The Five Best Secondhand Boutiques in Miami

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4. The Rabbit Hole
Rabbits don't hop about mainstream shopping centers. They'd much rather burrow into a hole of bibbed, chiffon maxi dresses and feathered hats off of West Dixie Highway. And both locals and jet-setting European rabbits have no problem trekking to this North Miami vintage hub, The Rabbit Hole, for some one-of-kind finds.

Did you know that rabbits also aren't particularly keen on designers or name brands, either? "If we come across them, we'll grab. But we don't search for brands," says owner Tya Tiempetch. Instead, she and her crew search far and wide for their nameless gems and will even close the store a couple times a year just to do so. "We just got back from California yesterday," Tiempetch told us of their latest buying excursion.

Because of this "ban the brands" concept, the store keeps the cost per item ultra low. Imagine splurging on a lightweight, long-sleeved, floor length gown, replicating something yanked off of Valentino's Fall/Winter runway show, for only $35. You'd think the designers cloned their collections straight from their inventory. Oh wait. They do. Yep, design teams from Chloe to Marc Jacobs have all been known to sneak into the hole, looking for "inspiration" for upcoming seasons.

"You can tell; they come in and grab a bunch of stuff." Tiempetch pantomimes grabbing a heap of clothes: "They clean me out."

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3. The Fashionista
Quite possibly the most popular shop on this list, The Fashionista is all about location, location, location. Not only is it a nesting ground for the most coveted names in the game of fashion, but it's planted right dab smack in the middle of Miami's shopping ring of fire -- Coconut Grove.

Yeah, you could say they get a lot of foot-traffic and store owner, Valerie Hasbani, couldn't agree more: "I feel very proud of being a Grovite," she tells us.

Contrary to target market norms, The Fashionista doesn't just cater to one specific age group; the boutique invites all, saggy and perky breasts alike, through its doors. Passersby, from moms-on-the-go to UM students hopping over from Green Street Cafe, all call the name brand and designer mecca their consignment heaven away from home. There, you can pick up names as couture as Balenciaga and as contemporary as Zara, without having to sacrifice your lunch money for the whole week. The warm boutique, which opened its doors seven years back, also treats its loyal clientele with closet edits and red-carpet personal styling services.

Location Info

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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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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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