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The 10 Best Thrift Stores in NYC

Lara Dreux | November 30, 2020 | Style & Beauty fashion Style & Beauty

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Hand-me-downs get a bad rap. Sure, your older sibling or cousin's style might not have been aces, but consignment shops, vintage boutiques and thrift stores in New York City hold some of the most sought-after and stylish gets the world has ever seen. After all, it's fed by other New Yorkers, and who could possible be as fashionable as we?

Whether shopping for yourself or gift giving to friends and family, these NYC thrift stores have the funkiest, most unique clothes and furniture in the Big Apple. From Leather jackets and furs, to finally finding that missing piece to your grandma's China collection, our list has what you're looking for at locations across the boroughs, varying from charity-led programs to gems of last season's haute couture collection.

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Ritz Thrift Shop

208 W 29th St. / Website

"From the glam-era vintage Mink & Sable finds to Sex in the City stylish and chic furs," this store is the ideal fur stop in town. Offering different colors and textures of mink, rabbit, fox and more, Ritz' high quality furs will tease the diva out of you. Leave the store feeling like Marylin Monroe, and as their motto says "You don't have to spend a million to look like a million!"

City Opera Thrift Shop

222 E 23rd St. / Website

Lover of the arts and music connaisseur? Look no further, this place is for you! Notorious for their unbeatable prices and rare designer items, all this store's profits are forwarded to New York's Opera House. You'll walk out of there with a vintage Prada handbag and a good conscience.

10 Ft Single by Stella Dallas

285 North 6th St. / Website

Browse this Brooklyn-based thrift store's endless archives, featuring groovy hats, flared jeans and plenty more. The large space will captivate you for hours with their one-of-a-kind pieces from the hippie '70s to the grungy '90s.

INSIDER TIP: Don't miss the separated backroom for an overload of special items.

Housing Works

157 East 23rd St. / Website

Housing Works is a non-profit supporting both the prevention of AIDS and wellness housing. Embrace your philantropist side, and don't hold back on spending. Find the perfect retro sofa or an antique pearl necklace to gift your partner.

IndigoStyle Vintage

409 Lewis Ave. / Website

Paradoxically vintage and trendy, peruse the racks of this eco-friendly store based in Brooklyn. Their colorful and spunky items are ideal if you want to dress to impress for any occasion.

L Train Vintage

629 Grand St. / Website

For a hip new item (or two!), this shop's collection is among the quirkiest in town. Anyone is guaranteed to fall in love with their curated collection, updated monthly with shipments from across the nation, so it's always up to date.

AuH20

84 East 7th St. / Website

Temporarily only available online, this store promises to ship you the most creative items imaginable. Plus, their prices are a steal!

Crossroads Trading Co.

135 North 7th St. / Website

Sell your overgrown clothes here for cash or credit, and splurge on the trendiest items for irresistible prices. All items are guaranteed to be in pristine condition.

Beacon's Closet

74 Guernsey St. / Website

Leaving this NYC staple empty-handed is simply impossible. Ranging from vivid blouses, to leopard-print faux furs, you can find something dazzling for you and any member of the family.

INSIDER TIP: Scroll through their friendly website for a fun online shopping session from the comfort of your own home.

Tokio 7

83 East 7th St. / Website

In search of specific designer items? Tokio 7 is the spot. This consignment store offers the rarest, most luxurious clothing on the market for shoppers in search of iconic pieces made with quality fabric and supreme couture.



Photography by: Astrid Stawiarz