Saint Patrick’s Day is on March 17, which means you have just a week left to find your perfect outfit! The celebration of Irish heritage is all about being and wearing green. We want you to look your best this St. Paddy’s Day so we’ve searched the city. If you’re looking for something akin to clover ears and “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirts, you’re better off going to a Party City or even a Target. But if you want something classy that you can wear to events on March 17, but also at other times of the year, here’s your guide to the best local shops.
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Thistle & Clover
221 Dekalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Really, what better place to celebrate Ireland than at a shop named for the Emerald Isle’s flora? Founded in 2008 by fellow European travelers, Thistle & Clover celebrates up-and-coming designers, handpicking both established and new brands for their boutique. You won’t find kitschy St. Patrick’s Day attire here, but you will find items like a super cute D. Ra Eli emerald green dress that looks like it was made for the redhead in you. There are also green wallets and necklaces with green aventurine stones, to name a few accessories that will complement your outfit.
382 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
This local Brooklyn shop has a little bit of everything. For your St. Patrick’s Day look, pair the Prairie Underground moss dress top with leggings, Shupaca alpaca moss striped socks, and NFP olive sleeves – just in case you get a chill. Top it off with Priti Dark Warrior Orchid nail polish in khaki green. To make it even better, the items made for KAIGHT are locally produced, made of organic textiles or reclaimed materials.
Artists & Fleas
70 N. 7th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
If you don’t find something here for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, we don’t know where you’ll go. Artists & Fleas is one of the best flea markets in New York. Located in Williamsburg, the market really does have something for everyone — and at affordable prices. The shops are open every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. You’ll find handmade jewelry, retro glasses, men’s bow ties, vintage clothing, and so much more – you won’t have any problem finding some green in the sea of options.
22 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10014
Teich is a local NYC shop where moms, dads, and kids can have fun with clothes and accessories. A family-run business in the West Village, Teich is all about handcrafted design. Dress up your work suit with green cashmere socks or an olive canvas day bag. Get funky with hunter green shoelaces, and then pick up a forest green drawstring pack for your kid to carry his green crayons in!
Amarcord Vintage Fashion
252 Lafayette St., Suite A
New York, NY 10012
This SoHo location is the perfect spot for the fashionista who is looking for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day outfit. With color-coordinated clothing on white racks, Amarcord is an upscale thrift shop giving you the best reused fashion there is. Items change here constantly, but see if you can find some vintage Chanel sunglasses, a Norma Kamali skirt, a Karl Lagerfeld clover necklace, or a Ferre green wool blazer. No matter what you get here, you can be sure you’ll be set for St. Patrick’s Day.
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Jennifer Eberhart is a writer, reader, crafter, traveler and New Yorker. She works in midtown New York City for non-profit organizations. Her degrees are in communication studies and art history.You can contact Jennifer on Twitter at @egyptologist. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.