Now heading over to Chelsea and the Village…
One of the most unique shops on this list is Shareen Vintage located on the second floor at 13 W 17th Street. This shop began as a regular vintage shop but slowly progressed into a primarily vintage wedding gown shop, full of dresses the owner has made from vintage pieces sewn together.
Down the road from Shareen at 104 W 17th Street is Pippin Vintage Jewelry. This shop is the perfect stop for anyone looking to spice up their outfits with some new (or technically not so new) bling with their rows of gorgeous vintage pieces.
At 146 W 4th Street is Hamlet’s Vintage, selling both men’s and women’s clothing as well as accessories and some furniture from anywhere between the 1940s and 1980s. Nearby the Flatiron Building at 117 W 25th Street is New York Vintage, well-known in the city for having an array of dramatic styles to peruse.
Metropolis Vintage at 803 Broadway is a can’t-miss for those looking to bring back the era of retro graphic tees. With anything from hippie shirts from the sixties to grungy nineties band tees, Metropolis Vintage has it all. Heading further south again is Cure Thrift Shop at 91 3rd Ave. A slightly more upscale vintage store, Cure has a refined selection of the most tasteful vintage clothes and furniture around.
Screaming Mimis Vintage at 240 W 14th Street is not for the faint of heart. With a massively diverse collection of eccentric hats, wigs, and clothing galore, you have to be invested to avoid getting overwhelmed.
Vintage Thrift Shop at 286 3rd Ave is a nonprofit vintage store with a large variety of unique items, glassware, furniture, books, and clothes. At this store not only will you find any vintage item you could be in search of, but you will also do so helping out a greater cause, the United Jewish Council of the East Side.
Overflowing with new outfit inspiration is Funny Pretty Nice, a colorful shop selling trendy vintage clothes and jewelry at 64 MacDougal Street. L Train Vintage at 204 1st Ave is lined with row after row of vintage clothing and shoes, from old sports jerseys and Hawaiian shirts to used Jordans and high heels. Around the corner at 437 E 9th Street is Mr. Throwback. Specializing in 1990s sports apparel, shoes, video games, and more, this niche shop knows its audience well.
Down the road at 346 E 9th Street is 9th Street Vintage, which sells primarily women’s apparel from before the 1960s. Over at 545 E 12th Street is the East Village Vintage Collective. The Collective is a groovy little shop with a vibrant selection of retro clothing and gizmos.