In with the Old: NYC Vintage Store Guide
by Laura Kusnyer and Christina Parrella, 04/02/2014
Photo: Malcolm Brown
This NoHo standby, a favorite of funky Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field, is the place where you’ll find everything from tulle gowns and acid-washed jean miniskirts to leather vests and all those old vacation sweatshirts you're kicking yourself for getting rid of. The racks are organized both by genre and by decade with spots for floral dresses, Western-style shirts, and yes, '80s tie-dyed tees with fringe. Accessories, particularly sunglasses, also play a big role at Screaming Mimi's—there’s an impressive selection of aviators, heart-shaped Ray-Bans and other stylish shades. Be sure to swing by the shop's vintage designer and specialty garment penthouse.