Where to Find Vintage Clothing: New York City
Wondering where to find vintage clothing in New York City? While scores of vintage clothing stores come and go in New York City every year, a few manage to flourish. These four stores are a sure bet for vintage enthusiasts.
- Screaming Mimi’s. Screaming Mimi’s is a New York institution and is the first place to look when searching for vintage goods. From vintage Chanel to motorcycle leather, this store has everything for the vintage enthusiast. For diehard vintage collectors, check out the private penthouse filled with some of the best vintage goods in the country. Screaming Mimi’s: 382 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003.
- Beacon’s Closet. Both Beacon’s Closet locations are located in Brooklyn, but don’t let that dissuade you from taking the short train ride. Beacon’s Closet offers a spectacular array of vintage goods mixed in current trends. While the Williamsburg location is much larger than its little sister in Park Slope, the Park Slope store tends to feature more upper-end vintage items. Beacon’s Closet: 88 N 11th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211.
- Housing Works Thrift Shops. If you’re looking to find affordable vintage clothing in New York, look no further than Housing Works. Though Housing Works shops are not dedicated only to vintage goods, with a little digging you’ll be handsomely rewarded. Each Housing Works Thrift Shop has a unique selection; however, the Upper East Side and Chelsea locations tend to be the best for picking up vintage goods. Housing Works Thrift Shops: 122 Montague St., Brooklyn, New York 11201.
- The Family Jewels Vintage Clothing. This Chelsea vintage institution is the perfect place to find rare vintage clothing. While Family Jewels boasts a stunning collection of vintage goods, its men’s selection is among the best in the country. The Family Jewels Vintage Clothing: 130 West 23rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10011.
Posted on: Mar. 30, 2010