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In 1990, stylist Irene Albright opened the Albright Fashion Library, a 7,000-square-foot loft in Cooper Square that lends designer clothes for a fee. Building upon the library’s success—its star-studded client list includes Meryl Streep, Demi Moore, and Parker Posey—Albright and her daughter Marina (“Mina”) opened Mina, a 2,600-square-foot boutique in the East Village that sells womenswear from designers showcasing for the first time, as well as retired library pieces, from Tom Ford’s first collection at Gucci to Chloe’s last collection. Among the standouts in the sleek white-on-white space are a Chloe multisequined dress, a Moschino lavender llama coat, and Pollini heels—all more than 60 percent off the original prices. The inventory changes often, but regularly includes pieces by designers like Miguelina, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Alberta Ferretti, and Michael Angel.