Style Unlocked: Closet Chic (and Repeat)

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Posted By on October 3, 2019
Chrissy Sayare

Delving into Chrissy Sayare’s sensational wardrobe

By McKenna Wesley

I’m excited to share that I was recently invited to visit the private, personal closet of Chrissy Sayare, founder and CEO of To Be Continued…. If you’re not familiar with this amazing boutique, it’s a high-end resale store with multiple locations, including two in Scottsdale.

When recently visiting one of these Scottsdale stores, my mouth literally dropped as I stared at the incredible collection of handbags, shoes, designer clothing and accessories. (Think Hermes, Chanel, Bulgari, Valentino, etc.) While some of the items have never been used, it’s hard to believe that most have been worn or used more than once. Ladies and gentlemen, I was like a kid in a candy shop; I wanted it all!

Now you can understand why I could barely contain my excitement standing at Sayare’s front door. I could almost hear the inner sanctum calling my name as she opened the door and greeted me with a warm hug. As I stepped over the threshold, I was thrilled to enter the wonderful world of Chrissy Sayare. Here’s a bit of our conversation.

Why is fashion important to you? It’s an extremely intimate and personal form of self-expression. It’s also a way to tell the world how you feel about yourself. I like my style to say, “I have self-respect. I have the confidence to be different.” The way I dress facilitates where I want to go with and in my life. I care about presenting myself to the world in a manner that says, “YOU are important enough for me to get dressed for YOU.”

When did you become interested in fashion? Ever since I can remember I cared about what I was wearing. My first fashion memory was when I was about 5 years old. I loved the purple velvet dress and white Peter Pan collar blouse that was its underpinning. I wore it on the first day of first grade. I thought it was beautiful and that I looked pretty smart in it. I’d wear that same style today if I found it.

What’s your “go-to” outfit? White blouse with black bow at the collar, wax skinny pants and a fitted velvet jacket … think Prince.

What’s your most memorable piece and why? A Norma Kamali ruffle miniskirt and matching top that I found in Filene’s Basement when I was a freshman in high school. No one was wearing miniskirts at the time and I was petrified to wear it. The look was very radical and it felt like a big risk for this peanut-sized freshman to walk into a high school that respected athletic prowess more than fashion sense. When I walked in, the outfit got the attention of pretty much everyone, including the most popular girl in the school: the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. The outfit got me noticed for the first time in a school of 5,000 students and I felt so confident and special in it. I learned then that what you wear can affect how the world around you treats you. For me, taking that risk was a game changer and gave me a moment I will never forget.

How did you come up with the name To Be Continued…? My mother, who has helped me pursue my entrepreneurial dreams, came up with the name when we were in Paris together the summer before we opened the store.

How many locations do you have? We have four: two in Scottsdale, one in Dallas and our latest in Los Angeles. Our horizon is bright, with the unveiling of an exciting collaboration with a Parisian designer that has been in the works for two years. We continue to do our best to push the boundaries of the traditional ways things have been done and create new ways for fashion lovers to buy and sell pre-loved designer treasures.

To learn more, go to tbcconsignment.com.

McKenna Wesley

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

@thebubblyblonde

McKenna Wesley

About McKenna Wesley

McKenna Wesley is a Contributing Writer for Frontdoors Media and the owner and producer of the web site The Bubbly Blonde.