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GQ assigned "vintage expert" Ned Martel to track down the 25 best vintage stores in America, and he came up with four in New York City—five, if you count both of Manhattan's RRLs. The New York list is heavy on the kind of all-American neo-prep aesthetic that RRL does so well. It calls out Stock Vintage in the East Village for its "perfect wood floors," which make an excellent background for admiring one's own manly feet in lace-up shoes or logger boots, and Eleven in Soho for its selection of flannel shirts and American flags. What Goes Around Comes Around rounds out the selection, though GQ does note that it's awfully expensive for vintage.
· The 25 Best Vintage Stores in America [GQ]