One of us Scouters is in New York this week, gathering up pointers for your next trip over (come on, it’s only two continents and a 14 hour flight away!). Are your feet itching yet?
Kym Canter is a writer-stylist who's covered fashion for a host of publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Elle Magazine, L-atitude.com and The Village Voice. She's also the author of the adorable Star Von Bunny - a Model Tale. Kym takes us on a hip hop around the best vintage stores in the Big Apple.
Uptown New York City maybe the epicenter of designer fashion but downtown especially below 14th street is the place to find treasure troves of vintage clothes, jewels and jeans. The stores listed below are a bit off the beaten track and won’t show up in many guidebooks which makes the prices a bit more reasonable and the offerings more unique. Enjoy!
With a focus on menswear vintage, this shop prides itself on offering only the best quality pieces and keeping their customer in the perfect pre worn work wear. Don’t be surprised to see the Ralph Lauren design team shopping for inspiration. 143 E 13th St # 2, New York, call +1212.505.2505.
Fillie de Joie Vintage
The name of the store translates to "Lady of Leisure" and the contents translate to "amazing." Get lost in the chic, whimsical and sexy vintage pieces that this Parisian boudoir styled shop has to offer. 197 Grand Street, Brooklyn, call +1718.599.3525.
Some Odd Rubies
An eponymous label and a collection of reworked vintage pieces anchor this LES shop. You’ll fall in love with Summer Phoenix and Ruby Canner’s use of whimsical prints and figure flattering silhouettes. 151 Ludlow St # 1, New York, call +1212.353.1736.
Daha Vintage and Consignment
Hours will feel like minutes as you browse through the seemingly endless racks of affordable vintage goods that will make your heart flutter. The footwear selection is particularly impressive. 175 Orchard Street New York, call +1212.388.1176.
Pippin Vintage Jewelry
Jewelry lovers rejoice! The vintage and estate jewelry at this shop is high quality - and there is something for every price point. And once you've picked out a beautiful bauble or two, make your way to the antique furniture store in the back. 112 W 17th St, New York, call +1212.505.5159.
This'n That Collectables
Jewelry, collectibles and bric-n-brac await when you walk through the door. You'll love this'n that while rifling through all the eclectic treasures at this shop. 124 West 25th Street, New York, call +1212.255.0727.
Those who pride themselves on originality will want to visit this East Village shop on a regular basis. Die-hard fans love the re purposed vintage pieces and vast selection of one-of-a-kind finds. 75 E 7th St # 2, New York, call +1212.673.7581.
Although tiny, this Brooklyn vintage shop packs a powerful punch. Loyalists love the conversation-starting and timeless pieces. 518 Court St., Brooklyn, call +1646.256.504
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