Top 10 vintage clothing stores in New York for real fashionistas
Vintage outfits are chic and sophistication. If you too love them as much as we do, then be sure to check out the vintage shops in New York where you can buy unique clothes and jewelry made many years ago. The top ten of these stores were collected by Secret NYC.
AuH2O is an East Village store offering second-hand and vintage clothing at affordable prices. They do not specialize in a particular era, but you can find clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelry from a wide range of periods of the 20th century. Also, they have counters where everything costs $5 or $10. This is very beneficial if you have a limited budget.
84 E. 7th St.
2. 10ft Single
10ft Single offers a wide range of vintage looks, from casual sweatshirts and shirts to sophisticated dresses and suits. The store is very well organized and the prices are reasonable.
📍285 North 6th St.
Trintage combines “trendy and vintage”, the perfect stop if you want to create a unique look. This Harlem store opened in 2021 and has been garnering rave reviews ever since.
182 Malcolm X Blvd
4. Costume Closet
This is a dream shop if you are looking for something special, vintage and timely at the same time. They work with local designers who create unique outfits. The store collection is updated daily. In addition to clothes, there are hats, jewelry and shoes.
83 Starr St
5. Abracadabra Costume Shop
A distinctive feature of this store is that you can pre-order online the outfit you are interested in, and then pick it up in the store. In addition to all kinds of costumes, the store also sells makeup and props.
📍19 W 21 St
6. Le Grand Strip
Fashionista and vintage connoisseur CC McGurr created this boutique in 2006 and since then it has become a popular place to buy or rent (!) everything vintage. The downside is that it’s not cheap.
📍197 Grand St
7. Screaming Mimi’s
Screaming Mimi’s is a vintage store that exudes a strong retro vibe. Most of the clothes there are from the 1960s and 1970s, but there are some older items as well.
📍240 West 14th Street
8. Pippin Vintage Jewelry
Jewels, jewels and more jewels! The store was founded by a couple, Rachel and Steven, who love vintage jewelry and antiques. Their store is filled with everything from $4 pendants to diamond engagement rings from various time periods. So you will definitely find the right accessory for you.
📍104 West 17th St
9. East Village Hats
The store offers handmade hats that you can order for special occasions. Every item here is carefully crafted using traditional techniques. You can also find vintage pins and travel cases here. In addition, East Village Hats can refurbish, refinish and restore your favorite items.
80 E 7th St
10. Hamlet’s vintage
This is the largest vintage store in Greenwich Village. The display case itself is enough to turn your head in eclectic blues, oranges and browns, but the inside is even more interesting. All items in the store were made between the 1940s and 1990s.
📍146 West 4th St
If you’re looking for an excuse to rock vintage, head to the Jazz Age Lawn Party in Governors Island on August 12th and 13th. The theme of the evening is the 1920s, guests are encouraged to choose outfits from that period.
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