cheap chic: 13 nyc vintage stores
by Laura Kusnyer, 03/07/2012
From left: Flying A photo by Diana Oh; Loveday 31 photo by Christine Cluff; Screaming Mimi's photo by Malcolm Brown
New York City as fashion capital? Let us count the…years. With its long history of style, NYC is constantly pumping couture relics back into circulation. The City teems with vintage wear, and shoppers who crave one-of-a-kind, quality pieces but can't afford hot-off-the-presses designer garments (especially these days) can recycle old looks—minus the guilty conscience. "I want you to be happy!" exclaims Le Grand Strip owner C.C. McGurr. "I'm selling love back to the community—and doing it with a smile."
No matter what the economic climate, style seekers can keep their spirits up and make an investment in their closet. So go on—get your vintage on at these 13 stores.