Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hermes Bag

Hermes leather bag. Brand new...well maybe it was carried once! This picture definitely does not do the bag justice, I can't even really describe the shade of green, but it's quite lovely!

Hermes Bag

Friday, May 30, 2008

Proenza Schouler Bustier/Boston Fashion

Bustier Top

Who would have thought that there are such fashionable ladies living and shopping in Boston?! We don't just wear Ralph Lauren and J Crew! Sometimes we wear Proenza, maybe even a bit of Lanvin or Prada! I know that these women DO exist (albeit in small numbers), but some of them are consignors and consignment shoppers. If you would like to join us in our quest to make the city more stylish, come visit The Closet. We will help you escape the lure of Lilly Pulitzer prints (although some are quite sweet) and get you a look of your own this summer (or at least help you clean out your closet!)

Best of The Closet Boston

Moschino Jacket

Moschino is one of those labels that I have a love/hate relationship with. In the early days of my fashion education (in the fashionless state of Maine), anything "Made in Italy" was ok with me, but as the years passed, I began to develop an allergy to the loud and in your face labels (Versace, Escada, etc) that has crept their way onto the racks. However, as the seasons passed and my tastes matured, I developed an appreciation for the brands that paved the way for a manner of dressing that is both playful and stylish. This jacket demonstrates how Moschino has stayed true to its roots (classic with a twist) while remaining modern and cheeky (inspired by Chanel much?!) Enjoy!

Just in: Tory Burch "Reva" Flat

These incredibly comfortable ballerina flats by Tory Burch don't usually make it onto the floor (last week an orange/gold pair was snatched right off the waiting-to-be-tagged pile!) So If you have a little foot (6 1/2) and need a silver pair for the summer, come see us at The Closet!

***I am really wishing I took a picture of our little neighbor next door who was flaunting the kids version last week...SO cute!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Oscar de la Renta Tweed Dress

Stunning Oscar De la Renta black and white tweed dress, size 4. This dress has just enough structure to provide a tailored and flattering fit, but it isn't too constricting to wear on a warm day. Thank you Mr. de la Renta! This is just the kind of treasure The Closet is known for, and I can't imagine it will be here for long. You just never know what you might find upon wandering into Boston's best consignment shop!

Oscar de la Renta dress

Consignment Finds: Judith Leiber

The most elegant of all evening bags are those by Judith Leiber, who started her company in New York in 1963, and still remains relevant today. The designs range from simple to over the top (you may recall the crystal-encrusted Swan minauderie Carrie received from Big in SATC). Either way, fashionistas alike can appreciate the careful craftsmanship and vintage flair they display, and of course we are grateful to know that the perfect clutch does indeed exist. In the words of Ms. Leiber herself, "Please. Don't thank me. Buy." My favorites are the classic bags seen below...

Judith Leiber Clutch

Judith Leiber Snakeskin

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

miss mannequin
We are proud to introduce the newest member of The Closet family, our vintage mannequin, who can be seen above modeling a festive Nanette Lepore skirt suit and bow-tie blouse by Anne Fontaine.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Marni Necklace

Very Cool! Marni Necklace

For the Boys

The Closet is well known for its vast selection of mens I apologize to all of you guys who have felt neglected. I promise to include you more in my future posts. For the time being, here are some fancy sneakers to brighten your day! I will also add that we recently received various items from Steven Alan, Marc Jacobs, Diesel, Ksubi, and Rogan.

Closet Kicks

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mamma Mia

"Why would anyone ever give this up?" is the question that many of the visitors to our shop ask. Well, in this case I really have no idea, but I like to think that the original owner found something that suited them better (although I can't imagine how an evening bag could be any more perfect!) Classic Chanel Evening Bag

Vintage Pucci Blouse

Pucci is one of the only labels we accept as vintage...although you may occasionally find some YSL or Bill Blass in the mix. Vintage Pucci

Chanel Silk Dress

Pair this flouncy floral shift with the slides we posted earlier and you are set for a chic summer afternoon...all that's missing is the perfect clutch, and perhaps we might have one of those for you too!

Chanel Silk Dress

CC Silk Print

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Chanel Linen Sandal

Here is a lovely rendition of Chanel's signature camellia...more Chanel to come!

Chanel Linen Sandal

Just in:

Two Rick Owens leather my opinion the only leather jacket worth owning! One is brown distressed and the other a metallic black with an awesome asymetrical zipper from his Dark Shadow collection.

Hooray for Maine

Here is a neat piece from the latest NYT Magazine about Alex Carleton's favorite places in Maine I love that he mentions Wiscasset and all it's picture perfect antique shops. If you have never driven all the way up Route 1, you must do it this summer! Also, The Closet gets a lot of Rogues Gallery.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Fendi X Bag from SS 2007. It is constructed out of a light yet durable summery mesh, trimmed in black patent leather, and lined with a cushy black satin. For a bag of this size, it hardly weighs a thing! It retailed for upwards of $1400, but you can get it here for half price.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Big Kiss

YSL's pristine lip print silk blazer! Can anyone recall what season this is from? I know Yves Saint Laurent did a "Hot Lips" print in the seventies, but this one seems like it might be by Stefano Pilati, I don't think it's from the Tom Ford era (too cheery) but what do I know?!

All That Glitters

We are big fans of Rozae Nichols at The Closet. I once owned a dress of hers, but I consigned it! What was I thinking?! We also had her pebble print dress from Spring 2007, still at Barneys, but it sold the same day it came in! The dress shown here is definitely one of my favorites. The inside layer is gold and creates this really gorgeous shimmer effect. The little black ribbon with silver detail on the side is a nice touch. This is a really beautiful dress. 

Just in:

Tons of Theory! From flattering tops and perfectly tailored pants to sweet summer dresses and light cashmere sweaters, we have quite a selection, all in small sizes, that easily transfer from the office to a night out. This brand has quite the following, so get in here soon!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pucci Flats!!!

They will probably be gone by tomorrow, but they are SO LOVELY I couldn't resist a picture...size is 37 1/2

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Just in:

Louis Vuitton Damier Canvas Speedy 25!

Marni Dress

This is a really gorgeous Marni dress...the photo does it no justice. In fact the cut is quite dramatic. It would be perfect for an upcoming graduation or wedding.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Bag

Just in:

We just received a splendid box from one of our best longtime consignors...loads of good labels, from Vivienne Westwood and Maria Cornejo to Dries van Noten and Rozae Nicholas, just to name a few. Also, if you have little feet you might be interested in a really neat pair of Hussein Chalayan tan flats!

Balenciaga Bag

The color of this Balenciaga messenger is really beautiful, I would call it a deep blueberry!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Just In: Hermes Scarves

We have two in the classic silk and two in a lovely sheer chiffon. Call for details! 617-536-1919

Monday, May 5, 2008

Straight from The Runway

Here is a look from Yohji Yamamoto's Spring 2007 show...and we have the sheer embroidered black vest shown above!

A True Consignment Shop

There always seems to be a bit of confusion surrounding the characteristics of a true consignment shop. Please consider that The Closet is the most authentic shop in Boston, mainly because we don't purchase ANY of our merchandise outright and have only one of everything. This is the defining factor of a resale shop, because really, picking up leftovers from a boutique (who couldn't sell them in the first place) is just not the same as hunting for a unique garment, that has already been chosen for you by another talented fashionista. 

We are really not a thrift shop either, which is important to understand. Although we do have a handy markdown system, the majority of items we carry are more pricey, high end designer brands that hold there value very well, as they are rarely marked down at the original point of sale. 

Since we are consignment, all of our sales are split 50/50 with the consignor. Therefore, we price items to sell, while attempting to garner the consignor a fair share. If you ever have any questions about consigning or shopping, please give us a call at 617.536.1919. 

Spring BV

Friday, May 2, 2008

Friday Treats

Coming to Boston this weekend? If you're quick enough you can get your hands on a rather lovely Chanel pochette in bronze quilted leather with a silver chain strap. It will not last! In fact it has SOLD We also have loads of new Bottega, Louis Vuitton, and perhaps a Prada. Happy Shopping!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Just In:

Brand new Oliver Peoples Harlot sunglasses! Sycamore frame, gold tone at temple, and bronze gradient lense. The perfect oversize sunglasses! SOLD

Ann Demeulemeester Boots

Considering that the wardrobes choices reflected in the majority of even the most fashion conscious Bostonian's closet are comprised of a bland assortment of classic and preppy styles, it may come as a surprise that The Closet is consistently stocked with a pretty amazing selection of avant-garde European designers, Some of our more mainstream favorites include Yohji Yamamoto, Comme de Garcones, Jean Paul Gaulter, and of course Ann Demeulemeester, whose boots have a cult-like following.