We’ve been clad in wool for too many months! It’s time to think Spring and we thought we’d share some of our favorite Thrift and Vintage Shops, their addresses and websites too.
Beginning in the Village and Chelsea, we started at…..
Shareen Vintage located at 130 West 17th Street. Dresses, dresses & more dresses and a beautiful selection of vintage wedding gowns. This is not a street level shop. It’s located on the 2nd floor of a walk-up building and worth the trek.
Since you’re on West 17th Street, also stop at Pippin Vintage Jewelry located at 112 West 17th Street between 6th/7th Avenues and Angel Street Thrift Shop located at 118 West 17th Street. Angel Street’s proceeds benefit those affected with HIV/Aids and substance abuse issues. Hamlet’s Vintage just closed their Bleecker Street shop to take larger space at 146 West 4th Street, near 6th Avenue. The new space, which looks very much like Trash & Vaudeville, opened in March. This is not a consignments shop. Hamlet will buy your vintage clothing. New York Vintage located at 117 West 25th Street between 6th/7th Avenue and is directly across the street from the 25th Street Garage as well as a wonderful vintage jewelry shop, This n That located at 124 West 25th Street with a window full of bakelite bracelets.
Star Struck Vintage is located at 47 Greenwich Avenue. This is a family owned shop that has been a Village fixture at this location for 34 years. Everything organized by color and style. Family Jewels Vintage Clothing has been at their large, inviting street-level location since 2000. They are located at 130 West 23rd Street.
Cure Thrift Shop not only has vintage clothing, but also has an ever changing selection of antique furniture that overflows onto the sidewalk during the summer months. All proceeds are donated to the Diabetes Research Institute.
The very eclectic and wonderful Screaming Mimis located at 382 Lafayette Street. Here you will find a separate section for high end designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Balenciaga and a separate costume section.
Amacord Vintage located at 252 Lafayette has an extensive collection of Chanel, Gucci, Prada and many other designer brands. Nice selection of vintage jewelry too.
Off to the Lower East Side…..
Dressing Room Bar & Boutique located at 75 Orchard Street. In addition to their clothing exchange, they have a section for up and coming independent designers and a cocktail bar! Community 54 located at 54 Clinton Street is a combination of new and vintage behind an entrance filled with arcade games – yes, you can play.
Edith Machinist located at 104 Rivington Street is the go-to place for vintage shoes. Beautifully displayed, they have a wide selection from the front door to the back wall.
Ellen located at 123 Ludlow Street, Ellen’s tiny eclectic shop has been at this location for 12 years.
Portia & Manny is located at 151 Ludlow Street, they are open Wednesday through Sunday. David Owens Vintage Clothing located at 154 Orchard Street, David Owens is the place to go for vintage suspenders. While we were there they had a rack of cashmere coats – $100 each – and going fast.
Located in Harlem is Trunk Show Designer Consignment Shop at 275-277 West 113th Street. They carry high end vintage like Givenchy, Chanel, Alexander Wang and Rick Owens to name a few – and also local emerging designers.
Some of our other favorite vintage shops have several locations…… Second Time Around has 10 locations in NYC at last count. Buffalo Exchange is located at 332 East 11th Street and 114 West 26th Street Ina has locations in Noho, Soho, Nolita and Chelsea Housing Works located all over the City and proceeds help those affected by HIV/AIDS. Wonderful finds can be had including a wide selection of furniture.
We can’t forget our favorite online vintage shops like Back In Style, which has a huge Emillo Pucci collection. And also our local flea markets including Hell’s Kitchen and the 25th Street Garage are often called the vintage shops with no walls. There are Goodwill Thrift Shops and the Salvation Army all over the City and we must mention that recently we walked by the Goodwill on West 79th Street and spotted a pair of green Manolo Blahnik’s in the window! You never know what you’ll find.
Next up – the East Village and the Upper East Side and we can’t forget the thrift shops run by churches!
If you have a favorite, we’d love to hear about it. You can follow AFineLyne on Twitter or on Facebook at Harlem Sketches or Greenwich Village Sketches. Don’t forget to head over to the Untapped Shop.