Everyone knows New Yorkers have style. The streets of NYC are akin to a runway, filled with people who flaunt all their unique and daring sense of style. Achieving the perfect look starts with finding the perfect pieces to build your wardrobe around. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 25 of our favorite vintage clothing and NYC thrift stores where you can find hidden gems that will make your style stand out!
Starting in the Lower East Side…
Just around the corner from the Tenement Museum is Edith Machinist. Located at 104 Rivington Street, this vintage shop is a must-hit for those in search of shoes. Edith Machinist has an elegant selection displayed in well-thought-out designs from the front to the back of the store, along with a fair amount of clothes.
A bit further down Rivington Street at number 161 is David Owens Vintage Clothing. David Owens is a colorful spot to find some new styles, from fur coats to suspenders. They hang some of their best pieces on the interior brick wall, so be sure to take a look if you’re in the area.
Nearby at 123 Ludlow Street is Ellen, a smaller, lesser-known shop with one-of-a-kind finds. Don’t let its tiny size fool you, you can find an array of unique bags, hats, and clothes at this little shop.
At 377 Broome Street is Ritual Vintage Clothing. Their tightly packed racks will leave even the fastest rack hunters breathless while attempting to comb through their eccentric inventory.