The Five Best Secondhand Boutiques in Miami

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Photos by Nycole Sariol
"Secondhand." The term might conjure up memories of hand-me-downs, like being forced into your elder sister's Capri-Sun-stained Hello Kitty backpack for all of third grade. (No, we haven't forgotten, mom.) Sadly, the phrase oftentimes translates to "old," "used," or even "thrifty."

But haven't you heard? "Used" is the new "new." Just because you bought something that's been previously owned does not mean that it's worn down or outdated. It may very well still be brand spankin' new, from this season with tags and all hanging from its untouched, Pima cotton neckline. Or, maybe it has seen multiple decades of John Lennon ripping the knickers off of Beatle groupies, aging like a fine wine. The scale of secondhand apparel is vast, and fiscally responsible -- oh, and not to mention, original.

Still not buying our argument for stylishly recycling? These Miami secondhand boutiques will testify on our behalf, turning you from mainstream doubter to a one-off believer. And don't worry. Both you and your wallet can thank us later.

See also: The Five Best Women's Boutiques in Miami

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5. Second Time Around
Going against the "secondhand equals ancient relics" theory, South Miami's upscale and high-end consignment boutique, Second Time Around, offers not only current brands and designer names, but barely touched items, as well. In fact, 70 percent of pieces that furnish the light and minimalistic square footage still have their original price tags attached. Though technically placed in the upscale-high-end arena on the retail map, the boutique still dons a wide range of snazzy prices (as low as $35 and up to several thousand) on names like BCBG, Diane Von Furstenberg, and even Mr. Out-of-the-box himself, Rick Owens. Toldja it was diverse.

Aside from its rainbow of brands and price points, the boutique maintains its "return business through the roof" by providing sterling customer service, and aims to enlighten its clientele about the "green" approach of shopping consignment.

"Consignment can be very confusing for people," Meghan Hanika, South Florida and Chicago area manager of the 40-year-old chain tells us, "so we really do take the time to walk people through how it works and make sure both our customers and our consigners are comfortable and happy."


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Second Time Around

5770 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL

Category: General

The Rabbit Hole

17032 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

The Fashionista Boutique

3135 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL

Category: General

Back In Style

2209 SW 10th St., Miami, FL

Category: General

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40 comments
Julia Andreasen
Julia Andreasen

Lianne Betancourt Maybe one of these gems has a dress for you!

Azra Samiee
Azra Samiee

Lotus House Thrift Chic Boutique 2040 NW 2ND Avenue.

Jose Prieto
Jose Prieto

Every time I hear vintage it basically means a over priced thrift store.

gabthefashionista
gabthefashionista

The header should have read " Top Five MOST EXPENSIVE secondhand boutiques! When it comes to secondhand if you pay more than 20-30 bucks ur overpaying! 


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Cary Cary
Cary Cary

Miami Twice is great but overpriced.

Sugar Nails
Sugar Nails

Treasure Trove (Treasure Trove Consignment) (786) 486-9507 Address 14504 n.w 27th ave Opa-locka, FL, United States 33054

Sugar Nails
Sugar Nails

treasure trove is a nice one as well!!!! located in opa locka 14600 nw 27th ave

Teri Weinstein
Teri Weinstein

Recycled Closet is awesome too! In the Falls warehouse district.

Amanda Mattson
Amanda Mattson

Like avon but don't have an avon rep? Check out my Avon business site www.youravon.com/amandamattson

Denise Ekendahl
Denise Ekendahl

Recognize the place w/out clickin' bargain hunter fo lyfe

Virginia Chang
Virginia Chang

You forgot Sale Rack in Coconut Grove with Allison Sagehorn!!!

The Rabbit Hole
The Rabbit Hole

Thank you Nycole Sariol and Miami New Times for including us! Gisselle Callejas, thanks for your kind words

Gisselle Callejas
Gisselle Callejas

i love the rabbit hole! i always find something great there and the owner is so friendly!

Ann N David Philyaw
Ann N David Philyaw

Christina East Parodi Erin East Jessica East maybe find some goodies. :)

Carina Ost
Carina Ost

Oh man, I've been to the #1 spot but turned away because I was sure it was someone's house...vintage Pucci is everything.

dsmacintyre
dsmacintyre

Hi Carina!  Sorry we confused you!  Give us a call 305-519-4955 to come in and see all our great vintage Pucci!

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