Hidden Treasures

Southie has a Boston Magazine Best of Boston winner for consignment shop – Covet – perfect for celebrating National Thrift Shop Day!

Make a plan to hunt and gather and find some designers hidden in the racks of Covet! Think Gucci, Prada and Celine!  You may even come across some one-of-a-kind vintage gems! Here are some tips to help you navigate secondhand shopping like a boss!

Take your time.  Browse, and go through the racks a few times.  Who knows what hidden gems you might have missed?

Hunt and gather.  If you like it, carry it with you.  Most items are one of a kind and there’s nothing worst than leaving something on the rack to see another customer quickly grab it.  He who hesitates is lost.

Keep an open mind.  It’s good to have a mental list of what you’re in the market for i.e. coat, cashmere sweater, a dress for that wedding coming up, but you never know what you might find.  Who knew you needed those pink Prada platforms?

Clean and classic.  Stick to pieces that are classic and that have clean and simple lines.   You don’t want to appear dated.  Classic pieces last longer in your closet.

Try things on.  It’s always good to try things on.  Never assume something will fit – even if it’s your size – check yourself out in a mirror and make sure you like how it looks.

Double check.  Make sure the zipper works and that there are no damages or stains.

Visit often.  The thing about consignment shops is that new merchandise comes in daily, so it’s important to make several trips per month to make sure you don’t miss something special!

Special request!  If you’re looking for a  Louis Vuitton cross-body bag – let the shop know.  They can reach out to you when one comes in!

Find a tailor!  Sometimes just a few adjustments to a garment make a world of difference.  Tapper a leg, shortening a sleeve, raise a hem can make your garment feel new and fresh.

Happy Shopping! 

Covet also has a location in Beacon Hill.

Other Consignment and Vintage Shops to consider:

SoWa Vintage Market on Sundays

Vico Style in Beacon Hill and Cambridge


Castanet on Newbury Street

Vivant Vintage in Allston

Vintage Taste on Charles Street

We Theives in Somerville



  1. Susan Gailunas August 17, 2023 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Many years ago when you had your shop I purchased a vintage evening bag. Every time I use it I get compliments on it still!

    • Maureen Dahill August 17, 2023 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      That’s awesome! vintage always gets comments and compliments!

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