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Shareen's flea-market-to-red-carpet story has been told before: By now we all know the vintage trove is tricky to find (second floor walkup), reasonably priced (most dresses under $48) and has a cult following (a very well-dressed cult, of course). But her New York story is worth a mention.
The original space opened in October, above an autobody shop in the parking lot of the Manhasset LIRR station. She found that space by chance, and thought it was just crazy enough to work (much like the drop-waist Cuban number in the gallery above). All was well, until a blizzard hit and the entire parking lot full of snow was plowed into a huge pile in front of her door. It made for an adventurous weekend, and may have been the last straw had a golden opportunity not presented itself when her current space became available (it was formerly an apartment that hadn't been vacant for 40 years).
And so the merch made the move to the big city, where Shareen has big plans: Weekend hours in the fall, rotating fashion photography shows, evening salons featuring speakers and dialog, and making the space available for private shopping parties. The only rule? No boys allowed.
With over 2,000 pieces, there's plenty of on-trend vintage to be found. And more arrives every week (two new racks as of yesterday). Expect lots of chunky furs and more coats and jackets to arrive in the coming weeks. Can't get enough Shareen? They are searching for a full-time manager of the New York store. Her main requirement: You must love fashion. If you're reading this, that means you.—Noa Taffet
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