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1041 Madison Ave., New York, NY, 10075
at 79th St.
Do not use them if you do not absolutely have to!
By tunisia_csw on 8/10/2007
I am a first-time bride with no girlie skills. I was told that Michael's is a great little shop to get what you need. However, you will not get this at Michael's. I called them to make an appointment - which they said I did not have to do. I asked what time I could be there and the young woman said the latest was 4:30 to try on dresses. When I got there (4:30 pm), they informed me that they would be closing early (5 pm), however, I could go up to the bridal salon. When I got upstairs, the attendant ignored me until I pulled out two dresses. She then says I can not try them on, they are closing and I have to put them back! First, the selection was small and dirty. You can find designer dresses, but the quality of the dresses is horrific. The shop is small, stale, and dirty. My bridesmaids got there at 4:45, I was waiting outside already wishing to elope in Vegas. Do not go there. It is a true waste of time.
Great Designer Merchandise!
By nycitygal on 9/19/2004
Loads of Chanel, Manolos, Prada, etc for a fraction of the price. I always try to stop by here and the upstairs room has even more items and is great for bridal dress bargains.
An absolute gem!
By NYCShopping on 11/28/2007
I just stumbled upon this place and I think I died and went to heaven. I almost didnÂ’t review it because I wanted to keep it all to myself. But, alas, the cat is already out of the bag. I understand MichaelÂ’s has been in business, in the same location, since the 1950Â’s! That is some staying power. And their experience shines through. This consignment store has only the best of the best. High-end designers galore! From Chanel to Prada to Balenciaga to Marni to Miu Miu to Gucci. I felt like a kid in a candy shop. I love handbags and boy, does MichaelÂ’s have their fair share of amazing bags. IÂ’m planning on raiding my own closet so I can consign some of my bags to make room for new ones. What a great place!
By nycmeimei on 3/19/2008
I am not what you would consider consignment savvy. I have wanted to however add to my designer collection of clothes without paying full price. I recently stumbled upon Michael's the other day and I'm still glowing from my amazing Missoni, Gucci, Louboutin and Chanel finds. Most of my purchases still had the original tags. I'm now telling all my friends. It's simply a must before making the trek to crowded department stores or putting up with snooty sales associates at the designer boutiques. I really think that the sales girl who assisted me made all the difference as a consignment newbie. She didn't rush me, established immediate credibility and had excellent suggestions. She wasn't pushy about it either - just showed me how to shop consignment. I look forward to going back!
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