New York City is one of the best places to get vintage clothes. As someone who absolutely adores anything vintage, it's always my
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first stop. I've made my way around NYC and picked out some of the best spots to go when you want to fill your closet with unique and stylish vintage clothing finds.
Not only can you do some shopping at Beacon's Closet, but you can also sell or trade clothes you no longer want. They have three locations throughout the city – two in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan – but you can also shop online. Of course I had to pick out some of my favorite items. If you're in the market for new vintage pieces, check out the orange and pink Mad Men dress, the White Cat Kate Spade Sunglasses, the This Way That Way Ronny Kobo dress and the Crushed Roses Betsey Johnson floral dress. The best part is that the prices are all reasonable and affordable.
The Antiques Garage is one of my favorite places to shop in the entire city for anything vintage or antique. They're located at 112 West 25th Street and are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. The place gets packed and although many of the sellers have everything organized and displayed neatly, there are quite a few areas where you'll have to do some digging. Definitely well worth it.
Arthritis Foundation Thrift Shop
The Arthritis Foundation Thrift Shop on Third Avenue has been open since 1948 and benefits the New York City Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. One of the best things about the shop is that they update it very often. They offer high end and high quality goods from cashmere sweaters to Manolo Blahnik's. They're open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
One of the biggest problems I hear from vintage shoppers is that the clothes run pretty small. That all changed in 2008 with the opening of Re/Dress as they are the first plus size vintage boutique in the country. Unfortunately, they closed their storefront in November 2011 but still have their online shop. They carry sizes 14 and up for the ladies who wants stylish vintage finds for great prices.