Turnabout Shoppe in Wellesley closing after 25 years of dressing the fashionably turned out

Turnabout Shoppe, WellesleyFor the past 25 years, the style-conscious of Wellesley have been turning to The Turnabout Shoppe, the high-end consignment boutique located at 30 Grove St. in one of Wellesley’s historic buildings that dates from 1869. There, owners Herb Kutzman and Elaine Sugarman kept the shelves stocked with Chanel bags, Prada shoes, Sonya Rykiel dresses and more, all in impeccable condition, all carrying the cachet of luxury.

Now the shop is closing, and a sign on the door notes that they are open by appointment for consignor pick-up only. Call 781-237-4450 to arrange the details. The final day for pick-up will be August 19. Their website is no longer viable, and there is no sign of a Facebook page.

Where will consignors sell their beautiful clothes and accessories and where will those in need of such procure them now? In Wellesley, Second Time Around at nearby 574 Washington St. will be happy to help out both groups, as will Elan Fine Consignment at 402 Washington St. A bit beyond Wellesley, the town of Needham has the Closet Exchange and a Second Time Around of their own, both on Great Plain Ave.

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