Marina del Rey, California, July 22, 2011 - An Issey Miyake purse in the shape of a tiny dress is framed in the closet of divorcee Julie Spira. Spira, who is now divorced says that she recently travelled to Japan for the first time and wanted an actual Miyake dress, but her new liftstyle couldn't afford it. "I had to settle for this purse that looks like a dress. But I love it just the same," says Spira. ..Spira recently met with fashion entrepreneur Jill Alexander, founder of The Divorcee Sale, to go through her collection of designer gowns, jewelry and handbags for the upcoming sale at Pelican Hills Resort. ..Alexander, who has actually never been married, started The Divorcee Sale this past spring after noticing a trend amongst her friends and colleagues going through divorces. "Many women have an attachment to these things and they just want to move on," says Alexander. She added that the consignment shops were full and not really offering much in the way of sympathy in the situation. Alexander is different in that she visits the home of the divorcees, often with cakes and tissues, and acts as both a consignor and a confidant. .