So since I’ve moved back to New York, I’ve been popping into my old haunts and also dipping around some of my favorite neighborhoods to find cool new places to shop. My blogging buddies Kristin aka the Clothes Whisperer (www.theclotheswhisperer.co.uk) and Charlotte of Style Cartel (www.stylecartel.com) were in town from London, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to rediscover Soho. We first had lunch at Balthazar (80 Spring Street, N,R to Prince, 4, 6 to Spring Street), then stumbled upon a store you must visit called Roundabout Resale (115 Mercer Street between Prince & Spring):
Roundabout is a consignment store that purchases and resells new and gently used designer items by Gucci, Giuseppe Zanotti, Hussein Chalayan, Balmain, and more. You can imagine three style bloggers in there. We were literally frothing at the mouth at all the offerings.
I found jackets by Hussein Chalayan ($550), Chanel suits ($1,000), Gucci Sandals (the ones in the pic above were $345), and a pair of Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes ($219). The store has a contemporary floor featuring brands like Diane von Furstenberg and Marc by Marc Jacobs, and a boot section with brand new stompers by Giuseppe Zanotti and Maison Martin Margiela.
The best thing about Roundabout were the sizes. My main issue with vintage and consignment stores are that the clothes are usually a sample size or smaller. At Roundabout I saw tons of shoes in a size 10 and even jackets in a size 12. And a lot of things were on sale for 30% off. I’m saving up for my birthday celebration next week (woot!) so had to hold off, but will definitely be making Roundabout one of my regular shopping stops.
If you’re ever in the city, visit the store at 115 Mercer (212-966-9166) or their other location at 31 East 72nd street (646-755-8009). Tell ‘em the Fashion Bomb sent you!
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