Sunday, September 7, 2008

Great Find: Michael's Consignment Closet

I braved the storm on Saturday......and followed Miss Fashion to Michael's Consignment Closet on Madison between 79th & 80th. I usually don't have the patience to dig and find the gems at secondhand stores, but this one was so much fun. It's the perfect size - only two small floors, and every item in the store is hand-selected by the staff for their designer pedigree and style. Prada, , D&G, Stella Mccartney, Pucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, DVF, Burberry, Marni, Dries vanNorten...the list goes on. There are clothes, shoes, hats, even bridal gowns, and they're all "gently used" so you don't feel like you're shopping at Goodwill. It's actually like going through some Upper East Side girl's amazing closet. There are a ton of Chanel suits--I guess from all the rich old ladies who live up the block! But really, the stuff at Michael's is really fashionable.

Some of the items are only one or two seasons old and they cost a fraction of their original price, so if you're a fashionista on a budget, you're going to love this place. Cool, huh? Only in NY would you have enough fashionistas cleaning out their closet to keep a store like this stocked...although Miss Fashion swears she's not ready to part with any of her treasures.

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