Explore your world
Vintage Clothing Store | © Anilakeo/WikiCommons
Vintage Clothing Store | © Anilakeo/WikiCommons

Manhattan's 10 Best Vintage Clothing Stores

Picture of Dana deLaski
Updated: 13 October 2016
In New York City, people take pride in what they wear. The streets are a constant fashion show, and there’s always a new trend taking over the city. But it’s no secret that looking great can cost you, so we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best places in Manhattan to score vintage clothing. From funky thrift shops to upscale consignment stores, there’s something for everyone if you’re willing to do some digging.

Ladies And Gentlemen

Ladies And Gentlemen is located in the East Village and is the place to go for vintage T-shirts and varsity jackets. There are vintage designer items and accessories as well, but their bold, colorful casual pieces are what makes this place unique. Stop by and stay a while, as you’ll find more gems the longer you browse the shelves.

Ladies And Gentlemen, 338 E 11th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 673 3904


Local Clothing

Local Clothing packs a lot of style into a small space – this East Village boutique is bursting with bright, eccentric pieces from the ’80s and ’90s. They have more subdued options, too, so come in for a peek no matter what your style is.

Local Clothing, 328 E 9th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 777 3850


The Quality Mending Company

Men need vintage options too, and that’s where The Quality Mending Company comes in. This isn’t a place for T-shirts and baseball caps; it’s a fine vintage menswear store located in Nolita. Since 2010, the owner of the store introduced their own, original line of menswear which is now sold alongside the vintage items in the shop.

The Quality Mending Company, 15 Prince St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 334 5334

#checkout for a while at our Brooklyn shop. The a #vintagesale #nyvintage #nycvintage #brooklynvintage

A photo posted by The Quality Mending Co. (@qualitymending) on


What Goes Around Comes Around

Opened in 1993, What Goes Around Comes Around has become famous for its luxury vintage options. The team hand-selects each piece from designers around the world, and WGACA now has the largest collection of vintage Chanel in the world. If you’re shopping SoHo (which you probably are), add this spot to the list.

What Goes Around Comes Around, 31 West Broadway, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 343 1225

When your meeting is also torture cause you want to leave with everything 😑

A photo posted by Stephanie Rubin (@stephmrubin) on


La Petit Mort

A French idiom for ‘orgasm,’ La Petit Mort‘s style and clothing are just as bold as its name. They specialize in items from the ’90s, and they believe that fashion should evoke emotions and reactions. Also, there’s an art gallery within the store showcasing local artists.

La Petit Mort, 37 Orchard Street, New York, NY, USA,+1 646 370 6227 


Pilgrim New York

Another shop in the heart of the Lower East Side (a neighborhood filled with artists and boutiques), Pilgrim New York is on the higher end of the vintage store chain, specializing in handbags and costume jewelry. Make an appointment or walk in; this store has an incredible collection of rare, unworn items that are not to be missed.

Pilgrim New York, 70 Orchard Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 463 7720



Located in the East Village – a vintage store hot spot – Tokio7 is a super funky Japanese vintage store that you must see. It’s one of the largest vintage stores in New York and has everything from Chanel to local East Village designers to hard-to-find Japanese designers.

Tokio7, 83 E 7th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 353 8443

Damn happy I got this bad boy ~ #thrift #shopping #tokio7 #marleneberger #fuckyea

A photo posted by Michelle (@ecstaticillusion) on


Housing Works

Housing Works is a favorite of New York vintage stores, and upon entering, you’ll see why. It offers so much more than a small boutique clothing store – come here for home accessories, unique objects, and even a bookstore and café (in the SoHo location). Housing Works is the sort of place you can get lost in, so allow yourself ample time.

Multiple Locations in New York, NY, USA

Come on baby, light our fire! TONS of candles are on sale now at your local #HousingWorks Thrift shop.

A photo posted by Housing Works Thrift Shops (@housingworks) on


Nomad Vintage

Nomad Vintage is owned by Katie McDonnel, a woman who sold vintage clothing at other stores for ten years before opening her own shop in 2013. Nomad Vintage store reflects her love of travel, pattern, and color, so don’t expect the all-black New York styles you might be used to.

Nomad Vintage, 208 E 6th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 718 644 7634


Mr. Throwback

Mr. Throwback is a world away from some of the boutiques selling Oscar De La Renta on this list. Instead, they specialize in racks on racks of T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jerseys from the ’80s and ’90s. If you’re looking for a new pair of Nike Jordans, this is your spot, but be prepared to do some sifting. This place is overflowing with good stuff, and you’ll have to be patient to find what you want.

Mr. Throwback, 480 E 9th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 646 410 0310

It's A NEW YORK Thing!!

A photo posted by Mr. Throwback™Vintage Store (@mrthrowbacknyc) on