Upper East Side Vintage And Consignment Shops

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Valerie McPhail

Quaint and undeniably au courant, the Upper East Side of Manhattan is the go-to spot for teatime catch-ups and sidewalk strolls amid stunning townhouses. World-renowned landmarks such as the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are neighborhood monuments. Hidden between the residential walk-ups dating back to the glamorous era of Audrey Hepburn are these top ten vintage and consignment shops that represent the sophisticated style of the Upper East Side. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Housing Works

The sun always shines on the side of the street where the Upper East Side Housing Works location stands. Reasons for such an inviting atmosphere may point to the company’s mission to serve the AIDS community. 100 percent of purchases support the lives of those affected by the illness. Peruse racks of higher-end garments from Theory shirts for men to Marni blouses for women. Don’t forget to explore the store’s furniture and home goods selection, which is mixed and matched throughout its layout. Aside from the smiles and jokes passed around by friendly members of staff, the products here make you feel right at home.

Michael’s Consignment

Michaels Consignment

Unique Boutique

Located on 94th and 3rd, Unique Boutique presents a shopping adventure designed for the more casual lifestyle. Here, you’ll find brands such as Forever 21, Banana Republic, and the GAP – all of which repute a more accessible approach to fashion – priced at less than $10. In addition to clothing, a large, library-sized showcase of books wrap around their comprehensive denim selection. Home décor pieces include teacup sets, pots and pans, and matching plates adorn a display table in the front of the store. This jumble of articles creates an atmosphere most relatable to a market. The store’s inexpensive trinkets are hardly luxurious, but rather designed for everyday living.

La Boutique Resale

80th and Madison flaunts a locus of collected high fashion. La Boutique Resale is the spot for high-fashion shopping, from Missoni to luxury Japanese brands, all on a rack in the center of the store. Not far from this luxury presentation hangs a collection of Pleats Please, Comme De Garcon, and Junay Watanabe. La Boutique markets itself as a discounted high-fashion spot, so come here to hunt for those special garments at far more reasonable prices than retail stores.

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