Cheap Chic: 9 NYC Vintage Stores
by Laura Kusnyer, 03/16/2009
Olive's Very Vintage
A sunny Carroll Gardens shop, Olive's Very Vintage is worth the trip to Brooklyn's quaint and energetic Court Street. Similar to Fille De Joie, customers will encounter designer pieces at not-too-steep prices, along with over-the-top collectors' items—like a Philip Hulitar hot-green, two-piece brocade gown—that could break the bank. Candy-colored pumps, buckets of patterned scarves and antique jewelry like cameo brooches and earrings are welcome additions to the multi-era garments that hang in no discernible order throughout the shop.
What's in store: Strappy floral dresses, '60s plaid jumpers, '20s silk-chiffon flapper gowns, a studded brown floppy hat from the '70s, Yves Saint Laurent mules and brocade aplenty.
Price range: Scarves cost as low as $10, shoes are approximately $30 to $60 and clothing runs between $50 and $150 (fur coats, leather and gowns soar higher than that).