6166 Jericho Tpke. Commack, NY 631-979-5477
Kiss Consignment owner Tanya Deutsch was among the first to consign clothing for the younger set on Long Island, and the store has become a destination for all generations.
"Kids will shop here with their parents; then they'll grow up and reconsign," says Deutsch. "It used to be cool to carry the brand new designer pocket book that just hit stores, but now it's more of a status symbol to show that you have nice things, but you're being wise and saving money."
Popular junior brands at the store include Abercrombie & Fitch, Splendid, Ugg Australia and Free People, and there are also high-end designer options. The little ones will find a selection of books and toys, too.
For mom, there's clothing from designers like Marc Jacobs and Burberry as well as popular stores like Banana Republic ranging in price from $9 to about $350. Christian Louboutin pumps go for $150 to $300 and Manolo Blahniks for $200 to $400. Coach bags start at around $35, Michael Kors at $120 and Balenciaga at $1,000.
Lynne Cardinale, 45, of East Northport, has been shopping at Kiss almost every weekend since she found it six months ago. She says she consignment shops for the attentive service and great deals on the designers she loves.
"I am a forever customer since I stepped foot in that store," she says. "I went in when I needed a first-date outfit. Tanya immediately treated me like I was in a boutique and set me up with date outfit No. 1, 2, 3, etc. . . She knows what I like."
Cardinale said she also just bought a pair of shorts for her son for just $3 and has accrued rewards for being a frequent shopper.
Fundraisers are held monthly to benefit local charities, and Deutsch offers tips on how to properly take care of fashion investments such as leather boots and purses for long-term use or future consignments.
Consign: Items from top designers and popular contemporary brands in top condition are accepted after being freshly laundered and ironed. The consigner has the option of receiving a check for 40 percent of the sale price or earning 50 percent of the sale price to use in store credit. To make an appointment, call 631-979-5477.Hours: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Mon.