About Us

We began in 1985, with a one room storefront of mostly contemporary casual and upscale clothing, with a few select pieces of vintage and ethnic clothing seeding our future foray into costumes. A few years later, we relocated to a larger building, tripling our floor space, and allowing us to display our much larger inventory of current and vintage clothing and accessories, as well as our (by now) very large collection of costumes and costume related items. For thirty years, we have been Iowa City’s dependable source for quality used clothing for men, women and children. It’s been our mission to provide friendly and helpful assistance to our customers, whether they are consigning or purchasing items, or simply seeking inspiration for a costume idea from our large collection. We have seven people who know our current inventory well and love helping people find the sizes and styles they desire. Above all, the Second Act is about having fun finding your own unique look!

Consignments: We accept new and gently worn items under a 50/50 consignment policy. No appointment is necessary, but we recommend coming in on a weekday, rather than a weekend, when we are less busy and can process your items faster. Items we accept for consignment include clothing for men, women, and children, as well as footwear, purses, hats, belts, sunglasses, jewelry, and scarves. Our ability to accept certain items depends on our current inventory, as well as the season, so we recommend you call to find out what we are taking before you bring your items in.