Best Vintage Clothing Stores In New York City

April 25, 2016 8:00 AM

Photo Credit: Amarcord Vintage Fashion

Photo Credit: Amarcord Vintage Fashion


Want the best fashion but can’t afford the price tag? Head to your local vintage clothing shop to pick up the best finds. Lightly-used clothing ends up at the hundreds of vintage clothing stores all around the five boroughs. Dresses, skirts, shirts, shoes, accessories and so much more can be discovered at these fun shops.
'Fashion For Action' Event Photo (Credit: Housing Works/Flickr)

‘Fashion For Action’ Event Photo (Credit: Housing Works/Flickr)


Housing Works Thrift Shops
2569 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(212) 222-3530
shop.housingworks.org

There are 13 Housing Works thrift shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, each of which offers some great finds. Looking for the perfect heels to wear to the dance? You might just get lucky enough to pick up a pair of Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos, or perhaps some Burberry boots. The big names in fashion are all here at Housing Works.

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Photo Credit: Amarcord Vintage Fashion

Photo Credit: Amarcord Vintage Fashion


Amarcord Vintage Fashion 
223 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 963-4001
www.amarcordvintagefashion.com

If vintage was a Macy’s, it would be Amarcord. Complete with an online look-book, Amarcord is the shop you want to visit to find the best in vintage. Around for 16 years now, Amarcord has 3 separate locations – two in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan. If you’re looking for high-end fashion, you’ll find it at Amarcord. Hermes raincoats, Dolce & Gabbana dresses, Jean Muir pantsuits, and Christian Dior necklaces can be found online too.

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What Goes Around Comes Around in NYC. (credit: What Goes Around Comes Around)


What Goes Around Comes Around 
351 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 343-1225
www.whatgoesaroundnyc.com

This SoHo shop is the flagship store for the franchise, which has shops all around the world, including Los Angeles, Kuwait, and East Hampton. The shop has been in business for over 20 years, since 1993. Vintage luxury clothing and accessories are what WGACA is all about. Vintage tees and denim are the shop’s specialty.

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(credit: Beacon's Closet)

(credit: Beacon’s Closet)


Beacon’s Closet 
74 Guernsey Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222(718) 486-0816
www.beaconscloset.com

Buy, sell or trade your vintage or modern clothing at Beacon’s Closet, one of Brooklyn’s best vintage shops. A 100% Brooklyn-based shop, there are four total shops around the borough as well as Manhattan. Run entirely by an all-female group of owners, Beacon’s Closet is the shop where you want to go to get a woman’s touch. Often listed as one of the top places to shop in the city, the store has everything from skirts, dresses and outerwear to shoes, accessories, and jewelry.

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10 Ft. Single By Stella Dallas
285 North 6 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-9482

If you’re looking for an old tee from the 80s, sexy lingerie, or even those dresses with the poufy sleeves from the 40s, head to 10 Ft. Single. You’ll get to rummage through the closet of hundreds of other people here, and might even walk away with something for your own closet.

By Sharon Betty of Examiner.com for CBS Local.

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