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
House Stylist + Shop Manager
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!
Jess originally worked for Consign Couture at the St. Johns location and left as her teaching career was taking off. Fast forward through a bunch of kindergarteners and now the proud mom to her own little one, Jess came back to Consign Couture in Lake Oswego. She has impeccable, effortless personal style, and with years of retail clothing experience (she also used to be a manager at Adorn), she's wonderful at helping you find just the right pieces for your wardrobe. She's a star.
Must-have daily wardrobe item: A great-fitting pair of well-made denim.
Miso is Tamara's Miso is Tamara's little gremlin.
Miso can be a little grumpy if you wake him up from a nap, but if you let him come to you, you are golden!
He was adopted from the Oregon Humane Society - Please support the Oregon Humane Society - they do amazing work!