About Us

Second Time Around is an upscale consignment company that carries new and almost-new designer clothing and accessories. Since opening our flagship shop in 1973, our budget-friendly fashion empire has grown to include 23 stores in some of the country’s hippest shopping districts.

To what can we attribute this ever-growing popularity? Well, a dedicated staff, exacting standards, well-curated inventory, and consistently accessible prices are what we think keep customers coming back for more! Second Time Around is also committed to making the consignment process as quick and simple as possible, and we are one of the only consignment companies that provide online accounts to our consignors, allowing them to track sales — and money earned — in real time. Above all, it’s this loyal base of more than 50,000 fashionable consignors and our equally chic army of customers that have made Second Time Around synonymous with high-end clothing at affordable prices.

Shoppers never know what fashion treasures they might discover after walking through our doors. We carry the most coveted and current designer pieces that are the talk of the town — clothing, scarves, fine and costume jewelry, handbags, belts, shoes, sunglasses, and more. And with a constantly revolving inventory that changes hourly, your local Second Time Around promises to never be the same place twice!

Whether you’re searching for the perfect Manolo Blahnik pumps, a vintage Chanel handbag, this season’s True Religion jeans, or a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress, our friendly staff can help you find what you need and put together the perfect outfit to complement your style and personality. And best of all, your fashion finds won’t break the bank, as we believe every customer can — and should! — look like a million bucks without spending a fortune.

To become a consignor with Second Time Around or to learn more about the consignment process, visit our FAQ page.

Our History

In 1973, when Dottie Casler opened a small consignment shop just outside Boston, she was simply a woman with discerning tastes and a big dream. But over the course of the next 35 years, this small business would grow into the largest and most reputable high-end consignment brand in New England.

Who could have predicted such an amazing outcome? Well, Dottie could have! Because from day one, Second Time Around’s matriarch and founder was a woman on a mission — to bring New England’s shoppers the stylish, trend-setting, and affordable clothing they crave. It’s no surprise that today, Second Time Around has a dedicated customer base and 23 store locations stretching as far west as Chicago.

Dottie’s son Jeff Casler took the reigns of Second Time Around in the 1980s. With an eye for style and a sharp business sensibility, Jeff set out to achieve the holy grail for Boston-area retailers — a spot on Newbury Street, the city’s fashion mecca. In 1990, this dream became a reality, and a third location opened across the river in Cambridge just a year later. As the company’s footprint grew, so did the buzz surrounding its unique take on high-end retail, and more locations soon followed.

Today, Second Time Around boasts more than 50,000 active consignors and a cult-like following of loyal customers. Our stores are located in the chicest and most visited shopping locations in the U.S., from Boston’s famous Newbury Street to trendy Soho in New York City to D.C.’s tony Georgetown neighborhood. Second Time Around maintains a strong bond with each community it resides in, and gives back regularly to causes supporting women, children, the hungry, and more.

And as for evidence of our continuing commitment to that core mission laid out more than 35 years ago, look no further than founder Dottie Casler herself. From her vantage point behind the counter at that first store in Newton Highlands, MA, Dottie can still be found doing what she does best — discussing the season’s latest trends, and making sure that each and every customer feels welcome and comfortable. We are proud to say that Dottie’s commitment to warm and engaging customer service still permeates every level of our company. Above all, our staff strives to foster meaningful, long-standing relationships with our clients and deliver a superior and enjoyable shopping experience.

For more information or to find a Second Time Around location near you, visit us online at www.secondtimearound.net.

Jeff Casler, CEO

When asked what brought him to the consignment business, Second Time Around CEO Jeff Casler has a simple answer — he was born into it! Jeff’s mother, Dottie Casler, is the founder of Second Time Around, a renegade in her time who opened the first consignment store in Newton Highlands, MA in 1973. From a young age, Jeff was a regular helper at the store, and he soon became fascinated by the fast pace of retail and his mother’s knack for knowing each client by name, size, and style.

After years spent immersed in the family company, Jeff left to study business at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He decided to pursue a career in accounting, but crunching numbers proved a far cry from the excitement of the retail and fashion industry. In the end, it became clear that Jeff’s passion lied in a career that allowed him to exercise his creative energies and his savvy business sense. Soon enough, that passion led Jeff back to Second Time Around. Armed with a deeply rooted confidence in the company’s potential, he set out to grow Second Time Around into something bigger than the already thriving store his mother had created.

For the next 20 years, Jeff worked diligently at building the brand, branching out into new markets and watching the customer base grow at every turn. Success in the consignment industry can be elusive, but Jeff’s sharp business sensibility and his eye for style were a worthy match for the challenge. Cities that once seemed like far-off possibilities — Boston, New York, D.C., and Chicago — became home to new Second Time Around stores, and what had started as a small suburban shop blossomed into a nationally recognized leader in the consignment industry.

The passionate and loyal following that Second Time Around has attracted is a source of great pride for Jeff. From day one, he recognized that such astounding growth would not be possible without a talented and dedicated staff, and indeed, Second Time Around’s marvelous employees have been an integral part of the company’s success. Jeff is a champion of employee training, retention, and advancement, and under his guidance, the company works continually to nurture and foster employees’ strengths and ensure their success within the company. The staff’s incredible devotion to customer service and passion for style, along with our loyal and fashionable consignors and customers, has made Second Time Around what it is today — a brand synonymous with chic, stylish, and trendsetting clothes at affordable prices.

Jeff Casler lives in Weston, MA with his wife, two children, and a puppy named Percy. On any given workday, you’ll find Jeff casual, comfortable, and professional in a North Face pullover, J. Crew shirt, and Adidas sneakers, with Percy by his side.

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