The Second Act is Iowa City’s destination for gently worn, upscale contemporary clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. We also have Iowa City’s largest selection of costumes and costume accessories year round, for rent or purchase, and you will find the area’s biggest single collection of authentic vintage clothing for sale or rent here, too, with items from the 1930’s to the 1990’s. That’s a lot of whatever you might be seeking, all under one roof! 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!