I’ve always loved wearing vintage clothes. My friend Heather and I would spend hours searching thrift and consignment stores in high school for the perfect vintage t-shirts. I still dream about two different pairs of brown leather, knee-high boots I had that are sadly dead now. The vintage aesthetic suits me but I also love old books and movies and music. I think I bought this pink dress at a consignment shop about 10 years ago and I’ve only worn it a few times. It looks handmade and hand embroidered, which I love. The vintage Chanel shoes are from here. And the big straw bag I got at a vegetable market in Mallorca. Hat is from American Eagle, but I can pretend it’s vintage. 🙂
Below are some of my favorite NYC vintage stores. Some are go-tos and others have been on my list to check out for a while.
Amarcord Vintage Fashion || 223 Bedford Ave.
Massive, high-end vintage clothes
28 Scott Vintage || 28 Scott Ave.
Well curated and affordable, open late
Narnia || 672 Driggs Ave.
Well curated and affordable
Resurrection Thrift Store || 45 Great Jones St.
Legendary Vintage store, wide variety from punk tees to high end vintage
Metropolis Vintage || 43 3rd Ave.
Best spot for band tees, packed, get ready to dig
What Goes Around Comes Around || 351 West Broadway
Best spot for luxury accessories
Cloak & Dagger || 334 E. 9th Street
Super cute little store mostly new stuff but vintage vibes (and some vintage)
I’m reading DH Lawrence’s Sons & Lovers. Haven’t read him since college. I typically read Russian novelists, like Nabokov and Tolstoy, but switching things up.
I’m going to miss vintage shopping in NYC when I move to Istanbul. The only vintage store in Istanbul I know of is the massive one in Taksim. If you know some good Turkish ones, let me know!
Currently listening to Lana Del Rey’s new Lust for Life.
Thanks for reading,