Unlike new clothes, vintage clothing is already broken in, has had time to establish its pedigree, and is almost always house trained. Save on ensemble-obedience training with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of consignment clothing and more at Back on the Rack, LLC., in Hamden.
At Back on the Rack, fashionable, frugal shoppers peruse the boutique environment for mannequins and clothing racks donning gently used style. Apparel and accessories from high-end brands include items such as a hooded Michael Stars shirt ($18), a J.Crew striped skirt ($14.50), and a Coach saddlebag ($66). Investments in 7 For All Mankind and Rock & Republic jeans anchor trendy outfits with designer denim, which satisfy grandiose bull-riders and fashionista farmers alike. Jewelry, home-décor items, and furniture drape the sales floor as well, presenting timeless items such as sundial watches and dodo-bird cuckoo clocks. The set-up of the store resembles a chic Manhattan boutique and bestows a clean and organized space in which to scour for vintage gems. The elegant attire appears from consignors and undergoes a thorough inspection from the experienced and trend-conscience staff to ensure quality and the proper amount of style-hungry salivation.