Living in NYC, everyone is obsessed with the newest and trending clothes and shoes. Sites like Fashion Nova and Choosy are delivering the best in fashion right now, and we’re loving it, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up wearing vintage. Mix the old with the new to create your own individual style.
Having a hard time finding a vintage or thrift store in a city obsessed with everything new? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. NYGal has your guide to the best vintage and thrift stores in New York.
Take a short trip to Brooklyn for some of the best vintage clothes in NYC. The Break gives us oversized sweaters and trousers. Bring back the lace corsets as outerwear. You can pair it with the leather maxi skirt for a sexy night out. If you want to mix something vintage with something new, try the ruffled button down with a pair of your favorite skinnies.
There are looks for every occasion, so we know you’ll find something you love. This vintage store drops a new collection of women’s clothing every Tuesday and Friday to keep your closet fresh. They also offer you a glass of wine at each visit. Get comfortable while you look at everything they have to offer.
For those really looking for a bargain, head over to AuH2O. This thrift store offers unique clothing and jewelry for under $25! They have deals that you would only expect from flea markets. AuH2O is one of those thrift stores that care about helping you look good without breaking the bank. They have permanent $5 and $10 racks, so you can get more bang for your buck.
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to shop for costume jewelry. AuH2O offers the cutest earrings and pins to complete your costume. They also feature a range of patterns and colors in their women’s clothing to feed your creative side. Grab a bundle of cash and be prepared to shop until you drop.
Looking for some new cool t-shirts? Mr. Throwback has you covered. They sell throwback tees with all the best 80s and 90s themes. From Will Smith to Tupac, you can find your favorite throwback artist. Other vintage shops offer these collectibles for $100 a more. Mr. Throwback sells them for no more than $30. That’s a great deal!
We’re obsessed with the ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ hockey jersey. It’s hockey season and we’re ready to talk some trash wearing this jersey.
If you didn’t get your costume jewelry from AuH2O, you can get some great deals at Beacon’s Closet. We love thrift stores that buy our used clothing, and that is exactly what Beacon’s Closet does. It’s true that one person’s trash is another one’s treasure. Trade in your old clothes for something new, even if they are used.
Beacon’s Closet sells both vintage clothes and modern ones. You can get Dolce & Gabbana pumps for less than $100 at this thrift store. Don’t wait to visit, as items sell out fast.
Buffalo Exchange has multiple locations across the U.S. They offer new and recycled fashion, and they also accept clothes for resale or trades. You can find some designer clothes and shoes at Buffalo Exchange for half the price.
You can try to find a flea market that has these items, but this thrift store gives back to the community. They donate to various charities and raise money for good causes. They also fund pollination programs and research. You can help out your community by shopping at Buffalo Exchange.
There are two words that were made to go together: vintage streetwear. Procell is all about these two words. Rock an oversized tee with some baggy pants, and you’ve mastered the street style. Procell showcases 80s and 90s clothing to freshen up your look.
Every item has a story behind it. Brian Procell, the vintage store’s owner, has all the details on the timeless pieces. You wouldn’t expect to see some of these items in a Manhattan neighborhood that’s filled with high fashion boutiques, but Procell brings the best to the city. Don’t forget to check out the vintage hats.
Completing our list is Vintage Thrift, a combination of thrift and high-end vintage products. The vintage shop gives off a boutique vibe, but don’t let that fool you. You can get items for $10 from Vintage Thrift. Located in West Village, the shop is very fashion-forward. No one will even know you are wearing used clothes.
If you can’t find the clothes that you like, we’re sure you’ll love the timeless jewelry. They entail real gold and gems from the 1800s. Wear them as costume jewelry or rock them at your office party. Stand out at your next function with vintage wear from the best thrift stores in NYC.