With Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
as the lone exception, sequels are the red-headed stepchild of art forms. But that was before Southeast Stark's Sequel Apparel Consignment
opened in late November. Sequel is owned by Rita Tiwari, a fallen-away graduate student whose new major is designer denim. She stocks many well-known brands like Joe's Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, Seven for all Mankind and Level 99
—along with more obscure labels and the occasional pair of mind-blowing, handmade Japanese jeans. Beyond denim, Tiwari's goal was to create a unique second-hand collection of well-made pieces with interesting details—for men and women—without the filler that most consignment stores tend to fall back on. She currently has dresses by Michael Kors, Velvet, Kenzie and Nicole Miller
, in prices ranging from $11 to $60. In shoes, she runs the gamut from Dansko clogs
(around $28) to a sharp pair of woven patent-leather Cole Haans
($46, size 9). Sequel Apparel, 6012 SE Stark St., (503) 235-5610.