Second Act

★★★★☆
  • 538 Olympic Ct

    Iowa City, IA 52240

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  • 319-338-8454

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Sun: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.;Mon: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;Tue: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;Wed: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;Thu: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;Fri: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;Sat: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.;

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I was asked to leave the store today due to the fact that we re-sell some of the items that we buy on Ebay. This discrimination cannot be overlooked. We pay the same price for these items that any other customer pays, we also shop for our children, and for ourselves. In addition we also have loved shopping there and have been extremely positive and polite to the owner and her family while shopping there over the past 18 months. It is unfortunate that I felt like I was a victim of this discrimination. We have spent thousands of dollars over the this period of time in this establishment. This consignment store re-sells items for others and profits from this practice, we do the same, not to mention that we have helped them rotate inventory and helped their customers profit while doing so. I was ashamed today when asked to leave, even after trying to reason with the owner. I would advise anyone that enjoys shopping with "The Second Act" to reconsider after being treated the way that I was today. I will be filing with the BBB and perhaps an attorney due to this error in judgement. So sorry that this had to happen.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was asked to leave the store today due to the fact that we re-sell some of the items that we buy on Ebay. This discrimination cannot be overlooked. We pay the same price for these items that any other customer pays, we also shop for our children, and for ourselves. In addition we also have loved shopping there and have been extremely positive and polite to the owner and her family while shopping there over the past 18 months. It is unfortunate that I felt like I was a victim of this discrimination. We have spent thousands of dollars over the this period of time in this establishment. This consignment store re-sells items for others and profits from this practice, we do the same, not to mention that we have helped them rotate inventory and helped their customers profit while doing so. I was ashamed today when asked to leave, even after trying to reason with the owner. I would advise anyone that enjoys shopping with "The Second Act" to reconsider after being treated the way that I was today. I will be filing with the BBB and perhaps an attorney due to this error in judgement. So sorry that this had to happen.

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I have shopped here since 1995 and it is BY FAR my favorite consignment store in the Iowa City Area. Whenever I need clothing for a cruise, trip, or special occasion, this is where I go! All items are in style and you don't have to worry about finding a hole when you get home. I feel staff is very friendly, helpful, and extremely patient in dealing with not so kind consigners. I highly recomment Second Act to any of my daughter's friends who will be attending the U of I.

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★★★★★

I have shopped here since 1995 and it is BY FAR my favorite consignment store in the Iowa City Area. Whenever I need clothing for a cruise, trip, or special occasion, this is where I go! All items are in style and you don't have to worry about finding a hole when you get home. I feel staff is very friendly, helpful, and extremely patient in dealing with not so kind consigners. I highly recomment Second Act to any of my daughter's friends who will be attending the U of I.

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I have shopped here for almost 20 years. Melissa and Kelsey and their staff are awesome. ( I am not sure what the one reviewer witnessed with yelling, but Melissa is hard pressed to ever yell...such a kind lady...unless someone is stealing and that makes them upset- understandably) They know their consignors and what they bring- and also what they want to buy. They have purses,scarves, jewelry, pjs,shoes, accessories of every type- not to mention their huge VINTAGE clothing and COSTUME sections. The kids sections are the BOMB for the cutest name brand stuff- my girls' stuff has always sold really well. I treat myself to something new without breaking the bank. Can't recommend this store enough. As a consignor and a customer- I feel like it's worked out really well.

5
★★★★★

I have shopped here for almost 20 years. Melissa and Kelsey and their staff are awesome. ( I am not sure what the one reviewer witnessed with yelling, but Melissa is hard pressed to ever yell...such a kind lady...unless someone is stealing and that makes them upset- understandably) They know their consignors and what they bring- and also what they want to buy. They have purses,scarves, jewelry, pjs,shoes, accessories of every type- not to mention their huge VINTAGE clothing and COSTUME sections. The kids sections are the BOMB for the cutest name brand stuff- my girls' stuff has always sold really well. I treat myself to something new without breaking the bank. Can't recommend this store enough. As a consignor and a customer- I feel like it's worked out really well.

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I would like to comment on the negative review regarding 2nd Act. I have been shopping in this store for well over two years. I stop in often when I have just a minute or two. I know exactly where the items I would be interested in are and I am able to go right to those spots. It is a rare day that I do not leave that store with something! They carry a lot of the brands that I wear anyway, Eddie Bauer for instance. Now I can't bring myself to pay full price for something I know I could get at 2nd Act. I have NEVER, EVER heard anything like what is being described in that review. The opposite actually happens. Often you will hear the staff say to someone that just walked in the door, "Oh, I am glad you came in, I saw something I think you will love." That is why I shop at 2nd Act!!!

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★★★★★

I would like to comment on the negative review regarding 2nd Act. I have been shopping in this store for well over two years. I stop in often when I have just a minute or two. I know exactly where the items I would be interested in are and I am able to go right to those spots. It is a rare day that I do not leave that store with something! They carry a lot of the brands that I wear anyway, Eddie Bauer for instance. Now I can't bring myself to pay full price for something I know I could get at 2nd Act. I have NEVER, EVER heard anything like what is being described in that review. The opposite actually happens. Often you will hear the staff say to someone that just walked in the door, "Oh, I am glad you came in, I saw something I think you will love." That is why I shop at 2nd Act!!!

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To the 1-star reviewer:
I noticed that you have copied and pasted this same rant on every review site for the Second Act. You are obviously in the minority in regards to opinions of this store. I frequent this store often, and have only ever witnessed respectful behavior from the staff. If there is ever an argument, it seems to arise from a disgruntled customer who is angry that their clothing has been rejected for consignment. I have never been distracted or disturbed while shopping by such arguments, as they seem to rarely happen.

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★★★★☆

To the 1-star reviewer:
I noticed that you have copied and pasted this same rant on every review site for the Second Act. You are obviously in the minority in regards to opinions of this store. I frequent this store often, and have only ever witnessed respectful behavior from the staff. If there is ever an argument, it seems to arise from a disgruntled customer who is angry that their clothing has been rejected for consignment. I have never been distracted or disturbed while shopping by such arguments, as they seem to rarely happen.

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I recently moved here a while ago, and was looking for some quality consignment stores around Iowa City. This store has a great selection of women's clothing, and I noticed- costumes and vintage clothing as well. I am definitely shopping

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I recently moved here a while ago, and was looking for some quality consignment stores around Iowa City. This store has a great selection of women's clothing, and I noticed- costumes and vintage clothing as well. I am definitely shopping

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I love the Second Act Store. I find the owner, manager and all of the staff wonderful. My only regret is that I didn't discover this store when I first moved to Iowa City in June 2007. I find often times that I can dress for work three or more times a week with the clothing that I have purchased at Second Act and when someone complements me on my outfit & accessory items I proudly tell them were I made my purchase.

Plus in a world were people want to be more green what better way then to recycle clothing items.

One other closing comment I have successfully lost sixty + pounds by going to Weight Watchers. Shopping at Second Act has alowed me to be able to purchase good quality clothing at a price that I could afford.

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★★★★★

I love the Second Act Store. I find the owner, manager and all of the staff wonderful. My only regret is that I didn't discover this store when I first moved to Iowa City in June 2007. I find often times that I can dress for work three or more times a week with the clothing that I have purchased at Second Act and when someone complements me on my outfit & accessory items I proudly tell them were I made my purchase.

Plus in a world were people want to be more green what better way then to recycle clothing items.

One other closing comment I have successfully lost sixty + pounds by going to Weight Watchers. Shopping at Second Act has alowed me to be able to purchase good quality clothing at a price that I could afford.

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I've been shopping at the Second Act for 18 years and I have always loved this store. They have a variety of stuff organized by size or color. It's pretty organized, but it's a tight squeeze getting around if it's busy.

I love to go in the middle of the day.

5
★★★★★

I've been shopping at the Second Act for 18 years and I have always loved this store. They have a variety of stuff organized by size or color. It's pretty organized, but it's a tight squeeze getting around if it's busy.

I love to go in the middle of the day.

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The only bad thing about this store is the customer service and the management.

Almost every time I am in the store there is a loud argument with the manger and a customer. The management is disrespectful to their customers and extremely RUDE!
It is uncomfortable going in there, even though the store it self has great stuff.

I rather not ruin my day by witnessing discriminating and disrespectful behavior.
I have never seen such rude & disrespectful management in an Iowa City business. Really it??s very sad.

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★☆☆☆☆

The only bad thing about this store is the customer service and the management.

Almost every time I am in the store there is a loud argument with the manger and a customer. The management is disrespectful to their customers and extremely RUDE!
It is uncomfortable going in there, even though the store it self has great stuff.

I rather not ruin my day by witnessing discriminating and disrespectful behavior.
I have never seen such rude & disrespectful management in an Iowa City business. Really it??s very sad.

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This is a consignment store for clothing. They are picky about what they take in on consignment. Nothing can have tears, stains, or imperfections. They prefer clothing that is "in style" or has a style that never goes out of style. Higher end items - you can get great deals on name brand suits to prom dresses or even casual clothes. Prices aren't bad. Own parking lot and easy to get to.

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★★★★☆

This is a consignment store for clothing. They are picky about what they take in on consignment. Nothing can have tears, stains, or imperfections. They prefer clothing that is "in style" or has a style that never goes out of style. Higher end items - you can get great deals on name brand suits to prom dresses or even casual clothes. Prices aren't bad. Own parking lot and easy to get to.

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I am always on the lookout for interesting clothing. Now, that doesn't mean "boutique" stuff, though I have been known on occasion to purchase something special in such a shop. What I mean is clothing that comes with a personality and is "gently worn". I found out many yers ago when I was on a grad student's budget that some of the nicest and best clothing can be found in re-sale shops and since then I have checked out many re-sale type shops..

THE SECOND ACT is one of those re-sale shops with an edge. It is primarily filled with upper level and style of clothing. A lot of the items I have discovered here were either of designer quality or they were so "gently worn" that they appeared new. Though I have noticed they have primarily smaller sizes in stock, there have been the occasional outfit over a size 6.

So if you are looking for an outfit for a special occasion and don't want to pay department store prices....check out THE SECOND ACT....you won't be sorry!!!

PROS: ...lots of top quality items
CONS: ...mostly smaller sizes...check often for larger ones!

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★★★★☆

I am always on the lookout for interesting clothing. Now, that doesn't mean "boutique" stuff, though I have been known on occasion to purchase something special in such a shop. What I mean is clothing that comes with a personality and is "gently worn". I found out many yers ago when I was on a grad student's budget that some of the nicest and best clothing can be found in re-sale shops and since then I have checked out many re-sale type shops..

THE SECOND ACT is one of those re-sale shops with an edge. It is primarily filled with upper level and style of clothing. A lot of the items I have discovered here were either of designer quality or they were so "gently worn" that they appeared new. Though I have noticed they have primarily smaller sizes in stock, there have been the occasional outfit over a size 6.

So if you are looking for an outfit for a special occasion and don't want to pay department store prices....check out THE SECOND ACT....you won't be sorry!!!

PROS: ...lots of top quality items
CONS: ...mostly smaller sizes...check often for larger ones!

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its kinda like an upgraded versionof good will. they have new and used clothing all a liltle bit different from the mainstream style. great place for that hard to find retro item you cant seam to get somewhere else

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★★★★☆

its kinda like an upgraded versionof good will. they have new and used clothing all a liltle bit different from the mainstream style. great place for that hard to find retro item you cant seam to get somewhere else

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