Closet Tour: Corri McFadden Shows Us What She's Got

Corri McFadden is the business-owning, style-strutting Chicagoan gal you can catch on blogs, radio shows, and pretty much anywhere you'd look for sartorial stimulation. Her eBay-based business, e-Drop Off, is a go-to for anyone doing some serious designer digging. And now, she can also add "reality TV star" to her resume, since her show, House Of Consignment, premieres on VH1 in exactly one month!
Ahead of the big debut, we stole a moment with this busy lady to get the goods on something we've always wondered about—her closet, of course. How does the girl with endless access to designer brands, luxury looks, and rare finds actually decide what makes it into her wardrobe? Turns out, Corri's got the savvy to make sure that only what she loves (and looks great in) makes the final cut. Click through to read her rules for building and managing the wardrobe you've always wanted, then start DVRing House Of Consignment, come March, to see all of those to-die-for clothes in action.
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Okay just tell us, is this the closet you've always dreamed of or what?

"No! I think we all have a dream closet in mind–a Carrie Bradshaw moment. Let's just say I am still awaiting my moment! Living in the city space can be limited. I have maximized all available space in the closet (my boyfriend's space becomes smaller every season) and bedroom with a full wall buildout for my handbags, jewelry, and accessories!"

On Corri: Stylestakler dress, Giuseppe Zanotti boots, shoes in hand by Miu Miu.


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Do you think there is ever a point where your wardrobe is "finished", or will it always be a work in progress?

"Never! My wardrobe is always changing–fashion is what I live and breathe. Just the thought of my wardrobe being "finished" makes my heart hurt a bit."


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What is one thing you never wear any more but refuse to part with?

"Dolce & Gabbana Sequin Pants. I wore them for my 30th Birthday and for now I love them hanging inside my closet. They are a great memory!"

On Corri: Pants and top from Topshop.


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Is there any item you've ever tossed from your closet that you wish you could get back?

"No, out of site, out of mind. Honestly I couldn't even tell you the pieces I have gotten rid of–no attachment!"


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Do you believe in cleaning out your closet, or are you a clothes hoarder?

"I definitely clean out my closet. There is no need to hold onto something if you are not wearing it. I believe it is important to keep your closet fresh. It should look like you today–not you five years ago."

On Corri: Keepsake dress purchased at Sofia, Chanel Vintage necklace.


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What is your all-time favorite piece in your closet?

"My Chanel Gunmetal Chain Clutch, an unexpected surprise from my boyfriend. Chanel + love = favorite."


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Any advice for those looking to reorganize? "I believe it is important to maximize your available space. Don't be scared to add shelves in your closet. Just because they aren't there doesn't mean they can't be, they're super inexpensive. It is also important to make sure all of your similar items are grouped and visible so you know what you have. You can pickup great jewelry and closet organization pieces on eBay for a fraction of retail."


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Are there any closet staples you find yourself buying over and over again?

"Rag & Bone Legging Pants. The fit is perfection and I love the color selection!"


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What is one really luxe thing a woman can do to love the space of her closet more?

"Making sure you love everything inside of it is a great place to start. Then comes organization."


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What are you look to add to your wardrobe now?

"I am loving the print on print trend. I see Prabal [Gurung] as my Spring Future."


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