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6 best vintage thrift stores in New York City

6 best vintage thrift stores in New York City

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Home to some of the world’s most renowned fashion designers, it’s no surprise that New York tops the list when it comes to shopping vintage.

Home to some of the world’s most renowned fashion designers, it’s no surprise that New York tops the list when it comes to shopping vintage.

6 best vintage thrift stores in New York City
Fashion capital New York is a paradise for any style guru. But what if you also care about the planet and want to shop on the eco-friendly side?

Caring about the environment doesn’t mean that you have to give up your fabulous trends for overalls and a ripped tee (unless that’s your thing). New York City is also home to some of the best vintage thrift stores. Our list below which will have you be grinning from ear to ear as your fill your reusable tote bags with unique pieces, all waiting for their second act.

1. Awoke Vintage

If you’re shopping for everyday basics, then Awoke Vintage is the place to go. With a vast range of jeans, dresses and tops, as well as jewelry and shoes, this is a treasure trove for vintage shoppers. You can visit one of their three stores (one in Williamsburg and two in Greenpoint) or shop online.

2. Beacon’s Closet

A buy/sell/trade store operating in Greenwich Village, Greenpoint, and Bushwick, rare finds aren’t so rare at this clothing hot spot. If you have some clothes to trade in, you can use a 55% store credit towards your next purchase.

Beacon’s Closet also offers a unique online shopping experience where you can sort your preferences by masculine or feminine and by category of vintage, designer, or contemporary. This shop is very affordable, and most items are under $40.

3. City Opera Thrift Shop

City Opera is a high-end thrift store that supports the New York City Opera (and has been for over 40 years). They have an impressive online store as well so you can shop from any location! Lots of wondrous items are currently for sale, like this gorgeous pair of Alexander McQueen Skull Pumps, and this Gucci Blazer.

“We are known best for featuring carefully curated monthly events, each around a different design passion – Vintage, Fine Art, Designer and Couture, to name a few. We’re a family here, and pride ourselves on our passionate staff and the artists that continue to connect with us, so come experience what we’ve been building for you!”

4. L Train Vintage (LTV)

This hip vintage shop has six locations scattered around the city. Established in 1999, they are a family-owned business that prides itself on bringing NYC the best thrift available. They have buyers from all over the US traveling to LTV for the best quality vintage items. No trip to LTV will be the same as they get new shipments each month, ensuring their storefront is always stocked with fresh finds.

They have a pretty rad Instagram too, be sure to check them out here for vintage style inspiration. Next time you find yourself roaming the busy streets of NYC, stop by any L Train location…you won’t be disappointed.

5. Vintage Furnish

Feast your eyes upon the beautiful vintage home décor from Vintage Furnish. This Instagram shop offers free, local pickup or delivery for a fee to those who appreciate vintage pieces in excellent condition. Shop items like a Barrel Wicker Chair and a 1980s Art Deco Beveled Mirror. Your house, and your guests will thank you.

6. Ritual Vintage NYC

Talk about vintage! This Broome Street shop is the melting pot for all things vintage and chic. Items are categorized according to eras…. they specialize in 1850-1990 with a focus on the 1970s. You can shop in-store or online seven days a week. Ritual Vintage NYC also specializes in rental services for editorial stylists and photo/film shoots. They really do it all in this shop. Shop something for the season like this 70s OP art maxi dress, or practice your disco moves in these 70s gold Tight End spandex pants.

"Our website is a teensy tiny representation of the pieces we carry.  We try to update as much as possible but if you are looking for something in particular, please reach out."

Fashion capital New York is a paradise for any style guru. But what if you also care about the planet and want to shop on the eco-friendly side?

Caring about the environment doesn’t mean that you have to give up your fabulous trends for overalls and a ripped tee (unless that’s your thing). New York City is also home to some of the best vintage thrift stores. Our list below which will have you be grinning from ear to ear as your fill your reusable tote bags with unique pieces, all waiting for their second act.

1. Awoke Vintage

If you’re shopping for everyday basics, then Awoke Vintage is the place to go. With a vast range of jeans, dresses and tops, as well as jewelry and shoes, this is a treasure trove for vintage shoppers. You can visit one of their three stores (one in Williamsburg and two in Greenpoint) or shop online.

2. Beacon’s Closet

A buy/sell/trade store operating in Greenwich Village, Greenpoint, and Bushwick, rare finds aren’t so rare at this clothing hot spot. If you have some clothes to trade in, you can use a 55% store credit towards your next purchase.

Beacon’s Closet also offers a unique online shopping experience where you can sort your preferences by masculine or feminine and by category of vintage, designer, or contemporary. This shop is very affordable, and most items are under $40.

3. City Opera Thrift Shop

City Opera is a high-end thrift store that supports the New York City Opera (and has been for over 40 years). They have an impressive online store as well so you can shop from any location! Lots of wondrous items are currently for sale, like this gorgeous pair of Alexander McQueen Skull Pumps, and this Gucci Blazer.

“We are known best for featuring carefully curated monthly events, each around a different design passion – Vintage, Fine Art, Designer and Couture, to name a few. We’re a family here, and pride ourselves on our passionate staff and the artists that continue to connect with us, so come experience what we’ve been building for you!”

4. L Train Vintage (LTV)

This hip vintage shop has six locations scattered around the city. Established in 1999, they are a family-owned business that prides itself on bringing NYC the best thrift available. They have buyers from all over the US traveling to LTV for the best quality vintage items. No trip to LTV will be the same as they get new shipments each month, ensuring their storefront is always stocked with fresh finds.

They have a pretty rad Instagram too, be sure to check them out here for vintage style inspiration. Next time you find yourself roaming the busy streets of NYC, stop by any L Train location…you won’t be disappointed.

5. Vintage Furnish

Feast your eyes upon the beautiful vintage home décor from Vintage Furnish. This Instagram shop offers free, local pickup or delivery for a fee to those who appreciate vintage pieces in excellent condition. Shop items like a Barrel Wicker Chair and a 1980s Art Deco Beveled Mirror. Your house, and your guests will thank you.

6. Ritual Vintage NYC

Talk about vintage! This Broome Street shop is the melting pot for all things vintage and chic. Items are categorized according to eras…. they specialize in 1850-1990 with a focus on the 1970s. You can shop in-store or online seven days a week. Ritual Vintage NYC also specializes in rental services for editorial stylists and photo/film shoots. They really do it all in this shop. Shop something for the season like this 70s OP art maxi dress, or practice your disco moves in these 70s gold Tight End spandex pants.

"Our website is a teensy tiny representation of the pieces we carry.  We try to update as much as possible but if you are looking for something in particular, please reach out."

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