In New York there are a huge amount of vintage shops, but not all of them sells interesting items.
Those 4 independent stores are located in East Village and West Village that will allow you to find the best clothes, accessories, and vintage books at any price. You’ll find real treasures. 😉
Vintage Style lovers will completely empty their wallet.
4 Vintage stores in New York
├ Liz Sherman
├ Alabaster Bookshop
├ Metropolis Vintage Apparel
├ Fabulous Fanny
├ The Penny Farthing
└ Map of these vintage stores in New York
The store is full of items from everywhere and of any age.
Liza Sherman is Antiquarian and creates unique pieces. For example she produces amazingly modern benches and desks with metal recovered from recycling. You will also appreciate a Aix-en-Provence styled bar table (4800 USD), an original Japanese kimono with printed Mickey Mouse (see first picture of this post) (1800 USD), and blown glass chandeliers (5800 USD).
It has unusual pieces that catch your eyes. Industrial companies have copied many of her creations.
Most of what you can buy there costs more than 500 USD, it is not necessarily a good plan for shopping 🙂
A good plan is to go for a walk in the store and find the original objects you do not often see in other stores.
Address: 37A Bedford St. between Carmine and Downing St.
Steve Crowley manages the library. It is a quiet place in the middle of a busy street. The books fill the shelves from the floor to the ceiling!
The store offers a selection from Star Wars books to Clifford Odets novels. The owner of this library likes beautiful books and collections. You will findfrom philosophy themed books to ultimate science fiction series.
Usually he buys many collections based on art, but he has a wide selection of novels too. The science and history section is pretty complete and you’ll find rare pieces, proudly announced in the store.
However Alabaster Bookshop owner sees a lowered interest in buying books in recent years. Some independent bookstores are opening in New York everyday but the oldest store owners are afraid that “E-Books kill real books”…
For lovers of beautiful books, I highly recommend this place you will not be disappointed!
Address: 122 Fourth, 4th Ave, New York
Metropolis NYC Vintage
This little shop Metropolis Vintage Apparel proposes Levi’s shorts “carefully neglected”, leather jackets, dresses and boots with vintage style prints (90-120 USD). Keep an eye on this store to find “the” supplement or the missing piece in your wardrobe.
You will find quality vintage clothing at this store, but especially shoes and boots, his specialty.
The founder of the store, Richard Colligan, started selling clothing on a flea market in Brooklyn to earn some money, and today he has created one of the most famous store within the New York vintage community.
He traveled around the world to buy unique pieces and complete his collection. For all the fans of shoes, Metropolis is a must-see place for your next vacation in New York!
Address: 43 3rd Ave. between 9th and 10th St.
I invite you to discover the glasses of this vintage retro optical store, with pieces from the 1700s until today!
The boutique has also some clothes and accessories, but the most amazing is the collection of eyeglasses and sunglasses;)
You’ll find all styles, from retro to disco or classics. The particularity of this store is you will not find more original pieces elsewhere.
The range of prices is wide, but 50 USD are enough to find vintage glasses at your taste.
Address: 335 E 9th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave.), New York City
The Penny Farthing
If you already bought many things in those NYC vintage stores … I recommend having a break in this tavern. The place is very peculiar, with woodwork ceilings and a decor made of vintage bicycle wheels.
It is the ideal place to relax after a long day of shopping with a cool drink and something to eat.
They have 16 draft beers, local beers like Kelso or Boddingtons ale from England. They prepare classic burgers and the famous Fish and Chips.
Address: 103 3rd Ave. East Village, New York.
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