Where to Buy Outdoor Gear on Consignment
Second Ascent lands in Lyon Park, offering jackets, boots, packs and more.
Lisa Peregory has always been an “outdoor girl who loves consignment shopping.” So after 34 years working in the patent and trademark industry, she decided to combine those two avocations into a full-time job. In November she opened Second Ascent, a consignment store for outdoor gear and apparel, on Washington Boulevard in Lyon Park.
A visit to the shop (located next to Texas Jack’s Barbecue in the former Corner Cupboard space) finds an almost-new pair of chic Sorel boots, along with jackets for men, women and kids from labels such as Patagonia, The North Face and Helly Hansen. One display holds a cleverly designed camping stove similar to the one Peregory says she used during a monthlong hiking trip in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. I also spy a few brand-new wares sprinkled among the previously owned merch, including a quartet of mid-weight sleeping bags with the tags still attached.
Most items are priced at about 40 percent of retail, with prices decreasing incrementally the longer an item stays on the selling floor.
Curious to try a new outdoor activity but aren’t sure whether you’ll like it? The beauty of consignment gear, Peregory points out, is that it’s less of a hit on your wallet—which makes it easier to take those risks. Personally, I’m just happy to have a new place to search for the hiking boots my son needs for one week of summer camp, after which he’ll surely outgrow them.