Breakups, fried beans, and yo-yo tricks are often better the second time around. Fill your closet with pre-loved, plus-size clothing with today's deal: for $20 you get $40 toward any vintage and consignment garments, including sale items, at Re/Dress NYC. The Cobble Hill shop stocks the East Coast's largest selection of plus-sized vintage and resale goods, in sizes 14 to 30.
Curvy connoisseurs of the secondhand cloth will delight in the boutique's 3,000 square feet of shopable space. Stock arrives daily, and the store features pieces ranging from trendy looks of Torrid, Target, and Macy's to high-end designers including Anna Scholz, Tadashi, and Marina Rinaldi. The handpicked selections are sized up to 5x–6x, eliminating the annoyance of teensy frocks and ill-fitting finds. Prices vary depending on the piece and the Antarctic tide but are generally tagged about half off retail. Vintage goods average between $30 and $70, and consignment garments range from $20 to $50 for dresses, $15 to $25 for jeans, and $5 to $15 for secondhand shirts.
In addition to already being broken-in with magical memories woven into the inner fibers, pre-loved pieces also do their part for the planet. Instead of purchasing new goods, you'll eliminate waste by scooping up items that might have otherwise been reserved for the dumpster or clothes-murdering factory. The friendly, figure-celebrating sales team is on hand to offer advice, suggestions, or tips on improving your badminton game. Re/Dress NYC is open seven days a week.
- Owner Deb Malkin believes that "Plus-size women do too much aspirational shopping," so now she offers a wealth of colorful accessories, frocks, and outerwear (all size 14+) for ladies who rue the teensy sizes churned out by the big designers. – Frommer's
- Malkin is on a first-name basis with most customers, who range from burlesque dancers to women who haven’t tried on clothing in years. During downtime, groups hold monthly meetings and book-launch parties in the Re/Dress lounge, which features plush velvet chairs, leopard-print pillows, and a découpage ceiling collage depicting curvy, full-figured cabaret models. – Yelena Shuster, New York
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