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Where This Filmmaker Thrifts on Roosevelt Island

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New York City has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic city that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.


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Crystal Moselle moved to New York City from the San Francisco Bay Area to study filmmaking at The School of Visual Arts. Her passion and artistic vision for fashion and music has led her to direct projects for brands such as Erin Fetherston, True Religion, Kate Spade, Converse, and Levi's, and bands like The Rapture and The Virgins. Here, Moselle tells us about her favorite spot for thrifting on Roosevelt Island, where she snagged a killer pair of thigh-high boots.

I'm not sure what you will find at the Cabrini Thrift Shop on Roosevelt Island but I will tell you what I found: thigh high riding boots, a Marc Jacobs skirt, cute beaded necklaces, and cute dishes. It's just a spot that a true vintage lover will be happy to find. I found it because my friend sublet an apartment on the island one summer. We would swim in the city pool, go to the local diner, and shop!

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Cabrini Thrift Shop

520 Main St New York, NY 10044