mandag den 20. juni 2011

NYC guide part I - Best 2nd hand & vintage shops

Malin Landaeus
Malin stocks classic pieces like silk blouses, wool pencil skirts and different kind of pumps. The clothing is arranged by color palate, with shoes and boots lined up along the racks and amazing scarves, hats and bags scattered throughout. Check out her website here!
155 North 6th St. between Bedford and 
Driggs Avenues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

This is the place to go, if you're looking for something more luxury. This store has all the big brands. We're talking Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Dior, Halston, Gucci, Hermès, YSL, Celine, Dolce and Gabbana and so many other well known brands - it's incredible. But it's very expensive too. The website! 
217 Mott St. 

Screaming Mimi's
Screaming Mimi’s is one of the funkiest downtown destinations for affordable, well-preserved vintage clothing. Most of the store’s items are classic casual wear from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, although a back balcony area displays collector’s designer pieces from names like Courreges, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. Check out their very cool website here!
382 Lafayette St, near East 4th St. 

Beacon's closet
Beacon's closet is a must-see for 2nd hand and vintage lovers. They have two stores. Both in brooklyn. One in Park Slope and one in Williamsburg, which is the biggest of those two. They have EVERYTHING. The price depends on the brand and on the condition, but almost everything in the store is affordable. I've never been there, but when i get to New York this summer, i'm definitely going to take a look. No doubt. I've a guidebook where Beacon's closet is reviewed, and the writer says that you need to take at least a half day off to go around and look in this store. I'm so looking forward to it. 
Beacon's closet - On the website you can see details on how to get there. 
Williamsburg store: 88 n 11th St.
Park slope store: 92 5th Avenue(not the one on Manhattan:-) )

What goes around, comes around
I've never been at this store, but i read at Whitney Port's blog that this was amazing. This is what she said: "It costs a pretty penny, but this store is home to some of the best vintage finds in town. It has a bohemian-funky vibe and the selection of clothes is always impeccable. My favorite part of the store? The Chanel jewelry—displayed impressively in a huge glass case. The assortment makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop!"
351 W Broadway - Between Grand St
& Broome St 

Auh2o Thriftique

I've never been at this store either, but i've heard a lot about it. This is how the store is described on their website - link
"AuH2O is a curated thrift and vintage boutique. 
Our East Village shop features a unique blend of women's apparel, shoes and accessories, and a killer selection of authentic vintage jewelry. 
Also, we loooove sales: $5 and $10 racks are permanent fixtures in our store!
If our prices had a theme, it'd be Less Is More. 
To us, cheap isn't a five-letter word: 
It's the ultimate compliment! 
Fabulous things for less, no carbon footprint attached. Get your guilt-free material fix at AuH2O."

84 East 7th St. 

2 kommentarer:

Sofie sagde ...

Sikke dog en super god ide!
Har du evt været i berlin? Jeg har skrevet et indlæg hvor jeg spørger om steder der ville være gode :-)


caroline sagde ...

ja det har jeg, men det er efterhånden 4 år siden så jeg kan ikke rigtig huske det :-)