I’ve only been in New York for 6 months but one of the things I miss most from Paris are the amaaaazing vintage stores littered around the Marais. I heard about the Manhattan Vintage Shopping Event that hosts over 75 of New York’s premiere vintage retailers and I was pleasantly surprised to find vintage from all eras–and specifically some sellers here in the city that I will be shopping at again soon!
Here’s a quick panorama of the venue – like I said, over 75 retailers with free whisky being served, not bad for some Saturday afternoon shopping.
Ok, so back to the vintage! Here’s a recap of several of my favorite pieces and where to find them.
Olive’s Very Vintage – 434 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Meet Jen, the owner of Olive’s Very Vintage and some very unique designs like this jacket! Designed in the 80’s by a man named “Don” for his then-girlfriend “Liza,” this piece truly encapsulates the dreamy 16 Candles 80’s romance that you wish you had.
Angela’s Vintage – 26 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Meet the fur coat I never knew I needed. Who wore it best? [Macklemore not pictured].
Angela’s Vintage was hands down one of the best booths at the event. The clothes ranged from opulent furs (pictured above), lacy gowns, hand-embroidered bralets, vintage Chanel purses and both the black ensembles pictured below (which I would wear in heartbeat around town!). What I loved most about this collection was that if you’re not interested in the old-school pin-up style vintage you can still find something for yourself here and work it into your wardrobe without it screaming ‘vintage,’ if you don’t want it to.
Appare Japan – Online Store
This booth was easily the most distiguished out of the bunch as it was more of a vintage concept than actual vintage. The jackets are made to order on Appare Japan’s online store with dozens of styles and colors. Currently the company is holding a giveaway of one of the jackets which retail at around $550.00.
Last but not least–because it wouldn’t be vintage without some hearty 80’s punk and 90’s grunge!
Spark Pretty – Online Store(s)
I got to meet the girls behind Spark Pretty, NYC’s premiere 80’s and 90’s virtual vintage shop! This store is every inner fly-girl’s dream with everything from denim jackets to neon leotards to windbreaker suits.
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