In with the Old: NYC Vintage Store Guide
by Laura Kusnyer and Christina Parrella, 04/02/2014
Photo: Malcolm Brown
Hang a left on Driggs Avenue after bidding adieu to Le Grand Strip and head north, where you'll find a less discriminating take on recycled fashion. Buffalo Exchange isn't so much vintage as it is thrift, but its bountiful and wallet-friendly selection of jewelry, shoes and threads means no male or female customer will leave empty-handed. Warning: put your game face on if you plan to make a trip here on the weekend—that's when the Williamsburg fashion-hungry come a-rummaging for their next bold look. The racks aren't stacked with Prada but rather with the T-shirts, tanks, sweaters and skirts that the neighbors handed over after cleaning out their closets. A healthy selection of accessories and kicks—from pumps to sneakers to cowboy boots—will round out your outfit of choice.