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.
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
La Petit Mort
Art Gallery, Store
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
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
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
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 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