Written by Mairead McGonagle
Although fall doesn’t officially start until September 23, it’s time to start thinking about your cold weather wardrobe. Which means folding away the shorts, bringing out the jeans, and swapping the old ‘flops for a pair of boots.
If you’re anything like me, you have far too many clothes to fit your Castle Island closet. But lucky for us, Southie offers a few places where you can donate, swap, or consign your out-of-season frocks—to make room for new ones, of course. Here are a few of my favorites:
Covet – 395 West Broadway
We ? Covet! With a loyal following of Southie shoppers, Covet is the new, trendy way to consign. Owner Hanadi, and friendly pup Olive, have fashioned their Broadway location to look more like a Newbury Street boutique, rather than a home for your pre-loved wares. Here, you’ll find trendy treasures, with some stylish gems mixed in. Think: like-new Louis Vuitton & oh-so-chic Tory Burch. Follow @covetboston on Instagram for a peek at the shop’s most-coveted picks.
Closet Connection – 553 East Broadway
Located right off East Broadway, you can’t help but notice Closet Connection’s fashion eye-candy from the window. Dig deep and you’ll discover new-with-tags Coach bags, trendy UGGs, and fall-ready accessories galore. Be sure to like Closet Connection on Facebook for a first look at their must-have finds, before even stepping foot in the store!
Dew Luxe- 36 A Street
We all have those pieces we’ve had our eye on, but somehow, they’ve never made it into our budgets. That’s where Dew Luxe comes in. From Armani to Prada to Giuseppe Zanotti, Dew Luxe’s inventory reads more like a “who’s who” in high fashion. They’re all about bringing Park Ave style to the stylish streets of Southie, without breaking the bank. Check out their latest blog post here on a few back-to-school trends, all featuring products from their A Street location.
The Fashion Project- www.fashionproject.com
How about using your fashion sense as a force for good? Fashion Project, a local startup with roots in Southie’s Seaport area, offers a place to donate your clothes to the charity of your choice. Plus, you can shop some of your favorite brands (ahem, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer), all while raising money for local charities like the Animal Rescue League of Boston, The Jimmy Fund, and a slew more. Sayonara, buyer’s remorse.
So, clean out the closet, check out these stylish spots, and shop local!