Best Secondhand Boutique - 2001
Cris is the city's best solution for that incurable clotheshorse who loves designer labels but can't quite budget designer prices. The store is beautifully merchandised by color, so locating that red cashmere sweater you've been longing for is a breeze. And the clothes are -- surprise! -- clean (are you listening, Buffalo Exchange?), so musky odors will not accompany you home with your purchase. Cris offers an extensive collection of labels, including Dolce and Gabbana, Thierry Mugler, Costume National, Gucci, Armani, and Gianfranco Ferre, at a fraction of the original retail cost. It also houses an impressive selection of handbags and shoes (we couldn't help but notice a beautiful pair of Versace sling-backs -- $100, not bad). If you're motivated to shed a few designer pieces from your wardrobe, Cris offers a 50-50 cash payment, upon resale. After 75 days, all unsold items must be picked up, or they will be donated to the good people at Compass Community Services.