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Six Booths to Hit at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

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The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is the perfect way to remind yourself that fashion industry trends are totally cyclical. Among the choice goods from over 90 vintage clothing and accessories dealers, you'll find drool-worthy vintage pieces that would be absolutely at home in a fall 2012 closet.

Without further delay, here's our run-down of how shopping curated vintage can help your closet stay both fresh and seasonal. Plus, you get to avoid hitting up another fast fashion shop and don't run the risk of someone else wearing a carbon copy of your outfit.

Statement Coats
If we've learned anything from Kate Middleton's impeccable sartorial taste, it's that sometimes all you need is the perfect coat (plus, maybe a sleek fascinator and a prince on your arm). Among the nubby tweeds and textural wools at the show, we also spied an endless amount of animal print coats. If this is your vice, hit up Patina's booth for a curated selection.

Luxe Fabrics
Indulgent fabrics are everywhere this season, and whether it's a sleek leather pencil skirt or a brocade coat, the goal is to have the fabrication just make your outfit. Marilyn Hitchcock Vintage totally understands this. Not only does she have the most luxe fabrics, but she's got an impressive designer roster, too: think a textured Prada skirt worthy of a museum exhibit, and a delicately embroidered suede Dolce & Gabbana coat that was born in the '90s.

Stand Out Jewels and Accessories
Whether you need a sparkly brooch for your tweed blazer, a skinny tie for your holiday suit, oversized sunglasses, or a statement necklace to pair with your white oxford, consider stopping by the following booths. Daybreak had an unbeatable selection of sparkly bits and baubles, and we also loved a selection of vintage YSL sunglasses at Rue St Denis. (With all the design changes going on over at YSL, we bet these are worth the investment).

Patterned Silks
Why get your fill of stripes at J.Crew or quirky patterns at Anthropologie when you can score a one-of-a-kind piece at the Manhattan Vintage Show? We loved a hunter green and cream striped YSL blouse at Vintagelemonde, and who could argue with the adorable umbrella patterned silk dress by Missoni at Patina?

Sequins Galore
So you want to add some giltz to your holiday style? Go no further than Denyse's Closet: This booth has enough sparkly wares to outfit you for every fete from now through the New Year.

The show is open today until 8pm and tomorrow from 11am to 6pm, at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street. Admission is $20 at the door and $15 online via pre-sale (but it appears that pre-sale has ended). For more details, scope out their website.—Kiran
· Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show [Official Site]

Metropolitan Pavillion

125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 212-463-0200 Visit Website

Prada - Soho

575 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 212-334-8888 Visit Website