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Shopping Tips from Inside the Manhattan Vintage Show

Picture of Jill Di Donato
Fashion Editor
Updated: 5 December 2017
After years of scrounging through thrift stores—from high end consignment boutiques to the Salvation Army—I’m a veritable vintage expert. Shopping the Manhattan Vintage Show, with over 80 vendors from across the globe is a thrifter’s dream. Here’s a look inside the fair, with tips on what to look for when shopping vintage.

The Manhattan Vintage Show celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, with styles from this century and last that inspire today’s hottest trends. Antique textiles, jewels, and garments infused with nostalgia make the fair a delight to shop. Whether you’re on the hunt for something specific, or prefer to wander until you find that special piece, navigating a fair this extensive can be overwhelming. Culture Trip takes you inside the show for tips on thrifting like a pro. Indeed, grown-ups can play dress up too, and the Manhattan Vintage Show is a fantastic place to start. Only the highest quality vendors from all corners of the globe descend upon the fair, so expect to be dazzled, and pick up smart shopping shopping techniques along the way.

For more information and upcoming fair dates, visit the Manhattan Vintage Show website.