Few thrift stores are dedicated to giving something back to the community, which is perhaps why Housing Works have become so popular. With stores now open in 50 locations, the organization are dedicated to offering exceptional quality merchandise, from which the proceeds go to helping the twin issues of AIDS/ HIV and homelessness in New York City. Stocking everything from vintage home appliances, to high-end designer clothing, each and every Housing Works store is a treasure trove of old and new waiting to be discovered. Look out for stylish gifts and garments made exclusively for the company, featuring the brand logo.
If it’s vintage chic with a designer cut that you’re really after, look no further than Encore. Stocking only mint condition designer-wear, you can expect to find garments by Bottega Veneta occupying rail-space alongside Missoni, Dior and Chanel. Those with a shoe obsession will also find an extensive stock from the likes of Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. All items are personally approved by the store owners, and only remain upon the shelves for a maximum of three months, by which point the affordable prices are then slashed by up to 50% more. Visit during summer sale season and …continue reading
With over 12,000 square feet of floor space, the ideally located store at Fifth Avenue stocks the kind of vintage-wear few can track down singly. Apparel from the Victorian era occupies hanging space beside key pieces that have defined era’s of twentieth century fashion – notably the 1960’s and 1980’s.
Cheap Jack’s has one of the largest collections of high-end vintage clothing in New York City, and one can expect to find key pieces from high profile design houses such as Prada. Most apparel is categorized by era, however the “Timeless” section is well worth a visit if you seek fashions pre-dating …continue reading
Purporting to have the best vintage shoe collection in New York City, Metropolis Apparel on 3rd Avenue is a favorite stop-off for vintage-loving celebs seeking something that little bit different. Brands aren’t really at the forefront of Apparel’s appeal, rather particular looks that have remained on-trend since they began in the 70’s and 80’s. The preppy and indie looks are notably popular, and customers come seeking vintage boyfriend shirts, plaid dresses and Doc-Martin style boots. Biker gear is also favored by those in love with the edgy mod and punk styles befitting of the 70’s. Justin Boots and original rock tees …continue reading
Specializing in “new and recycled fashion”, Buffalo Exchange offer a very different thrift-store experience to the usual vintage outlet. Customers can buy, sell and trade all manner of fashionable clothing and accessories, at one of the most prolific “swap-shop” stores of it’s kind in America. Most items are the cast-offs of well-to-do fashionistas who discard their finds with the seasonal changes of fashion, however you may come across the odd piece from the like of Marc Jacobs, Diesel and DKNY. Generally, prices start from as low as $15 for t-shirts and high street attire and accessories. Keep your eyes peeled …continue reading