There’s something magical about finding just what you need at a good value.

That happens every time you step into Twice As Nice Upscale Consignment Boutique.

Maybe it’s the perfect party dress or everyday wear, your new favorite pair of shoes, or the accessory you didn’t know you had to have until you saw it.

The store has been in New Bern for 34 years and in Downtown New Bern for the last 11. Tyler and Cari Starr have owned it for the past four years.

Twice As Nice is located at 224 Craven Street—in the old City Hall building that was built around 1818. That’s a story by itself, but we digress.

The store takes consignments from over 3,800 consignors for all four seasons, and changes clothes out to fit the season.

  • Visit Twice As Nice Upscale Consignment Boutique at 224 Craven St.
  • The store is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. It is closed on Sunday.
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“We draw from a large array of people to offer a good diversity of clothing,” said Mr. Starr. Brands you will find include Chico, Talbots, and JJill, to name a few. Twice As Nice also offers a small selection of men’s clothing, décor and furniture items.

You can find clothes and shoes for women in any size here, including plus sizes.

Perhaps its best value is its extensive collection of formal dresses, where you can save hundreds of dollars for lightly used evening gowns and formals. The store has an entire room dedicated to formal wear.

During prom and military ball seasons, Twice As Nice is a go-to destination to find the perfect dress that you’ll make memories while wearing.

A selection of designer handbags is refreshed every season, with brands that include Kate Spade, Michael Kohrs, and Coach.

During spring and summer, the store offers a good selection of Lily Pulitzer clothing.

Many smart shoppers go to Twice As Nice first, because its selection offers options not available at local department and even specialty stores.

The store has frequent sales, including the bag sale it has once a quarter. That’s one that’s impossible to beat. For $12 you can fill a bag.

At the Twice As Nice website, http://www.twiceasnicenewbern.com/, click the Keep in Touch button to sign up for their monthly newsletter and information about sales.

To become a consignor, go to their home page and click on the Appointments button to book an appointment.

The Starrs previously lived in the DC metro area, and are West Coast natives. They came to New Bern to purchase and run Twice As Nice and to be close to family who live in New Bern.

“We are happy to be downtown,” Mr. Starr said.

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