371 Atlantic Ave., nr. Hoyt St., Boerum Hill 718-522-3522
The merchandise mix here includes past-season items from the mother ship down the block (Butter), along with lightly worn designer pieces, which is why Butter Consignment feels more like a boutique in its own right than the usual dusty, sad way station for clothes on their way to the rag pile. It’s also clearly organized by color and style, and housed in a large, airy space, so trying on camisoles by Dries Van Noten ($230, down from $510) and ankle boots by Pierre Hardy ($398, down from $900) for a fraction of their retail price is a pleasure.
Best Consignment Store
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).