Bargain Hunters’ Havens: Central

Check out our round up of the best places in Central Jersey to find gorgeous items at lovely low-prices.

Stella McCartney sandal, $275; Valentino bow pump, $450, 4Ever Michelle Couture, locations in Bernardsville and Lambertville.
Photo by James Worrell

Antiques on Union, Lambertville
This well-appointed, multi-dealer emporium boasts three levels of furniture and home accessories. Although the top two floors are stocked with fine (and pricey) antiques, the basement showroom can be a source for budget finds. 32 N. Union Street; 609-397-3300—Susan Brierly

DoubleTake Luxury Consignment, Multiple locations
Walk through the door and discover a huge selection of high-quality, current designer looks for women. The displays are so neatly done, you’ll think you’re in a traditional fashion retailer rather than a consignment shop. Locations in Red Bank, Ridgewood, Englewood, and Short Hills. 201-445-2525—SB

4 Ever Michelle Couture, Multiple locations
Walking into this shop is like entering a carefully curated closet of designer shoes, handbags, jewelry and clothing. Expect friendly staff and good seasonal sales, like a pair of funky hipster boots on the clearance rack for $25. Locations in Lambertville, Bernardsville, Morristown, Scotch Plains and Montclair. 973-538-6700

Greene Street Consignment, Multiple locations
Shop any of Greene Street’s three New Jersey locations for current, recycled fashion from Gap to Gucci. New and gently used women’s and men’s inventory is added daily at the Lambertville, Red Bank and Princeton stores. Sales benefit Greene Street Animal Rescue, a non-profit, no-kill dog rescue in Chester County, Pennsylvania. 609-924-1997—SB

House of Style, Manasquan
This high-end consignment shop only accepts the best of the best designers: Prada, Armani, Tiffany and Tory Burch, to name a few. The owners vet every item for quality and cleanliness. The boutique atmosphere makes it easy to browse the racks. Look for Jimmy Choo rhinestone stilettos for under $100, a Louis Vuitton handbag for $72 or a Trina Turk cocktail dress for $48. Merchandise more than 60 days old is returned to the consignor or donated. 116 Main Street, Manasquan; 732-722-7007—Lauren Payne

The Hunt Boutique, Peapack-Gladstone

This friendly, community-oriented shop in equestrian country draws consignors from surrounding upscale towns. Enjoy a cookie and chat with the owner as you shop high-end women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry and handbags. Inventory is gently used or never worn. We found a Trina Turk trenchcoat for just $30. Ask about Ladies’ Night specials. Plenty of parking in rear. 210 Main Street; 908-234-1560—SB

Jane, Princeton
Owned by mother-daughter Princeton natives, this well-merchandised boutique encourages consignors and customers to re-use, rethink and revitalize mint-condition men’s, women’s and children’s designer clothing, accessories, fine linens, books, china, silver, art and memorabilia. Jane also stocks curated green merchandise made locally or from re-purposed materials. 7 Spring Street; 609-683-5263

Plato’s Closet, Multiple locations
Trendy, barely worn clothing for teens and young adults fill the shelves at up to 70 percent off mall retail prices. Plentiful buys for girls (sizes 0/1 to 15/16) and guys (sizes 28 to 40). Locations in Raritan, Edison and Fairfield.—SB

Sailor’s Trading Co., Sea Girt

This consignment shop has a Restoration Hardware meets Shabby Chic feel with a seaside-style. There’s so much merchandise that owner Kerry McKiever opened a second, bigger location in Avon last year. Expect to find a driftwood chandelier hanging above a simple farmhouse table and linen chairs. Check it out on Facebook. 1215 Sea Girt Avenue; 732-359-7725—LP

Salvation Army, Multiple Locations
You never know what will turn up at these donation-driven stores, which offer clothing for the entire family, electronics, furniture and household goods. Proceeds fund the organization’s charitable work.—DC

Squan Dry Goods, Manasquan
For resale at its hippest, visit Squan’s 13 rooms and 4,000 square feet of new, gently worn and vintage fashions and furnishings. Buy, trade or recycle. 73 Main Street, #2; 732-612-3258—SB

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