Popular second-hand retail shop to open new location in Chelsea

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Photo courtesy of 2nd STREET

A popular Japanese retail store that specializes in second-hand and vintage clothing is opening a new location in Chelsea.

And STREET was originally founded in Japan in 1996 and has been helping style-setters embrace their individuality with a diverse inventory of “one of a find” items in a highly organized, clean environment atypical of traditional second-hand stores.

This is New York City’s second 2nd STREET location — the chain also runs a shop in NoHo and another location will also be opening a new location in SoHo.

“With carefully curated merchandise from the U.S. and Japan handpicked by our team of talented buyers and stylists, both domestic and abroad, 2nd STREET is a fashion mecca for trendsetters who love finding unique pieces to enhance their individual style,” said Mr. Masahiro Kikuchi, President of 2nd STREET USA, Inc. “We’re excited to welcome guests to explore a brand-new shopping experience at our NYC locations and are confident they will love getting lost in our amazing fashion finds!”

The new 2nd STREET store in Chelsea will officially open for business on Nov. 21. The nearly 3,000 sq. ft. Chelsea store will feature more than 10,000 items including men’s and women’s clothing and fashion accessories, along with an assortment of international brands for men and women including MarniIssey MiyakeBurberryComme des GarconsSupremeRick Owens and AMIRI. There will also be a large selection of handbags and accessories from luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci. the Chelsea location will exclusively offer more than 50 vintage Gucci items for sale.

“What’s most fun about shopping at 2nd STREET, besides the attractive price tag, is finding items that really speak to you and also knowing that you’re not going to run into anyone else who is rocking your unique style,” said Kikuchi.

In addition to helping reduce global landfill waste by buying and selling gently used clothing, 2nd STREET’s Hand2Hand Project ensures all garments that arrive in their stores are reused in some way. Any items they cannot sell are donated to a partner company that will recycle the clothing to clean up oil spills, while other items are sent to third world countries to create job opportunities and provide clothing to those in need. 

2nd STREET is committed to keeping its staff and shoppers safe amid the pandemic. The store will be complying with COVID-19 safety guidelines including all employees required to wear masks, constant sanitization and limiting the number of people allowed in the store at any given time. With fitting rooms still closed, 2nd STREET is temporarily accepting returns of clothing only within 14 days of purchase.

The 2nd STREET store is located at 142 W. 26th Street. The store will be open from noon to 7 p.m. daily and can be reached at 646-661-2518. Guests can receive 10% off their next purchase when they sign up for 2nd STREET’s eClub. To shop online or learn more about 2nd STREET, visit 2ndstreetusa.com.

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