Consignment stores on Long Island

Revival is a designer consignment and vintage boutique

(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

When faced with a low economy, today's savvy women aren't giving up on high fashion. This different breed of label lovers prefer a pre-owned designer handbag with character over a shiny new one straight from a department store. They have their local consignment shop on speed dial, whether they're tracking shipments from their favorite consignors or hoping to score the dress of their dreams before someone else snatches it off the rack.

“It's the new version of antiquing for younger women today,” says Dee Paris, co-owner of Purple in Port Washington. “It's the hunt -- they're finding handbags, shoes and clothes that have almost never been worn at a fraction of the price.”

It's the profit, too; many consignment shoppers are consignors themselves, raking in 40 to 50 percent of the selling price of clothing and accessories they splurged on and no longer need.

Here, some top consignment shops on Long Island, for those looking to amp up their closets . . . or clean them out. -- Nina Ruggiero

  • Act II Consignment Boutique in East Northport. (Dec.

    Act II Consignment Boutique Used merchandise, Women's clothing, Handbags & accessories, Fur, Formal wear, Shoes, Outerwear 11 Hewitt Square East Northport In the 13 years Patrice Richardson has run Act II, she has watched the consignment ...

  • Kiss Consignment in Commack. (Dec. 27, 2012)

    Kiss Consignment Used clothing, Women's clothing, Teen, Children's clothing, Handbags & accessories, Shoes 6166 Jericho Tpke. Commack Kiss Consignment owner Tanya Deutsch was among the first to consign clothing for the younger ...

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    Look Twice is a consignment store that specializes

    Look Twice Used clothing, Women's clothing, Fur, Handbags & accessories, Shoes 21 N. Village Ave. Rockville Centre This is a consignment shop where browsers can score modern clothing and accessories from big-name ...

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    Purple, a consignment store in Port Washington. (Jan.

    Purple Consignment Store Women's clothing, Handbags & accessories, Shoes 41A Main St. Port Washington It was Caryn Greenberg’s first time shopping at Purple, but the 47-year-old from Port Washington ...

  • Revival, a high end designer consignment boutique, sits

    Revival Boutique 1374 Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn From a Hermès Kelly dog cuff and a black classic quilted Chanel bag to Missoni ...

  • What: Second Time Around Where: 276 Main

    Second Time Around Used clothing, Handbags & accessories, Shoes 276 Main St. Huntington With brick walls, gleaming hardwood floors and neat racks of designer items organized by category, ...