because we want some new secondhand!
Thrifting has become a very popular practice and hobby within the last few years. And New York is the epicenter when with comes to thrift and vintage stores. Not only can one find great deals but buying second-hand is one of the best ways to reduce your impact on the environment. Love Saves the Day may be closed but there are plenty of others worth checking out. See below for the best thrift stores in NYC (which you know includes Brooklyn, right?)
Beacon’s Closet is a buy/sell/trade store that is very well known around NYC. These stores are filled with many racks of gently used clothes. If you have a lot of free time this is a great place to dig through to find a few vintage and designer pieces.
Buffalo Exchange is another consignment chain that is known well around NYC. They buy sell and trade their inventory directly with customers and they carry a mix of designer labels and vintage clothing. And on Earth day the chain hosts its annual $1 sale.
Awoke Vintage is one of my favorite places to shop in NYC. Each piece is handpicked and they even feature women that are local artist and entrepreneurs in their stores. IF you can’t make it down to their stores (3 in/around Williamsburg) they also have a website.
L Train is another classic yet affordable thrift store in NYC. They have the best deals but you’ll definitely have to do some digging. They are a family-owned business and they have buyers that travel all over the US to find the best vintage for their customers.
IndigoStyle Vintage is a black-owned Brooklyn shop that sells vintage womenswear and accessory. They feature 30+ brands from local makers, entrepreneurs, and designers. Due to the pandemic, they have also been selling via Instagram.
10ft Single by Stella Dallas
This Brooklyn-based thrift store with endless archives and vintage pieces. You can find groovy hats, flared jeans, and amazing vintage accessories. If you’re looking for items that give of 70s, 80s, and grungy 90s vibes this is the place for you!
Address: 285 N6th st Brooklyn NY11211
Cure thrift shop
Cure thrift is a respected vintage shop devoted to jewelry cases, vintage furniture, and vintage clothing. They are located in the East Village and have high-end vintage items. All clothing is donated and a portion of proceeds go to Diabetes Research Insitute.
Tokio 7 was established in 1996 by it’s owner from Tokyo, Japan. At the time it brought a level of sophistication to the East Village with indie brands from Japan that were new to New Yorkers. This is a unique store with high end designer brand names like Channel and Prada, to local East Village designers. The collection of clothes and merchandise range from vintage, to unusual, to funky.
83 East 7th Street
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