When faced with a poor 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.
Revival Boutique is for the ultimate high-fashion shopper. Hermes bags, Manolo Blahnik pumps and Givenchy dresses are just a portion of what you can find here. If you're looking for the perfect dress for an occasion -- such as a wedding or a bar mitzvah -- this store is the right place for you. Located at 1374 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Act II Consignment Boutique
Act II Consignment Boutique has a variety of items, ranging from high-end couture designers like Chanel, Gucci and Fendi to more mainstream brands like Calvin Klein, J. Crew and Free People. Located at 11 Hewitt Sq., East Northport.
At Look Twice , shoppers can find brand-name designer items at a fraction of the original cost. And if accessories are your thing, the store also has vintage jewelry, couture-brand shoes and high-end handbags. Located at 21 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre.
Second Time Around
Though there are a handful already scattered around Manhattan, the first Second Time Around store on Long Island resides on Huntington's Main Street. Merchandise ranges from couture brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Burberry to mainstream brands like Juicy Couture, BCBG and Aqua. Located at 276 Main St., Huntington.
Known as a destination store for all generations, Kiss Consignment carries mainstream brands for juniors like Abercrombie & Fitch and Ugg Australia, as well as high-end designers like Marc Jacobs and Burberry. Owner Tanya Deutsch also offers tips to her customers on taking proper care of your purchases. Located at 6166 Jericho Tpke., Commack.
Purple Consignment Store
A pristine shop filled with drool-worthy designer labels, Purple Consignment store sells top-of-the-line items like Chanel jackets, Dior dresses, and Prada shoes. Plus, coming here means you'll be doing more than just shopping: a small percentage of sales are donated to the Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Located at 41A Main St., Port Washington.
This little corner store has high-end new and gently used items, ranging from women's handbags to men's suits. Divine Consign also has a variety of children's clothes and apparel, too. Located at 11 Hewitt Sq., East Northport.