Second Time Around, an East Coast chain that’s opened its first Philly location on Chestnut Street, is really a win-win concept. It’s a designer consignment store, so buyers choose from a constantly rotating selection of high-end apparel that’s bound by some pretty strict rules: Nothing can be more than two years old, and everything must be from an accepted list of oh-so-coveted brands that include Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Anthropologie and Betsey Johnson. (Most goods are priced around 75 percent less than what they sold for in stores just months ago. Score!) Sellers, on the other hand, glean extra cash from pricey goods they no longer wear. We love it when everybody wins.
1728 Chestnut Street, 215-988-9903, secondtimearound.net.
Also just opened: When Jane Cespuglio lived in London, she became enamored of the English dedication to selling fair-trade, sustainable and organic flowers — and now she’s brought the concept here. Fleurish, her new East Falls event-florist biz (co-owned with her sister, Susan Bigler), is only the second flower shop on the East Coast to provide good-for-everyone blooms. Jane buys directly from growers, and emphasizes the importance of working with in-season buds — making this shop good for our wallets, too. By appointment only.
3419 Barclay Street, East Falls, 215-438-3841, fleurishfloris.com.