1374 Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn, NY 516-299-4556
The red soles of a pair of Christian Louboutin ankle boots rest on a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk. Hermes bags sit in a line on a high shelf next to a wall covered in Chanel, Prada and Manolo Blahnik pumps.
Revival Boutique is for the ultimate high-fashion shopper and consignor, but it's also the aspiring fashion icon's best shot at scoring a Birkin for less (yes, when it comes to these names, $10,000 is less).
"We're very picky about what we take," says manager Stefani Satira.
And it shows--in both the selection and quality of items. There's Bruno Cucinelli, Loro Piana, Etro and Bottega Veneta. There are fur coats (one by J. Mendel is $2,500) and a vintage blue sequin Givenchy party dress with the original Saks Fifth Avenue price tag ($4,350 then, $1,900 now). Satira says their gowns are big sellers for weddings and bar mitzvahs, and jewelry ranges from designer to costume.
Fashion blogger Idan Bail, 24, often comes from Bayside to check on the store's latest merchandise.
"You never know what you'll find and the excitement of pulling out a vintage Chanel or Vuitton for a fraction of the price is such a great feeling," he says. "That bag or shoe is no longer in production so odds are you'll be the only person sporting it when you're walking around town."
Consign: Items by high-end designers and select contemporary top sellers (think Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg) are accepted in top condition. Anything worn must be dry-cleaned. The consignor gets 40 percent of the sale price. Make an appointment by calling 516-299-4556.