Vintage Shopping | Vintage Clothing From NYC and Beyond

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1950s blue prom dress

The NY Times recently had an article, written by Sarah Maslin Nir, about vintage shopping in New York. She recounts the time she sifted through a pile of past season discards and mom jeans to discover a Pucci mini dress. The price? Wait for it. $5. My adrenaline pumps just thinking about it.

The makes a very important point about the greatness of vintage clothing shops and boutiques. The sifting through cast offs is done for you. You won’t find a Pucci for $5, but I’d gladly pay much more if someone can just display it beautifully for me, like a birthday gift.

The directory of NYC vintage and resale shops seems solid, although I am not familiar with all of them, so NY readers, give us the real deal and tell us if they are any good. But what I loved the most was the photo essay of reader submitted pictures of their favorite vintage clothing finds. Each submission includes a short description of where and when they found the piece, why they love it, and how much they paid.


It was so much fun going through all of the images and reading about the beloved hunt. This heavenly blue 1950s prom dress especially touched my heart because the woman bought it as her wedding dress. How sweet is that?

This essay was a brilliant idea and sort of makes me want to start either a column or another blog (dear God like I have the time) with nothing but user submissions of vintage finds with the tales behind the hunt.

What do you think? Would you submit?

photo 1: Taken by Kris Arnold/via

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1 Patti { 05.13.10 at 9:39 am }

Fun idea. You should do it. Yes, I’d submit.

2 Jeanne Suica { 05.13.10 at 9:43 am }

An interesting round up of resale stores. I use to live in NYC so have been to all of them many times. Most are hardly considered vintage stores but resale or thrift stores with a few vintage pieces here and there. The photos were a nice compliment to this article.

3 Le Petít { 05.14.10 at 8:30 pm }

I absolutely love your blog & your shop. I’m so glad you were posted to Links a la Mode.
~Le Petít (Leanne)

4 Sandra { 05.14.10 at 8:33 pm }

Hi Leanne! You’re so sweet. Thank you for your kind compliment. You made my day. Thanks for reading xo.

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