Each week during the season on House of Consignment, we’ll be talking to eDrop Off owner and woman whose wardrobe we covet, Corri McFadden, about her take on every episode.This week, Corri talks about taking a trip to Betseyland, where the Chanel bags are handed out like nobody’s business, and it gets a little kooky from time to time.
Nothing surprises me about Betsey. We had a premiere party last week and she was there. I was the last person leaving, and as I’m walking down the street with my boyfriend, all of a sudden I hear “VROOOOOM,” and I see this X5 come flying by going like 70 down the street, I was like “Oh my God, Betsey’s going to die before episode three!” She is in her own world, I have to respect that, she does her own thing. She’s so much fun. We just did a pickup from her the other day.
Was she a client prior to the show?
No, but she’s a returning client. When I got my invite to Betseyland, which was a real invite in a card she had made, it didn’t surprise me at all. I don’t know if I could go on a trip with her, she’s the kind of person you go on a trip with and you don’t come back! [Laughs] She was a fun, we got rid of everything in her closet. Everything on that rolling rack came with us.
You guys were shocked when she announced that she planned to give her purses away to her hair colorist and her manicurist. Why do you think she should have sold them instead of just giving them away?
You’d get $1500 back from selling one of them. So, let’s say you do want to give that person a handbag, why not take that $1500, go buy them a Marc Jacobs bag for $400, give them a bag and take the cash? Or if you do want to give it away, everyone says “I’ll give it to charity,” but what is charity going to do with a Chanel bag? They want a check. Every charity wants a check, unless it’s a donation to a silent auction, and they don’t want a used bag, they want a new one. So turn it into cash and then do whatever you want with it. That’s what I tell celebrities. Leverage your name to make some amazing money and donate it back. But when you just start giving things away to everyone, you create a circle of people around you who are just using you and it’s not real.