In with the Old: NYC Vintage Store Guide
by Laura Kusnyer and Christina Parrella, 04/02/2014
Photo: Malcolm Brown
Le Grand Strip
"Vintage makes a lot of sense these days, which is why I'm doing the world a favor," says this Williamsburg shop's unabashed and stylish owner, C.C. McGurr. Step into her French boudoir–inspired store and you'll be inclined to share her optimism. Almost everything is for sale at Le Grand Strip—the plush couches, the ladder leaning against the wall, even the vintage Playboys you thought were there for decoration. Clothes are color coded throughout, pumps and booties line the floor and a rainbow of clutches and handbags are scattered on and around tables and shelves. The store carries labels like Prada, Dior and Chanel as well as an impressive array of cocktail gowns, fur coats, leather totes and coquettish nighties. But don't forget, C.C. wants you to be happy: "If you don't like the price, you can always argue with me."