Sunday Love

LOVIN’ IT. And by “it” I mean all the wonderful recycling, reusing and re-purposing going on here. This cute little East Williamsburg store sells mostly vintage furniture, home goods and wonderful little doo dads—a lot of which are made from vintage and antique elements. You know, jewelry made from brothel tokens and skeleton keys, old lamps given a new look with vintage books—that kind of wonderful. There always appears to be a new refurbishing, refinishing, recycling or re-beautifying project going on in the store space. And for that, I love it.

Sunday Love

624 Grand St.

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Open Tues-Thurs 11 am- 8 pm, Fri-Sun 11 am-9 pm

Fox & Fawn

VINTAGEY THRIFT… OR THRIFTY VINTAGE? Either way, I like it! This Greenpoint spot is one of those “buy, sell, trade” stores, but it doesn’t feel the same as the others. I’ve perused many a store under the same category and decided against blogging about them—to spare you the experience of walking into a store that looks vintagey awesome from the outside, only to find racks full of ill-fitting blouses from 2002 inside. Fox & Fawn has its share of awkward, less desirable duds, but it has some great vintage pieces as well—and at prices that absolutely cannot be beat! (Why did I not buy everything in this video!?) Because Fox & Fawn is more like a thrift store where it’s all about the search, I decided to show you specific items that I found, instead of highlighting typical genres of items from the store like I usually do. I even ended up buying a skirt for about $12! It’s contemporary, but vintage in its design… you could say it’s vintagey thrift!

Fox & Fawn

570 Manhattan Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Open Mon-Sat. 12-8 pm, Sun 12-7 pm

Seven Wonders Vintage

SUNNY & LOVELY. What a happy little space, packed with everything I love! Bright colors, tooled leather, sun dresses, fabulous flats. It just so happens this cute little Greenpoint boutique had two items I’ve been recently shopping around for—tooled leather wallets and beaded Native American belts. Too bad I just bought a wallet on Etsy, or I would have snatched one of these up! And while I personally wanted everything in the store I’m sure many vintage shoppers will find something to love here, with such a lovely collection of the latest vintage trends. Even the fellas will be happy with the small, but nice and very reasonably priced selection of mens’ clothing!

Seven Wonders Vintage

606 Manhattan Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Open Mon-Fri 1-8 pm, Sat-Sun 12-8 pm

Pippin Vintage Jewelry

LIKE GRANDMA’S JEWELRY BOX, ONLY BIGGER. That is, of course, unless your grandma’s jewelry collection could be showcased in a fairly sizable store, spans more than a century and is organized by decade, style, color, material and theme. From crazy costume jewelry, to fabulous bakelite pieces, to high end collectors pieces, this little Chelsea treasure box has it all, and at really great prices—and this time I don’t even mean by New York standards. I mean they’ve got great prices by normal standards. Also check out Pippin Home next door for the same great deals on furniture and home decor!

Pippin Vintage Jewelry

112 W 17th St.

New York, NY 10011

Mon-Sat 11-7 pm, Sun 12-6 pm

Hamlet’s Vintage

HELLO SUMMER! Prepare yourself for the impending battle with the the beast that is NYC’s summer heat wave with a stockpile of the best ammunition—summer dresses! This West Village vintage shop has plenty of them in styles, colors and lengths to fit everyone’s needs. And the prices aren’t bad, by New York standards. Plus, check out the sale rack. Also of note are the collections of boots and vintage military jackets from the US, Sweden and Germany.

Hamlet’s Vintage

162 Bleecker St.

New York, NY 1012

 

The Family Jewels

UMM… ADORABLE. That about sums it up. The Family Jewels is for that girl who loves to dress like the classic beauties of the olden days. From 1920s flapper dresses to 1950s full flowery skirts to 1980s flamboyant sequins, the dresses are superb. While dresses reign supreme, skirts, blouses, purses, hats and jewelry nicely round out the womens’ collection. And don’t forget the heels—they’re to die for. They’ve got the most extensive collection of vintage heels I’ve ever seen. Plus, vintage swimwear that actually looks functional and wearable! That’s a first-time-find for me. This little Chelsea boutique has such great womens’ clothing that I chose not to focus on the mens’ selection, but they do have suits and accessories for men as well. The pricing can get a little steep, but you certainly get what you pay for. Unlike other vintage stores in New York that charge an arm and a leg for any old piece of cloth, here the garments are well cared for, unique and authentic.

The Family Jewels
130 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011
Open Mon-Sun 11 am to 7 pm

Fluke Vintage Clothing

A LOVELY COLLECTION. Fluke offers a curated selection of sophisticated vintage clothing. Dresses, skirts, blouses and jumpsuits are organized by color and span many centuries of fashion. There are unique, funky pieces—like a sheepskin vest, and also classic pieces—like a lovely 1980s Geoffrey Beene grey mini dress. The accessories may be few, but they are fantastic. Also, the childrens’ clothing is adorable. Everything is cuter when it’s miniature!

Fluke Vintage Clothing
169 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Open Wed-Sat 1-7:30 pm
Sun 12:30-7:00 pm