21 Prince St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.722826 -73.994447
Neighborhoods: NoLita, Downtown
Sex and the City Lives! – I found out about this store because it was the store that had the one-day sale of all the leftover wardrobe from Sex and the City (I'm a HUGE Sex and the City fan!). So naturally I'm curious to see what this place is all about. And while there's no more SATC stuff there anymore, they carry on the spirit of the show with the kind of clothes they have there. Obviously, they have Manolos, but also Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and pretty much every other high end designer you can imagine. It's like dying and going to fashion heaven! I had a hard time walking out with just one thing (a cute Chanel clutch purse, by the way) as the prices are soooo good. I haven't seen designer consignment prices this low anywhere else. Obviously they know how to reel in real fashionistas there (the store was packed with happy customers the day I went).
Ina is The Best! – In my humble opinion, this sister store to Ina on Thompson Street has been unfairly criticized. The clothing selection here is off the hook, much better than you will find at other consignment stores in the area (and I should know - I'm a fanatic for consignment). The prices are competitive and fair. Sure, it's expensive, but (A) it's still far, far less than you'd pay if you bought it new, and (B) it's New York - nothing is cheap here! Get over it, people!
Plus, I don't know what people expect, but every time I've gone in there, the staff has been great. They are smart, they are funny, and they are helpful. Period, the end. Don't believe anything else you read on here about the staff being snobby. It's just not true. Of course, I always make a point of being friendly and outgoing to the staff wherever I go, so maybe that makes a difference.
Anyway, back to the clothes selection. In a word: FANTASTIC! They have cute shoes galore, which I am a sucker for, and lots of fun bags. I could spend all day in there just ogling the bags. Heaven!
And, just in general, they have the very best designer labels. The very best. Any major designer you can think of is in there. And the quality of the clothes is brand spanking new. No matter what you go in there looking for, you will not be disappointed.
Great shop! – I just found this little store while walking around downtown. I can't believe I've never been here before! Great clothes, and there was a sale going on so things were really cheap.
I went to the other one a few blocks away afterwards and I found more there too. It was a little crowded but I guess that's what happens when there is a sale. A great place to stop by, but be careful, it's hard to leave!
I do not understand this place – I am not sure how Ina's little empire stays in business. I not only shop resale but I also shop in the regular stores, as well. That being so I am amazed that they have the gaul to price the clothing so AGGRESSIVELY. By that I mean it is VERY EXPENSIVE. I recently saw a Chanel knit dress from 07P selling for twice what it cost on sale.
Obviously the peolpe who shop here have too much money and do not know where else to spend it. If they only looked at the group of resale stores on the UES of manhattan they might never shop in Ina's again.
Service is so bad it's not worth it – One good thing I'd say about this shop is the layout and clothes are arranged in good order. But that's about the only good part of it.
The stock is OK for a consignment store, lots of YSL and Chloe, but they aren't cheap. These days, you can find better bargains for "old season new clothes" on the internet, you don't have to tolerate the appalling staff in this store.
There are also a few knock-offs Chloe tops mixed in there. I am not surprised, as the staff there seem to be rude and clueless, they probably can't tell knock-offs from genuine items! When I tried on a Chloe dress, the ribbon belt was broken, so I asked the staff if they know how to tie it back, they have zero interest in helping me, you can't find more unhelpful staff than these and also I find it very strange that they don't even seem to be interested in fashion - why work there?
Forget it, there are way better bargains out there.
The best consignment store in NYC! – Ina is one of the best sources for any fashionista. I absolutely love shopping here. Whenever a friend or family member comes into the city- this is a shopping destination. With 5 NYC locations around the city and each one offering different selections you are sure to scoop up favorites from many of the hottest designers- Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, Gucci, Helmut Lang, and Halston to name a few.
Shoes, bags, dresses, tops- INA has it all- to my shopping-hearts content and yours! I have been shopping here for years and have even consigned things to them. If you love fashion - look no further than INA!
No longer impressed... – The salespeople here have far too much attitude. I've shopped and consigned here for several years, and I'm going elsewhere in the future. The past several times I called in advance to make an appointment, and they were booked for weeks.When they do grant you an appointment, you're treated as if you are lucky they are looking at your garments. This is a consignment shop people...not brain surgery! There are too many good shops in NYC to be subjected to the attitude here. Next!
The one-of-a-kind pickings are hit-or-miss at this no-frills consignment shop, but an all-designer policy makes browsing worth the effort. – In Short
A bonanza for women who are both fashion and money conscious, this store is akin to a permanent warehouse sale (but with changing rooms, and without any stampeding). Brand-name jeans are piled near the front window, next to baskets of knit shirts, while racks hold print-heavy dresses, pants, jackets, skirts and shorts--still sporting Barneys tags--by designers like Paul & Joe and Dolce & Gabanna. Shelves of footwear include Sigerson Morrison, Prada, and Fendi heels.
If you look past the attitudes of the sales clerks, this place has a great selection! – The clothing here is great -- beautiful, pristine and, although pricier than most second-hand shops, a lot of the things are new or barely used at more than half off the original price! They are very selective about the brands they offer, so you won't waste time sifting through a lot of duds to discover a designer deal. I just wish they had more to choose from because if you don't buy something that catches your eye, chances are someone else will snap it up before you've had a chance to return for it! The only thing I have not liked is the "I'm so bored and busy being bored to deal with you or be nice to you" attitudes of most of their salesgirls -- they seem to forget that our business pays their wages! Other than the slightly hoity toity-ness of the Ina girls, I hope this place is around forever. Perhaps they will some day learn to bring their level of customer service up to match their high level of designer clothing selection.
Cute shop! – This is the store in Nolita to check out. The same clothes as over in soho but for halfthe price. It's not for everyone, my mom couldn't find anything in her size, but me and my girlfriend went crazy. You have to really want to find things here, there is only one of everything. But it is worth the hunt!
The salespeople were not pushy, which I like. If you like the feeling of salespeople hovering over you and constantly checking in, this is not for you either.
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