A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Even though the mother-daughter trio at the center of this show sometimes argues, the fact they're able to make a business work together sends a powerful message of family unity.
Positive Role Models
Most of the women featured on the show uphold the old Midwestern stereotypes about niceness -- they're polite to employees and to each other and treat each other with respect. They do complain about each other in behind-the-scenes interviews, however.
"Damn" and "hell," plus some bleeped cursing: "s--t."
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Products & Purchases
Constant discussion of high-end fashion brands: Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo. Viewers will learn about various designer products in great detail.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters sometimes drink wine or champagne at events or when visiting clients to look through their closets.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Resale Royalty is a reality show centering on a designer resale shop run by a mother and her two daughters that is fun watch-together fare. The business owners spotlighted on the show are respectful to employees and clients alike, running a solid business with a national reputation, with just a bit of bickering. There is some cursing, bleeped and unbleeped, and some mild disparagement of other characters in behind-the-scenes interviews. Characters occasionally drink onscreen, but no one acts drunk. Set in a store that sells designer clothes, shoes, purses, etc., there is near-constant discussion of various brands.
Is It Any Good?
"We're not a consignment shop," Sue McCarthy says firmly. "We're a high-end designer retail store." The difference? We get to watch as customers paw through exquisite, expensive bags, scarves, shoes, and dresses, a feast for the eyes of fashion-lovers. Those same fashion-crazed viewers will appreciate the wealth of inside information on various brands, such as when the Louis Vuitton monogram pattern first appeared (1896!) and why the holograms used to authenticate Chanel bags often thwart identification.
Another treat: Though most fashion shows are populated only by model types, Women's Closet Exchange employs a group of very real-looking folks, many of whom could be your mom or grandma. Not only is it refreshingly fun to see people who don't look perfect onscreen, the diversity sends a powerful message that fashion and style are ageless and available to everyone. This plus the appeal of watching a family-run business, similar to Pawn Stars, and a bunch of nice people working hard to do a good job, makes Resale Royalty something more than a fashionable throwaway trifle.
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