L at First Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.
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This venue is closed.
Housed in the former space of longstanding witchcraft supply store Enchantments Inc. (which moved down the block), Change of Season traded incense and tarot cards for past-season women’s apparel from designer icons like Balenciaga, Rick Owens, and Maison Martin Margiela. The space is modeled after a posh hotel lobby and outfitted with vintage luggage, gilded mirrors, and a sturdy bellman cart holding wool overcoats by Vivienne Westwood. Every silky printed blouse, structured skirt, and stylish frockólike a trim, gold-threaded jacket by Comme des Garçonsóis hand-chosen in Italy by co-owners Clinton Curtis and Marco Querci. Better yet, everything is sold at 50 to 75 percent off original retail prices, making couture significantly more accessible. The shop carries a well-vetted line of shoes (think Oxfords and distressed ballerina slippers), belts, bags, and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, like a vintage-inspired neckpiece by Maria Zureta.