival-goers who want to get lost in the tunes. But what’s a festival without some fashion? We checked in on one of our employees, Stephanie.  She is a Coachella alumni (she’s gone nine times!) and attended this year to experience the fashion, the music and everything in between. Check out some of her looks from Weekend 1 - all from My Sister’s Closet!

Despite the somewhat tricky weather, Stephanie rocked some adorable, distressed high-waisted shorts ($9.95) paired with a perforated Free People off the shoulder top ($24.95) - a trending favorite. She finished off the look with rugged Jeffrey Campbell boots ($49.95) and layers of her own jewelry.

On Sunday, she wanted to go for a more boho-comfy look and wore a bold Free People floral maxi skirt ($34.95) styled with a white Max Mara crop top ($34.95), delicate gold jewelry and topped it off with a Free People hat ($17.50). Finished off with this fab teal Rebecca Minkoff bag ($79.95)!

Spring 2016 Newsletter

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Spring Trends: 

Fashion lovers rejoice - we’ve checked out the best trends from the spring runways that are practical enough for you to rock everyday, while incorporating your own personal flair. From oversized florals to statement-making 70’s style flares and bare shoulders here are the must-have styles you should try this spring.

Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu and Givenchy all showcased flirty, off the shoulder tops that make for the perfect Coachella-inspired ensemble. Not only did we see them on tops, but shirts, dresses and even coats - making it the perfect choice for transitioning from daytime to evening. Pair a ruffle off the shoulder top with a maxi skirt and some embellished booties for a killer ensemble. 

Alright ladies, it’s time to stash away those skinnies and bust out the flares and wide-legs. Both Alice & Olivia and Coach showcased a 70’s revival with boho-looks straight from Woodstock - including the resurgence of denim flares. It’s the new silhouette of the season, so why not pair some wide leg jeans with a loose-fitted top and a blazer for a sophisticated, polished look.

Florals, florals, florals everywhere! This season we’re still ogling over Spanish-roused details like oversized florals done in a dreamy abstract way that we’re spotted on the runways in Milan - including, floor-length maxi dresses at Dolce & Gabbana and decadent pastels at Blumarine. Try pairing a matching floral blazer and cropped pants for a ladylike, tailored look.


Dinner With The Wolves:

HOWL you pass this up? Join the wolves for dinner Sunday, April 10th for a unique event at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. Dine on fine chow feet away from the most endangered mammal in North America, the Mexican Grey Wolf. You’re sure to hear them howling throughout the night. Inquire about tickets here:


Three Paws Ain’t No Thang:

It was March 11, 2011. I woke up at a shelter on the West side of Phoenix and just had a sense that this was going to be an important day.  Little did I know, I was scheduled to be euthanized in just 24 hours… read more:


Paws in Paradise: 

The Arizona Humane Society’s Compassion with Fashion is back this April. Join your fellow animal lovers and fierce fashionistas in a seated island feast, surf a silent auction filled with treasures and take in a splashin’ fashion show featuring AHS’ dreamy adoptable pets and My Sister’s Closet Fashions! Tickets for the cutest day in fashion are available now at

My Name is Chi Chi

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Hello everyone!  My name is Chi Chi.  I’m so blessed today to be living in a beautiful home filled with endless love, but I need to share my story because life didn’t start out so sunny.

It was March 11, 2011. I woke up at a shelter on the west side of Phoenix and just had a sense that this was going to be an important day.  Little did I know, I was scheduled to be euthanized in just 24 hours.

The clock kept ticking down.  I watched as other dogs were adopted, none of whom had all my baggage. You see, my back leg was severely injured in an accident, turning me into the photogenic, three-legged love muffin that I am today.  But none of those other dogs had my spunk and personality!

Time was slipping away and then someone finally came to my rescue!  Ann Siner, the co-founder of My Sister’s Closet, had received an email about me and was so moved she welcomed me into her extended family of furry friends, all of which were adopted from similar shelters. Without Ann's generosity and compassion I would be writing to you from doggy heaven (I know, that's an assumption).

Needless to say, it was puppy love from the start.  Now I get to bask in the desert sun, take long walks (or in my case, hops) and enjoy a life that I never could have imagined.
I hope that you feel compelled to adopt a pet like me.  After all, there is nothing more fashionable than saving the life of an animal.
I look forward to sniffing you soon,

- Chi Chi

Top 5 Most Wearable Fall Trends

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With the temperatures dropping, pumpkin-spice flavored everything and Halloween right around the corner it’s safe to say that Fall is officially upon us, and with that comes a slew of wardrobe changes; cue the heavy breathing. But, fear not, we’ve rounded up the top 5 coolest trends of the season that are current favorites and totally budget-friendly.

Fringe Benefit

By far one of the biggest trends this season is fringe which has been seen on everything from pencil skirts, to 70’s style leather jackets to maximum fringe detailing on dresses. With designs ranging from boho glam to the Western frontier the look is both edgy and ladylike, unexpected but still easily wearable. Luckily we found some great options at My Sister’s Closet that won’t break the bank including these fringe-tastic Coach booties and sophisticated green Tribute fringe slingbacks by Yves Saint Laurent.

Coach Black Leather Fringe Laurel Booties- retailed $365, now $99.95


Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Fringe Slingbacks - retailed $995, now $245


Chunky Knits

We’re all for cozy knits, top knots and hot chocolate and even though this may not seem like a brand new trend, it’s nonetheless, a classic wardrobe staple. Knits were all the rage on the runway from Prabal Gurung to Altuzarra and can easily be paired with your favorite pair of jeans or thrown over a lightweight maxi dress for a polished fall ensemble. This See by Chloe top is perfect paired with skinnies and booties while the Rag & Bone striped sweater can easily be thrown over a black maxi skirt.

See by Chloe Black & White Knit Top - $54.95


Rag & Bone Black and Grey Striped Knit Sweater - $59.95


Lacey Affair

It’s no surprise that hints of lace will always make us feel feminine and sexy. With featherweight lace tops, flared pants and romanticized dresses the design will add an air of aristocracy and can easily be topped with a weather appropriate fur coat. We found some great lacy ensembles including these Escada pumps and this stunning red Valentino lace dress.

Escada Black Lace Peep Toe Pumps - retailed $550, now $175


Valentino Red Rose Guipure Lace Sheath Dress - $275


Furtastic Collars

Fur finishes always holds court during the fall season and by the looks of it the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. Whether its in faux or shearling, the statement-making trim is prominent on oversized collars - which can gravitate beyond the lapel, all the way to the top and down along the edges. The design speaks volumes without having to say a thing. We’re loving this luscious Escada lamb jacket that will keep you warm all-season long and the Tracy Reese leopard fur vest will instantly add some updated edge to your look.

Escada Black & White Lamb Trim Jacket - $295


Tracy Reese Leopard & Grey Suede Fur Vest - $69.95


Micro Minis

Yes, you’ve read that right, hemlines are getting considerably hiked up this season thanks to designers like Laurent and Carven. With short hemlines, to midi to long, they can easily be paired with tights and booties for the perfect fall ensemble. We love the effortless edge on this Chanel mini skirt as well as the cool, unexpected design on the Kelly Wearstler painted skirt.

Chanel Quilted Skirt: $225


Kelly Wearstler Leather Painted Skirt $145


We hope this list has given you fashionistas some much needed #OOTD inspiration while saving some $$! You’ll be able to find all these looks above and so many more by visiting our website and be sure to follow our social media accounts for even MORE fashion news, tips and inspiration.

MSC Talks Style & Success With Career Blindspot

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Juan Kingsbury is an assessment and selection specialist for Career Blindspot. He is primarily responsible for working with clients to review assessment results and provide insight for their hiring decisions. Juan's main focus is changing the way people think about careers and owning their decisions. Juan is a frequent shopper at Well Suited Men's Resale Apparel. Here, we ask him a few questions about his style and how to dress for career success.

Juan Kinsbury

Well Suited: Juan, tell us a little bit about Career Blindspot...

Juan: We all know the term "square peg, round hole," Career Blindspot helps companies deal with the square pegs, if not avoid them all together. I align the wants of the individual with the needs of the company. From talent selection to improving sales performance, we help companies and employees leverage their greatest strengths. 


MSC: Is the way people dress associated with career success? 

Juan: Completely. Don't dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want. Up your style game if you want to move up. But make sure it's a reflection of you. Don't let the clothes wear you. I cringe when I see people trying too hard, but then I sympathize when I see someone just not try at all. I've been guilty of both but like to think I've struck a balance and made my style work for me. 


MSC: Is there a specific designer that dominates your closet?

Juan: Kenneth Cole. Because it's classic iconic style that my fiancé has approved. 

Kenneth Cole, Well Suited Men's Resale


MSC: What is one item every man should have in his closet to conquer the world?

Juan: Every man needs a well tailored suit. When it fits right, you know it and you know everyone else knows it. Looking like Tom Hanks at the end of the movie BIG doesn't look good on anyone. I don't get it but apparently good shoes go a long way for women. I'd hate to get that wrong. 


MSC: Professionally, is it better to stand out with your wardrobe or blend in?

Juan: It’s better to stand out by being the best dressed than to blend in with everyone else. You want to be remembered but not for anything obnoxious. Unless that is in your industry. Don't be afraid to ask a peer or mentor what they think. 


MSC: Last thing you bought at Well Suited?

Juan: I’m always looking for new dress shirts but my most favorite purchase was a Yves Saint Laurent tie

MSC: Any general advice for people looking for work on wardrobe? Watch for deodorant stains? Dress like you've already got the job?

Juan: Dress in clothes that make you look and feel good NOW. Don't think about 10 lbs from now. And if you're  wearing clothes just because they fit, go treat yourself and find something that you can't wait to rock. 

2014 the Year in Review

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As 2014 comes to a close, the pros here at your second hand stores San Diego reflect on what an eventful year it’s been in the fashion world. We’ve made our own list of 2014’s biggest trends, most important moments, and made predictions for what’s to come in the New Year. 


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·         Crop Tops

The crop top seemed to be everywhere this year. The skin-baring trend started in Spring and continued through Summer, but didn’t go way when the weather got colder. Now cropped sweaters are showing up in stores, showing this trend is still going strong. 

·         Boyfriend Jeans

This year we finally got a break from the super-skinny jean trend thanks to the boyfriend jean – casual pants that are not tight fitting yet still manage to make you look great while staying comfortable. That’s probably the reason these styles were selling out in stores all year. 

·         Animal Print

2014 was a wild year for fashion, and everything from pants to skirts to shoes to sweaters were covered in leopard, tiger, zebra, snake and more. Designers used muted colors and accents to make animal prints chic and not tacky.

·         Leather

Leather became a lot more versatile this year. It is no longer only seen in accessories like boots, purses, and jackets, but leather shirts and pants seemed to be on sale everywhere as well. Designers chose soft, lightweight leather fabrics to avoid the biker look and make leather chic. 

·         The 90s

2014 was apparently a nostalgic year for shoppers, as styles popular in the nineties seemed to be available everywhere. Overalls, velvet, and choker necklaces experienced a resurgence in popularity, but it is yet to be seen whether or not this trend will make it to 2015.



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·         Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars

2014 was a tremendous year for Nyong’o – she won an Academy Award, emerged as a style icon, and was named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful person. She had many amazing looks this year, but arguably her most memorable was the ‘Nairobi Blue’ Prada gown she wore to accept her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.  

·         Kim Kardashian’s Wedding

The Kardashian clan dominated social media this year, and while Kim’s backside tried to break the Internet, her most memorable moment this year (while she was clothed) was definitely her over-the-top wedding to rapper Kanye West and the Givenchy gown she wore. 

·         Rihanna’s CFDA appearance

Rihanna made headlines throughout the year for her daring fashion choices, but she shocked many when she received her CFDA ‘Style Icon’ Award wearing a dress that was completely sheer, with nothing underneath it. 

·         Blake Lively’s baby bump

Blake Lively proved that maternity wear can look incredible when she walked the red carpet looking unbelievably gorgeous in a tight, yellow Gucci gown that showcased her growing baby bump. That will be one beautiful baby to welcome in 2015!

·       Oscar De La Renta’s Death

The fashion world mourned when news of De La Renta’s death broke. He was an icon, a visionary, and the creator of his own fashion house. He will be deeply missed.



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·         Wine-colored everything

Pantone named Marsala the color of the year for 2015, so expect to see burgundy jeans, maroon sweaters, pomegranate accessories and lots more in stores everywhere soon. 

·         Work-out chic

The single most popular item of 2014 was probably yoga pants. Labels like Lululemon, Nike, and Athleta are creating clothes that women can workout in and wear comfortably around town. Women with active lifestyles now have fashionable wardrobe choices to go along with them.

·         La Boheme

In Spring 2015, the pros here at your second hand stores San Diego are expecting a lot of clothes that we like to call ‘Hippie-chic’ – anything flowy and retro with a Bohemian flair. Think florals, maxi skirts, and lace.

·         Gingham

This pattern is making a huge comeback in 2015. A gingham button down is going to be your must-have basic fashion item next year that you can wear everywhere.

·         White

White isn’t just for the summer anymore. All-white outfits are classic, stylish, and now totally ok to wear during any season. White coats for winter, white blazers for work, and a little white dress instead of an LBD for nights on the town are all going to be very popular in 2015. Just make sure you’re very careful when drinking your coffee!

2015 is going to be an amzing year for everything, including fashion. Start your year off right by visiting the best second hand stores San Diego to buy some new clothes for the new you, and follow our blog for more fashion news and tips! 

Steal this Celebrity Style

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With all the options available at your favorite San Diego resale store, choosing an outfit might seem overwhelming. That’s why the pros here have put together a celeb-inspired look using pieces from our stores that is guaranteed to make you look fabulous. 

Anllywood starlet can look good on the red carpet thanks to teams of stylists and makeup artists, but the true test of fashion sense is the quality of their street style. Reese Witherspoon, while flawless on the red carpet, also has amazing style when spotted around town. You can steal this look thanks to San Diego resale.


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The first piece needed for this outfit is this Yigal Azrouel knit sweater. It’s similar in color to Reese’s coat, and its draped silhouette achieves the same flowy, casual elegance that she has in the photo. This sweater can be dressed up with shiny black jeans and stilettos, like the ones Reese has on, or can be dressed down with a simple pair of skinnies and flats.


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Yigal Azrouel Size Small Knit Open Sweater

Retail $400.00
Our Price $100
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Shoes can make or break your outfit. Reese chose an edgy pair of booties to make this outfit a little more daring, and it paid off. Add interest to your ensemble with these super stylish  L.A.M.B. open-toed booties from MSC.

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REDUCED L.A.M.B. Size 10 Grommet Woven Booties

Our Price $44.95

Red is always a bold color and a great choice for statement pieces that won’t overwhelm the rest of your outfit. Reese highlights her look with a red-accented scarf and a bold red lip, but we think this outfit would look even better with this red Michael Kors purse. It’s classy, versatile, and a gorgeous deep red hue that will definitely attract a lot of compliments (and some serious bag envy!)


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Michael Michael Kors Red Nylon Belford Satchel

Our Price $69.95

The temperatures might be cooling down but the sun is still shining, so why go anywhere without the perfect pair of sunnies? Not only do they make you look mysterious and cool, but they also protect your eyes and face from sun damage, meaning less wrinkles for you! Your San Diego resale store has a huge selection of designer sunglasses, and these pair from Gucci are a huge steal.

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Gucci 3079 Flora Sunglasses

Retail $330.00
Our Price $125
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We’re sure you, like Reese, have a busy schedule to keep to and important meetings to get to. Go through life with purpose and always arrive stylishly on time with the help of this beautiful Burberry stainless steel watch.

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REDUCED Burberry Stainless Steel Check Watch

Retail $495.00
Our Price $236
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The final piece you need for this outfit is a great coat. This season, anything fur-trimmed is in huge demand, and this Burberry pea coat is an amazing steal for such a finely crafted jacket.

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REDUCED Burberry Size 48 Rabbit Collar Brown Pea Coat

Retail $2000.00
Our Price $716
You Save 64%

Hopefully this has given you shoppers style inspiration. It turns out looking like a celebrity is not as hard as you’d think with the help of San Diego resale! Get this look and many others by visiting our website, and follow our blog for more fashion news and tips. 

Holiday Gift Guide

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Well-Suited has you covered for men’s designer clothes San Diego this holiday season, but you probably need some help shopping for the women in your lives this Holiday season. We know how you feel, so we made this convenient gift giving guide for you to use to have the best, least stressful holiday season ever.

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1. Winter wear

Women love to accessorize, and they also love to be cozy – winter wear combines these two favorite things. It can be hard to stay fashionable while bundling up for the cold, so getting them some chic but still useful pieces will be greatly appreciated by the ladies.

Our gift idea for this season is a pair of gloves with special fingertips that are compatible with smart phones so your girlfriend’s hands can stay toasty and warm while she texts you. Other great options are infinity scarves, a nice plush robe, or even earmuffs or a pair of fuzzy socks for a more casual gift.

2. Holiday Sweaters

Every lady loves some Christmas cheer, and holiday sweaters are actually in style these days. Rather than a tacky wool turtleneck that your mother made you wear for the family photo each year that haunts you on her Facebook profile to this day, the new take on the Holiday sweater is chic while still cute. Pick something for the special women in your life that features a cute pattern, is soft, and will actually fit them. We’re sure they would love something to replace the scratchy old thing they were forced to wear last year. (Bonus points if you pick up a matching one for yourself from men’s designer clothes San Diego).

3. Sparkles

Women all over the country use the Holidays as a time to use glitter with reckless abandon and to dress in clothes covered with sequins and sparkle and fairy dust or whatever else they can find that will fuel their glitter addiction. Use this to your advantage. Buy them something shiny – this can come in many forms, from jewelry to sweaters to shoes to dresses. If you really want to impress a girl, show her you’re cool and comfortable with buying makeup by giving her a glitter eyeliner.

4. T-Swift

Taylor Swift has had a huge year – record breaking album sales, performing at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and turning 25, making everyone in the world jealous. As we all know, women love Taylor Swift, so this year think of her when you’re buying something for the women in your life. Whether it’s Taylor’s album or something she would wear, like a high-waisted skirt and crop top (or even a Victoria Secret robe).

5. Shoes

Women love shoes. The dozens of pairs of shoes in your girlfriend’s closet that she never wears yet refuses to get rid of have made you aware of that fact. So it would make sense that she would love you even more if you got her a great pair of shoes. In winter a pair of chic boots or booties would be especially appreciated.

6. Bags

Women also love things to put all of their other things in. A designer purse is one of the greatest gifts a woman can receive, so if you’re willing to spend a little extra money on a bag from Michael Kors or Kate Spade, the women in your life will not be disappointed.


Hopefully this guide will help you find something perfect for the special people in your life. And once you’ve finished shopping for them, you can find men’s designer clothes San Diego here at Well-Suited at great prices and a give a gift to yourself for the holidays. For more fashion tips and news, follow our blog.  

Our Favorite Things

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The best consignment stores San Diego are getting ready to ring in the Holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a time for giving and receiving, so if you are looking for the perfect gift for a special woman in your life, or you just want to give yourself a well-deserved treat, we have a huge selection for you to choose from here at My Sister’s Closet. To give you some ideas of great gifts and purchases, we made a special ‘Favorite Things’ list just for you. So keep reading to be inspired by some of the items the best consignment stores San Diego right now that we love!

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Rebecca Taylor Size 2 Navy Cut Out Flared Dress

Our Price $79.95

This gorgeous dress by Rebecca Taylor is perfect for a Holiday Party or New Year’s date. Navy is one of the hottest colors this season, but is dark enough to still look neutral. The cutouts on the sleeves add visual appeal to your collarbone area, and the a-line waist accentuates your curves. Pair it with some colorful accents to really make your look incredible!

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Magaschoni Size Medium Cream & Gold Knit Sweater

Our Price $49.95

The best part about cold weather? Getting to wear snuggly sweaters like this one, that are perfect for relaxing and cuddling in. This sweater will look great on anyone, and its gold accents make it subtly sparkly and perfect for the holidays.

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Truth & Pride Size Large Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Retail $695.00
Our Price $195
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Every cool chick needs a leather jacket, and this one from Truth & Pride is the perfect fit for any sassy lady who needs to cover up in the cold. The asymmetrical zipper in the front, the zippered pockets, and the detailing on the sleeve makes this an interesting and trendy jacket that you can wear with jeans or even over a cute dress.

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Our Price $125

This Kate Spade bag is the perfect flirty accessory. It’s classic lines and bubblegum pink color combine to create a beautiful bag that will enhance any neutral outfit, while still looking timeless.

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Sachin & Babi Size 4 Black & Cream Printed Sheath Dress

Our Price $100

Here at the best consignment stores San Diego, our attitude toward the holidays is the more glitter, the better. This elegant Sachin & Babi sheath dress will flatter your figure, and has just the right amount of sparkle for you to celebrate the season’s tidings in. Paired it with a cardigan and black pumps to tone it down, or wear some even glitter-ier heels and go all-out.

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REDUCED Chan Luu Sheer Cream Scarf

Our Price $47.95

Keeping warm without feeling like a dork can sometimes be a struggle, as you find yourself considering your old legwarmers, your huge puffy ski coat, or your (very sexy) long underwear. With this scarf, your neck can remain warm and cozy and you will look like a chic winter goddess while doing it.

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Manolo Blahnik Size 39 Leopard Print Pony Hair Booties

Our Price $175

Animal print is a huge trend this season, and so are ankle-high booties. When we saw these Manolos we instantly fell in love, as they are the perfect combination of the two styles.

We hope you have been inspired by the great fashion ideas from our favorite things list! Celebrate the holiday season with the best consignment stores San Diego and buy items now from our website! For more fashion tips and style news, follow our blog. 

How to Look like You Are Carving the Turkey this Thanksgiving

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The pros here at your mens’ consignment store San Diego know that all eyes will be on you during the Holidays. All of your family and friends will be gathering round, so you need to dress to impress. Look like the man of the house this holiday season by following these guidelines.

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1. Layers

We’re sure you’ve heard the women in your lives getting all excited about ‘sweater weather’ lately, and while you may not share their enthusiasm for bulky clothes and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, layers are an inevitable part of your winter wardrobe. However, there are many options that allow the modern man to stay warm and masculine. A rugged sweater says “I drink expensive whiskey but I also like to cuddle” while a blazer says “I have my life together”. Layers can be your friend if you wear them well, so stick to solid colors or simple patterns, nothing too big or bulky, and of course the cardinal rule: no deep v’s.

2. Wear Clothes that fit

For some reason men have to be told this over and over again. No, we’re not suggesting you wear pants so tight that you begin to lose circulation, but saggy jeans and baggy sweatshirts don’t look good on anyone. Buy a pair of designer jeans that aren’t too loose or too tight, and invest in some-button downs and tailored tees and sweaters. You’ll look put together without actually having to put much effort into your style, giving you more time for your hobbies like blacksmithing or beer brewing or whatever else you do for fun.

3. Wear a nice watch

While carving your delicious turkey this holiday season, your hands will be on full display. In order to distract from all the callouses you’ve gotten chopping wood this winter, you need a designer watch. The watch is the ultimate male status symbol, and you can get one at ridiculously low prices from our mens’ consignment store San Diego.

4. Get yourself groomed

You’re a man now, so it’s time to get a real haircut. If you’re not sure what style to get, just turn on the TV and watch an episode of Mad Men and you’ll get the picture. And if you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to say goodbye to the bangs and head to your local barber for a professional cut. You should also grow a beard for the ultimate manly look, just make sure you are keeping your facial hair well groomed and trimmed often.

5. Shoes are important

Many an outfit has been ruined by a pair of sneakers. Jogging shoes are not appropriate unless you are actually jogging, so put the Nikes down and find a pair of shoes that a gentleman would wear. If your holiday festivities are more casual, go with a rugged pair of boots. For a more formal occasion, every man needs a pair of shiny black leather dress shoes for work, special events, and just looking classy in general.

6. Embrace patterns

Luckily, there are a lot of things that will never go out of style when it comes to manly fashion. Don’t be boring this holiday season and stick to your same old solid colored shirts. Tweed is making a huge comeback, and plaid, checkered, and striped are always great choices as well. So be bold this holiday season with a patterned shirt or textured blazer.  

Carve the turkey this Holiday season with confidence, and impress all your friends and family thanks to mens consignment store San Diego. We have a huge selection of manly looks for you to look awesome this winter, so visit our store and follow our blog for more fashion tips and news.


A Guide to Leather Jackets

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So you’re on your way to your favorite San Diego resale store when you notice your attractive new neighbor drive by in a brand new car. He catches your eye, rolls down the window, and offers you a ride. You politely decline, hop on your sweet motorcycle, and drive off into the sunset, laughing. 

Ok, so maybe you don’t own a motorcycle, but every woman does need one accessory to express her inner badass – and that’s a leather jacket. Not only is leather a fall essential, it’s a necessity for every fashionable chick. And with so many different styles, we here at your San Diego resale store compiled this guide to help you decide which type best channels your inner wild child.


The moto style is a must-have for every aspiring biker chick. The trendiest style this fall is anything asymmetrical, adding some interest and edge to your coat. The more zippers the better this season, as we’re seeing them on pockets and sleeves as well. A lot of the best jackets have details like quilted leather, belts, straps, or studs to add even more appeal to your outerwear. Pick a jacket with one or two of these added details, like the one pictured below. 

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The bomber jacket is a classic style and a throwback to the 40s. This season, anything retro is in style, and so is menswear for women. Bomber jackets used to be worn by men in the military, but we can’t let the boys have all the fun – ladies’ bombers are made with lightweight leather and are given some feminine touches. Pair it with a contrasting girly top, like the one below, to create an amazing look.

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Light Colors

The ‘no-white-after-labor-day’ rule can be thrown out the window this year with the growing popularity of white outerwear. The combination of ethereal white with rugged leather creates a great contrast and gives your feminine look and edge. Other pale leather colors are popular this season as well, such as beige and blush pink. 

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Cowboy chic is in, and you can pull it off the trend with a suede jacket. Don’t overdo it with too much fringe or crazy beads, but choose suede that comes in a modern silhouette, like he zip-up hoodie shown below, to harness the modern cowgirl look.

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Faux leather is vegan friendly, and also easy on your wallet! While you’re already saving money by shopping at our San Diego resale store, the budget-conscious shopper can find faux leather in every style for a cheaper price.

Different Silhouettes

This season leather is being used in a lot of different and inventive ways. We’ve seen it in peplum, draped, cropped, and used as an accent in jackets, shirts, pants, and more.                                       

There are so many different styles of leather jackets, we know you will be able to find the perfect one for you. We have a huge inventory for you to choose from at our San Diego Resale store, and it changes every day! So come stop by to find some amazing clothes at even greater prices, and visit our blog for more fashion news and tips!



MySistersCloset Twitterviews Lynda Quintero Davids of Focal Point Styling

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Lynda Quintero-Davids of Focal Point Styling is an Interior Stylist, a Visual Merchandiser, and a Design Blogger who has specialized in home and store lifestyling for the past 25+ years. A fashionista at heart, Lynda enjoys thrifting, managing to find the look for less for fashion and decor, with style that is right on trend.

My Sister's Closet (MSC): Blogger, Interior Designer, and all around FASHIONISTA, @nyclq will be talking to us on Twitter in half an hour!

MSC: Q1: How would you describe Focal Point Styling (blog) to newbies?

Focal Point Styling (FPS): A1: A diversified lifestyle journal sharing #seasonal #fashion&decor #designideas #thrifttips #locallove & #marketevents

MSC: Q2: What is one item you have in your "One" Night Stand?

FPS: A2: A fave #thriftfind: A white Murano glass lamp - Scored the pair back in Ft. Lauderdale at Faith Farm Thrift!

MSC: Q3: Do you have any items in your closet that you refuse to give away or get rid of?

FPS: A3: Yes actually a few! sq vintage rhinestone covered evening bag & OscarDeLaRenta opera gloves I scored #thrifting FL. Also fur coats. One blk floor length coat (gifted from a neighbor) & another (a #thriftfind) I'd bring on trips to NYC

MSC: Q4: What is your greatest #thrift find?

FPS: A4: Tough 'one' to answer! For home: A pair of Milo Baughman chairs I scored for $16 & a wood buffet w slate top for $30! Scored great #thriftfinds @ MySistersCharity #thrift such as a camel wool robe coat @ $8 & a Cashmere sweater @ $4!! The New Yorker in me loves coats! <3

MSC: Q5: How would you define a "Well Suited" gentleman in 140 characters or less?

FPS: A5: Still go gaga for the character style of John Preston - aka Mr. Big from #SATC - #swoon!

MSC: Q6: What advice would you give to new bloggers?

FPS: A6: Tips I've learned: from #dbc: Content is king! From @ssalk: Be fearless, share your design spirit & groom your photos. 1st tip I learned from @VisualVamp: It takes time to find your voice but #keeponblogging. AND, of major importance today Utilize keywords to increase SEO when: 1. Tagging post 2. Image saving & 3. Creating blog post title. Also: #collaborate with like minded or industry people to learn and grow + create your community or join anothers building SM.

MSC: Q7: What can we look forward to on Focal Point Styling?

FPS: A7: would like to do more #local #collaborations, especially #fashion. Looking forward to attending and blogging events: @PHXFashionWeek Oct 2-4, #hpmkt #fall & attend in spring, also go to #dbc2015 & mb #bashcon + share upcoming #Miami trip! Of course also #holiday #tips&tricks for #fashion&decor! Be sure to follow me @Pinterest - Lynda | FocalPointStyling @nyclq. BTW: #dbc was short for @DesignBlogConf - a must event for #bloggers to attend! Happening next in Atlanta #dbc2015

MySistersCloset Twitterviews Gary Brown from Napoli Management Group

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Gary Brown joined Napoli Management Group as Vice President, Talent Development and as a Talent Representative in March of 2013. Considered one of the most respected leaders in television news and known as an innovator, strategist, mentor and coach for many in the industry, Gary has a keen eye for spotting talent. He has helped guide the careers of both talent and management in television stations across the country.

My Sister's Closet (MSC): Dress for Success today at 1:30! We exclusively talk to Hollywood Agent @NewsVP! #twitterview

Gary Brown (GB): honored to be asked by .@MySistersCloset to talk about #dressing4success today 1:30pm pacific. Think I have the color thing down #justsayin

MSC: You're Hollywood's favorite TV agent! Do you think it has to do with your sense of style?

GB: Well, I think it can't hurt,but also think it is my background and experience too. #butlookinggoodneverhurts

MSC: SO TRUE! Plus, we hear you're a hustler! ;) Q1: Is there a specific designer that dominates your closet?

GB: A1: Yes, @robertgrahamNYC shirts, over 30 of them

MSC: We �� @RobertGrahamNYC! - See! Q2: Why is #fashion important to your industry?

GB: A2: TV is a visual medium, gotta pop off the screen and I try to do that in my world too.

MSC: Great answer! Q3: What is one item every woman should have in her closet to conquer the world?

GB: A3: A pair of red sole heels? #imsuchaguy

MSC: Q4: Professionally, is it better to stand out with your wardrobe or blend in?

GB: A4: Stand out to a point, bright vivid colors, minimal patterns, tailored and fitted outfits

MSC: Q5: Any general advice for the working woman on wardrobe? Watch for deodorant stains? Dress like you've already got the job?

GB: A5: #tvnews is a first impression biz, but this works in any field, you want to make a positive 1st impression

MSC: That is great advice. Thanks for your time! Get back to kicking butt and taking names!

GB: back at ya!

MySistersCloset Twitterviews Kinsey Schofield

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Crowned 2014's “Most Fashionable in the Valley,” Kinsey is a TV Personality that has been seen on The E! Channel, Dr. Drew on Call, Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell, KTLA’s Tech Report, Fox & Friends, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Fox’s Happening Now, & Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld (to name a few.) With over a quarter of a million Twitter followers, and a My Sister's Closet consigner, we thought she would make a great Twitterview!

MySistersCloset (MSC): Q1: You were crowned, "Most Fashionable in the Valley." What is your definition of "Fashionable"?

KinseySchofield (KS): A1: Standing out in a packed room. Bold colors. Funky cuts. Wearing something that no one else will be wearing.

MSC: Fun! Q2: Do you have any items in your closet that you refuse to give away or get rid of?

KS: A2: I refuse to get rid of my William Rast jeans. I love Justin Timberlake and I love their fit. The perfect booty jean!

MSC: We �� a good booty jean! Q3: What is your greatest thrift find?

KS: A3: My Black Chanel Leather Chain Tote that I found at @MySistersCloset LV (Lincoln Village location)! & a Herve Leger dress!

MSC: Q4: PERF segue! Q4: If you visit right now, what is one item you âÂ?¤ï¸Â??

KS: A4: Obviously this turtleneck.

MSC: HAHA! Q5: What is your signature style? Turtlenecks?

KS: A5: Look at me! Look at me!

MSC: Q6: How would you define a "Well Suited" gentleman in 140 characters or less?

KS: A6: J-a-m-e-s F-r-a-n-c-o (James Franco)

MSC: ������ Q7: Do you enjoy any fashion bloggers?

KS: A7: I love @ChiaraFerragni & have recently discovered @nuclq!!!

MSC: Q8: Anything else you would like to promote or tell us about?

KS: A8: Coming soon to a TV near you!

MSC: Thank you @KinseySchofield!

KS: Thank you @MySistersCloset! I love you the most!

Fashion News, Lauren Bacall dies at age 89

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All of the pros here at our second hand stores in San Diego were saddened by the news of Lauren Bacall’s passing at the age of 89. The legendary actress and model will be greatly missed, but will continue to inspire all of us as a style icon. 

Image: Laura Loveday                              

Bacall began her career as a model at the tender age of 16, and she was already recognizable for her cat-like grace, blonde hair, and stunning green-blue eyes. After appearing on the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, her husky voice and sultry sex appeal quickly landed her acting roles in Hollywood. 

Image: Laura Loveday                              


Bacall found success in Tinsel Town and will be remembered as one of the greats that came out of Hollywood’s Golden Age of film. She starred in her first film, To Have and Have Not, at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart. They went on to star in more hits together, including The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. Bacall also worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Later, her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.


Bacall was also the star of one of Hollywood’s greatest love stories; after meeting on the set of her first film and falling in love, she married actor Humphrey Bogart. She was 20 and he was 45. Despite the age difference, they were together until Bogart’s death of esophageal cancer, after thirteen years and two children together. 


Image: James Vaughan                             

Bacall was captivating on and off-screen, in her roles as an actress and in her personal life. The Golden Age was a time of glamour and romance, and the silver screen was lit up by gorgeous women and handsome men. Bacall herself stood out among this elite group for her unique style. She wore her clothes – they never wore her. Her style was effortlessly sexy, and she could confidently make a casual outfit look chic and appealing. She was the embodiment of the classic Hollywood starlet, and her style is still just as classy today as it was in the 50s. That’s why in 1995 she was named the 6th sexiest film star in history by Empire Magazine, and it’s why we here at MSC still look up to her today for style inspiration.


Bacall’s timeless style will make her a fashion icon forever, and some of her most notable looks are still wearable today. Stop by your local MSC second hand stores in San Diego to pay tribute to the always flawless Ms. Bacall and find pieces that will give you some of her confidence. And for styling tips and more fashion news check out our blog

San Diego Resale MSCs Favorite Things

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Here at our San Diego resale store, we know you need some new outfits for the steamy summer months. Whether you’re searching for the perfect date night outfit or just need some new pieces to add to your wardrobe, you’ve come to the right place. We are the best at giving you some of the hottest designer clothes, shoes, and accessories - all at fabulous prices.


To get you started on your quest for your hot new wardrobe, we wanted to share with you some of the pieces we are crushing on right now. Our inventory changes every single day, which means we have a great selection, but if you do fall in love with a piece definitely consider buying it. All our pieces won’t be here forever, so don’t let that dress that looks fabulous on you be the one that got away. Here are some of our faves:


St. John Tan Sleeveless Dress

This dress is simple and sophisticated, and the belted waist is flattering for all figures. Get playful and pair it with colorful accessories and some sexy pumps, or keep it classy with neutrals for the office. This dress is great because it can be worn for work during the day or for a night on the town.

Diane von Furstenburg Pink Suede Heels

Be pretty in pink this summer! Every girl needs a pair of pink heels, and these sexy kicks can be paired with a white dress or pant with a cute blouse for the perfect daytime date look. And of course oversized sunnies and a floppy wide-brimmed hat for the day-after Sunday brunch.

Kate Spade Teal Embossed Pumps

A true fashionista knows better than anyone that colorful heels are not only a great way to add color to an outfit, but they help bring life to summer fashion. These Kate Spade heels are too die for!

Diane von Furstenburg Black Knit Mini Skirt

This is a great piece to transition into as we approach these last few summer months. A knit skirt is perfect for the beginning of Fall, and a tight black mini is an essential part of every party girl’s wardrobe.

Just Cavalli Multicolor Floral Print Sheath Dress

We love this piece because it is fun, fresh and bright! It’s a great staple dress for summer, and the floral pattern would also be great next spring. It could be easily paired with some nude wedges and light sweater for a flirtatious yet ladylike look.

Etro Navy Two Pocket Skirt

This two-pocket skirt has a lot going for it – its simple design allows for hundreds of oufit options, its texture makes it interesting, it’s pretty on any skin color, and its gathered waist will make you look fierce. They had me at pockets, so all those other features are the cherries on top.

We hope these looks have inspired you to add to your closet, and you can shop our San Diego resale store now before these fabulous pieces are gone! For more styling tips and the latest fashion news check out the MSC blog.



Closet Cleaning Tips

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This is gonna’ sound crazy, but turn every hanger in your closet backwards. Now as you wear items, hand them back up the normal way. Before you know it you’ll see what you should consign. Time to bid adieu to all that closet clutter.


Now that your nice, new hangers are facing forward and your closet doesn’t have multiple personalities, dedicate a place year round for what’s destined for My Sister’s Closet or Well Suited. Don’t forget accessories, shoes and while your at it, that nice jewelry box your evil Aunt gave you that you’ve never opened. Best of all, you can drop off your consignments any day at your convenience. No appointments necessary.



If you like having a neat and orderly home why does your closet always look like a hurricane just blew through? Sorting everything out will make it so much easier (and fun) to get dressed!

How to start? Your pants want to hang next to the other pants. They told us. Sweaters like being folded—not hung – and laying on top of other comfy sweaters. They told the pants to tell us. Speaking of which, invest in quality hangers. Joan Crawford was right. Bring all those ugly wire hangers back to the dry cleaner. Incredible how much more room you’ve got now isn’t it?

Next, group each type of clothing so that short sleeves are all together, long sleeves hang side by side, short reside next to shorts… You get the picture. Finally, organize each section by color. Go from light to dark, left to right. Feeling better about your wardrobe?



If you’re lucky and have some extra closet space, try this one. Take everything that’s out-of-season and tuck it out of sight (out of mind). Kind of like your ex. It’s now easy to see you really don’t need another white tee, however, a black blouse is a whole other story. After you’ve make all that cash consigning the stuff you never wear, it’s time to shop!


You know how we just suggested hanging up the pieces you plan to consign? Please launder and press whatever needs some extra TLC before bringing them in. The better condition your items are in, the more likely we will consign them and that means you’ll make money. Remember, if you don’t want to buy less than perfect items, why would you expect us to take them from you and sell them to your friend?


Speaking of friends, now that you have some tips for cleaning and organizing your closet, share them with those you love. Maybe they’ll let you consign them on your account so you can save up faster for that Chanel or Prada. Now that’s a good friend.

Second Hand Stores San Diego Back to School Bests

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It’s not easy to find unique pieces that no one else has. With My Sister’s Closet’s second hand stores in San Diego you will find unique designer clothes at some of the best prices. Keep your back to school wardrobe fresh and different than all your friends.

Here are our tips for looking your best on campus this year!

1. Bargain Shop. Look for deals ladies. There is no need to overpay for clothes that all of your friends have too!  Bargain shopping is the best way to get a great deal on the most unique pieces of clothing. Sometimes the hunt for a good deal just adds to the shopping fun.

2. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Try something new. Maybe try on something you wouldn’t normally have or maybe you change your style all together. Use fashion as an extension of your personality.

3. Stay comfortable. It’s nice to take risks but never step too far out of your comfort zone. If the crop top scene isn’t for you there’s no need to follow the trend. Your style is yours for a reason.

4. Accessorize! The best way to add a little something extra or new to your outfit or wardrobe is through accessories. Whether it’s a fabulous pair of shoes, a new purse, or a fabulous statement necklace it is sure to raise your confidence!


Find some of your back to school wardrobe with MSC today! Our second hand stores San Diego are hidden gems! If you are looking for more fashion tips be sure to check out the MSC blog.

We Gave Back 32 Percent to Charity Last Year

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We're proud to report on something that you'll probably take great pride in too.

Most people consign with us because their closet or home has become a little cluttered or they have some great clothes or furniture that can generate some new income.

Well, there might be another reason too. Last year we contributed 32% of our profits to a diverse group of charities. They include but are not limited to…

  • AZ Humane Society
  • Friends of Animal Care & Control
  • HALO Animal Rescue
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Fresh Start Women's Foundation
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation
  • Trends Charitable Fund
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Helen Woodward Animal Center (San Diego)
  • Rancho Coastal Humane Society (San Diego)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Science Center
  • ASU (Women and Philanthropy)
  • Arizona Costume Institute
  • ADLA (Animal Defense League of AZ)
  • Yellowstone Association
  • The Beatitudes
  • Board of Visitors
  • Telluride Animal Foundation

Working with us at My Sister's Closet, Well Suited and My Sister's Attic doesn't just help your wallet. It helps thousands of people, animals and those in need too.

So call, email, shout or just stop by if and when you think you may have some extra stuff on hand. It's worth it, in more ways than one.

Ann Siner,
CEO and founder of My Sister's Closet, Well Suited and My Sister's Attic


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News Peg Rihanna and the CFDA Fashion Icon Award

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This just in, fashionistas. The pros at our Phoenix and San Diego consignment store are excited to break the news to our west coast ladies. In case you haven’t heard, the one and only Rihanna will officially be receiving the incredible CFDA Fashion Icon award this June 2014.


For those of you who know (and love) the CFDA – or the Council of Fashion Designers of America – we feel your excitement, girl. But for those who are a little newer to the fashion block, we’ll give you a brief lowdown on the organization and its latest icon award recipient announcement.


As a not-for-profit trade association, the CFDA is made up of more than 400 of America’s most incredible jewelry, womenswear, menswear, and accessory designers. It is also the creator of the separate CFDA foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to raise funds for charity activities.


So what exactly is the CFDA Fashion Icon award? Well, its just one of the most incredible awards given out at the annual CFDA Fashion Awards event (this year, held on June 2) designed to honor those who have made countless contributions to the fashion industry.


Past winners have included Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, and C.Z. Guest.



And this year, our favorite Bad Girl RiRi will accept the gorgeous award due to the impact she’s made in the industry and pop culture as well as her incredible philanthropic partnership with the MAC AIDS Fund’s Viva Glam campaign.

MySistersCloset Twitterviews Defenders for Dinner With Wolves

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The Mexican Grey Wolf is one of the most endangered species in North America. Dinner with Wolves' mission is to bring awareness to the species and help protect them from extinction. Beneficiary Defenders of Wildlife Twitterviewed with us on Friday to talk Wolf.

MSC: Yes great resources, we adopted our CEO Ann a Wolf for her birthday this year!
Such a great idea! :)
What are the most PAWpular places to witness wolves in their natural habitat?

DW: @YellowstoneNPS in WY and @DenaliNPS in AK are both great wolf-watching spots.

MSC: Can't beat the scenery there :) 3rd Q: How would you describe the Dinner With Wolves experience is 3 words?

DW: Oooh, tough one. Lets go with encouraging, inspiring and up-close. How often do you get to see real wolves?

MSC: Exactly....Especially Mexican Grey Wolves, only 85 left in the wild! 4th Q: If you would have dinner with anyone dead or alive who who would it be and why?

DW: Aldo Leopold, father of the conservation ethic. Anti-predator until he saw the importance of wolves in the southwest.

MSC: Very good answer! Last Q: HOWL can people learn more about Defenders of Wildlife?

DW: Aside from our website, anyone can sign up here to get action opportunities & updates

MSC: excellent. Thank you for #Twitterviewing with us. We can't wait for Dinner With Wolves Sunday night!

DW: You're very welcome. We're excited for it as well!

Dinner With Wolves will be held at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center on April 6, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.