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Any tips for good second hand shops in NYC. I´ll be here all week. :D

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  1. there are several goodwill stores, if you google it, you can see on the map where they are.
    during the week end don't miss this:
    http://www.hellskitchenfleamarket.com/home/

    and today there is a cool workshop here: http://houseofjem.blogspot.com/ (if the pain killers are working, i'm hoping to go!!!)
    have fun in nyc, donatella

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  2. beacon's closet in williamsburg in brooklyn

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  3. 23rd street, between second and third has literally three or four on one block. Goodwill, Salvation army, and some other nice ones. If you choose to hit up salvation armies in NYC, go wednesday. Everything is half off.

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  4. Go to Brooklyn. They have the best stores, and there is always good stuff because it's "out of the way."


    http://missingjames.blogspot.com

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  5. Ooooooh. Visit LA and I'll take you to the bestest second hand shops!

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  6. For any of your plus-size readers in NYC: I was recently in the city and went to Re/Dress (http://www.redressnyc.com/) in Brooklyn.

    It has really good (not cheap) real vintage clothes in larger sizes (also some recent second-hand stuff). I got some very cute 50s cotton summer dresses.

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  7. If you want high end consignment...go to Madison Avenue in the 70's and 80's, Encore, Bis are at 82nd st.

    just south of there on 78th St are La boutique resale and Michael's.

    On the werst side uptown on 72nd street are Off Broadway and another version of la boutique resale.

    Further east and Sout are the high end thrift stores. i particularly like the arthritis thrift store. there are some other disease based charity stores on 2nd and third avenue. The GoodWills and Salvation army's have the least expensive prices but they are a hodge podge. The consignment stores and the charity thrifts are pricier than the goodwills but you get a higher quality better edited selection. You pay for the editing, not a bad thing. I find that the down town consignment/vintage clothing stores are massively over priced. They are catering to college students on big allowances. Often the quality there is lacking.

    If you want to see recent vintage top designer stuff...go to the uptown consignment stores.

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  8. Housing Works. Edited and medium pricy. There's one in Brooklyn and several elsewhere.

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  9. Resurrection on Mott st between spring and prince is great. They have Margiela and the like. A few blocks north on Mulberry st just below Houston is Isobel Arnberg. And my favorite Tokio7, which favors the Japanese designers, is on 7th st between 1st and 2nd ave. Enjoy!

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  10. Go to the website: http://thethriftshopper.com and either put in the zip code of a specific area or just NY,NY and you'll find a fairly comprehensive listing of thrift shops. I don't think there are many of the high-end consignment shops listed, but it's great for finding thrift. Also many of the listings have reviews which can be helpful. Do call before venturing as we've lost quite a few vintage shops in the past few years. As someone else mentioned the Housing Works thrift shops are great, but thrift in NYC is on the pricey side even when you hit the Goodwill or Salvation Army (yep, half price we'd at the SA.) Shoot me an email if you'd like a shopping buddy or just like to meet up for a coffee or whatever? Most likely you'll enjoy the variety of food we have, some great little places with decent prices and massive portions! Lastly, have fun and enjoy one of the best cities in the world!
    Cheers!
    Suzanne

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  11. Oops one more thing... if you can manage it, thrift shops are much cheaper
    when you venture out of the city & either into the boroughs, Westchester County, or NJ. All of which are easily accessible via train or bus. A beautiful train ride up along the Hudson river (about 40-45 mins -- catch an express train, much faster) will get you to Westchester County & I'm always up for thrifting & would have fun taking you around to the thrift shops up here, or even up a bit further north where prices again drop drastically. Here even the designer thrift shops are affordable!
    Cheers!
    Suzanne

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