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6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.
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Consignment can be as cutthroat as anything else in this city. For those who’ve tired of resale snobbery, there’s Cadillac’s Castle, a meticulously kept boutique named after a black mutt who lounges all day on the shop’s sanded pebble floors. The affable owners, veterans of both the neighborhood and the business—Kreg (“we don’t use last names here”) and Joanne—opened their latest venture after closing a previous shop across the street in 2001. The mission of Cadillac’s Castle is twofold: to sell lightly worn and new designer clothes at discount prices and to build an extraordinary vintage collection of punk-inspired dresses, psychedelic polyester shirts, and cascading rhinestone earrings. Much of the designer merch—like Sigerson Morrison shoes and bags, leopard-print dresses by Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino Cheap and Chic outfits for ladies who lunch—still bear their original tags, along with a new sticker that reads about one-third of the price. As for the vintage and consignment pieces, the owners can tell you the backstory of just about every piece, without copping the attitude that seems de rigueur at other outposts of this sort.