Tamara opened Consign Couture in 2011 (originally in Portland's St. Johns neighborhood) not only as a well-curated consignment shop for women's clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories, but as a welcoming, inclusive community space to shop and feel nurtured. Consign Couture was embraced whole-heartedly by St. Johns and, thankfully, that love and support transferred and grew when the shop moved to Lake Oswego in 2018.
Since the inception of Consign Couture, Tamara has also been a speaker for Fortune 500 companies on a wide range of topics including sustainable fashion and inspiration; helped start a clothing closet for those in need; styled on photoshoots for other companies; and has run a successful shopping tour business focused on creating meaningful experiences for women and bringing attention to local shopping.
Prior to Consign Couture, Tamara had a 9-year career in sales management for an advertising and marketing company. Tamara attended college at the University of Oregon and at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Must-have daily wardrobe item: black, high-waisted PONTE pants
Shop Manager + House Stylist
Nancy first came to Consign Couture as a valued customer and has become our shop mama - working the store, showing off our latest finds in social media videos, and as our House Stylist. Always smiling and helpful, she has a knack for knowing exactly what will make you look your vest (could it be because she not only has amazing personal style but also spend 30 years as an esthetician and makeup artist? She really does it all). We could not be more grateful for Nancy's hard work, enthusiasm, and truly sunny disposition.
Must-have daily wardrobe item: I love a good jacket!
Social Media Manager
Kaitii is our Operations Manager. She is originally from Northwest Indiana and has lived in North Portland for 5 years. In her spare time she loves to volunteer with her local business association and as a Master Recycler, practice yoga, hike, swim, bake, take photos, read, and camp-- all preferably with her two rescue pups by her side.
Must-have daily wardrobe items: my glasses, a cozy sweatshirt, & ARQ bras-- made right here in Oregon. :)
One of Helen's favorite things about being a photographer is capturing the beauty of an individual who hasn't yet seen it in themselves. She is inspired by people, their stories and by embracing diversity. Many know her as a sister, auntie, fitness lover, thrifting queen and world traveler. You can see more of her work here!
Must-have daily wardrobe item: a solid, comfortable pair of black jeans.
Retail Sales Rep
Hailey is an avid world traveler, aspiring environmental lawyer, amateur thrift goddess, and aesthetic enthusiast - a is patchwork of odd energies and interests. Having moved here from right outside New Orleans, LA, she adds a refreshing, funky vibe to our classy establishment. Her guiding fashion principle: “Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism” - Simon Doonan.
Must-have daily wardrobe item: a pair of Docs.
Miso is Tamara's little gremlin. He can be a little grumpy if you wake him up from a nap, but if you let him come to you, you are golden!
Miso was adopted from the Oregon Humane Society! Please support the Oregon Humane Society - they do amazing work.
Must have daily wardrobe item: a very fuzzy blanket.