This cozy boutique is decorated to perfection, emulating European hotel luxury with beautiful details including a vintage drink cart, stacks of luggage, plush carpets, and even a fireplace, all surrounded in rich green and gold details. Change of Season was created to bring high-end European indie designer fashions from previous seasons to NYC at prices accessible to everyone.
With new pieces arriving weekly, Change of Season boasts an impressive list of hard-to-find designers and fashion giants, including Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Marni, Alessandroo Dell'Acqua, Parosh, Lanvin, Chloe, Vivienne Westwood, Boudicca, Chalayan, Giles, and Galliano. Everything from dresses, jackets, shorts, pants, skirts, belts, sweaters, hats, scarves, bags, shoes, fragrance, and jewelry fill the space with vivid patterns and beautiful fabrics. Interesting pieces can be found from Rome-based designer Caterina Gatta who re-works vintage Givenchy and Versace fabrics into modern pieces, and a collection of Italian bracelets are intricately designed from oil paintings. The prices range from a high-end Vivienne Westwood coat for $600 to flowing tops as low as $45, with most pieces ranging between $125-$300, including structured ruffled jackets and silk dresses. Jewelry and small accessories are neatly displayed so you can easily try on everything. Handcrafted cuffs ($185), semi-precious stone necklaces ($65), silver western boots ($175), and scarves ($125), are all beautiful pieces.
Since new pieces and designers are added frequently, it's definitely a boutique to visit reguarly. The staff is warm and friendly and are happy to help style you and let you know about the newest arrivals. They also have good sales on their (already) reduced pieces, in addition they frequently have a rack full of newly-acquired articles from a featured designer.