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Dress Like a New Yorker with these NYC Vintage Shops

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Where to shop second-hand in the busy city

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Living it up in the Big Apple? Throw yourself into the throng of the city and explore all of its quirky nooks and crannies like a local with our guide to the best vintage shops in NYC. We’ve enlisted the help of Jemma Finch, who is the founder and CEO of sustainability platform Stories Behind Things, to help you hone your street style and dress like a New Yorker.

The Best Vintage Shops in NYC

Beacon’s Closet

Older woman in yellow rain coat and black top stood between black and yellow walls

(c) Instagram, @beaconscloset

Beacon’s Closet is a home grown and locally owned operation. They are a 100% Brooklyn based, female founded company that embraces sustainability and ethical business practices. You’ll find the whole store filled with bargains from five dollars up to 200. At Beacon’s Closet you can also trade your own second hand for 35% of the resale value in cash, or 55 % of store credit. 10 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011, beaconscloset.com

Hamlet’s Vintage

Blue shop front with name 'Hamlet's Vintage' overhead in red font and mannequins out on the front

(c) Instagram, @hamletsvintage

From 40s and 50s style curations, you’ll always find hidden gems in Hamlet’s Vintage. The bright blue exterior makes this destination hard to miss, and their curations are like no other. If classic tailoring is your thing, this one is a must visit. 146 West 4th Street, New York, NY, hamletsvintage.com

Awoke Vintage

Line of cowboy boots in front window

(c) Instagram, @awokevintagebrooklyn

Awoke Vintage started as a small brick and mortar store in Williamsburg, New York in 2012. Following the success of the first store, Awoke has expanded to three new locations across the area. 132 North 5th Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11249, awokevintage.com

Metropolis Vintage

This store is guaranteed to sell classic style vintage band t-shirts as well as vintage basketball kit. This spot makes a great location for gender neutral dressing too, with the boxy fit and sportswear. 803 Broadway, New York, NY, metropolisvintageonline.com

Pippin Vintage Jewelry

Wooden box with chuny patterned jewellery sitting on the top and hung over the side

(c) Instagram, @pippinvintage

Vintage jewellery heaven, this place is like a treasure chest! If you are looking for special pieces this is an experience. Make sure you leave enough time to explore the whole store, you will get lost in the unique pieces here. 112 West 17th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10011, pippinvintage.com

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