New York Shopping Guide

The City's Best Vintage

Daha Vintage

The emphasis here is on vintage footwear and handbags—'70s boots, perfectly ladylike '60s heels—though there are also multiple racks of similarly downtown-inflected blouses and dresses. 175 Orchard St. LES 212-388-1176

Fille de Joie

Styled after a Parisian boudoir, this over-the-top spot—complete with Persian rugs and leopard-print ottomans—offers an exuberant selection of Christian Dior slips and sequined bed jackets. 197 Grand St. WILLIAMSBURG 718-599-3525

Malin Landaeus

Helmed by stylist Malin Landaeus, the color-coded racks are loaded with pristine picks from the '50s through the '80s. 157 N. Sixth St. WILLIAMSBURG 646-361-0261

Narnia Vintage

This sliver of a spot is particularly well-loved for sticking to current trends: It's all vintage inside, but nothing ever feels dated. 161 Rivington St. LES 212-979-0661

Odd Twin Trading Co.

This Park Slope newcomer has a retro sensibility, as evidenced by the snap-button blouses and perfectly worn-in leather jackets. 164 Fifth Ave. PARK SLOPE 718-633-8946

Pilgrim

This brand-new endeavor on the outer edge of the Lower East Side is home to Bonnie Cashin—designed Coach bags and Courrèges shifts, along with a house collection of '60s-inspired silhouettes. 70 Orchard St. LES 212-463-7720

Shareen Vintage

The original Shareen occupies a gigantic warehouse in L.A., and though it only opened in 2006, it's quickly become the place in town to score affordable vintage. Owned by a former stylist, the selection at the New York store is slightly more pared down but just as spot-on, like perfectly turned out winter coats and printed shirtdresses. Call ahead, since hours are kind of erratic. 13 W. 17th Street, Second Fl. CHELSEA 212-206-1644

Stella Dallas

Packed to the rafters, this long-standing store is best-known for trafficking in party dresses, which makes it one of the first places to go if you need a special-occasion, one-of-a-kind gown. 218 Thompson St. GREENWICH VILLAGE 212-674-0447

Edith Machinist

Vintage stores blanket downtown, but this one stands out for its every-piece-is-a-winner stock—from silky tux-style blouses to glam ostrich-skin clutches.
104 Rivington St. (between Essex and Ludlow Sts.), 212-979-9992

Frock

Duck into this basement-level store and discover bright, patterned pieces by playful French labels like Givenchy and Pierre Cardin.170 Elizabeth St NOLITA, 212-594-5380, frocknyc.com
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