This publish is inspired by one of our TBF readers, Margaret, who says: My mother as well as I are planning a trip to new York this summertime as my 18th birthday present as well as we are going to be staying in Times Square as well as I was hoping you might tell me about some of the thrift, vintage, or consignment stores in the area that are hidden gems! I truly don’t want to go broke on this trip seeing as I begin college in the autumn as well as thrift stores always have the best stuff! If you might help, that’d be great!

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While new York fashion is always however a heart beat away from the epicenter of couture, I’ve always gone in the opposite direction when it comes to costs on style. Not that I disregard seasons, colors, or trends, however I’d much rather scavenger around for vintage pieces, distinct discounts, as well as hardly-used thrift items than run in to somebody wearing my precise exact same outfit. Luckily, new York is just the location to look great without losing your dough.

TBF’s Must-Visit new York City Thrift Stores, Vintage Shops, as well as Consignment Stores

Uniqlo new York City. Credit: Flickr/Tedeytan

1. Uniqlo: While not a thrift store, you will get so much utilize out of every single product that you purchase at Uniqlo that the cost-per-use will rapidly equate to bargain prices. This is the location to stock  up on seasonal as well as timeless basics at prices that make you believe Target, however look like Banana Republic.

2. Metropolis: A preferred among college kids as well as everybody else who has a hankering for cozy t-shirts, tinkery gifts, button down shirts, etc. Located at the foot of NYU, the prices are college-budget low as well as the choice often refreshed. Address: East Village, 43rd/3rd.

Beacon’s Closet Manhattan. Credit: Scott Irvine/

3. Beacon’s Closet: If you can make your method to Williamsburg, this warehouse-size trading publish offers a hand-picky-picked used/vintage choice at prices that will make your heart sing practically as much as the friendly, hip, as well as appealing staff. (Ed. Note: There are branches in Manhattan as well as Park Slope as well)

4. Atlantis Attic: fantastic for daily essentials so you can develop your own look from puzzled together separates, this thrift shop boasts nothing over $30. Be prepared to leave with bags of clothes that will have your friends asking “WHERE did you get that?” (East Williamsburg).

5. AuH20: “Most things under $25 as well as long-term $5 as well as $10 racks,” with a tagline like that it’s difficult to validate going anywhere else. Located in the East Village, AuH20 is known for women’s clothing, jewelry, shoes as well as accessories so great that you’ll want to feign the name so your little trendy-thrift trick isn’t blown out of the closet.

Now it’s YOUR turn. Which are your preferred new York thrift stores, vintage sellers, as well as consignment shops?

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