In the spirit of the New York Fashion Week, we decided to shoot this video for the fashion-lovers! We shot at 3 vintage stores and listed another 27 for our insider’s guide to 30 vintage and thrift stores in New York.
New Yorkers are known for loving thrift shops and spend hours browsing for the most unique pieces!
Today, I will show you 3 of my favorite spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with a huge variety of brands, styles and prices. Plus, I I’ve listed below another 27 stores you should add too you list! So, get read to explore our insider’s guide to 30 vintage and thrift stores in New York.
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Madame Matove is definitely one of the best kept secrets in the West Village. It’s even hard to spot it, since it’s hidden behind a tiny door and small façade.
The owner, Rosemary Wettenhall, is originally from Uganda and travels the world curating some of the most amazing pieces you’ll ever see. Her keen eye is surely what makes her store so special.
Many of her favorite spots to scout new findings are in France and Italy. And, some pieces have even been found here, in New York City.
As she says, you only have to have your eyes open.
On this day, I actually found a fantastic 1980’s embroidered dress, that had a 1920’s vibe, and costed $300.
Oh, and the selection of accessories – from jewelry items, to bags and eyewear are also incredible. So, as I mentioned, take your time to explore this tiny store, that will change your close!
Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5:30pm
Location: 240 West 10th Street, Manhattan
As we’ve said before: “Walking into the quaint jewelry shop feels just like being transported to a different age. From classic and timeless diamonds in the Roaring Twenties, to bright and colorful stones in the Swinging Sixties, Pippin Vintage Jewelry is sure to satisfy your curiosity for every decade.”
Their selection ranges from $5 charms to engagement rings that cost thousands of dollars. They do have the widest range of products. The jewelry come from as early as the 1800’s and as current as the 1980’s.
In addition, in the back of the store, through a long mirrored corridor, you can find Pippin home. There, you’ll find countless vintage furniture and décor items, to vintage clothing.
So the next time you’re in Chelsea or New York City, be sure to visit this treasure box of vintage jewelry and home goods!
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday & Holidays: 12pm – 6pm
Location: 112 West 17th Street, Manhattan
After the 1st time I pass by Narnia, walked in and left the store with a beauty Oscar de la Renta black leather skirt for $95, I became obsessed with them. Every now and then I pass by and go crazy with all the new pieces they carefully curated.
We’ve written about them before and we continue begins surprised by their fantastic work.
As we’ve mentioned, their prices range from $75 – $250, but of course you can find some lower priced goodies, as well as more expensive and special items.
During this last visit, I bumped into a few very special finding and it was hard to control myself! I found a beautiful Missoni dress, a Marni shorts, a flowered Dries Van Noten skirt and a to-die-for Lanvin trench coat that almost brought tears to my eyes! Hahaha!
In addition, they have some beautiful accessories and if you’re into the boho style, this is the place you should go to! And, do go with time, because vintage stores should not be visited if you in a rush!
Hours: Open daily, 11am – 7pm
Location: 672 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Finally, as I mentioned, there are countless vintage and thrift stores in New York.
I’ve selected a few others that I really enjoy, so that you can also add to your list to visit while you’re in New York. If you live here, well, then you have time to enjoy them with no rush!
- Marlene Wetherell Vintage
- New York Vintage
- What Goes Around Comes Around
- The Vintage Twin
- Ressurection Vintage
- NoMad Vintage
- Stock Vintage
- Edith Machinist
- A Second Chance
- Beacon’s Closet
- JB b.o.r.n. Vintage
- Housing Works
- Ritual Vintage
- Awoke Vintage
- Amarcord Vintage Fashion
- Le Grand Strip
- Stella Dallas
- Brooklyn Reclamation
- Antoinette Brooklyn
- Malin Landaeus
- Buffalo Exchange
- Artists & Fleas
- Known to Man
- Rabbits NYC
- Olive’s Very Vintage
I hope you enjoyed our insider’s guide to 30 vintage and thrift stores in New York and had a great time exploring them with me.
So, subscribe to our channel, like our video below and send us suggestions of what you’d like to see next, to continue uncovering NY with me! See you on my next episode!
Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!