5 Best Vintage Stores in NYC

Few would deny that New York City is the ultimate place when it comes to throwback finds. If you are one for hunting down vintage clothing and accessories then New York City offers many options when it comes to these 2nd hand stores, and here they are.

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1. 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is where you will find 10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas. This lively and not to mention sprawling vintage emporium has just about everything you would want from the 60s, 70s and 80s. From flannel shirts to chucks in every color imaginable, including va-va-voom lingerie, there you will find priceless articles of clothing that still give off a funky vibe. It is no wonder that this particular vintage store is hailed as the vintage mecca of New York City.
10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas
285 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
2. Mr. Throwback

Mr. Throwback is the place where fans of popular 90s TV shows like Fresh Prince of Bel Air will find solace. This East Village vintage store specializes in both women’s and men’s wear when it comes to vintage clothing and assorted accessories, and footwear. You can get lost in nostalgia as you view clips of old movies on a monitor placed at the front of the store. The store also celebrated “Throwback Thursdays” on the first Thursday of every month where you can get up to 10 percent off on everything available in the store.

Mr. Throwback
428 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
3. Friends Vintage

This affordable alternative to the high-priced vintage stores was put together by Mary Meyer and Emma Kadar Penner, two former roommates and fashion designers. Located in Bushwick Brooklyn, Friends Vintage is housed inside Meyer’s otherwise contemporary clothing shop, where the two ladies hawk affordable vintage clothing and accessories from the 80s and 90s at highly affordable prices.

Friends Vintage
56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
4. Shareen Vintage

Shareen is actually an L.A. brand that opened its doors in New York City in 2009. The woman’s only vintage boutique receives regular shipments of vintage dresses from the 50s, 60s and 70s, but you can also find original dresses from the 80s and 90s as well. Since Shareen has a no men allows policy, women can feel free to try out these period dresses that are available at budget conscious prices.

Shareen Vintage
13 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
5. New York Vintage

New York Vintage is the living history reservoir which is responsible for dressing up not only movie stars but royalty such as Michelle Obama as well. This is the one place where you will find designer garb dating back to the 1850s. While you can just walk in this vintage store, it’s worth making an appointment before you go so that you can visit the appointment-only upper area to find out where Lady Gaga really goes to shop.

New York Vintage Inc.
117 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001


In the city of New York, vintage shopping is not just a passtime, but a lifestyle, a sport and can also be described as a mindset. Not to mention being a great way to pass the time on a balmy Saturday afternoon. So, these were the best vintage stores with the best curated closets in New York City.

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