I am a consignment store obsessive. No matter what city I’m in I’ll always hunt down high end consignment stores as sometimes the finds in these places are absolutely out of this world. Women who have closets that are in constant rotation will often part ways with items that are still currently being sold in shops. Often they’ll wear a Chanel jacket or carry an Hermes bag that they’ve been photographed in and can’t be seen with again. So they trust certain women, in cities around the world, to resell their goods. In London there are a few shops that I regularly visit. Last week, however, I was given a hot tip on a new shop that opened in August in Notting Hill. The Merchant, located just across the street from Beach, Blanket, Babylon on Ledbury Road, now has an official page in my little black book of shopping. Any shop that has Hermes, Chanel, YSL, Balenciaga and Derek Lam on the first rack in store is a shop that needs to be in every woman’s bag of tricks! Here’s a little photo diary of my tour through their store….