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A Lincoln Park fashionista faces the reality TV camera

Corri McFadden eDrop-Off talks about her designer clothing accessories consignment store N. Halsted St. Thursday March 15 2012 Chicago. |

Corri McFadden of eDrop-Off talks about her designer clothing and accessories consignment store on N. Halsted St. Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Chicago. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times

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‘HOUSE OF CONSIGNMENT’

9 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays on VH1

Updated: April 20, 2012 8:08AM



Local fashionista Corri McFadden is starring in her own TV series, “House of Consignment,” debuting Wednesday with back-to-back episodes on VH1.

Being at the center of a reality television show doesn’t make McFadden nervous; cameras don’t faze her.

What does make this 30-year-old Gold Coast gal squirm in her Louboutins?

“The thought of not getting a pair of shoes or a bag that I really want,” she says sheepishly.

McFadden’s passion for fashion and a brain for business helped this Kansas City native build the multi-million dollar company eDrop-Off. Run out of a sleek storefront in Lincoln Park, the consignment business auctions luxury clothes and accessories on eBay.

The 10-episode program follows McFadden and her trendy team as they go about their jobs, which include cleaning out the closets of some well-heeled Chicagoans, such as restaurateur Karyn Calabrese.

A camera crew tagged along with the charismatic McFadden last summer and fall to capture the challenges, drama and glamor that go along with running a fashion empire. Each episode is packed with shots of pretty products — Missoni dresses, Manolos, Birkin bags — along with some equally attractive footage of the city.

“When you think fashion, you don’t necessarily think Midwest. But it’s here,” McFadden says in the pilot. “This is where I grew up and I’m staying true to that.”



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