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The 7 Best Vintage Shops In New York City Right Now



Address: 34 Orchard Street, Manhattan

A true jewel box in the most literal form, this Manhattan shop specialises in things that sparkle. Cases upon cases of engagement rings from the Art Deco era are truly stunning (even if you are “just looking”), and there’s also pieces from Cartier and Mikimoto. More than half of the shop is dedicated to costume jewellery, silk scarves and the occasional piece of clothing.

Address: 104 West 17th Street, Manhattan

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Liz Wolff grew up scouring garage sales and dumpster diving in New York, so opening a vintage shop of her own one day only made sense. Inside the expansive East Village shop, there’s bowls of buttons, pristine vintage clogs, records and rows of sequined dresses. Cure Thrift also donates a portion of its proceeds to juvenile diabetes research, which Wolff was diagnosed with at age 11.

Address: 91 Third Avenue, Manhattan

More than 150 years of fashion history have been archived by Shannon Hoey and her team at New York Vintage. Their business model is unique: it’s rental-only with a major focus on couture. You’ve definitely seen pieces from New York Vintage in magazine shoots on Madonna and in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. For those who are truly vintage-obsessed, private group tours through the archives (which include a peak at the most rare of rare) are available.

Address: 117 West 25th Street, Manhattan

The Treasures of NYC Clubhouse is the stuff of an Andy Warhol fever dream. A checkered tile floor and leopard print couch (pink pillows spelling out “SEX”) set the scene for the main event: Galliano-era Dior saddle bags, that Tom Ford Gucci thong, and accessories a modern Fran Fine would scream for are all on perfect display.

Address: 69 Mercer Street, Manhattan

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