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
CGO (Chief Growling Officer)
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.