It offers a great selection of rings and other high-end jewelry. The Shops at Columbus Circle, located in Time Warner Center in the heart of Manhattan, is an iconic indoor and public destination that attracts more than 16 million visitors annually. It's the place to shop, dine, live, work and be entertained.
Appropriately housed inside a former funeral home, the eccentric shop specializes in items like medical and scientific antiques, human skulls and taxidermied animals dating to the 19th century. Owner Russell Boyle showcases his love of midcentury-modern style at his shop, which relocated from Clinton Hill to Williamsburg in February. More than 90 percent of the stock—which includes lighting, decorative pieces and furniture—is secondhand or vintage, scoured from across the country.
Women who have the most unique style also have a curious mind. Instead of focusing solely on trends they also take a deep-dive into off-season styles adding character to their look. Vintage and thrift shopping is one of the best ways to get your hands on luxury gems and unexpected grails.
Thrifting rose to mainstream popularity slowly over the past few decades, with media and celebrity influence. Despite this specific stylistic trend, true vintage, unlike thrifting, has been in for much longer than its secondhand sibling. Vintage items have been sold at estate sales and antique shops for centuries, often at a higher price point because of the rise in value of these goods once they proclaim their scarcity. Too often have thrift and vintage been confused for each other, especially in terms of wardrobe, when the former implies a generally lower price point of shopping, and the latter an exclusive selection of time stamped clothes that retain value by their datedness.
Depop Mott St. Broome St. The selection here is small but reasonably priced — and filled with treasures.
New inventory flows in literally all day, as do throngs of customers. Despite its often elbow-to-elbow aisles, the store is worth a visit—just aim to go on a weekday morning to take advantage of its bargains before the crowds appear. Corso Como is the latest shopping mall iteration for the area, and this one will be a bit chicer, as it is curated by Carla Sozzani, a former editor of Italian Vogue magazine.
With thousands of vintage clothing shops and boutiques around the city, it is usually hard to sort out the wheat from the chaff, and not get ripped off in the process. But the game is truly worth the candle. We like: the idea of sorting vintage clothing and accessories by color, which really simplifies the search. When standing outside of the shop, one has no idea of how big this place is.
Women who appreciate a color-coordinated closet will love Mirth Vintage, as the store, which hawks mostly monochrome, timeless duds, is organized by hue. At the Greenpoint shop, sift the racks for wares and accessories bags, shoes, belts and some jewelry from the early 20th century to the early aughts. No shop in New York understands the need to express yourself through a cold-weather protector than one of Manhattan's new vintage shops Spark Pretty.
Populated by artists, models and rock stars, Brooklyn is a veritable vintage haven. While other New Yorkers may be content to dress in the latest trends, Brooklynites are renegade style innovators, taking sartorial cues from bygone eras and doing what they must to score timeless pieces. True vintage apparel and accessories are at least 20 years old, notes Meika Franz, a vintage seller who regularly exhibits at fairs in New York City.