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Designer Resale Boutique to Open on Court Street

By Nikhita Venugopal | November 7, 2013 9:23am
 Shop Our Closet is a designer resale store that will carry brands like J.Crew, Yves Saint Laurent and Hermes at their new Court Street location.
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CARROLL GARDENS — Designer names that grace Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue and the Meatpacking District are about to get a little closer – and cheaper – to home.

Shop Our Closet is a resale boutique that will soon open its doors at 319 Court St. with designer clothing for women and children up to toddler sizes, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories.

“We’re a little different from anyone else,” said Jennifer Ninive, the shop’s owner.

The boutique is different from other consignment shops since they buy products outright so customers don’t have to wait for the item to sell, according to their website.

The grand opening for Shop Our Closet is Nov. 9 at 10:00 a.m., but designer brands have already begun to occupy their shelves, including Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Tory Burch, J. Crew and a few French designers, said Ninive.

“You can have designer clothes for less,” she said.

Ninive encourages locals to bring in gently worn designer ware that are in excellent condition. The merchandise will be bought and sold at a discounted rate, which will vary with each product, she said.

Shop Our Closet is a family-run business, said Ninive, who has worked in retail management for 22 years.

The Carroll Gardens location will be their first resale shop, an idea that, for Ninive, brings back childhood memories of garage sales, she said.

She came across the Court Street shop, between Degraw and Sackett streets, after searching through Brooklyn for the perfect space.

“This is the place I want to be,” she said.