Photos by Christina Emilie
“To select well among old things is almost equal to inventing new ones.”
I woke up on Sunday and after looking through my wardrobe (and feeling very uninspired) I went off vintage shopping for the day. You might not know, but I actually spent two Summers here in New York before moving back this time and I genuinely used to spend every spare minute I had vintage/thrift shopping. Vintage shopping in NYC is 100% in a league of it’s own. I know that this type of shopping was much more of a ‘thing’ a few years ago, but that definitely will never stop me. I have found some of my very favourite pieces of clothing in NYC vintage stores and I’m always on the lookout for more. For me, high-street shopping gets extremely boring after a while, so I love to mix in some unique items. You’ll know from my snapchat (retroflame1) & Instagram that the first (and my favourite) store I went to on Sunday was Beacon’s Closet and that’s where I got this beautiful blue blazer for the grand total of $14.95. Look at those gold buttons! I’ll always love mixing vintage into my outfits.
I get a lot of emails asking about the best shops/shopping areas in New York and I always emphasize that you will find the best stuff in vintage and stand-alone stores. Below is a list of my favourite vintage/thrift stores and also three of the best flea markets.
- Beacon’s Closet (Manhattan & Greenpoint)
- Starstruck Vintage (Grenwich Avenue
- No Relation Vintage (East Village)
- What Goes Around Comes Around (Soho)
- Buffalo Exchange (Manhattan & Brooklyn)
- Brooklyn Flea Market
- Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market
- Hester Street Fair
Let me know if you know of any other good ones?
Hope you’re having a great week,