by Stephen Garner
2nd Street NoHo

2nd Street, a popular Japanese retail chain offering an elevated second-hand shopping experience and curated collection of vintage and gently-worn accessories and clothing, is opening in Chelsea this Saturday, November 21st.

The new 2nd Street store, located at 142 W. 26th Street, will be the company’s second NYC location, with one currently operating in NoHo and another opening soon in SoHo. Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, the NoHo store, which opened earlier this year, quickly became a fashion hotspot for local trend seekers. Additionally, the Chelsea location will exclusively offer more than 50 vintage Gucci items for sale.

The nearly 3,000 square foot Chelsea store will feature more than 10,000 items including men’s and women’s clothing and fashion accessories, along with a broad assortment of well-known international brands for men and women including Marni, Issey Miyake, Burberry, Comme des Garcons, Supreme, Rick Owens, and Amiri. There will also be a large selection of handbags and accessories from luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Gucci to name a few.

“With carefully curated merchandise from the U.S. and Japan handpicked by our team of talented buyers and stylists, both domestic and abroad, 2nd Street is a fashion mecca for trendsetters who love finding unique pieces to enhance their individual style,” said Mr. Masahiro Kikuchi, president of 2nd Street USA, Inc. “We’re excited to welcome guests to explore a brand-new shopping experience at our NYC locations and are confident they will love getting lost in our amazing fashion finds!”

Founded in Japan in 1996, 2nd Street has been helping style-setters embrace their individuality with a diverse inventory of “one of a find” items in a highly organized, clean environment atypical of traditional second-hand stores. In addition to retail, 2nd Street offers buying services for those looking to sell their fashionable, gently-used items.

In addition to helping reduce global landfill waste by buying and selling gently used clothing, 2nd Street’s Hand2Hand Project ensures all garments that arrive in its stores is reused in some way. Any items it cannot sell are donated to a partner company that will recycle the clothing to clean up oil spills, while other items are sent to third world countries to create job opportunities and provide clothing to those in need.