Second Time Around
While there's much hype surrounding the debut of Fashion Hunters, Second Time Around's reality show on Bravo, we're even more excited about the upscale consignment retailer's latest location on the Upper West Side. Opening its fifth shop in NYC (the others are in Soho, Nolita, Chelsea and on the Upper East Side), Second Time Around is ideal for ladies daunted by pangs of guilt every time they open their closet full of hardly worn but had-to-have designer finery. Simply bring in your unwanted duds, and you'll get 40 percent of the resale price when your items are sold (although walk-ins are welcome, you can also consign by appointment or set up an online account that allows you to check the status of your sales 24/7). For fashionistas looking to bulk up their wardrobe, we suggest hitting this designer haven for the latest trends at reasonable resale prices. Pair a Kate Spade knee-length floral dress ($99) with a Hugo Boss semipleated blazer ($199) for those brisk fall days. Buying special-occasion dresses can be a big expense, but we spotted a delicate Sue Wong petal dress ($149) and other fancy garb marked more than 50 percent off its retail price. There are also tons of designer shoes to riff through, including Miu Miu flats with rhinestone detailing ($159) and fierce velvet Christian Louboutin pumps ($329). Mention TONY at this location for 20 percent off all purchases through Dec 30. 2624 Broadway at 99th St (212-666-3500, secondtimearound.net). Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-6pm.