Saturday, September 5, 2015

Change is in the Air....

As the season changes and cooler temperatures prompt us to change our wardrobes, we are busy at Act II transitioning into fall and winter consignments.  Get top dollar for your items by consigning at Act II.  Our most successful consignors know that it is best to consign early in the season for the best return on their items.  Check out our "Consignment Guidelines" tab here on the website for more details.  Our most sought after clothing labels are Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Lilly Pulitzer, Lafayette 148, St. John Collection, Misook, Ming Wang, and Joseph Ribkoff as well as Chico's, White House Black Market, Ann Taylor, Loft, Jones NY, Ralph Lauren, and Talbots.  We specialize in designer/premium label handbags such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Coach, Brighton, Brahmin, Dooney & Bourke, Gucci, and Kate Spade.  Jewelry by Brighton, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, David Yurman, Barse, and Michael Kors is very much in demand!  At Act II you'll find everything from Miss Me Jeans to Sherri Hill formals!

There is also currently a lot of activity here as the new owner renovates and upgrades the shopping center.  As you drive through University Place you will see a new look - new colors, new landscaping, and many new tenants moving in.

Inspired by the changes in University Place, I have given Act II a new, updated look as well.  We've received a lot of compliments on the colors we have chosen for paint and carpet and hope you will like them as well!

We encourage you to visit our new neighbors in the center and stop in to view our merchandise that is arriving daily or consign your fall and winter fashions!  We are open Sunday 12 - 4, Monday - Friday 10 - 6, and Saturday 10 - 5.  (We are closed on Sundays during holiday weekends and most holidays).  We invite you to explore the world of consignment and look forward to your visit!

We look forward to providing a first class consignment market place for many years to come!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer, 2013

Summer is in full swing at Act II and we've been busier than ever!  Each year Act II continues to grow thanks to our many referrals!

Lots of great fashions arrive daily from some of North Alabama's finest closets, so our inventory is constantly changing.  Each week we process hundreds of items with labels such as Lilly Pulitzer, Tommy Bahama, Joseph Ribkoff, Armani, Escada, St. John Collection, Lafayette 148, Valentino, Etcetera, Trina Turk, Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Tahari, Jones NY, Chico's, Coldwater Creek, White House Black Market, Ann Taylor, Talbots, J. Jill, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin, David Yurman, Lagos, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Louis Vuitton, Brahmin, Brighton, Michael Kors, Prada and Makowsky - just to name a few.  We also carry better mall labels.  We receive consignments daily and we never know what treasures will arrive.  Act II is a busy shop and the best items sell quickly.  Our motto is "Buy it today, it may be gone tomorrow."

Prominent colors this summer include Emerald, Poppy Red, Monaco Blue, Lemon, Violet, Nectarine and Coral.  These colors are well represented throughout Act II's inventory.  Many of the items we receive are new with tags!  We currently have a nice selection of new shoes and sandals by Brighton, Donald J. Pliner, Onex, and VanEli - new from a store, but at a price considerably lower than retail!  In addition we have new fashion jewelry from New York and Atlanta.

Saving money is the new trend, just as spending it was popular in the past.  Resale is an option now favored by many fashion forward women and cost conscious families.  Shopping consignment enables you to update and complement your wardrobe for a fraction of the cost of retail.

Act II has been in business for over 21 years and we'd love to have you be part of it!  We are still accepting some summer items, but the sooner you get your consignments in the better price you will receive.  Designer handbags are always in demand but must be authentic.

If you have expensive taste and smart money, Act II is the place for you!  Join the thrill of the hunt and visit Act II today where treasures abound and good customer service is always in style!

Go to our home page and click on the facebook page ."Like" Act II and you will receive posts with photos of new arrivals.

Friday, November 16, 2012

21 Years

Wow!  Another year has passed by!!  Thank you again to our many great consigners and customers - Act II continues to grow because of your referrals - thank you for your patronage!!  I really appreciate the efforts of all the talented, dedicated employees who have helped build the business!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Celebrating 20 Years in Business!

It's hard to believe it has been 20 years since I opened Act II. In October, 1991, I rented my current suite which was considered a "vanilla box": sheetrock walls and a concrete floor. With the help of family and friends, I painted the walls, had carpet installed, and opened for business on November 16, 1991. A lot of businesses have come and gone in our center since then, but Ol' Heidelberg and Subway remain - we now have 8 (soon 9) restaurants!! So much has changed in the fashion and retail industries, as well as the consignment industry, over these last 20 years! A lot has changed at Act II, as well, as we've adapted to meet the needs of our customers and responded to a changing business environment. However, what has not changed is our dedication to quality and first class customer service!

I certainly appreciate the efforts of all the talented, dedicated employees who have helped build my business over the years. What a wonderful adventure this has been!

Thank you to Act II's many great consigners and customers - Act II continues to grow because of your referrals - thank you for your patronage!!

We look forward to providing a first class consignment marketplace for many years to come!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Act II Represented at National Conference

Recently Judy Chassay, Owner of Act II, attended the NARTS 24th Annual National Conference held this year at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas, where over 500 consignment shops were represented from the U. S. and Canada. The four day conference is the industry's most comprehensive educational event of the year. Judy attended specialized resale workshops, stimulating networking sessions (one of which she moderated), and was inspired by a motivating keynote speech.

Judy has been a member of NARTS, the Association of Resale Professionals, for many years and has attended numerous national and regional conferences. "We have an ongoing commitment at Act II to continue our resale education, keep abreast of trends and issues related to the resale industry, and stay at the top of our profession," says Chassay. "I left the conference in Dallas with renewed energy and a multitude of invaluable ideas to help us provide exceptional service and quality merchandising to our customers."

Act II has been a part of Huntsville's retail scene since November 16, 1991. Established to provide the Tennessee Valley with a first class resale marketplace, Act II is nationally recognized as one of the best consignment businesses in Alabama. Act II features ladies' new and pre-owned apparel and accessories - offering customers everything from fabulous jeans to designer handbags, as well as a great selection of new fashion jewelry!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring 2011

Act II - a Trusted Name in Consignment for over 19 Years!

As temperatures warm and spring flowers bloom to adorn our landscape with natural beauty and vibrant colors, we know it's time to go through our closets!!

We now have seven restaurants in our shopping center - so parking is at a premium during lunch time! We do have a designated parking space in the back of the store for consignment drop offs. We have also started using the back door which is more convenient to our consignment processing area! (If the door is locked, just ring the door bell). In addition, we open at 9:00 in the morning and can also accept consignments by appointment after hours.

We've been receiving fabulous spring and summer merchandise daily - sizes 0 to 24. We have also received some great (new and nearly new) summer sandals - Talbots, Ann Taylor, Donald J. Pliner, Born, Clarks, Tommy Bahama, and White House Black Market. We've just received a shipment of new fashion jewelry and new watches, as well.

Stop in today and enjoy the thrill of the hunt at Act II - where treasures abound!

Monday, December 13, 2010

'Tis the Season - New Hours

It's that time of year - the holidays are upon us. We hope that you will enjoy the Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, and Kwanzaa holidays this year - and appreciate the true meaning of each of these special seasons!

We've had a wonderful season so far - lots of great fashions arriving daily! Luxurious sweaters, warm wool coats and slacks, soft velour and corduroy jeans, silk and cashmere sweaters - in all the right colors!

In addition, we have some great gift items at wonderful prices! New watches, including cuff and silicone styles, Circle E candles in gift bags, shawls and knit neck scarves, a great selection of new fashion jewelry in gift boxes, and first quality Melissa and Doug wooden puzzles (sturdy enough to last several generations!) We also have gift certificates available!

Between now and New Years we will be having drawings for gift certificates - please stop in and register - no purchase necessary!

We have new hours to serve you: Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition, if you have clothes to drop off you might consider parking in the back of our store and using our back door - just ring the door bell!

Now that we are getting into the end of the season we are starting mark-downs - offering bargains galore! Stop in today to see what treasures await you!