Last Updated on February 18, 2021 by Sophie Nadeau
If you’re anything like me, then no shopping experience quite beats the thrill of finding that *perfect* leather jacket or vintage tea-dress that you just wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. Well, NYC is a treasure trove of vintage shopping experiences, if only you know where to look. Here’s your ultimate guide to the best thrift stores in New York City!
INA NYC has branches in several spots across New York, including at Union Square and in Chelsea. The business has been operating since 1993 and specialises in designer resale. This means that, while this thrift shop is a little more expensive than some of the other New York City vintage shops out there, you’re guaranteed to find some quality pieces on every visit.
Beacon’s Closet can be found at several locations across NYC, including three locations in Brooklyn. This thrift store specialises in clothing, as well as some accessories which are in generally good condition. The business is Brookly based and female owned and prides itself on paying a true living wage to its employees.
Crossroads Trading Company
If you’re looking for a thrift shop in NYC where you can sell back some of your used clothing, then Crossroads Trading Company is the place to visit. The chain has boutiques all across the USA, including a branch in Brooklyn and a branch in Manhattan.
Yet another thrift shop chain with multiple locations across the USA is that of the Buffalo Exchange. A privately owned, family-run business, you can both purchase clothing here as well as sell your used wares.
Vintage Thrift Shop
Though not specifically a vintage clothing only shop per se, Vintage Thrift shop instead deals with everything from vintage clothing to secondhand cookware to old jewellery to used furniture. All proceeds go directly tot the United Jewish Council of the East Side, meaning that shopping here directly benefits the community as well as improving your wardrobe/ home!
Housing Works Thrift Shops
Another thrift shop in New York City which isn’t specifically geared towards clothing in general but is instead for all things homewares and lifestyle related is that of Housing Works Thrift Shops. Though you’ll have to search harder than in some of the other shops here to find decent clothing, there are many amazing gems to be found, if only you spend the time to look. The second hand shop also sells books and furniture.
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Situated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this well-priced vintage shop in New York sells both men’s and women’s clothing at reasonable prices. Step inside during opening hours and you’ll find everything from vintage baseball jackets to modestly priced t-shirts, and even lingerie.
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