Though trendy Williamsburg is packed with secondhand stores and flea markets, the best vintage and used clothing deals in New York aren’t found in Brooklyn. The New Yorker in the know goes to the Upper East Side, where designer resale and consignment shops nestle among the expensive supermarkets and hair salons. Within a dozen blocks, the stores with the most experience and best reputation for selling high-end, barely used clothing vie to sell the so-last-season wardrobes of Park Avenue residents to their thriftier neighbors and other visitors. Here’s a run-down of five of the best such shops, featuring one item picked by the store’s owner or employee that they think is a perfect fit for this summer’s fashion.
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