A Guide To Vintage Clothes Shopping In New York

June 30th, 2010 § 10 comments

Following on from our guide to vintage clothes shopping in London…here is a guide for New York! There are so many fantastic places in NY to go vintage shopping it’s sometimes a hard to know where to begin. If you’re flying in for a quick visit or staying for a few weeks this list will hopefully help you find some vintage goodies.

Thrift Stores

Ok so our first list is for those of you who are looking for cheap vintage bargains. This is just some of the thrift stores (charity shops) you may want to check out. Trust me there’s a lot more but thought I should just give you a taster!

The Thrift Shop
62 Thomas St,
NYC, 10013
(212) 571-2644

St. Margarets House Thrift Shop
49 Fulton St.
NYC, 10038, (no phone)

Village Thrift Shop
130 W. 3rd St.,
NYC, 10012
(212) 673-0231

St. Luke’s Thrift Shop
487 Hudson St.,
NYC, 10014
(212) 924-9364

Salvation Army Thrift Store
112 4th Ave.,
NYC 10003,
(212) 873-2741

Designer/ High End Vintage

If you want more antique or high end designer vintage clothing you may want to check these shops out.

Atomic Passion
Impressive variety of gently used designer clothing and shoes for all occasions & seasons.
430 E. 9th St.,
East Village NY 10009
Between 1st Ave.& Ave. A,
Tel 212-533-0718

Chelsea Girl
An eclectic array of vintage clothing and accessories spanning the 1920’s – 1970’s
63 Thompson St.,
Soho NY 10012
Tel 212-343-1658

Cherry Men
Vintage designer & couture clothing & accessories.
17 Eighth Ave., West Village NY 10014
Tel 212-924-5188
Website: http://www.cherryboutique.com

Family Jewels
Named “one of the best vintage stores” by the Zagat Guide, In Style, Elle, New York Magazine. Buying & selling the best of Victorian through to 1980’s for men/women/kids.
130 W. 23rd St.,
Flatiron District
NY 10011
Between 6th & 7th Ave.,
Tel 212-633-6020

E-mail: cheleagirl@familyjewelsnyc.com;
Website: http://www.familyjewelsnyc.com

From Around the World Vintage Archive
Vintage clothing and accessories from all corners of the world from 1800’s to 1980’s including men’s, women’s & children’s. By appointment only.
209 W. 38th St.,
Fashion District NY
Tel 212-354-6536

Great vintage clothing, accessories and shoes, plus reworked designs from local designers.
172 Ludlow St.,
Lower East Side NY near Houston St,
Tel 212-473-8070

1970s clothes, costume jewelry, hats, shoes, Hawaiian shirts. Lots of fun to look around.
50 W. 23rd St., Flatiron District NY 10011
Tel 212-243-2292
Website: http://www.reminiscence.com

Star Struck
Jeans, cords, and many eclectic clothing items and accessories from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
47 Greenwich Ave.,
Greenwich Village NY between Charles & Perry.,
Tel 212-691-5357

Rue St. Denis
Never worn and European vintage clothing from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.
170 Avenue B, East Village NY 10009
Tel 212-260-3388
E-mail: riccabo@aol.com
Website: http://www.vintagenyc.com

Tokio 7
Men’s and women’s vintage clothing. Great collection of Japanese designer clothing.
64 E. 7th St.,
East Village NY 10003
Between 1st & 2nd Ave.,
Tel 212-353-8443
Website: http://www.tokio7.com

What Comes Around Goes Around – Soho
Interesting vintage and second-hand apparel.
351 West Broadway,
Soho NY between Gr & Broome,
Tel 212-343-9303
E-mail: vdl@nyvintage.com;
Website: http://www.nyvintage.com

Love, Past Forward Retro xxx

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