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Sheitel Consignment Boutique, Classic Sheitels, Offers Women a New Venue to Buy and Sell Gently Worn Luxury Wigs

Friday July 13, 2012 4:50 AM - 10 Comments

Baltimore, MD - Classic Sheitels, a sheitel consignment boutique in Baltimore, offers women a unique solution for their sheitel woes. Customers are able to sell sheitels they aren’t wearing or buy high quality sheitels for greatly discounted prices.

“Every woman has dealt with the disappointment of investing in a sheitel that didn’t end up working out,” says Lena Fleminger, owner of Classic Sheitels. “The cut or color could be unflattering, the cap could be uncomfortable, or the sheitel just isn’t right for you. Then you’re stuck with a perfectly good sheitel you’ll never wear.”

Having experienced this herself a few times, Fleminger devised a solution-a sheitel consignment boutique. “At Classic Sheitels, we make a shidduch between women who want to sell their sheitels and women who want to buy them,” she says.

Since opening Classic Sheitels in 2009, Fleminger has had great success, selling nearly 250 gently-worn sheitels for clients from all over the U.S., Canada, and Israel. Although the store is located in Baltimore, 85% of its consignment wigs come from sellers in the New York and New Jersey area who send sheitels via the mail. Classic Sheitels only consigns nearly new or lightly worn European and human hair pieces.

Consigners are able to sell the sheitels they are not wearing and put what they earn toward buying another piece. Well known modest fashion blogger Sharon Langert of Lakewood, NJ, who blogs as Fashion-Isha, sold one of her sheitels with Classic Sheitels and encourages others to do the same.

“Working with Lena was an all around positive experience from start to finish,” says Langert. “I love the entire concept of what she is doing and it was great to make money on a sheitel I was no longer going to wear but was still in good condition. I would definitely buy or sell a sheitel through Classic Sheitels again!”

Today, purchasing a new European hair sheitel can cost between $2,000 and $4,500-a financial stretch for many women already juggling household expenses and tuition bills. The consignment process at Classic Sheitels allows women to purchase very high quality wigs for a fraction of their retail prices.

Rochelle Shwekey, mother of Jewish singing sensation Yaakov Shwekey, lives in Mexico City where she has few sheitel options. After spending months looking for the perfect piece-something blond, gorgeous, and of very high quality-Mrs. Shwekey bought a nearly new Shevy from Classic Sheitels, and could not be happier with the amazing bargain she found.

“I love the look, feel, and wearability of the sheitel,” she says. “It’s the most natural looking piece I’ve ever owned and it was such a metzia.”

Classic Sheitels also provides sophisticated cuts and styles for wigs and offers consultation services for brides and more experienced sheitel customers looking to purchase new sheitels. To sell a sheitel, visit www.sellmywig.com. To view wigs for sale, visit www.classicsheitels.com or www.facebook.com/Classic.Sheitels.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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10 Responses to “Sheitel Consignment Boutique, Classic Sheitels, Offers Women a New Venue to Buy and Sell Gently Worn Luxury Wigs”

1. Comment from Ben-Azai
Time July 13, 2012 at 8:03 AM

http://www.matzav.com plumbs new depths by blatantly offering free advertising such as this.

Journalist content: zero.

2. Comment from Anonymous
Time July 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM

They are all assur. No posek even the ones who permitted it 60 years ago would permit it today. The Torah does not want you to look like a Hollywood star. Even if it was “gently worn” in the past. They should make an asifa about it. Sorry.

3. Comment from Adam Neira
Time July 13, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I have never been able to work out how the wig custom works for some sects. but doesn’t wearing a flattering, high priced wig defeat the purpose of the practise ?

4. Comment from Wondering
Time July 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Is this just hairsay?

5. Comment from anon
Time July 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM

To Adam:There are three purposes to woman wearing a wig after marriage.
One reason is so that others will know that this woman is unavailable. Those Rabbis who feel that this is the primary reason will not allow wigs at all or at least not wigs that are very natural looking.
A second reason is because a married woman should reserve the full measure of her beauty for her husbands eyes alone. Natural hair is a major source of a woman’s beauty. Those Rabbis who feel that this is the primary reason may allow wigs, even wigs that are somewhat natural looking as long as someone who is used to wigs would be able to tell that it isn’t natural hair. There are very few wigs that move and flow like natural hair.For someone who isn’t “wig conscience” it might pass as natural looking but it really does not look the same as natural hair.
Then there are those who feel that the primary reason is for the woman herself to have an awareness at all times that her beauty is reserved for her husband. Those Rabbis would allow any kind of head covering even the most natural wigs. No woman wearing any kind of wig will be oblivious to it.
There you have the different opinions and thus the different customs. No Rabbi, however, is of the opinion that a woman should cover her hair to be ugly. Married women as well as all Jews, married or not, male or female, are meant to look neat, dignified and presentable at all times as befits G-d emissaries.

6. Comment from Sara Palin
Time July 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Matzav always shows my sheitel. How do we know these are not from the Indian hair, ones?

7. Comment from tzedakah
Time July 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

What an amazing idea and savings for women? Thanks for letting us know.

8. Comment from LAer
Time July 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

#2- Most women who wear sheitels do not look like “hollywood stars” but rather have the same basic look as every other sheitel-wearer. A woman needs to feel good about this important mitzvah. A woman wearing a snood or a hat just can’t feel the same about herself, making her less likely to follow this important mitzvah.
Just because it may not be your minhag, does not make it “assur” or worthy of having an “asifa”. How about the fact that you know what a hollywood star looks like– that is definitely important enough to have an asifa. Unfortunately too many of our kinder know what Hollywood is. Now that is a big problem.

9. Comment from eli
Time July 13, 2012 at 5:02 PM

#2, you can follow your Rav and others can follow theirs.

10. Comment from Shulie
Time July 20, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Good answer, LAer! I think this is a brilliant idea and one I will keep in mind! I’ve been consigning and buying consigned clothes for many years, and I look forward to doing the same with sheitlach! BTW, although I strongly disagree with Anonymous’ tone, women should be aware that a sheitel can be “overcovering,” and use our innate sense of Tznius to decide when a sheitel is “too” (long, showy, flippant).

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