Roundabout New & Resale Couture

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Photograph: Michael Skigen
Photograph: Michael Skigen
Photograph: Michael Skigen

If you have couture tastes but a fast-fashion budget, this combination consignment shop, vintage store and designer closeout boutique is the answer you’ve been looking for. As Roundabout’s second location in Manhattan (the first one is on the Upper East Side), the blue-carpeted space fits right in among Soho’s bevy of trendy high-end boutiques—minus the steep price tags. Rifle through the front of the store for never-before-worn merchandise that’s at least 70 percent off retail; a recent visit turned up leather-trimmed tweed Proenza Schouler shorts for $199 (originally $780) and perforated Marc Jacobs sweatshirts with origami-inspired sleeves tagged $289 (normally $895). Make your way toward the back to discover a well-edited selection of vintage and consigned items, like a pair of Loeffler Randall ballet flats with studded bows ($109) and an Alexander Wang drawstring bag with a studded bottom ($395). Since you’ll probably need to make room in your wardrobe for such goodies, you can consign your castoffs and get 50 percent of the retail price once the item has sold. Even more exciting: Starting in early September, a contemporary section downstairs will be chock-full of garb from Tibi and Tory Burch, plus $89 Diane von Furstenberg dresses.

Venue name: Roundabout New & Resale Couture
Address: 115 Mercer St
New York

Cross street: between Prince and Spring Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Subway: N, R to Prince St
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