The Silk Purse
118 Main Street, New Canaan
You can’t throw a rock in New Canaan without smashing the plate glass window, mirrored console and white ostrich-skin sideboard of some tony home décor boutique. So it was all the more delightful to enter this traditional, neatly cluttered furniture/jewelry consignment store. This town’s cast-offs are pretty swishy and the prices are delightfully affordable.
Robin’s note: Dear old auntie isn’t hocking her Tiffany baubles at the corner store, so manage your expectations before shopping for cut-rate jewels here.
Who you’ll see shopping here: Women, ages 30 – 60 years old.
Their specialty: Dining chair sets.
What you should buy: Baker coffee table, good as new, for $715.
What you may not know but should: Their website lists most – but not all – of their items and is updated daily.