Where Boston Magazine

September 2003


by Mary Lawlor

Shearling coats are in for fall, so if you're in the market for one, check out the collection at Second Time Around. This contemporary, design consignment store sells both new and used fashions and features a grouping of brand new shearlings that range from three-quarter to ankle lengths-some even have fur trim collars and cuffs. Today, quality shearlings at high-end stores retail from $2,500-3,000, but at Second Time Around they start at $299.

"Shearlings used to be heavy, but the quality ones are lightweight and warm," says owner Jeffrey Casler, whose family has been in the retail business for three decades.

Casller knows the fashion game, he shops the market, keeps up with trends and has a talent for choosing consignment merchandise that flies out of the store.

For example, a pair of designer jeans that is priced at $120 in most stores sells for $52 at Second Time Around. Designer scarves that normally go for $300 are marked at $118.

"Our scarves are used, but excellent condition. Women who buy designer scarves take good care of them. Matter of fact, we have a waiting list," he adds.

If all this doesn't tempt you to be a frugal shopper, get the full fashion scoop on consignment clothes at secondtimearound.net - you can even do a search for the designer item of your dreams.


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