Vintage Shopping in NYC








Photos by Christina Emilie

Vintage Blazer from Beacon’s Closet (Similar Here) // Asos Black Jeans
Dorothy Perkins Heels // Chloe Elle Bag // Vint & York Sunglasses

“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.

Let me know if you know of any other good ones?

Hope you’re having a great week,

Stylishly Yours,
Erika x

  1. Lovely outfit! I make sure I stop by East village when I’m in NY. Great stuff :)

  2. Katie Nally

    19 May

    great look. cobalt blue and fierce red!

  3. The button design of the vintage blazer is really unique and beautiful! Gorgeous shade of blue too!


  4. That blazer just looks incredible on you, Erika. I love that colour on you; so perfect for your skin tone. And the button detailing is just so, so pretty x

  5. Those shoes are fab

  6. Couture Boudoir | New York Pho

    28 May

    This outfit is fabulous and that shirt is amazing! Great post!

  7. Shaylin Castillo

    28 May

    Just saw this look now and I don’t know how I missed it! I love it! You found an amazing shirt!

    Kisses from Miami!
    xx, Shay

  8. Breena Farrelly

    9 February

    L train Vintage and Urban Jungle in East Williamsburg are defiantly worth a trip!!
    -from fellow Irish girl in NY ☘☘

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