Tiffany Colaizzi absolutely lives and breathes fashion, a passion she’s known since she was a young girl. “My mom and I used to shop consignment when I was growing up. I always wanted a new outfit every day, so, instead of giving me money my mom would let me consign her clothes. Whatever money I earned from my mother’s clothes would go towards me getting something new to wear to school the next day,” she remembers. What was once a young woman’s dream, turned into reality. As the owner of Name Droppers, Tiffany holds the distinction of owning the only high-end designer consignment clothing stores in Salt Lake City.
Being a 3rd generation retailer, Tiffany believes that being a businesswoman is in her blood. Her stores (that’s right, more than one) embody her love of connecting local people with excellent fashion. Whether shopping at her Highland location or her Outlet store on Parleys Way, you’ll find Tiffany has brought tons of designer labels under one roof. Name Droppers gets merchandise shipped in from out-of-state daily. But don’t think these are your traditional lightly worn items, many of the pieces at Name Droppers come new with a designer label and original price tags on them for a fraction of the original price.
Name Droppers also offers in- house styling options for customers at no additional fee. Simply make an appointment, and Tiffany or one of her highly trained associates will help you find the perfect outfit for your event, pulling items beforehand so you can see several great options upon arrival. In addition to prices already at a fraction of retail cost, both locations have a huge clearance sale during the last full weekend of every month-with the Highland store being open on Sundays!
Q. Best Advice?
“For customers: Why pay straight retail? Consignment shopping is a smart shoppers way to shop. For potential business owners: Figure out what your passion is and go with it. Just do it and don’t think about it too much. If it’s your passion success will follow.”
Q. Biggest challenge?
“Staffing is the hardest part to me about being a business owner; it can definitely be tricky! There’s a specific kind of person that I am always looking for. Someone that adds to my team, they must have a love for fashion and really love people. They need to know brands, know what’s out there, what’s in style and what the clients are going to want. I truly care for each and every person I do business with, So making sure I hire the right person for the job has always been something I take very seriously. I love to watch the beautiful women I work with grow while working with me, it’s so rewarding.”
Q. Dream Goal?
“I always have goals, but I believe I’m living my dream!”