Castanet is a neighborhood gem, reflecting the style and unique taste of the Back Bay, Boston, and beyond. Building on the 38 year legacy of The Closet, Castanet opened in April 2016 (upstairs from the former location) on the second floor of 175 Newbury Street The designer consignment store is owned by Cassie Knight, who had been with The Closet for nearly 15 years.
Our relationships with fashion lovers all over the country allow Castanet to represent a completely unique range of merchandise. The selection changes constantly, with hundreds of items added every week. We pride ourselves on providing an expertly edited collection of high end designer labels. Some of the brands you'll often see in stock include: Alaia, Celine, Chanel, Balenciaga, Isabel Marant, Akris, The Row, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto, Commes des Garcons, Ann Demeulemeester, Loro Piana, Brunello Cucinelli, Marni, and many others.
175 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Lanvin, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana are just a few of the towering fashion labels that regularly crowd into this little storefront. Steals are scarce amid such elevated stock, but automatic markdowns eventually kick in. Plus, the Closet’s selective approach means you won’t waste time pawing through outdated styles.
Boston Magazine, Best of Boston
“I send my better clothes off to The Closet on Newbury Street [in Boston],” one editor confesses. “This may seem odd, because I am from and am currently live in NYC, but I was introduced to the store and the owner, Kevin, by a fellow fashion editor years ago and have been sending boxes of clothes there several times a year ever since. They are trustworthy, sell things fast, and it takes minimal effort on my part. They also sell a mix of contemporary and designer, so you don’t have to have only high-end to work with them.”
We were ready to conquer another closet-size consignment shop, fittingly called The Closet. This high-end shop is a fashionista favorite. Beth quickly headed to the left-hand corner of the shop, lined with racks of men’s designer duds. “Who’s Ermenegildo Zegna?” she said, brandishing a sport coat. “Tom Brady’s favorite,” we replied while examining a fetching pair of gold Jimmy Choo sandals, twinkling on a shelf alongside Ferragamo and Laboutin selections. Here, the ticket tells you the date the item came in; after 30 days, the price goes down. Some offerings look like relics from the ’80s, and others look a bit too well loved, but it’s the thrill of the hunt that draws shoppers in. “Prices here are more ‘reasonable’ than ‘cheap,’ ” Beth said. “But they have the most designer-y stuff.”