The former former Village Fabrics awning still hangs above the storefront at the corner of First Avenue and 11th Street. But not for long: Soon, the transformation to new consignment shop Eleven will be complete.
Just across the avenue from a bevy of such similar stores — Buffalo Exchange, Angela's Vintage, and Tokyo Joe's to name a few — the 180 1st Avenue boutique has some standards by which to abide. On initial inspection, the space is bright, clean and well-maintained, with a selection solid enough warrant worthwhile digging.
Shopkeepers have merchandised the space to show off a hefty selection of window-displayed ranging from Stuart Weitzman nude pumps (in pristine condition) and dyed raffia Oscar de la Renta slides, to Faryl Robin sandals, Jill Stuart heels, and a bunch of just-fine Banana Republic and Nine West cast-offs.
Unexpectedly, (and delightfully to some, we suspect) we discovered a tucked-away plethora of cowboy boots in all shapes and sizes during our trip.
The clothing seems to consist of mostly middle-range separates (Ann Taylor and the Gap, with some Seven for All Mankind, Loomstate, and Diesel) but we also spotted hippie sundresses and a fur or two.
If you're an ace at the genre, you're probably going to want to check it out for yourself. Just don't look for the sign yet.
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