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BEST Consignment Store

2011 BEST Consignment Store, Clothing

The Closet

Boston

Lanvin, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana are just a few of the towering fashion labels that regularly crowd into this little storefront. Steals are scarce amid such elevated stock, but automatic markdowns eventually kick in. Plus, the Closet’s selective approach… read more»

2011 BEST Consignment Store, West

The Finer Consigner

Newton

Amy Hahn Heller’s shop is a mecca for bargain hunters, stocking gently worn versions of only the best: Hermès scarves, Chanel jackets, Prada skirts, and designer bags. And with all the cash you save on everything else, coming home with… read more»

2007 BEST Consignment Store

Poor Little Rich Girl

Somerville

The lure of this Davis Square boutique begins even before you cross the threshold, with hypercolorful window displays full of irresistible outfits. No bait and switch here, as you’ll discover even more choice threads inside. Seasonally appropriate selections, a wide… read more»

2005 BEST Consignment Store, Clothing

Karma

Boston

Everyone loves a bargain. But few of us love sifting through piles of used clothes. That’s why those in the know head to Karma, where the owners carefully edit the racks of gently worn wares. Trina Turk blouses, Ruth pants,… read more»

2004 BEST Consignment Store, Clothing

The Closet

Boston

You’ll need to work to unearth the gems at this tightly packed consignment store. But it’s worth the effort. The Closet has racks of cashmere sweaters, leather jackets, Lilly Pulitzer pants, and Gucci blousons, along with an excellent selection of… read more»

2003 BEST Consignment Store, West

The Finer Consigner

Newton

The vintage craze has brought piles of must-have clothes out of the closet, thanks in large part to discriminating boutiques like this one. A treasure trove of pre-owned pieces, the Finer Consigner showcases rack after rack of Michael Kors flapper… read more»

2003 BEST Consignment Store, Clothing

Dress Rehearsal

Boston

A visit to a consignment store should feel like a romp through a fashionista’s closet, not a garage sale free-for-all. Dress Rehearsal has all the goods and none of the riffraff. From Chanel suits and Louis Vuitton bags to BCBG… read more»

2002 BEST Consignment Store

Second Time Around

Boston

Some things just get better with age—especially at Second Time Around, where last year’s splurges are today’s total steal. Sort through racks of gently used Gucci, BCBG Max Azria, and Dolce & Gabbana pants, suits, tops, and jeans, all at… read more»

2001 BEST Consignment Store

The Closet

Boston

Take a hint from those fashionistas lucky enough to purge their wardrobes every season and then sell it. According to them, this is the place not only to get rid of last season’s Prada but also to find some incredible… read more»