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New York City's 38 Best Vintage Stores, Mapped

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It's time to refresh the Racked Vintage 38: your guide to the city's all-around best vintage stores. In the map that follows, you'll find a focus on stores and markets that specialize in high-end designer brands or historic pieces from past decades, meaning you won't find chain consignment stores in this mix. However, we have included a handful of boutiques that do employ a more thoughtful buy-sell-trade structure. Pure furniture stores were excluded, but you will see shops that have home goods sprinkled in.

We've done our best to cover a wide array of neighborhoods and prices—from the Upper East Side boutiques that favor Chanel and Dior to the Chelsea emporiums known for their Victorian. See them all in the map below, and shout out your favorites in the comments section.


—Reporting by Caitlin Petreycik, Laura Gurfein, Tiffany Yannetta, and Paula Ya-Jen Ho

Update: Tiger Blankets has sadly closed, so it'd been replaced by Rosebud Vintage in Crown Heights.

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1. Michael's Consignment

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1041 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075
(212) 737-7273
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Right off the bat, Michael's on the Upper East Side is the exception to our no-consignment-shops rule: though it carries close-to-current high-end labels like Oscar de la Renta and Prada, they also stock vintage from Chanel, Hermès, and Gucci.

2. Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

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426 W. 39th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 243-5343
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Part of the Annex Markets network, this flea that’s open year-round on the weekends just absorbed some of the vendors from the now-closed Chelsea Antiques Garage. Expect to find old-school furnishings and apparel from a variety of decades, as well as sellers who are passionate about their wares. [Photo]

3. New York Vintage

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117 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 647-1107
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Frequently a source for stylists and costume designers, this 5,000-square-foot showroom in the heart of Chelsea specializes in high-end designer and couture pieces from the past century. Consider heading here to pick up a special-occasion piece. [Photo]

4. Family Jewels Vintage Clothing

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130 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 633-6020
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Regardless of whether it’s 1920s flapper dresses or 1950s men’s bowling shirts that gets your nostalgic heart beating, you’ll find it all here. An extensive selection of apparel, accessories, and shoes for both men and women from the Victorian era through the 1980s is always in stock. [Photo]

5. Pippin Vintage Jewelry

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112 W 17th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 505-5159
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This Chelsea gem (no pun intended) serves a variety of price points, whether you’re going for a $18 beaded necklace from the 1950s or a vintage engagement ring from the Prohibition era. There’s also an adjacent home goods store with tables, chairs, knick-knacks—and yes, more jewelry. [Photo]

6. Stock Vintage

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143 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-2505
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Don’t let the gates on the window fool you—the shop is still open, and it’s most definitely worth checking out. You’ll find mostly menswear from the late 1800s through the 1960s—lots of belts, boots, jeans, and button-downs—but beeline straight for the motorcycle jackets for both sexes, which a sales associate said was their most popular item. [Photo]

7. No Relation Vintage

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204 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-5201
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A sister store of L Train Vintage (that’s a relation, right?), No Relation is likely one of the best bangs for your buck—$8 Levis cutoffs, $10 camouflage pants, an intricately beaded tank for $20. Most of the product skews toward more recent decades, but there’s still some 1960s and 1970s pieces buried in the dress section. [Photo]

8. Star Struck Vintage NYC

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47 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 691-5357
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Get ready to dig—the racks here are stuffed with every category of apparel for both men and women. Not all products have their original era printed on the tag, but a sales associate said they focus mostly on the 1940s through the 1970s. Bowties, bandanas, and fur accessories by the cash register really caught our eye. [Photo]

9. Metropolis

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43 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 358-0795
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With band tee-shirts and heavily printed silk blouses, Metropolis like a relic of the old East Village for which old punk rockers wax poetic. The two-level store has mostly 80s and 90s gear for both sexes, but you’ll find pieces from the 60s as well. Head downstairs for a great selection of leather boots. [Photo]

10. Rue St Denis Clothier

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170 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
(212) 260-3388
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Step out of Alphabet City and into old-school Paris, where you’ll find merchandise separated by gender on either side of the room and an entire room dedicated to men’s suiting in the back. Items range from the 1940s and 1970s, and, at least on the women’s side, includes lots of French and Italian labels, like Yves Saint Laurent. [Photo]

11. Mr. Throwback

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428 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
(646) 410-0310
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Get ready to miss your childhood, hard. Alongside sports jerseys, Starter jackets, and vintage tees are the toys your parents made you clean out of your attic—think action figures and Goosebumps books. Clearly, there’s a reason why New York magazine voted this as the “Best Nostalgia Shop” last year.

12. AuH2O Thriftique

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84 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 466-0844
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At this East Village shop, dig through women’s clothing and accessories from the golden years of the 1980s and the 1990s. Occasionally, however, a unique piece from the '20s will make a surprise experience. The store is constantly updating its inventory on Instagram, so see the feed at @AuH2OSHOP. [Photo]

13. Hamlet's Vintage

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146 W 4th St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 228-1561
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The merchandise at Hamlet’s ranges from the 1940s through to the 1980s, with a focus on the ‘60s and ‘70s. The store also has a furniture section and vintage military uniforms plus this awesome dog. [Photo]

14. Screaming Mimi's

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382 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-6464
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Shop men's and women’s clothes that date back to the '20s at this cheeky Noho favorite. They also carry costumes (some from the New York City Opera) and designer brands like Pucci, Moschino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, and more within their Penthouse. [Photo]

15. Angela's Vintage Boutique

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26 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-0101
This "mostly dress shop" has an 800+ piece inventory, 10% of which is designer wear. Angela’s used to carry a lot of women’s clothing from the 1920s and ‘30s, but has since branched out to include inventory leading up to the '90s. [Photo]

16. Amarcord Vintage Fashion

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252 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-4161
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Amarcord first opened in 2000, and currently has two locations (one in Soho, another in Williamsburg), plus an appointment-only showroom. The store publishes its own lookbooks, runs a shop on FarFetch, and has a lot of fashion street cred.

17. Resurrection Vintage Clothing

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217 Mott St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 625-1374
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Designers like Vivienne Westwood, Versace, YSL, Gucci, and Zandra Rhodes make up the selection at Resurrection, which also carries store co-owner Katy Rodriguez's namesake line of clothing and accessories. [Photo]

18. Edith Machinist

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104 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 979-9992
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What Edith Machinist lacks in size it makes up for in inventory. Though not “officially vintage,” the store carries a solid selection of vintage accessories, like Fendi wallets and Halston bags. [Photo]

19. What Goes Around Comes Around

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351 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 343-1225
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What Goes Around Comes Around truly has it all: leather fringe jackets from the 70s, Victorian sleepwear, the softest band tees, and a heady selection of vintage Chanel jewelry. The West Broadway store even has a vault downstairs, where our resident psychic felt energy left behind from Sarah Jessica Parker. [Photo]

20. Brian Procell

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5 Delancy St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 226-2315
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This Lower East Side shop, aptly named after the vintage collector who founded it, carries men's and women's clothing and accessories that skew way more cool than classic. For example: old-school DKNY gear, baseball hats, and one very '90s tee shirt featuring Diddy (then of course, Puffy) inside a $100 bill. [Photo]

21. The Dressing Room

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75A Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 966-7330
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On top of carrying contemporary women's clothing and vintage, The Dressing Room has one huge perk: a full bar. Stop by to shop, and then enjoy a cold one while flipping through a magazine and utilizing their free WiFi. [Photo]

22. Pilgrim

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70 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 463-7720
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You don’t wander into Pilgrim looking for a label-less peasant blouse to wear with your cut-offs. You go there with a mission. A mission to find that just-this-side-of-flashy chain-strap Versace bag that’s been haunting you ever since you saw it Vogue circa 1995, or one of Comme des Garcons’ original lip-print mini dresses. But what the Orchard Street shop is really famous for is its Chanel collection—glass display cases house gently used quilted purses and necklaces dripping with double-C’s. [Photo]

23. Mahps Vintage

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Count MAHPs Vintage’s Brittany Pham among the Brooklyn Flea’s booth-to-brick-and-mortar success stories. The Nassau Street shop has gained quite a following, thanks to its never-ending supply of ‘90s floral sundresses, breezy crop tops, and all-American basics (think Pendleton, Carhartt, and L.L. Bean). Another reason for its popularity: almost everything is under $50. [Photo]

24. Fox & Fawn

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570 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 349-9510
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Fox & Fawn—with locations in Greenpoint and Bushwick—is a tightly-edited alternative to North Brooklyn’s buy-sell-trade behemoths (Beacon’s, Crossroads, and Buffalo Exchange). On a typical visit, you might unearth a paisley-print ’60s mini dress, a Yanni concert tee, a last-season Rag & Bone shift with the tags still attached, and a studded leather bra top that would look right at home in a Whitesnake video. Follow their ultra popular Instagram accounts to shop Fox & Fawn’s picks before they even hit the racks. [Photo]

25. Artists & Fleas

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70 N 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(917) 488-4203
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The North 7th Street bazaar acts as a launching pad for vintage vendors (Malin Landaeus and Lavai Maria both parlayed their Artists & Fleas booths into brick and mortar shops). Wander the stalls, practice your haggling skills, and if a buyer from Anthropologie outbids you on that mint-condition beaded flapper dress (it happens), you can always console yourself with some hand-crafted jewelry or a hanging terrarium.

26. About Glamour

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107A N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 599-3044
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About Glamour’s international flair sets it apart from Williamsburg’s vintage scene. Buyer Takeshi Iida fills his warehouse with picks sourced from Western Europe and Japan—think mint condition Kansai Yamamoto, Marni, and Kenzo (pre-Carol Lim and Humberto Leon). The 2,400-square-foot space also houses an art gallery, an impressive Vivienne Westwood sock lineup, and a quirky jewelry collection (a recent visit turned up beaded Nicki Minaj and Anna Wintour pendants). [Photo]

27. Antoinette

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119 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 387-8664
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Since it opened its doors in 2011, Antoinette has quickly established itself as a vintage go-to for all things laid-back-girly. Much of the ‘50s-through-‘90s stock comes from owner Lexi Oliveri’s mother’s collection (picked up while she was working for French milliner Lilly Daché), and she supplements the mod shifts, woven leather handbags, and lace fit-and-flare dresses with jewelry and gifts by local designers. [Photo]

28. Le Grand Strip

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197 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-3525
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Vampy, pin-up-style ‘50s lingerie is the main draw at this ultra-feminine Grand Street shop, but the selection of cocktail dresses is not to be missed. The French-born owner, C.C. McGurr, hits up European markets for all things lacy, sparkly, feathered, and fringed. Don’t even think about shying away from that sequined ‘80s mini—one pep talk from C.C. and you’ll be wearing it to Duane Reade like it’s NBD. [Photo]

29. 10 ft. Single by Stella Dallas

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285 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-9482
Unlike Stella Dallas’s West Village outpost, the Williamsburg location carries men’s and women’s apparel. Get your Americana fix with perfectly distressed denim, cowboy boots, Converse, and concert tees. And don’t forget to check out the back room—that’s where they keep ultra-rare finds like ‘50s letterman jackets and WWII-era bombers. [Photo]

30. Rabbits

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120 Havemeyer St
New York, NY 11211
(718) 384-2181
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Tucked away on a retail-light stretch of Havemeyer, Rabbits offers internationally-sourced clothing and accessories way below Bedford Avenue prices. Inside you’ll find retro YSL shades and ‘20s cloches stacked next to vintage kimonos picked up on owner Saori Kuno’s frequent trips to Japan. [Photo]

31. Friends Vintage

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56 Bogart St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 386-6279
Bushwick designer Mary Meyer’s vintage picks are just as playful as her namesake line. Hanging alongside her graphic tanks and galaxy-print oxfords you’ll find batik sack dresses, psychedelic Pucci boots, and deadstock Bart Simpson watches. [Photo]

32. COLLECTIONS

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The owner of Bushwick’s Collections, Lucyann Wheeless, has a knack for picking vintage items that look uncannily modern. The racks are loaded with striped button-downs, wood-heeled sandals, and printed slip dresses (with a few sequined ‘80s numbers thrown in for fun). Go here if you want to say, smugly, "Oh, no, these pleated trousers aren't A.P.C…they’re vintage." [Photo

33. Brooklyn Flea Fort Greene

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176 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 928-6603
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Antique dealers and vintage sellers are included in the roster of 150+ vendors at the Brooklyn Flea, which you can find in Fort Greene on Saturdays and in Williamsburg on Sundays. [Photo]

34. Shirley & Alice Vintage Shop

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434 Marcus Garvey Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718) 484-1025
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Founded by celebrity stylist Khalilah Williams Webb, who's responsible for dressing Carmelo Anthony, this Bed-Stuy boutique carries a wide array of vintage and new clothing from the '50s through the fashion decade of the moment (that would be the '90s). See a sampling on their Instagram. [Photo]

35. Olive's Very Vintage

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434 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 243-9094
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Run by stylist Jen McCulloch, Olive's Very Vintage has been operating in Carroll Gardens since the early aughts. This space specializes in women's vintage, and the sister store—Olaf's—carries men's and home.

36. Olaf’s Men’s Vintage

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The male counterpart to Olive's (which is just a few blocks away on Court Street), Olaf’s is for the dudes. As one Yelp commenter explained, "You walk in as Dick Whitman and walk out as Don Draper."

37. Black Bear Vintage & Handmade

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469 16th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 768-0250
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As the name implies, Windsor Terrace's Black Bear Vintage & Handmade stocks both vintage goods (for men and women) plus a selection of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces, like terrariums, assorted home goods, and a set of recycled denim pillows that don't look like a failed DIY project. [Photo]

38. Rosebud Vintage

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726 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 413-7799
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Can’t accept the fact that the ‘90s is considered vintage now? Head to Rosebud in Crown Heights, where the racks are stuffed with pieces from the Victorian era through the ‘40s (with a few ‘50s-through-‘70s gems thrown in there too). Owner Melise Ozkardesler is a total vintage encyclopedia—make sure to get her tips on caring for ‘30s cocktail dresses or ’20s beaded handbags as she rings you up. [Photo]

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1. Michael's Consignment

1041 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075
Right off the bat, Michael's on the Upper East Side is the exception to our no-consignment-shops rule: though it carries close-to-current high-end labels like Oscar de la Renta and Prada, they also stock vintage from Chanel, Hermès, and Gucci.
1041 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10075

2. Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

426 W. 39th St, New York, NY 10018
Part of the Annex Markets network, this flea that’s open year-round on the weekends just absorbed some of the vendors from the now-closed Chelsea Antiques Garage. Expect to find old-school furnishings and apparel from a variety of decades, as well as sellers who are passionate about their wares. [Photo]
426 W. 39th St
New York, NY 10018

3. New York Vintage

117 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
Frequently a source for stylists and costume designers, this 5,000-square-foot showroom in the heart of Chelsea specializes in high-end designer and couture pieces from the past century. Consider heading here to pick up a special-occasion piece. [Photo]
117 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001

4. Family Jewels Vintage Clothing

130 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
Regardless of whether it’s 1920s flapper dresses or 1950s men’s bowling shirts that gets your nostalgic heart beating, you’ll find it all here. An extensive selection of apparel, accessories, and shoes for both men and women from the Victorian era through the 1980s is always in stock. [Photo]
130 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

5. Pippin Vintage Jewelry

112 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
This Chelsea gem (no pun intended) serves a variety of price points, whether you’re going for a $18 beaded necklace from the 1950s or a vintage engagement ring from the Prohibition era. There’s also an adjacent home goods store with tables, chairs, knick-knacks—and yes, more jewelry. [Photo]
112 W 17th St
New York, NY 10011

6. Stock Vintage

143 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
Don’t let the gates on the window fool you—the shop is still open, and it’s most definitely worth checking out. You’ll find mostly menswear from the late 1800s through the 1960s—lots of belts, boots, jeans, and button-downs—but beeline straight for the motorcycle jackets for both sexes, which a sales associate said was their most popular item. [Photo]
143 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003

7. No Relation Vintage

204 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
A sister store of L Train Vintage (that’s a relation, right?), No Relation is likely one of the best bangs for your buck—$8 Levis cutoffs, $10 camouflage pants, an intricately beaded tank for $20. Most of the product skews toward more recent decades, but there’s still some 1960s and 1970s pieces buried in the dress section. [Photo]
204 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

8. Star Struck Vintage NYC

47 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014
Get ready to dig—the racks here are stuffed with every category of apparel for both men and women. Not all products have their original era printed on the tag, but a sales associate said they focus mostly on the 1940s through the 1970s. Bowties, bandanas, and fur accessories by the cash register really caught our eye. [Photo]
47 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10014

9. Metropolis

43 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003