Recently Opened Shops
by Time Out New York contributors, 09/25/2012
436 E. 9 St., 917-280-0649, East Village, Manhattan
Art-history major and antique-clothing enthusiast Carmen Ruiz-Davila has opened her first vintage store, where the fashions of Emilio Pucci ($50–$1,200) and Yves Saint Laurent ($120–$1,200) take center stage. Ruiz-Davila decorated the shop with items she found in her mother’s house, such as a 1980s record player, a 1960s Space Age rotary phone and a 1920s mirrored Art Deco bar. Rifle through the packed racks for designer finds such as a 1970s Oscar de la Renta floral dress ($600), an early-’90s Ralph Lauren sheer lace skirt ($275) and a mink coat straight out of the June Cleaver era ($400). Finish your trip with a worthwhile browse through the accessories collection to find a pair of 1970s Givenchy boots ($650) and a suede Gucci clutch from the 1960s ($250).