Looking for a Bargain? Shop These Stylish Consignment Shops in NYC
New Yorkers have mastered the art of blending the old with the new in every part of city life including architecture, the culinary scene, and – of course – fashion. The concept of purchasing used clothing and accessories often has a low-end reputation, but consignment stores are one of the best secrets for stocking your wardrobe with designer duds at a discount. Spend an afternoon treasure hunting among these six stylish consignment shops in NYC, and splurge on a new wardrobe at a fraction of the retail price.
Trunk Show Designer Consignment, 275-277 W 113th St
Stocking pieces from Alaia to Zac Posen, Trunk Show Designer Consignment on the Upper West Side specializes in the most luxe labels. Although the prices are far from cheap (they have a pair of Christian Louboutin spiked heels for $399), they’re still substantially less than you’d pay for the same item at Bergdorf’s. If you’re looking to sell some of your own gently used designer clothing, Trunk Show Designer Consignment also offers a “Closet Overhaul” service to help reorganize, clear out, and pack your unwanted clothing for consignment or donation.
Margoth Consignment Shop, 218 E 81st St
On the other side of Central Park, Margoth Consignment Shop has been bringing second-hand designer pieces to Upper East Siders since 2001. Customers have reported finding Louis Vuitton accessories for under $200 and Tiffany & Co. jewelry for under $100.
Michael’s, The Consignment Shop for Women, 1125 Madison Ave
Along with selling luxury designer labels, Michael’s, The Consignment Shop for Women stocks diffusion (aka “slightly more affordable”) brands and collections as well. Think Stuart Weitzman sneakers for $90, a silk Roberto Cavalli top for $125, and Manolo Blahniks for as low as $85. For once, you’ll be able to make a designer purchase on Madison Avenue without sacrificing a month’s rent.
Décor NYC, 159 W 25th St
Interior design lovers will definitely appreciate Décor NYC – a stylish consignment shop dedicated to home furnishings, vintage collectibles, antique pieces, and one-of-a-kind accents sold at midrange prices. A cherrywood coffee table by Pedro Lima, for example, may be valued at $3,200 but priced at $1,495; or a Rosenthal porcelain vase from the 1960’s may be valued at $250 but priced at $99. A great find at Décor NYC is perfect for adding a unique touch to your apartment.
East Village Vintage Collective, 545 E 12th St
If you love a good deal, it doesn’t get much better than East Village Vintage Collective. There’s a wide assortment of clothing, accessories, and knick-knacks for men, women, and children, and most items are priced below $20. Online shopping is also available for any out-of-towners who want to get in on the NYC consignment shop action.
AuH2O, 84 E 7th St
Owned by Kate Goldwater (hence, the name), AuH2O is another East Village jewel worth visiting. Everything in stock has been carefully curated to ensure quality, providing a wonderful vintage shopping experience in NYC. Many items are priced under $25, and AuH2O has permanent $5 and $10 racks on display for budget-savvy shoppers to peruse.
Michael’s, The Consignment Shop for Women photo by the shop.