Thrifting should be an Olympic sport, especially in NYC. You spend hours sifting through clothing rack after clothing rack looking to score the perfect throwback gem. We here at WWW live for the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction that comes after discovering a vintage treasure. The best part about secondhand shopping in NYC is that 1. there are SO many shops and 2. there is a wide array of price points that will fit any budget. Here are some of our go-to vintage and thrift shops. Let us know some of yours in the comments below.
L Train Vintage
Not only does L Train Vintage have literally everything, but they also have everything for cheap. Sure, you may not find vintage Escada blazers but you will find quirky, one of a kind pieces for a price that will make your wallet happy. Pro tip: most of their best gems are on display (especially vintage graphic tees) so don’t be shy about asking to purchase anything you see hanging on a mannequin or on the wall.
204 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009
What Goes Around Comes Around
If you’ve been following WWW for a while, you know this is Danielle’s go-to spot to find vintage designer goods. Since it’s luxury vintage, don’t expect to find a $10 rack but do expect to find quality, timeless pieces that are worth the investment.
351 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
The Vintage Twin
What you find at The Vintage Twin will truly be one of a kind. They take vintage pieces and rework them to make more on-trend creations using salvaged materials. Fashionable and good for the environment? Yes please.
543 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
A day of thrifting in NYC would not be complete without a trip to Beacon’s Closet. Not only do they have multiple locations that are convenient for people living in any neighboorhood, but their shops are also always fully stocked with designer gems and name-brand goods. Plus you can bring some of your own cast-offs to sell for cash or trade in for store credit.
10 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
A Current Affair
A Current Affair (unfortunately) is not a storefront but rather a market that happens twice a year in NYC. Each event brings together handfuls of vintage retailers and private dealers to showcase the best vintage under one roof. You can check out the dates and venue of the next event here.
Ritual Vintage specializes in pre-1950’s clothing for men and women and designer pieces from the 1960’s to the present. If bodices, corset tops and lace slips are your thing make sure to check out Ritual Vintage.