Although my true reason to be in the city of New York this past week was to help my son fulfill his dream by attending the NY Film Academy, I had to have something to do while he was in class.
And what might that be? It’s called checking out what the NY resale world had to offer.
Starting with my least and working my way to the best.
Eleven Consignment Boutique - 180 1st Ave Manhattan, NY 10009
I was in East Village and saw this one in route to another store. The name made me gravitate to it, but when I walked in, it wasn’t quite what I was looking for, nor the prices. If you are into designer brands at half the cost, then this might be for you.
Stella Davis Vintage Clothes - 218 Thompson St New York, NY 10012
I was excited and waited in anticipation for them to open. I was hoping to walk away with some really cute treasure finds but it didn’t happen. The store had vibrant colors and vintage clothes but nothing jumped out and captured me. The prices where a little higher than what I wanted to pay as well.
Rags- A- Gogo - 218 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
The sign is a lot more appealing than inside. Not much of a selection for women. They had lots of 70’s style blouses but I have enough of those. The prices were fixed, for example all dresses were $28 but on sale for $25. Some of the dresses should have been way cheaper than that. I would consider this a “hit or miss” stop.
East Village Thrift - 186 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
I really just walked in and walked out of this shop. Nothing captured me when I entered.
Hamlet’s Vintage - 146 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012
Now, I will say this shop had some great pieces. The owner was really friendly and he stated that he hand picks all his pieces. There were some good deals, but I was pressed for time. If I had longer time I would have definitely circled back. Some of the prices were a little more than I think they should have been..but who am I to say what he should charge.
SOHO Thrift - 130 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012
This is a cute thrift store. Not very big, but I can tell it’s a “hit or miss” but definitely could find some cute treasure finds. I found a sequin tank top. Y’all know I love sequin. I would still recommend it. The prices were GREAT too.
Cure Thrift Shop - 111 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
My BFF and I experienced this store together. It was such a cute store; I loved the layout and décor. I saw many items, but they were not in my size (sad face). I did find a belt and that was it. I would definitely recommend this shop if anyone was visiting the area.
Buffalo Exchange - 114 W 26th St New York, NY
NOW you ALL know I had to see how NYC Buffalo went down. Let’s just say I wasn’t disappointed. Prices still on point, unique finds were DA Bomb. Enough said!!
Buffalo Exchange - 332 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
This location was a little smaller in size but they definitely had some treasure finds. Loved it, Loved it. I introduced myself to the store manager and told them how I love “Buffalo Exchange” and that I frequently blog about the 2439 Bissonnet Location in Houston. Big UP's to Moriah and the Houston team!
Beacon’s Closet – 10 E 13th St, New York, NY
When I walked in this shop I was in heaven. The store was organized by color and it was like candy shop. Great vintage finds at GREAT prices. It met all my expectations. I search for quality, price, and uniqueness. If you are in the NY area, check this shop out!
My reviews are based on my opinion and are not meant to discredit any of the above shops. I had a fabulous time in New York and I am happy I had the chance to experience the resale and thrift world of the city.
Dress the Part, Shop Smart