Working gals on a budget and trendsetters seeking one-of-a-kind pieces will find seriously cheap garb at this secondhand women’s clothing, shoes and accessories boutique. The word rena, which means “renew” in Latin, is painted on the ceiling and appropriately describes the wide selection of used and reconstructed garb, sourced by owner Rachael Rush on her frequent travels around the country as a TV producer. The cozy space Rush and co-owner Courtlan Green oversee blasts upbeat music and always has updated $5 and $10 racks to peruse. Score one-of-a-kind bargains such as a View Moda Italiana silky polka-dot-print wrap dress ($26) and a Zizi Petites striped style ($24). Your boyfriend can sink into a plush chair in the back while you explore stacks of ornate Rena Reborn jewelry, including a silver necklace with a pendant fashioned after Da Vinci’s famed Vitruvian Man sketch ($15) and a gold chain with a dark-blue tooth-shaped pendant ($45). Also keep an eye out for special monthly events featuring free wine and stylist consultations with Mon Ari, a local designer and former stylist for Janet Jackson, plus 15 percent discounts on all purchases for students every Wednesday.
|Venue name:||Rena Reborn||Contact:|
117 E 7th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|